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 - "Crown Jewel" of the North
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. Hosted by the Harbor Springs Chamber Foundation.
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. Registration Form (PDF)
Fourth of July Parade - 1:00 pm
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.
** City of Harbor Springs ordinance prohibits placement of lawn chairs or any other objects on the sidewalk or adjacent street-right-of-way before 9am on the Fourth of July. **
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.
RED, WHITE and Brew - 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 tent as Petoskey Brewing serves up locally crafted micro-brews and select wines. On the waterfront overlooking beautiful Little Traverse Bay. Live performance by the Jon Archambault Band from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. $5 cover charge, must be 21 years or older to enter. Downtown Harbor Springs next to the Municipal Marina on Bay Street. Thank you Petoskey Brewing for being our beverage sponsor
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 celebrate the fabric of our community, this year's Citizen of the Year Mr. Gary Morse, and the birth of our Nation. 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!
10:00 PM (DUSK) - Fireworks over the Harbor