First time I visited this place was on 7/4. They have a special event every year. It is a great place to spend the day with the family. You buy tickets on line for sand or table seats. Some packages include parking.They open there doors at 2:00. You are not allowed to bring any food or drinks in. They have several activities to keep the kids busy. And after a day of swimming and eating they put on a great fireworks show. One thing I did not like was that they made a big deal about bringing in a canopy. I bought tickets on the sand so I brought with me a canopy for shade which they stated on line it was okay to do, but when we were coming in they said we could not bring it in. After some back and forth they said it was okay. We enjoyed the band, dj bbq dinner and the lagoon. What a great holiday.