Holiday weekend activities

Alpena County events

The Alpena News Sand Castle Contest 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Starlite Beach

Lafarge Fourth of July Parade 11 a.m.

Alpena Optimist Club Rubber Duckie Race after parade

Thunder Bay Maritime Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Cardboard Regatta Race 2:30 p.m. at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

City Band Concert 5:30 p.m. at the Bay View Park Band Shell

True North Radio Network Summer Concert Series “Jersey” Bruce Springsteen Tribute 7 p.m. at the Bay View Park Band Shell

Fireworks at dusk

Presque Isle County events

Onaway: July 4

* Kids games 10-11 a.m.

* Kiddie parade 11 a.m., grand parade at noon

* Dancing Hippo Arts and Crafts Show, Onaway Courthouse lawn, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Continues July 5 and 6.

* Lunches and other activities throughout town

* Fireworks at dusk

Rogers City: Family Fun Day, July 5

* noon to 5 p.m. at Lakeside Park, includes kids games, dunk tank and magic show at 1 p.m.

* Petoskey Steel Drum Band plays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at band shell

* Fireworks at dusk

Presque Isle Township: July 5

* Parade at New Presque Isle Lighthouse, 10 a.m., games and events to follow.

* Picnic at Garrity Hall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

* Fireworks at dusk

Alcona County events

Barton City:


* Parade at 10 a.m. starting at VFW hall, activities in Millen Township Park to follow.

* Kids races at 1 p.m., sawdust pile greased pole competition at 2 p.m.

* Fireworks at dusk


* Barton City Fire Department breakfast in township park, 8 a.m.


* Lincoln at Barton City baseball game



* Arts and crafts show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Craftmakers’ Cabin on US-23

* Parade at 1 p.m., intersection of Third and Main streets

* Lions Club duck race at 4 p.m. at mill pond

* Music at harbor, 7 p.m.

* Fireworks at harbor at dusk


* Arts and crafts show continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hubbard Lake


* Annual boat parade, starts at noon at Churchill Pointe Inn, 5700 Bennett Rd.


* Fireworks at dusk, launched from Hardwoods Point



All at Township Hall, formerly Glennie Elementary School

* Breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon

* Township Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., next door to township hall

* Craft show starts at 11 a.m.

* Birds of prey show at 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.

* Parade at 2 p.m., awards to follow

* Fireworks at dusk

Montmorency County events



Culpepper & Merriweather Circus at Hillman Elementary School. 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Mill River Days at the Brush Creek Mill


Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at Briley Township Park 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Fourth of July Parade 6 p.m. downtown

Fireworks at dusk at the Atlanta Community Schools


Fourth of July Parade downtown at 11 a.m.

Boat Parade on E. Twin Lake at 5 p.m.

Fireworks at dusk at Johannesburg-Lewiston School



Arts & Crafts Show at Brush Creek Mill 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Pet Show at Emerick Park 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Bridgewalk at 12 p.m., starting at Tripp Field

Car Cruise night at Thunder Bay Resort 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Fireworks at dusk, around 10:00 p.m.



Car Show and Swap Meet Downtown Hillman parking lots 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.