As the Fourth of July creeps up on Northern Michigan, local communities plan a variety of Independence Day events.
At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, the Boy Scouts will be hosting a pancake breakfast at the village hall.
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. with lineup at 9:30 a.m. The grand marshal of the parade is pastor David Brantley.
Following the parade, food concessions will be available at the fire hall.
For more information, call Art Drayton at the Alanson Fire Department at (231) 548-5646.
The Petoskey Steel Drum Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3, at the waterfront for a pre-fireworks show. The fireworks will follow the performance and begin at dusk.
At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, a parade will make its way down Main Street in Bay Harbor. The parade will be led by the Petoskey High School marching band.
For more information, call Bay Harbor at (231) 439-2650.
Bay View will be hosting a parade that is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, beginning at the Bay View post office.
The annual reading of the Declaration of Independence will begin at 11 a.m. at John M. Hall Auditorium. Admission is free.
The Fourthfest Patriotic Celebration will begin at 8 p.m. at John M. Hall Auditorium. The concert features patriotic songs and military service medleys. Admission to the event is $12 for adults with children 18 and under free.
For more information, call the Bay View Association at (231) 347-6225.
Beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, Beaver Island will be hosting a parade that will proceed down Main Street. To kick off the celebration, planes will fly overhead in a "Missing Man Formation Flyover" to pay tribute to fallen soldiers and military members. Immediately following the parade, a kids' carnival will be at the Gregg Fellowship Hall parking area.
At dusk, there will be a fireworks display over Paradise Bay.
For more information, call the Beaver Island Chamber of Commerce at (231) 448-2505.
Area happenings this Fourth of July
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