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JULY 4th

Sandcastle Contest - Starlite Beach - Registration begins at 8a.m. and judging will take place at 4p.m. Please call 989-354-3111 for more information.

2013 Dork Brothers Independence Day Race at APlex, 701 Woodward Ave. starting at 9a.m. 5K Run/Walk - Race entry forms can be obtained from the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce office at 235 W. Chisholm  or call 989-354-4181. You can also send your request to Dork Brothers Racing Team, P.O. Box 301, Alpena, MI  49707. 989-354-7314.

Alpena \ Lafarge 4th of July Parade - 11:00 - Participants should arrive by 9:30 A.M. - From the Fairgrounds to Chisholm, to 2nd, To Fletcher Street - ends at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. - IF PARTICIPATING YOU SHOULD HAVE RESERVED YOUR SPOT AND PAID FEES - For more info. call the Alpena Chamber of Commerce - Registration forms and other information - CLICK HERE (PDF FILE)

Alpena Optimist Rubber Duckie Race - Tickets will be sold during the parade. The rubber ducks will be released from the 9th Street bridge following the parade, then float down the river to The Rotary Island Mill Park.

13th Annual Thunder Bay Maritime Festival at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary/Heritage Center. Bring the whole family to this free annual community event hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Enjoy live music on the main stage, kids games and crafts, cardboard boat regatta, taste some local whitefish, explore the shipwreck century exhibits and more! Contact Jean Bauer, 989-356-8805, ext. 13,

Entertainment Schedule:

12:30  Hipps N Ricco
1:30  - Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums
2:30  - Tongues
3:30 – Hipps N Ricco
4:30 -  Tongues

3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta - Race begins at 2:30p.m. 

Cardboard Boat Regatta Info. \ Entry Form - CLICK HERE 

Friends Of Sanctuary Page - CLICK HERE


Alpena City Band Concert - at the Bay View Park Band Shell at 5:30p.m.


Fireworks - At dusk... if your lawn chair is in place by 9:45 you should be all set ! - Alpena waterfront (Mich-E-Ke-Wis Park). Watch over $20,000.00 worth of fireworks, compliments and thanks to all the great people who made donations to make the coast toast !


JULY 4th

8:00 A.M.  various activities at Briley Park

6:00 P.M. - Parade - Courthouse to Post Office

7:00 - Concession Stand Opens at high school with parking for fireworks

DUSK (10:00 PM) Fireworks - High School - Davis Field




July 4th 

General festivities include a BBQ - Horseshoes - children's games - entertainment tent - parade at 11:00 and fireworks on the 4th. For More Info. call Jim Burger 989-736-3401



JULY 4th

10:00 A.M. - Parade starts at the Cheboygan County Building, North on Main and to the FOE parking lot.

DUSK - Fireworks - Cheboygan County Fairgrounds



July 4th

11:00 a.m. – Activity at the Warren Mervyn Field. Live music, food booths, quilt show, craft show, strawberry shortcake, carnival games. Book sale at the Curtis Township Library - Parade at 2:00 p.m.  Fireworks at dusk. -- For More Info - Teresa Perkins 989-370-8855



July 6th:

Craftmakers Cabin arts and crafts show around the cabin at 106 S. State St., Harrisville. U.S.A. made items. Contact Trudy Bohlinger (989) 739-9059 or Mary Solderholm (231) 450-0901.

Harrisville Lions Club Annual Duck Race  - Plastic numbered ducks are raced down Mill Creek to the Harrisville Harbor-fundraiser for the Lions. Contact James Pyne (989) 724-6967.

Art in the Tent at Dragonfly Art Gallery - ContactVenita Larson (989) 728-5411 or Joan Shively (989) 724-6642.

1:00 Children's Parade - Lineup at 12:45 behind Richards Pharmacy

Dusk (10:00 PM) Fireworks

July 7th 

Craftmakers Cabin arts and crafts show around the cabin at 106 S. State St., Harrisville




July 5

9:00 - 4:00 Brush Creek Mill Open

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Vintage Car Cruise-In at Village Parking Lot behind Hi-Way Inn

July 6

10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Arts and Crafts Sale at the Brush Creek Mill

10:30 am to 11:30 am -- Pet Show at the Mill

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Games for Kids at the Mill

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - Elk Viewing Wagon Rides at Thunder Bay Resort

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm - Live Music at the Mill with "Chesters Habit"

Dusk (10:00) - Fireworks at Emerick park

July 7

NOON to Finish - Hillman Street Drags on Progress Street (Registrations 9 - 11:00 am)



JULY 4th

11:00 A.M. - Parade

All Day - Games and festivities at Charlton Township Park - food concessions, Arts and Crafts vendors


Parade Info - Shirley Potter at 989-786-2742 Vender Info 989-732-7293



JULY 4th 

Events include:

4th of July - Celebration Parade - 11:00 a.m.  (Line-up at 10:30 a.m. at the Lewiston School).

Boat Parade - East and West Twin Lakes

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Blacksmith Celebration

5:00 PM - Pig Roast at Garland - NO FIREWORKS




July 6th

11:00 - 6:00 P.M. - Art in the park - Big Creek Township Park. 

Luzerne Fire Department Garage Sale \ Chicken BBQ dinner - Arts and Crafts - children's games - live entertainment - beverage tent - parade - fireworks at dusk. 



July 4th 

10:00 - 4:00 - Arts and Craft Show on the courthouse lawn with children's games and other attractions

2:00 - 4th of July Parade. Check in by 1:00 at the Rite Aid parking lot, line up on South River Road at the light. Parade proceeds onto Morenci and ends at the Mio Pizza Shop. More info Amber at 989-826-6830.

Fireworks at dusk - at "33 Motosports Park".



July 4th 

Kiddie Parade 11:00 Grand Parade 12:00 Theme: Year of the Children Crafters on the Courthouse lawn 10am-4:00pm July 4-6 Alumni Tent on Maxon Field after the parade Fireman water blast after the parade. Pie and Ice cream Social 11 am Methodist Church. BBQ Chicken Dinner VFW 11am. Giant Salad Bar. ST Paul Hall. 11-4. Kiddie games, chuck-a-duck, and much much more following water blast in Maxon Field approximately 1:30, food and beverages available.

July 5th 

Teen dance 7:00pm-10:00pm Maxon field tent

Crafters on courthouse lawn 10:00am-4:00pm

July 5th - 7th 

Onaway Antique Tractor Show with pulls being July 5th at 7:00pm and July 7th at noon. Gate open for the show at 9:00 am the 6th and 7th. Tractor show grounds, located 2 miles north of Onaway on M-211

July 6th 

Poker run, Maxon field.

Crafters on courthouse lawn 10:00am-4:00pm

Adult Tent Dance Maxon Field. 8:30pm-12:30am. Back by popular demand, The Band REMEDEE

July 7th 

Onaway VFW Post 5857 Hosting Sunday morning breakfast. Public welcome 7am-noon




July 4th 

12 noon- Parade Lineup at Oscoda Community Center.

1:00 - Parade starts - On Skeel Street.

Dusk (10:00) Fireworks display at the AuSable Shoreline Park just south of the bridge.

Call the Chamber for more information at (989) 739-7322


July 6thLocation: New Lighthouse Park, Presque Isle, MI

10:30 a.m. - Children’s Parade 
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Community picnic.


Visit Presque Isle Michigan - between Alpena and Rogers City - home to two Lighthouses.
The oldest, built in 1840, is the smaller of the two and is no longer in service, but can be climbed.  The newest tower, built in 1870, is the tallest tower on the Great Lakes which is open to the public for climbing and is still in service.
Both towers have adjacent light keeper's dwellings which are restored and open to visitors. 



July 6th 

12:00 - 4:00 - Family Fun Day with Free activities at Lakeside Park

7:00 - Summer Concert - T.J. Thomas Kentucky Strait Band

Fireworks at dusk



July 4th:

Parade begins at 11:00 on Newman St., downtown East Tawas. 

DUSK - Fireworks display will be at the Tawas City Park on US-23, Tawas City.

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