What better way to spend a Northern Michigan vacation than with a Northern Michigan Fourth of July parade? No matter where you are, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a good old-fashioned Independence Day parade.
This year’s parade theme is: The land of the Free and the home of the Brave! Celebrate with Leland this Independence Day weekend. Decorate your bike and enjoy a concert on the lawn before the parade kicks off at 3 p.m. Click for more information.
Harbor Springs is home to one of Northern Michigan’s most popular Fourth of July ceremonies. People from all over the area join Harbor Springs residents as they march a full circle around town. The parade covers the city’s main streets, allowing viewers to enjoy the spectacle from the sidewalks. The event starts at 1 p.m. Click for more information.
Join Frankfort for a boisterous Independence Day celebration that starts early and continues all day and night. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. on Frankfort’s Main Street. Other festivities in the city include an Art in the Park activity, a carnival, a sand castle sculpture contest, and fireworks at dusk. Click for more information.
More Northern Michigan Fourth of July Parades
All events on the 4th unless noted.
- Bay View – Parade starts at 10 a.m.
- Bay Harbor – Parade starts at 11 a.m.
- Beaver Island – Parade starts at 2 p.m.
- Beulah – Parade starts at 1:30 p.m.
- Boyne City – Parade starts at 10 a.m.
- Cadillac – Parade starts at 10 a.m. (July 1)
- Central Lake – Parade starts at noon
- Cheboygan – Parade starts at 10 a.m.
- Fife Lake – Parade starts at 2 p.m.
- Frankfort – Parade starts at 10 a.m.
- Glen Arbor – Parade starts at noon
- Grand Marais – Parade start time 1 p.m.
- Grayling – Parade starts at 11 a.m.
- Horton Bay – Check Facebook for parade time
- Lake City – Parade starts at 10 a.m.
- Ludington – Parade starts at 3 p.m.
- Manistee – Parade starts at 10 a.m.
- Otsego Lake – Boat parade starts at 3 p.m. (July 3)
- Pentwater – Bike parade starts at 10 a.m.
- Petoskey – Parade starts at 6 p.m.
- St. Ignace – Parade starts at 1 p.m.