Fourth of July
Welcome to the best place in America to celebrate Independence Day - Downtown Harbor Springs! The City of Harbor Springs, the Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Harbor Springs Public Schools and many other community organizations come together on this special day of celebration to bring you a series of spectacular patriotic events. Details of the day are noted below. See you on the Fourth and be sure to wear your red, white and blue!
Harbor Springs Fireworks Display
There's nothing better than sitting in the grass on a warm July evening and watching the bright lights of the annual fireworks display. Fireworks begin just after dusk and coincide with Petoskey's display.
Fourth of July Art Fair This juried show is held each year in Zorn Park across from the city beach on Bay Street. 10AM - 5PM. Free to attend.
Paul Revere 3 Mile and 10 Mile Run
This special race raises proceeds for the Harbor Springs High School Track and Cross Country Teams.
Fourth of July Parade (1:00 pm - East to West on Main Street and West to East on Bay Street)
The Fourth of July parade in Harbor Springs is a true American event where families come from all over northern Michigan to celebrate together in our small town. The parade begins at 1pm at Zoll and Main Streets and heads west on Main to State Street, then down to Bay Street where it winds back east to Zoll Street. Excellent viewing spots are available all along Main, State and Bay Streets.
Skydive Harbor Springs Patriotic Flag Jumer!
Professional Flag Jumper, Randall Fortner, will glide gracefully over the July 4th Parade displaying an enormous 40'x20' American flag beneath him as a tribute and honor to all our veterans. Look skyward around 1:30pm to see this spectacular display of patriotism!
Parade of Bagpipers
After the parade, enjoy the march of the bagpipers as they make their way down Bay Street and march right through Stafford's Pier Restaurant before a brief dining room concert.
Live Music On The Waterfront - Annual 4th of July Celebration
Join in a longstanding Harbor Springs tradition as music is played bay side following the Parade. The public is invited to visit the beer garden as locally crafted micro-brews, domestic beers and select wines are served up overlooking Little Traverse Bay. Live music will play from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM. $5 cover charge, must be 21 years or older to enter. Downtown Harbor Springs next to the Municipal Marina on Bay Street.
Citizen of the Year Celebration - Young Americans Perform Live
July 4th beginning at 3:00pm there will be a performance by the ever talented Young Americans to honor Mr. John Demmer, our city's 2014 Citizen of the Year. The public is invited to Shay Park (Judd St & Bay St across from the Irish Boat Shop) for a tribute and live entertainment. Free for all ages. Dancing encouraged! To learn more about the Citizen of the Year go here and be sure to wave and congratulate him in the parade.