Five Favorite Northern Michigan Independence Day Celebrations

low angle photo of fireworks

The Fourth of July in Northern Michigan is unparalleled in family fun activities available in nearly all of our Up North communities. We’ve selected just five local communities with Independence Day fun scheduled for all to enjoy.


Fourth of July:

low angle photo of fireworks

Harbor Springs

July 3rd:

  • Wiener Dog Races | Jean Jardine Park – Next to City Hall, Harbor Springs
    • July 3rd., 11:00am
Fourth of July:
  • Paul Revere Run-5K/ 10 Mile | Zoll Street Park- 125 Zoll St., Harbor Springs
    • 8:00am
  • American Legion Breakfast | 101 E. 3rd St., Harbor Springs
    • 8:00-11:00am
  • 47th Annual Art in the Park | Zorn Park – 100 W. Bay St., Harbor Springs
    • 9:00am-4:00pm 
  • Downtown Parade | Main St. to State St. to Bay St., Harbor Springs
    • 1:00pm 
  • Fireworks over the Harbor
    • Dusk 


Indian River

July 2nd:

  • Fireworks Display over Burt Lake | DeVoe Beach, Indian River
    • Dusk

Fourth of July:

  • Annual parade | starting on Burchfield St. through downtown, Indian River
    • 11:00am

Mackinaw City

Fourth of July:

  • Lawn Games on the Marina Lawn | 107 S Huron Ave., Mackinaw City
    • 1:00pm -3:00pm
  • Straits Area Concert Band | Conkling Heritage Park | 335 S Huron Ave., Mackinaw City
    • 9:00pm – Dusk
  • Fireworks Display over the Bay (St. Ignace & Mackinaw City)
    • Dusk
the mackinac bridge under the northern lights

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