Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Spend Independence Day in West Michigan!

Celebrate our nation's birthday this Independence Day with family, food, fun and fireworks. These West Michigan events are sure to bring the patriot out in everyone.

Find more events at as well as a Parade & Fireworks Line - Up!

Ludington 4th of July Shoreline Cruise Lake Michigan Carferry Service
Spend your 4th of July this year watching the Ludington fireworks from on board the S.S. Badger. Enjoy the all you can eat party buffet, drink specials, and musical entertainment for only $49 per person. Tickets sell out fast so be sure to reserve your spot today by calling.

July 3 • 3 pm 4th of July Festival at Shanty Creek Resorts
On Saturday, July 3rd, 2010, Shanty Creek Resorts will be hosting their annual 4th of July Festival located at Schuss Village. The festival is open to the public and starts at 3pm outside of Ivan’s.

Live entertainment will be provided by The Andy Six Duo and children’s entertainment will be available. Inflatable games will include a waterslide, obstacle course and bounce house, and adult games will be sponsored by Miller Lite. Chairlift rides will be available for $4 per person and the firework display over Schuss Mountain will begin at dusk.

July "Firecracker" Package
July 1 - 4
McGuire's Resort & Golf Club
Grab the kids, the clubs, the trunks and point the family vehicle toward McGuire's Resort for the Fourth of July weekend! We've got a firecracker of a golf deal to help you celebrate the 4th of July at McGuire's! From July 1st - July 4th, 1 nights lodging, 18 holes of golf and continental buffet breakfast starting at just $69.00 per person. You can also upgrade to unlimited golf for only $20.00 more per person.* Plus we've got the room for you - from fully-appointed rooms to luxury suites. All with McGuire's "3 C's" - That's clean, cozy and comfortable! You'll be red, white and feelin blue if you miss out on all the grand old-fashioned family fun this Fourth of July at McGuire's! *All prices plus tax. Based on double occupancy. 2 night minimum stay required.

Allegan July 3 Jubilee
July 3
Allegan County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Council
Celebrate America’s Independence with a bang along the riverfront in Downtown Allegan on July 3rd. “July 3 Jubilee” consists of activities and entertainment for all ages and is a great way to show your patriotism for America. Festivities for July 3 Jubilee begin at 5:00 pm with a parade through Downtown Allegan, and conclude with a fireworks show at dusk. The activities and events will be all along Riverfront Plaza, Mahan Park, Hanson Park and Brady Street in Downtown Allegan.

Entertainment for the event includes musical performances, a petting zoo and more. July 3 Jubilee also has activities and games for your enjoyment including inflatable activities, a craft show, a business expo and more.

Lineup of Scheduled Events: 2:00 & 4:00 pm – Free Matinee at The Regent Theatre “Veggie Tales: The Pirates That Don’t Do Anything”5:00 – Dusk – Activity booths and games, street performers, vendors, music, costumed characters5:00 pm – Jubilee Parade through Downtown Allegan5:00 pm – Bridgetown at Boardwalk Center Stage5:00 pm – Craft Show on Brady Street5:00 pm – Inflatable Activities in Hanson Park5:00 pm – Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce Business Exstravaganza in the Griswold basement5:30 pm – Petting Zoo and Pony Rides in Hanson Park6:15 pm – Nine Mile Smile at Boardwalk Center Stage8:15 pm – Tricks at Boardwalk Center Stage10:15 pm – National Anthem at Boardwalk Center StageDusk – Fireworks Show

July 4 • 12 pm
Fourth of July on Beaver Island
Events start with live music downtown starting at noon followed by the 4th of July Parade down Main Street. Then the kids can have a ball at the annual carnival. The Clyde Fogg Memorial Boat Parade begins at dusk on the harbor. Fireworks over the harbor will follow the boat parade.

July 2 Independence Day Celebration in New Buffalo
New Buffalo
Begin your 4th of July holiday festivities with a day at the beach and a stroll through downtown New Buffalo then join the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra in a celebration of our nation's birth with an unforgettable performance set against the backdrop of beautiful Lake Michigan – Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Fireworks. Concert @ 7:30pm, Fireworks @ Dusk. Admission is free to the public.|

Front Row for the Fireworks Grand Rapids Public Museum
Grand Rapids
The Public Museum’s annual July 4th fundraiser offers a great evening’s worth of entertainment for the ticket price. Guests can enjoy the wonder of the Museum for a few hours while awaiting the night’s big attraction, the city’s annual patriotic, pyrotechnic tribute.

Front Row for the Fireworks begins at 7 pm on July 4th at the Museum on the southeast corner of Front and Pearl Streets downtown, and runs through the fireworks finale around 11 pm. Inside, Museum guests can enjoy pre-dusk carousel rides, planetarium shows and organ concerts. The Café will serve $5 pulled pork, pizza and hot dog meal specials, drinks and ice cream novelties. A cash bar will be open as well as the Curiosity Shop. As darkness falls, visitors can stay inside in air-conditioned comfort or head outside to the carousel walkway or the enclosed lawn seating area. Either option provides an amazing view of the fireworks as they explode over the Grand River.

Members may purchase tickets ($10/adults and $5/children) beginning June 1st. Ticket sales open to the general public ($15/ adults and $7.50/children) on June 7th. Limited guaranteed Museum ramp parking passes are available in conjunction with ticket purchases for $10. Proceeds from this event support programs of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

28th Annual 4th of July BBQ Historic Charlton Park
Annual 4TH of July & Veterans Bar-B-Que is July 4, 2010 from 11:30am - 5pm. The Veterans Association Complete Pork & Chicken Bar-B-Que Buffet will run from 12:30pm - 4:30pm in the Walnut Grove. Cost $8.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children age 6 - 12, Children age 5 & under free. Games begin at 1:30pm on the village green. Everyone is encouraged to bring a home-made pie to be judged by our expert panel. There will also be a pie auction. Free Admission.

Red, White & Boyne Your Fourth Plays FREE on July 4th!
Boyne Resorts
Harbor Springs, Boyne Falls & Bay Harbor
800-462-6963 for tee times
Celebrate America's independence with a complimentary round of golf for every fourth player in your group on Sunday, July 4! Bring 4, pay for 3 – or – bring 8 and pay for 6… it's that simple. However you slice it (or hook it), the real value will unveil itself when you experience our exceptionally manicured fairways, tees and greens. As an added bonus, twilight rates start at sunrise on this special Sunday! Offers apply at the Alpine, Crooked Tree Golf Club, Donald Ross Memorial, Monument and Moor courses only.

Frankfort-Elberta Independence Day Weekend Celebration!
July 1 - 4
Frankfort - Elberta Chamber of Commerce
Frankfort’s Annual Independence Day celebration will begin on Thursday, July 1st at 9:00 am with the posting of the first clue for the Annual Medallion Hunt. A new clue will be posted each morning until the Medallion is found. The clues can be obtained at the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce, Walenta’s Variety Store and State Savings Bank. The winner will receive a check for $150.

New date for Pancake Breakfast, Parade and Chicken BBQ this year!!! - On the 3rd of July, the day’s activities will begin with St. Ann's Pancake Breakfast at 8 am and then the Decorated Bike judging at 9:30 am in the Graceland Fruit parking lot leading into the Parade at 10:00 am. Back by Popular demand we have the good old-fashioned Schmidt Amusements CARNIVAL with rides and games! The carnival will be open July 1st through July 4th in Frankfort's Open Space Park - on Main St.! Contact the Chamber for carnival hours. Discounted advance carnival ride tickets can be purchased at the Chamber Office. A portion of the ticket sales benefit the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce FIREWORKS DISPLAY! Also on Saturday, the 3rd, the Frankfort Lion’s Club will be holding their annual Chicken BBQ at noon in Mineral Springs Park.

On the 4th of July, the Chamber’s Art in the Park will be held in Mineral Springs Park from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. To participate in the Sand Sculpture Contest on Lake Michigan Beach at noon, you only need to bring your tools, sunscreen, and your imagination. The contest is held north of the Frankfort pier. Judging at 3:30 pm and Awards at 4 pm.

Also, to enhance the BEST FIREWORKS Display in Northern Michigan at dusk ON THE 4TH (approximately 10:15 pm), 3-D glasses will be available for purchase at the Chamber office and on the beach for only $1 a pair. Remember there are no glass bottles, fireworks, or pets allowed on the beach on July 4th.

Michigan Camping is An Independence Day Tradition
Campsites still available at private facilities throughout Michigan
As one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, families are invited to get back to nature and enjoy camping at one of the privately owned campgrounds around the State of Michigan. Nearly three dozen campgrounds are reporting availability to accommodate those looking for affordable outdoor vacation options to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC) – Michigan has compiled a list of those campgrounds with availability, find the list through the ARVC website which is accessible by clicking here

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