Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks

For many Americans, holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day and especially the 4th of July, just wouldn't be the same without fireworks. Why is that?  How did the concept for fireworks begin and why do we have them on these holidays? Your Lake of the Ozarks roofer has the answers here:

History of Fireworks 


Many historians believe that fireworks originated in China, which continues to produce and export more fireworks than any other country in the world. It is thought that as early as 200 B.C., the Chinese had already stumbled upon the first type of firecracker, roasted bamboo. Due to its hollow air pockets, bamboo explodes with a bang when heated. Sometime between 600-900 A.D., Chinese alchemists created an early form of gunpowder. They began stuffing the substance into bamboo shoots that were then thrown into the fire and voila...the first fireworks were born!

By the 10th century, the Chinese had developed crude bombs and began attaching firecrackers to arrows that were shot at their opponents during military engagements. Two hundred years later, they learned how to fire these explosives into the air, creating the first rockets. Outside of battle, this technology was used to put on the first aerial fireworks displays. In the 13th century, the gunpowder made its way to Europe & Arabia, where powerful weapons such as cannons and muskets were created. Meanwhile, fireworks became increasingly popular, first to commemorate military victories and later to enhance public celebrations and religious ceremonies.

Memorial Day Fireworks at the Lake


Bear Bottom Resort
Date: Saturday, May 23rd
Time: 9:45 pm
Hwy 5 to 123 Bear Bottom Drive in Sunrise Beach
View by land at Bear Bottom Resort or by water at the 38 Mile Marker.
Parking is limited; Arrive early.
Call for details: 573-374-6905

Tan-Tar-A Resort 
Date: Sunday, May 24th
Time: 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hwy KK to 494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
Viewing by land on the Tan-Tar-A property reserved for resort guests only.
View by water at the 26 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-348-3131

Tropic Island Cruises
Date: Sunday, May 24th
Time: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View the Tan-Tar-A Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.
Call for reservations and details: 573-348-0083

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Date: Sunday, May 24th
Time: 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
494 Tan Tar A Drive in Osage Beach
View the Tan-Tar-A Resort fireworks display from the water at the 26 Mile Marker, aboard the Tropic Island Cruises yacht.
Call for reservations and details: 573-348-0083

Celebration Cruises
Date: Sunday, May 24th
TIme: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
315 Four Seasons Drive in Lake Ozark
Adult $22, Children $12, 5 and under Free
BBQ and Carnival held prior to the fireworks event (weather permitting).
Paid Non-Hotel Guests must be on the Lodge of Four Seasons property before 8:00 pm.
View by water at the 13 Mile Marker
Call for details: 573-365-3000

Above & Beyond Roofing hopes you enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend! If you're a second homeowner and this is your first weekend back at the Lake, be sure to checkout your roof to see if there's been any damage over the winter. We offer free roof inspections at the Lake of the Ozarks! Contact us at 573-302-0354.

Be sure to LIKE us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterConnect with Melissa on LinkedIn and Subscribe to our Blog!!

"If it needs a roof we can do it ...
from the dog house to your house!"


CALL 573-302-0354 or 573-280-7159


1212 Spring Valley Rd
Osage Beach, MO 65065
Get Directions
  

No comments:

Post a Comment