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Greatest Fourth in the North June 30 – July 4 2016

Greatest Fourth in the North June 30 – July 4 2016

The 2016 Celebration begins Thursday, June 30 and ends on Monday, July 4th.  The Grand Parade and Fireworks aren’t the only reasons you want to come to the Greatest 4th in the North, because we have lots of great events that take place, including lots of FREE entertainment. Every evening, beginning on Thursday evening, June 30, you will find everything from the Battle of the Bands, $1000 Karaoke Contest and professional entertainment shows on the City Park Free Stage.  The reason it is free for you and your family to attend is because of our wonderful sponsors. So if you catch a main stage act, or maybe a clown, or a magician, be sure to thank our sponsors if you see them. Better yet, we encourage you to go visit their business and thank them, because if it wasn’t for their support you would not see any of these great entertainers! You will find the entertainers names along with a direct web link below so you can preview them on the web.

We hope you pick up a program with a complete schedule of events so you don’t miss a thing! They are also free, because of our advertisers and sponsors. You will find them in the Michigan Welcome Centers, other Chamber’s, area businesses, in the City Park Information booth during the festival and of course at the Chamber office. You can also view the program right here on our web site. We hope to see you here in 2016! More information will be added as we get a little closer.


Thursday June 30, 2016
The Vendors will arrive on Thursday, June 30 along with Schmidt Amusements Carnival and a Business After 5 from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to this event and there will be food, a 50/50, door prizes and a chance to network and meet the locals! The Battle of the Bands will get started at 6 p.m. at the City Park Free Stage.

Friday July 1, 2016
Karaoke Contests – Jr. Contest
We will be dividing up the junior contest into two age groups,5-12 and 13-17.  The fun begins at 11 a.m. and three winners are awarded in each catagorie and they will receive cash prizes and trophies, then on to the the last opportunity to get into the Sr. finals at 2 p.m., at our last preliminary. That evening at 7 p.m. we have the final competition with $700 as grand prize, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. the winners of the Jr. contests will also have the chance to perform for you at the Senior Competition. All competitions take place at the City Park Free Stage.

Saturday July 2, 2016
To Be Announced

Sunday July 3, 2016
To Be Announced

Monday July 4, 2016
The Athletic Boosters host the 2K, 5K, and 10K beginning with 6:30 a.m. registration.
The Grand Parade begins at 10 a.m.
a day full of activities and ending with the Fireworks at 10:30 p.m.
More To Be Announced

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