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Fourth of July

Thousands of visitors attend the annual Fourth of July festivities.

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. **

RED, WHITE and Brew - Annual 4th of July Celebration
Join in a longstanding Harbor Springs tradition on Saturday, July 2nd (NEW for 2016 only) as music is played bayside.  The public is invited to attend and enjoy a festive afternoon of live entertainment, cold beer on tap, and select wines served, all to the beautiful backdrop of the harbor!

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
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, 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




July 4th Activities & Events


4th of July Parade Form


Paul Revere Run Registration Form