Fourth of July
July 4, 2022

Fourth of July

July 4, 2022

An Up North Fourth

  • Local Area
  • Family Friendly
  • Fireworks & Festivals

The best place to spend the Fourth? Right here in northern Michigan. Fourth of July spent right here in our backyard is summer in its truest form - filled with parades, beaches, hot dogs, fireworks, and more. With your choice of crystal clear lakes and sandy beaches, plentiful festivals and events, and firework displays lighting up every corner of the sky, this region was meant for the Fourth. 


Community Celebrations

Schedule of Area Events

    • Downtown Petoskey Farmers Market | 8:30am-1pm | Downtown Petoskey
    • Beach Activities | 9am-8pm |  Kayaks, paddle boards, swimming, sailboats, and lawn games
    • Passholder Happy Hour | 5-8pm | The Back Forty Biergarten
    • Bonfire & S'Mores | 6-8pm | The Back Forty 
    • Hay Wagon Rides | 6-8pm | Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa Village Circle
    • Live Music on the Beach | 6-9pm | The Beach House on Deer Lake
    • Stroll the Streets | 6-9pm | Boyne City - Ten bands, face painting, balloon twisting, a magician and more!
    • Karaoke | 9pm-12am | The Snowflake Lounge
    • Farmers Market in Boyne City | 8am-12pm | Veteran's Memorial Park
    • Beach Activities | 9am-8pm |  Kayaks, paddle boards, swimming, sailboats, and lawn games
    • Loon Days Art and Craft Show | 10am-5pm | Village Green Park, Walloon Lake
    • Bonfire & S'Mores | 6-8pm | The Back Forty
    • Live Music on the Beach | 12-3pm | The Beach House on Deer Lake
    • Hay Wagon Rides | 6-8pm | Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa Village Circle
    • DJ Night | 9pm-12am | Snowflake Lounge
    • Beach Activities | 9am-8pm |  Kayaks, paddle boards, swimming, sailboats, and lawn games
    • 47th Annual Waterside Art & Craft Fair + Food Trucks | 10am-5pm | Boyne City 
      • Bounce Houses | 10am - 6pm | $10 Bracelets, Veteran's Memorial Park
      • Patriotic Boat Parade | 11am - 1:30pm | Line up at East Jordan City Marina at 11am, boat through Boyne City at noon, and end at Charlevoix at 1:30
      • Cornhole Tournament supporting Waterfront Field of Dreams | 11am-4pm | Sunset Park
    • Loon Days Art and Craft Show | 10am-5pm | Village Green Park, Walloon Lake
    • Hay Wagon Rides | 6-8pm | Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa Village Circle
    • Bonfire & S'Mores | 6-8pm | The Back Forty 
    • Bay Harbor Fireworks | 7-10:30pm | Village at Bay Harbor
    • Beach Activities | 9am-8pm |  Kayaks, paddle boards, swimming, sailboats, and lawn games
    • Loon Days Art and Craft Show | 10am-5pm | Village Green Park, Walloon Lake
    • 46th Annual Independence Day Run in Boyne City | 7:30am | Peninsula Park
    • 47th Annual Waterside Art & Craft Fair + Food Trucks | 10am-5pm | Boyne City 
    • Hay Wagon Rides | 6-8pm | Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa Village Circle
    • Bonfire & S'Mores | 6-8pm | The Back Forty 

    Local Parade Information:

    • Grand Parade | 10am | Downtown Boyne City
      • ​Grand Marshals: Kaila Kuhn & Carey Adgate: Winter Olympian Skiers & Boyne City Residents
      • Honored Citizens: Ann Parks & Liz Kroondyk: Former President & Vice President of the 4th of July Committee for over 30 years
    • Grandpa Shorter's Fourth of July Parade | 6pm | Downtown Petoskey
    • Fourth of July Parade Harbor Springs | 1pm | Downtown Harbor Springs
    • Bay Harbor Parade on Main Street | 11am-12pm |  GEM cars, classic cars, great costumes and candy

    Fireworks Roundup:

    • Fireworks Show over Walloon Lake | 10:30pm | Walloon Lake
    • Fireworks Over the Harbor | 10:30pm | Harbor Springs
    • Fireworks Show Along the Shores of Little Traverse Bay | 10:20pm | Best viewing from Petoskey's Bayfront Park
    • Grand Fireworks Over Lake Charlevoix | 10:30pm | Boyne City