Since the early 1960’s, one Saturday each year has been set aside as “Queens Lake Day.” Since the bicentennial in 1976 it has been held close to the 4th of July. Typically, there is breakfast in the clubhouse and the festivities are started by a parade along East Queens Drive to the recreation area led by the County Sheriff and followed by fire and ladder trucks, sirens blaring. Most years there is a theme and the marchers and bicyclists dress accordingly. The flag is raised and the QLCA President makes a welcoming speech. The rest of the day is devoted to sports events, friendly competitions, and children’s games. Evening festivities center on a community picnic around the pool and dancing to a live combo.