Wappapello Lake celebrates Waterfest

Monday, June 28, 2021
DAR/Alicea Little

The annual Ranger Willie’s Waterfest held Saturday kicked off two weekends of Independence Day fun for the region. Waterfest was held at Wappapello Lake and included a fashion show for personal flotation devices, sandcastle competitions, cardboard boat races and much more. The fun continues Fri- day with the Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker Pageant will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Poplar Bluff at the Holiday Inn ballroom. A movie in the park will also be held Friday at the Spillway Recreation Area at dusk, followed by fireworks at Wappapello Lake on Saturday. Downtown Poplar Bluff will host a parade at 9 a.m. Saturday, and fireworks on Sunday.