Bear Lake Raspberry Days
Bear Lake's delicious harvest of Raspberries occurs in early August. The celebration of this harvest brings rodeos, parades, fireworks and a craft fair. This annual event is well known as Bear Lake Raspberry Days. This event attracts people from all over the world not only for the delicious raspberries and the festivities but for the beautiful location it is held in. The Raspberry Days parade is held on Thursday and people line the main street of Garden City early to get a spot.
The parade is filled with floats, marching bands, antique cars, drill teams and more. The participants in the parade usually have bags and bags of candy and beads, which is thrown into the crowds as they make there way down the parade route, so be sure your kids are prepared with a large bag to collect all the goods.
After the parade the festivities are far from over, held in the Garden City Park is the craft fair. This fair includes craft booths filled with hand made goods, kid rides, food and live entertainment. After the long day of festivities it's time to hit the beaches of Bear Lake to unwind, take a swim and get ready for the night time events which include fireworks and a boat parade. The boat parade begins at Blue Water Beach and heads towards the Bear Lake State Park Marina. The parade is filled with boats decorated with lights. The size of this parade depends on many factors, launch conditions, weather etc. The days activities wrap up with a festive round of fireworks, best viewed from the Garden City park. You can obtain a brochure that lists the events, time, dates and more information from the Bear Lake Conventions and Visitors Bureau.
The next time your planning a trip to beautiful Bear Lake try out Raspberry Days which is usually held the first weekend of August. Enjoy the activities, the raspberries, and of course the beautiful Caribbean blue lake itself. Oh and you don't have to wait until Raspberry days to get a famous Raspberry shake they are available all summer.
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