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July 4th Up North

July 2024

An Up North Fourth is full of activities! The Norman Rockwell backdrop of Northern Michigan combined with great weather and an amazing array of activities makes the 4th of July a special day in Northern Michigan.

Here's the most updated schedule of Independence Day celebrations for 2024:

  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024 – Indian River Independence Day Parade
  • Friday, July 5th, 2024 – Indian River Fireworks
  • TBA – Alanson parade
  • TBA – Walloon Lake Independence Day Celebration, includes face painting & kids activities from 10am-5pm, live music, and fireworks at 10:30pm
  • TBA – Petoskey Steel Band performs followed by the Bay Harbor Fireworks
  • TBA – Boyne City July 4th Celebration – Three full days of activities including a run, kid’s activities, parade, fireworks and more takes place in Boyne City.
  • TBA – Harbor Springs 4th of July Festivities – Includes a morning run, all day art show, music on the waterfront, parade, and fireworks shot from a barge on the harbor.
  • TBA – Mackinac Island 4th of July – The day includes Stoneskipping Competition at Windermere Point, followed by fun family games in the afternoon, and two fireworks displays that will go off simultaneously at dusk. Visit for more detailed info.
  • TBA – Bay View parade on the Bay View Campus
  • TBA – Village at Bay Harbor Parade on Main St.
  • TBA – Mackinaw City Fourth of July Celebration- Scheduled events include games on the Marina Lawn and one of the largest fireworks display in Northern Michigan. Visit for more detailed info.
  • TBA – Petoskey 4th of July Celebration – The parade is followed by music on the waterfront and the evening concludes with a fantastic fireworks display. For more details, visit

Stay tuned for information on Northern Michigan Independence Day celebrations in 2024!

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M-119 Tunnel of Trees

Take a beautiful color tour as you travel under a tunnel of colorful trees along M-119 from Harbor Springs to Cross Village.

The Little Traverse Wheelway

The Little Traverse Wheelway

Bicyclists, walkers, and roller bladers can go from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix on the 26-mile long Little Traverse Wheelway.

Maple Syrup Time

Maple Syrup Season

Spring brings lots of outdoor activities to Northern Michigan but one often ends up on pancakes: making maple syrup.

Cheboygan Opera House

Cheboygan Opera House

The elegantly restored Cheboygan Opera House is an acoustically superb, Victorian theatre that presents entertainment of many genres.

Fishermans Island State Park

Fisherman’s Island State Park

Fisherman’s Island State Park has more than 2,600 acres and miles of gorgeous Lake Michigan beach and is located just south of Charlevoix.

Harbor Springs History Museum

Harbor Springs History Museum

The Harbor Springs History Museum offers a unique look at the history of the community, starting with the first Catholic missionaries.