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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:

  • Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 from 7-10:30pm – Petoskey Steel Band performs followed by the Bay Harbor Fireworks
  • Wednesday, July 3rd-Thursday, July 4th; 2024 – Boyne City July 4th Celebration – Two days of activities including a run, kid’s activities, parade, fireworks and more takes place in Boyne City.
  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 11am – Alanson parade
  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 11am – Village at Bay Harbor Parade on Main St.
  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024 beginning at 1pm  – 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.
  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024 beginning at 6pm – 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
  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024 at 6pm – Bay View parade on the Bay View Campus- 111 Bayshore Dr., Petoskey
  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024 – 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.
  • Thursday, July 4th, 2024 – 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.
  • Thursday, July 4th, 2924 – Walloon Lake Independence Day Celebration, includes face painting & kids activities from 10am-5pm, live music, and fireworks at 10:30pm. Check out for more info.
  • Thursday, July 4th-Friday, July 5th; 2024 – Indian River Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. Visit for more information.

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