It's that time of year again to fly your flags, don your red white and blue, and spend some quality time with family and friends. Here are a few activities to help plan your independence weekend and still make time for a cookout with the fam.
Be sure to stop in Charlevoix to enjoy the beach and wonderful local restaurants and shops in town! Then head to towns in the area that have several July fourth activities planned for a full weekend of fun!
Boyne CityStart off your weekend right with a bang on July 3rd with events for the whole family to enjoy! From 10am until 9pm the kids can let out some energy on the bouncers and inflatables. Peruse the Waterside Arts and Crafts show from 10am until 5pm, and then Stroll the Streets from 6pm until 9pm, and more!
Step into the fourth with the 7:30am Independence Day 2 mile or 10k run along Lake Charlevoix! Enjoy the Grand Parade at 10am and the firework display over Lake Charlevoix at 10:30pm.
Contact the Boyne Chamber for more info: 231-582-6222
Line Main, State, and Bay streets at 1pm for the annual fourth of July Parade! Then stop by Shay Park at 3pm for a wonderful concert by the talented Young Americans. Then enjoy a fabulous fireworks display at 10pm.
Contact the Harbor Springs Chamber of Commerce for more info: 231-526-7999
Would you like to enjoy a concert and a spectacular display of fireworks over the harbor! Then head to Bay Harbor on July 3rd from 8-11pm and groove with the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, and then end the night with a bang!
The Main Street Parade begins at 11am on the fourth!
Contact for more info: 1-888-229-4272
The Bay View parade begins at 10am, followed by the Main Street parade at 11am! Enjoy the bands and floats to celebrate our independence. Get down to the music and stand in awe for the fireworks from 6-11pm.
Contact the Petoskey Chamber of Commerce for more info: 231-347-4150