Sit back and enjoy small town charm and adrenaline-pumping pyrotechnics at the following Northern Michigan 4th of July fireworks and events happening at the following Northern Michigan towns: Lake City, Cedarville, Fife Lake, Frankfort and Elberta, and Cadillac.
1) Lake City’s Greatest 4th in the North
Carnival, arts & crafts, beach volleyball, a slue of runs (pick your distance: 2k, 5k, 10k or fun run), three parades and—needn’t we forget—fireworks. All this and more during Lake City’s Greatest 4th in the North celebration, which runs from July 2nd to the 6th.
2) Les Cheneaux’s Float Your Boat 4th of July Weekend
On July 3rd and 4th, visit one of the Upper Peninsula’s most scenic areas: Les Cheneaux. Downtown Cedarville will play host to the festivities, including a 1970’s-themed parade. Plenty of fun for the kids, music, dancing, and barbecue.
3) Independence Week Events in Fife Lake
One day is not good enough for the fine residents of Fife Lake: they need a whole week (well, actually it’s three days, but who’s counting?) to celebrate American independence. Kids day and canoe race on the 3rd, fireworks on the 4th, while the 5th welcomes an outdoor screening of Iron Man and a beachside talent show.
4) Cadillac Freedom Festival
Cadillac’s four-day Freedom Festival begins on Thursday the 3rd and runs to Sunday the 6th. Special note: freedom fireworks on the freedom 5th (Cadillac never was one to follow the rules).
5) Frankfort/Elberta Celebrates Independence Day
From the 1st to the 6th, this marathon celebration is just what America needed. The annual Medallion Hunt challenges scavengers to locate hidden medallions with the help of a publicly posted clue. Medallions are located on public property in Frankfort or Elberta, with money awarded to the medallion-finding sleuth. Carnival, sand sculpture competition and more throughout the week.