• Boyne City 4th of July Festival

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    Name: Boyne City 4th of July Festival
    Date: July 3, 2017 - July 4, 2017
    Event Description:

    Please check back for updates. All events held at Veterans Memorial Park, 219 N. Lake St., Boyne City MI, unless otherwise noted. 
    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 nearly $18,000. 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 kroon@charter.net.  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. Application form.
    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.
    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.

    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. - 4 p.m. - Munson Health Care/Boyne Area Health Center First Aid Station, North Lake Street next to the river.
    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- 7p.m. Live music in Veterans Park. Bands to be announced at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.
    2 p.m. - Commemorative Raft Race, Boyne River.
    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. Sunday, July 3.
    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
    - 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Free Evenings at the Gazebo concert, Old City Park, corner of River and Park Streets.
    Thanks to our 2016 sponsors! 2017 sponsors will be updated.

    Gold Sponsors of the Grand Parade
    Great Lakes Energy and
    Eta Nu Women's Club Clown Donations

    Silver Sponsors
    Red Mesa Grill/Cafe Santé
    Boyne Area Medical Center/Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital
    Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau

    Bronze Sponsors
    Boyne Falls Polish Festival
    The Harborage Condominium Association
    Boyne City Rotary Club
    Munson Healthcare / Boyne Area Health Center
    & Boyne Rehab Center

    Veterans Park, 219 N. Lake Street, Boyne City MI 49712
    (Unless otherwise listed in the schedule)
    Contact Information:
    Boyne Area Chamber of Commerce
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