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Boyne City's July 4th Celebration

July 3rd-4th, 2024 (Tentative)

Family fun with music, food, fireworks–even a duck race! Begin the day with a run along Lake Charlevoix and end it with fireworks with food, fun, and more in between!

Here's the typical schedule for the event:

Both Days

  • 4:30-6:30pm – Live Radio Remote with Lite 96.3 at Sunset Park- 8 S. Lake St., Boyne City.
  • 6-9pm – Stroll the Streets: Ten bands, face painting, balloon twisting, magician and more.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 (Tentative)

  • 10am-5pm – Annual Waterside Art & Craft Fair + Food Trucks at Veteran’s Memorial Park- 207 N. Lake St., Boyne City. For an application, visit
  • 10am-6pm – Bounce Houses, Rock Wall, and Water Slides: $15 Bracelets. Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 12-1:30pm – Patriotic Boat Parade. Line up at 12pm at Boyne City Marina- 20 State St. Boat two loops around Lake Charlevoix and end with a sand bar party at Young State Park- 2280 Boyne City-Charlevoix Rd.
  • 1-3pm – Boyne City All Class Reunion at Veterans Memorial Park Pavilion.
  • 4-6pm – Packet Pick-up for Annual Independence Day Run at Peninsula Park- 310 Front St. Register online at
  • 7pm – Tommy Tropic, World Famous Juggler performs at Sunset Park- 8 S. Lake St.

Thursday, July 4th, 2024 (Tentative)

  • 6:30-7:15am – Packet Pick-up ​for Annual Independence Day Run at Peninsula Park
  • 7-10am – Independence Day Breakfast: ​$12 for Adults, $8 for Children 12 & Under. FOE Eagles Hall- 106 River St.
  • 7:30am – Annual Independence Day Run: 10K and Two Mile FUN Run along beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Race starts and ends at Peninsula Park.
  • 8:30am – Parade Registration & Line Up at Intersection of Franklin and Park Streets.
  • 9-9:30am – Kids’ Bike & Costume Parade Lineup: Judging is at 9:30am sharp. First through Third Place Ribbons awarded for ages 8 and under and 9-14. All participants receive a free ice cream coupon from Boyne City McDonald’s. Early Education Building Playground on the corner of Main and Park Streets.
  • 9am-12pm – Boyne Valley Garden Club Pie Sale. Assorted whole pies for $20. Veteran’s Memorial Park Pavilion.
  • 9am-5pm – Bounce Houses, Rock Wall, and Water Slides: $15 Bracelets. Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 9:30am – Pre-Parade Entertainment
  • 9:55am – National Anthem at Lake Street in front of Log Cabin
  • 10am Grand Parade, Downtown.
  • 10am-5pm – Annual Waterside Art & Craft Fair + Food Trucks at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 10am-5pm – United State Marine Corps. Tent + Activities at Sunset Park.
  • 11am-1pm – Boyne City Rotary “World Famous Chicken BBQ”: $15 for half a chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, and a beverage. Veteran’s Memorial Park Pavilion.
  • 12:30pm – Kiwanis/Family Fair Kids Pie Eating Contest at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 12:30-2:30pm – Old Fashioned Children’s Games sponsored by Kiwanis of Boyne City at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 1pm – Horton Bay Parade..
  • 1-7pm – Live Music at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 2pm – Boyne Area Chamber’s Annual Duck Race. Chances to win two $500 prizes, one $250 prize, one $100 prize, and seven $50 prizes. Purchase $10 tickets at the Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce. Race is on Boyne River.
  • 2:30-3pm – Commemorative Raft Race: Rafts should check-in by 2pm at Riverside Park- 700 Spring St.
  • 10:30pm – Grand Fireworks over Lake Charlevoix​

Experience Boyne City

Nestled along Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City is a gem in Northern Michigan’s crown of jewels. Read the stories below or go to the Boyne City destination page.

Stay tuned for the most updated information on the 2024 4th of July Events in Boyne City!

For more information on the 4th of July Events in Boyne City, please contact the event organizer:

Boyne City Chamber of Commerce

28 S. Lake St
Boyne City, MI 49712

(231) 582-6222

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