Boyne City 4th of July FestivalName: Boyne City 4th of July FestivalDate: July 3, 2017 - July 4, 2017Website: http://www.boyne4thofjuly.comEvent Description:
Boyne City's 4th of July Festival was recognized as one of the best small-town celebrations in the nation by USA Today in 2016.
Unless otherwise noted, all events held at Veterans Memorial Park, 219 N. Lake St., Boyne City MI.
ADOPT A FIREWORK! We need your help! This festival is only funded by fundraisers. NO tax monies given, NO grants received. It’s only funded by people like YOU! This 2-day event is filled with family, fun and fireworks, and it costs $22,000. So if you enjoy the festival PLEASE HELP so that this festival can continue. Donations may be sent to Boyne City 4th of July Committee, PO Box 407 Boyne City, MI 49712. Questions or more info: contact Liz Kroondyk at 231-675-5014 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Adopt A Firework donation form.
Friday, June 30, 2017
6 - 9 p.m. - Stroll the Streets, free live music and entertainment all over downtown Boyne City
Monday, July 3
10 a.m.- 9 p.m. - "Bouncers and More" Inflatable Alley
10 a.m.-5 p.m. - 41st Annual Waterside Arts & Crafts Show - Veterans Park
1-3 p.m. - All-Class Reunion for Boyne City Schools, Veterans Park.
1 p.m. - Soap Box Derby School - Required of all kids who want to participate in the Soap Box Derby at 2 p.m. Tuesday. This will ensure that drivers have the proper skills to operate the derby car. On Pine Street between Park & East Streets. Info: 248-410-3632. Entry form. Info sheet.
5-6 p.m. - Early registration and packet pick-up for 41st Annual Independence Day Run Race, behind the Chamber of Commerce, 28 S. Lake St. Registration form. Register online.
8-10 p.m. Big Boss Band from Kalamazoo plays in Sunset Park behind the Chamber building.
Tuesday, July 4th
6:30-7:15 a.m. - 41st Annual Independence Day Run Race Registration - behind Chamber building, 28 S. Lake St. Race registration form. Register online.
7-10 a.m. - Breakfast at Eagles Hall, 106 River St.
7:30 a.m. - 41st annual Independence Day Run - 2- mile and 10k races along the edge of Lake Charlevoix
8:30 a.m. Parade registration & lineup the intersection of Franklin and Park Streets.
9 a.m.-7 p.m. Bouncers & More Inflatable Alley
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Eagles Auxiliary selling hot dogs, bratwurst and 4th of July trinkets at the Eagles Hall, 106 River St.
9-9:15 a.m. - Children's Bike & Costume lineup at Early Education playground, corner of Main and Park Streets: judging at 9:30 sharp
9:30 a.m. - Pre-parade entertainment and Eta Nu Clowns – Downtown
10 a.m.- 5 p.m. - 41st Annual Waterside Arts & Craft Show
10 a.m. - GRAND PARADE on Water Street and Lake Street. Begins at corner of East and Water Streets, proceeds west on Water Street to Lake Street, then north on Lake, ending at Family Fare Supermarket. Parade theme is "A Day at The Beach." Parade application (July 2 deadline).
10 a.m. - Boyne Valley Garden Club Pie Sale.
11 a.m. - Boyne City Rotary Club Chicken Barbecue.
11:30 a.m. - Kiwanis/Family Fare Supermarket Children's Pie-Eating Contest
Noon - 2 p.m. Kiwanis Children's Games.
1 p.m. Avalanche Volleyball Club Beach Bash has been canceled.
1- 7p.m. Live music in Veterans Park:1 p.m. - Big Boss Band
3 p.m. - Weekend Comeback
5 p.m. - TNT
2 p.m. - Commemorative Raft Race, Boyne River. We encourage you to throw water, not balloons, to keep our river and lake clean. News story.
2 -4 p.m. - Soap Box Derby, Park Street at Cedar Street - contestants must first pre-register and attend Derby School at 1 p.m. Monday, July 3. Entry form. Info sheet.
2:30 p.m. - Boyne Chamber's 29th Annual Duck Race in the Boyne River - chance to win $1,000, $250, $100, and seven $50 prizes. Purchase $10 tickets at Chamber office, 28 S. Lake St.
10:30 p.m. - FIREWORKS over Lake Charlevoix. Rain date is Wednesday.
Reminder: Dogs are not allowed in city parks during festivals/special events.
* Handicapped parking available during the parade on Park Street between Boyne City Hardware and Pat O'Brien Real Estate and behind Park View Family Dentistry, corner of State and Lake streets.
Wednesday, July 5th
- Rain date for fireworks
- 8 a.m. to 12 noon - Boyne City Farmers Market, Veterans Park
Thanks to our 2017 sponsors!
Gold Sponsors of the Grand Parade
Great Lakes Energy and
Eta Nu Women's Club Clown Donations
Petoskey Area Visitors BureauDoll-Loesel Foundation
Bayko ConcreteBoyne City Hardware & Boyne City Motel
Boyne City Rotary Club
Boyne Falls Polish Festival
Carroll FamilyThe Harborage Condominium AssociationMagnum Hospitality