Northeast Michigan's Best Community Service Station With The Best 4th Of July Holiday Events List

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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  

Alpena \ Lafarge 4th of July Parade - 11:00 - Participants should arrive at the Alpena County Fairgrounds 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. 

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 - 10:00 AM \ 5:00 PM - 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,


Tall Ship "Peacemaker" Tours 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Friday, Saturday And Sunday. $5.00 Adults, $3.00 ages 7-12

Entertainment Schedule:

12:00  C2 Charlie Squared
1:00  - Song Of The Lakes
2:00  - C2 Charlie Squared
3:00 – Song Of The Lakes
4:00 -  Regatta Award Ceremony

3rd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta

1:30 Set-Up and Fine-Tuning

1:30 Check-In Deadline, Review by Judges

2:00 Races Begin!

4:00 Awards

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 $21,500.00 worth of fireworks, compliments of 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 3rd:

Concert at 6:30 P.M. food - games - and fireworks at dusk. 

July 4th:

Parade at 11:00 A.M. - free lunch at the township hall provided by Comins Mennonite Church.




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 5th:

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 6th 

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




July 4

12:00 - 4:00 Brush Creek Mill Open

July 5

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

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

12:00 PM - Bridge Walk - Line up at Tripp Field - Souvenirs for participants !

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Wheels Car Club Cruise-In at Thunder Bay Resort

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

Dusk (10:00) - Fireworks at Brush Creek Mill

July 6

8:00 A.M. - 3:30 Hillman Wheels Car Club Car Show And Swap Meet - Village Parking Lot behind Hi-Way Inn




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).

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

5:00 PM - Pig Roast at Garland 

5:00 - Boat Parade - East and West Twin Lakes

JULY 5th

Lewiston Area Historical Society will be holding the annual Heritage Day from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*Barn & Trappers Cabin *Operating Blacksmith *Hot Dogs & Beverages will be sold

Deep Fried Turkey Dinner 4:00 p.m. - Until ? - American Legion Post #198 (3060 Mantz Street)

JULY 6th

Habitat for Humanity Pancake Breakfast at St. Francis Hall




July 5th

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

12 noon - 7:00 PM  Luzerne American legion Steak Dinner - $7.00 \ kayak Raffle - More Info 989-826-5950

Luzerne Fire Department Garage Sale \ Chicken BBQ dinner - Arts and Crafts - children's games - live entertainment - beverage tent - parade - fireworks at dusk.  - More Info ? 989-826-8050



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 989-826-3331.

Fireworks at dusk - at "33 Motosports Park".




JULY 4th

 Kiddie parade 11:00am

Grand Parade Noon, Theme is Onaway Pride (What makes Onaway Area Great),

Fireman’s Water Fight

Kids Games  10am to 11am Maxon Field 

Dancing Hippo Arts and Crafts Festival, New location Onaway Courthouse Lawn 10am to 4pm.

VFW Post 5857 Chicken Dinner and raffle  11:00am

St. Paul’s Catholic Church Salad Bar and raffle 11:00am

Methodist Church Ice Cream Social 11AM

7th Day Adventist Church Health Expo

Fireworks at dusk (rain date July 5th at dusk) Horrock’s field by Onaway airport

JULY 5th

Dancing Hippo Arts and Crafts Festival , New location Onaway courthouse Lawn 10am to 4pm

Red, White and Blue Bike Ride – Ages 10 and up,  start time is 10am at the Millersburg Trail Head to Onaway Chandler Park, picnic to follow at Chandler Park.

JULY 6th

Dancing Hippo Arts and Crafts Festival , New location Onaway Courthouse Lawn 10am to 4pm




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 5thLocation: 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 5th 

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

7:00 - Summer Concert - Petoskey Steel Drum 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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