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Celebrating the Stars & Stripes all Week!

Posted on June 28th, 2018

There is nothing quite like a hometown holiday – our quaint northern communities know how to celebrate! Locals and visitors alike look forward to honoring the stars and stripes every year. Here are a few of our favorite ways to join in on the fun. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 4 to 8 pm
A whole week full of fun begins with the Red, White & Brew event in Harbor Springs on Satuday, June 30, 4 to 8 pm.  The waterfront in Harbor Springs is the place to be for beer, wine, and a good time! Live entertainment by Mike and Jeff from The Remedee Band. Food from BC Pizza. Registration is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

TUESDAY, JULY 3
Visit Bay Harbor for Petoskey High School’s Steel Drum Band and fireworks over the lake on, 8 to 10:30 pm. Show up early with a picnic blanket or lawn chair. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4
Catch the parade in Alanson at 11 am, followed by family activities in the park.

Head over to Harbor Springs for the parade, beginning a 1 pm. And the Young Americans performing at Shay Park (Bay & Judd Streets) at 3 pm. Art in the Park will be set up from 9 am to 5 pm. The fireworks will be begin at dusk. And don’t miss the special showing of ‘Caddyshack’ at the Lyric Theater at 11 pm, just $2. 

In Petoskey, enjoy the parade through downtown, beginning at 6 pm. After the parade, grab a seat on the Rose Garden Veranda at Stafford’s Perry Hotel for live music by Distant Stars, 7 to 10 pm. Entertainment and fun at the waterfront from 7 to 10 pm. And of course, fireworks at 10 pm (approximately).

THURSDAY, JULY 5
Take a walk down the streets of Charlevoix and gather some fresh produce or local goods during Charlevoix Farmers Market, 8 am to 1 pm. Stick around for Live on the Lake with music by Liquid Monk at East Park Odmark Performance Pavilion, 7 to 9 pm.

Bring your lawn chairs and watch The Greatest Showman in the Alanson park, it free! Part of Alanson’s Movies in the Park this summer, 9:20 to 11:35 pm.

FRIDAY, JULY 6
Check out all the locally-grown produce and locally-made goods at the Farmers Market in Downtown Petoskey, 8 am to 1 pm. As part of the Charlotte Ross Lee Concert in the Park series, Chris Koury will be play from 12 to 1pm. Pack a picnic and enjoy!  PetoskeyRocks! kicks off for the season with free carriage rides, music in the park by Sweet Tooth and a movie in the park at dark – Sing. 6 to 10 pm, movie begins at dark.