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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

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

Naubinway | Independence Day at the Top of the Lake | Parades, carnival, 6K walk & run/12K run & fireworks 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Negaunee | Irontown Pioneer Days | Several events; fireworks at dusk on July 9  

Michigamme Township | 150th Birthday Celebration | Parade, kids’ games, cribbage tournament, historical presentations and fireworks 

Manistique | 4th of July Celebration | 2 parades, food vendors and fireworks 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gwinn | 4th of July Celebration | Street dance, food and games, parade and fireworks 

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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 

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)

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

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

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

Lake Linden | 4th of July Celebration

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

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

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

Copper Harbor | Parade at 10am, kids games in the park, and fireworks

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

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 

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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