4th of July Events

Manistee Fireworks 
@ Dusk on First St. Beach

Manistee National Forest Fest Parade with Scottville Clown Band 
downtown Manistee. 

Roots on the River Concert 
Jaycees Riverwalk Bandshell, Manistee 

Freedom Festival Parade with Scottville Clown Band 
Downtown Ludington. 
Ludington Freedom Festival

Burger King Cruise Night 
Meet in the Burger King Parking Lot, Ludington. 

Ludington Fireworks
Over Lake Michigan. 
Ludington Freedom Festival

S.S. Badger Shoreline Cruise 
View the fireworks from the deck of the S.S. Badger, Ludington. 
Ludington Harbor Festival

Independence Day Bike Parade in Pentwater
Participants decorate bikes, strollers, wagons and pets in red, white and blue and meet at the headquarters building of Charles Mears State Park to parade past judges. Prizes given for various age categories. Charles Mears State Park, Pentwater.

Pentwater Civic Band concert 
Local and visiting musicians gather on the Pentwater Village Green Thursdays for the Pentwater Civic Band concert. Concerts are at 8pm June 27 through August 29. The band plays marches, show tunes and old-time favorites. If you play an instrument and read music, you can join the band for the evening. Bring a lawnchair or blanket to sit back and listen to the music. 


The Ludington Area Jaycees Children and Pet Parade kicks off the Ludington Freedom Festival tonight. Local children will decorate their wagons or bikes, and even try to dress the family pet in red, white, and blue. Categories are Most Creative, Most Original, Most Patriotic, and Best Costume. 

Lineup is at 6pm at Loomis & Ferry St and the parade will begin at 6:30pm and end at Waterfront Park.

Free kids activities will also take place at Waterfront Park from 1-6pm. Activities include inflatables, face painting, ice cream, and food.

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