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Join Us for Independence Day Fun in Starved Rock Country…

Fireworks in Ottawa!If you’re looking for a fun-filled Independence Day weekend in or near the water, join us on the river here in Ottawa! A holiday weekend full of activities is planned – the more the merrier! 
Launch your boat from premium boat ramps at Heritage Harbor Ottawa located about a mile from Quest’s facility. From there you'll find easy, uncrowded access to 12+ miles of beautiful, wide-open boating. Whether cruising or kayaking, make a day or a weekend of enjoying beautiful shoreline, sand beaches, rock cliffs (including Starved Rock and Buffalo Rock State Parks), hideaways and multiple food & beverage destinations. Special weekend activities include:
Saturday, July 2
Quest Watersports Dock Days of Summer, 10am-4pm at HHO Marina
Quest Watersports would like to welcome you aboard! Whether you want to sit at the helm of a 40’ cruiser or paddle, pedal or sail one of our Hobie Kayaks, we invite you to stop in and see us.  A selection of new and pre-owned boats will be open and on display from 10am-4pm. With many cruisers, runabouts, cuddies and pontoons in inventory, Quest Watersports is proud to say we offer boats for all lifestyles and pocketbooks. Anglers, check out the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler, a fully outfitted fishing kayak that will blow you away!  Quest Watersports offers the full Hobie Kayaks lineup featuring the exclusive Mirage Drive pedal system. Come by Heritage Harbor Marina and check out Quest Watersports’ selection, or call our showroom for more details at 815/433-2200.    
USCG Vessel Safety Inspections, 10am-4pm at HHO Marina
Come to HHO and let the U.S. Coast Guard inspect your vessel to make sure it is in proper boating condition. Registration starts at 9:30am at Heritage Harbor Marina, with inspections beginning at 10am. For more information on Vessel Inspections call 815/433-2200 or e-mail Linda at Quest.
Live entertainment, 5-8pm at Tracy’s Boat House, HHO Marina
Enjoy the music of Bag Shot Row and sample Tracy’s tasty treats while watching the sun set over Heritage Harbor Marina.   
Monday, July 4
Ottawa’s 4th of July Christmas in July, 4:30-8:30pm downtown Ottawa
Starting at 4:30pm Bianchi’s Pizza will serve slices of their delicious, one of a kind pizza and pop for a great price! All proceeds benefit the Red Stocking, an organization that furnishes Christmas Presents for children in need. From 5:30-8:30pm enjoy 50’s and 60’s music performed live! Event will be held at the Jordan Block Park in downtown Ottawa. For more information call 815/434-6884.
Ottawa’s Fireworks Display, 9pm/dusk
Celebrate America’s Birthday in Ottawa with Fireworks on the 4th! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us at the Ottawa High School…or anchor in the Illinois River for the very best view of this spectacular show! For more information please visit