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Boyne City's July 4th Celebration

July 2nd-4th, 2023

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 a typical schedule for the event:

July 2nd

  • 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.

July 3rd

  • 8am-12pm – Boyne City Farmers Market at Veteran’s Memorial Park- 207 N. Lake St.
  • 10am-5pm – Annual Waterside Art & Craft Fair + Food Trucks at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 10am-6pm – Bounce Houses & Mechanical Bull: $10 Bracelets at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 11am-1:30pm – Patriotic Boat Parade. Line up at 11am at East Jordan City- 101 Spring St. Boat through Boyne City at 12pm and end at Charlevoix at 1:30pm.
  • 11am-4pm – Cornhole Tournament supporting Waterfront Field of Dreams at Sunset Park.
  • 4-6pm – Packet Pick-up for Annual Independence Day Run at Peninsula Park- 310 Front St.

July 4th

  • 6:30-7:15am – Packet Pick-up ​for Annual Independence Day Run at Peninsula Park
  • 7-10am – Independence Day Breakfast: ​$8 All-You-Can-Eat, FOE Eagles Hall- 106 River St.
  • 7:30am – Annual Independence Day Run: Two Mile FUN Run along beautiful Lake Charlevoix. Race starts and ends at Peninsula Park.
  • 8-9am – Community Worship Service: All are welcome and please bring a chair. Old City Park (in front of the Gazebo)- 223 River St.
  • 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-5pm – Bounce Houses, Mechanical Bull, Pony Rides & Petting Zoo: $10 Bracelets & $5 Pony Rides. Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 9am-1pm – Pre-Parade Family Fun by Eagles #1583 Ladies Auxiliary beginning at the FOE Eagles Hall- 106 River St.
  • 9:30am – Pre-Parade Entertainment by Boyne Area Gymnastics on Lake Street by the Log Cabin.
  • 9:30am – Pre-Parade Entertainment by Lake Side Elite on Water Street.
  • 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.
  • 11am – Boyne Valley Garden Club Pie Sale. Assorted whole pies for $15. Veteran’s Memorial Park Pavilion.
  • 11:45am-12:30pm – 126th Army Band Concert at Sunset Park.
  • 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 Club of Boyne City at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
  • 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​ (Rain date: July 5th)

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 2023 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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