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Are you planning a trip to the Upper Peninsula over the Fourth of July holiday? Wherever you stay between June 24 and July 9, there are celebrations near you from Drummond Island to Bessemer. Wave your USA flags at parades, play games, picnic on the beach at one of our three Great Lakes, listen to live music, then ooh and ahh as dazzling fireworks light up the night sky. Hope you will join us at any of these locations.

Eastern U.P. 4th of July fireworks and celebrations

July 2 | Kinross Township | Kinross Speedpark 4th of July Celebration | Chippewa County Fairgrounds | Learn more

July 2-4 | Naubinway | Independence Day at the Top of the Lake | Parades, carnival, 6K walk & run/12K run & fireworks | Learn more

July 3 | Curtis | 4th of July Celebration | Events all day, right up to fireworks | Learn more

July 3-4 | St. Ignace | 4th of July Celebration | Movie by the Bay, parade & fireworks | Learn more

July 4 | Drummond Island | Annual Hometown 4th of July Celebration | Noon-Dark | Parade, kids’ races & games, strawberry shortcake & fireworks | Learn more

July 4 | Paradise | Celebrate the 4th! | 1-9 p.m. | Parade and fireworks; fireworks rain date, July 5 | Learn more

July 4 | Sault Ste. Marie | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 7 p.m.-Dark | Parade through downtown followed by fireworks over the St. Marys River | Learn more

July 5 | Mackinac Island | Fourth of July Celebration | 9 a.m.-11 p.m. | Annual W.T. Rabe Stone Skipping Tournament plus sparkling fireworks after dusk | Learn more

Central U.P. 4th of July celebrations and fireworks 

July 1-9 | Negaunee | Irontown Pioneer Days | Several events; fireworks at dusk on July 9  Learn more

July 1-4 | Michigamme Township | 150th Birthday Celebration | Parade, kids’ games, cribbage tournament, historical presentations and fireworks | Learn more

Jul 1-3 | Manistique | 4th of July Celebration | 2 parades, food vendors and fireworks | Learn more

July 2-4 | Marquette | International Food Fest and 4th of July Celebration | Food vendors and live music, fireworks at dusk (rain date, July 5) | Learn more

July 2 | Channing | 4th of July Celebration | 2 p.m.-Dusk | Parade, bouncy house, live music and fireworks | Learn more

July 2 | Escanaba | 4th of July Celebration | Food vendors, music and fireworks at dusk; fireworks rain date, July 9 | Learn more

July 2 | Hermansville | 4th of July Celebration | 9:30 a.m.-Dark | Two parades, classic car show, mud bog and fireworks | Learn more

July 2 | Ishpeming | 4th of July Celebration | Two parades, community picnic and fireworks | Learn more

July 2 | Trenary | 4th of July Parade | 1 p.m., downtown | Learn more

July 3-4 | Gwinn | 4th of July Celebration | Street dance, food and games, parade and fireworks | Learn more

July 4 | Gladstone | Rock N’ Roll 4th Celebration | Music, parade, 1-mile fun run, fireworks | Learn more

July 4 | Grand Marais | 4th of July Celebration | Parade, firemen's challenge, kids' games, street dance, and fabulous fireworks at dusk | Learn more

July 4 | Iron Mountain/Kingsford | 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | Learn more

July 4 | Munising | 4th of July Celebration | Parade, fireworks and family activities | Learn more

July 4 | Norway | 4th of July Celebration | Noon and dusk | Kids’ and main parades, music and fireworks | Learn more

July 9 | Powell Township | Fire on the Bay | 6-11 p.m. | Fireworks light up the north side of Big Bay Harbor on Lake Superior after dusk | Learn more

Western U.P. 4th of July celebrations, parades and fireworks 

June 25-July 4 | Bessemer | Bessemer Blast/4th of July | Games, hometown run with tot trot, craft fair, outdoor card tournaments, karaoke, street bowling, parade, sidewalk chalk drawing contest, lumberjack shows and “Thunder on the Mountain” fireworks | Learn more

July 2-3 | Baraga | Baraga County Lumberjack Days/4th of July | 5K Walk/Run, street dance, pancake breakfast, parade, kids’ games, fireworks on July 3 (rain date, July 4) | Learn more

July 2 | Bruce Crossing | 2 p.m. parade; dusk, fireworks | Learn more

July 2 | Tapiola | 4th of July Parade | 10:30 a.m. | Parade and kids’ games following | Learn more

July 2 | Wakefield | 4th of July Celebration | 1 p.m. | Parade | Learn more

July 3-4 | Lake Linden | 4th of July Celebration | Learn more

July 4 | Ahmeek Village | Volunteer Fire Department 4th of July Celebration | Kids’ parade at 11 a.m., plus games, music, food and beverages and Bingo | Learn more

July 4 | Alpha | Celebration on the Circle | 8 a.m.-dark | Farm and craft market, parade at 10 a.m., food, music and fireworks | Learn more

July 4 | Baraga State Park | 4th of July Festivities | Children’s parade, scavenger hunt, games and prizes | Learn more

July 4 | Copper Harbor | Parade at 10am, kids games in the park, and fireworks | Learn more

July 4 | Dollar Bay | 4th of July Parade | 11 a.m. | Learn more 

July 4 | South Range | 4th of July Celebration | 8 a.m.-dusk | Flea market, cornhole and horseshoe tournaments, children’s races, museum and brewery tours, food, music and fireworks at dusk | Learn more

July 4 | Tamarack City/Hubbell | 4th of July Celebration | Parade at 10:30 a.m., kids’ games at 1 p.m. 

Book NOW for your 4th of July holiday stay in the U.P. 

With many of us having a long holiday weekend, this is the perfect time to come to the U.P. for an extended stay. To get the lodgings and amenities you want, book your stay now. Then, use our U.P. trip planner to fill your days with family fun, relaxation and thrilling adventures. Need some ideas? Check out these itineraries and blogs:

Eastern U.P. Itinerary

Central U.P. Itinerary

Western U.P. Itinerary

Free things to do while vacationing in the U.P. 

Trip ideas

Happy 4th!

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