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4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY EVENTS

 

TAWAS

Fireworks display on Saturday, July 4 just after dusk and
set off from the barge in the bay centered between East Tawas and Tawas City.

Activities are planned for the entire weekend starting Thursday through Saunday, the Chamber will host the Children's Bouncy Palyground at the East Tawas Harbor Park. A parade will start at 11 am on Saturday, July 4 on Newman Street in East Tawas and travel down US-23 to Tawas City. For more information on this event or any other events, call the Tawas Area Chamber at 989-362-8643.

Strawberry Festival at Christ Episcopal Church on July 4 10:20 am - 2 pm

This festival and bake sale fundraiser will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church in East Tawas on Westover, one block W of downtown East Tawas. Selling strawberry shortcake, sundaes, sloppy joes, hot dogs & beverages and the best baked goods around!

COMINS
July 3 with fireworks and activities at Skyline Event Center,
free concert at 6:30 pm.

Lydia's Gate 5K, Skyline Event Center, to register, call 888-352-4762. Saturday, July 4 parade  at 11 am and a free lunch following at teh Comins Mennonite Church with fireworks at dusk. For more information, call  989-826-3331.

AUGRES

Celebrate 4th of July with a BBQ Chicken Dinner
put on by the Au Gres Yacht Club. Fireworks at Dusk

Color Me Red, White and Blue Fun Run/Walk 5K.For more information, call 989-846-4531. Saturday, July 4, 5:00 pm to Sunday, July 5 Au Gres Yacht Club Annual BBQ Chicken Dinner.  Special Seating for Verterans during the fireworks as well as entertainment by Bob Hughes, dinner 5-8pm, music 8pm-midnight.

ALPENA
The Lafarge 4th of July Parade starts at 11AM
at the Alpena County Fairgrounds.

Fireworks are launched near the City of Alpena’s Water Treatment Plant, and can viewed from the Starlite Beach, Mich-e-ke-wis Park, Blair Street Park, Thomson Park, Bay View Park, City Marina as well as other locations in the City of Alpena.

15th Thunder Bay Maritime Festival - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Bring the whole family to this free annual community event hosted by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Enjoy live music on the main stage, kids games and crafts, taste some local whitefish, explore the shipwreck century exhibits and more! Contact: Jean Bauer, 989-356-8805, ext. 13, jean.bauer@noaa.gov.

ROGERS CITY
July 4th Presque Isle County Historical Museum in Rogers City new exhibits

Everyone is welcome to check out the four new exhibits of artists, artisans and authors of Presque Isle County, plus wedding gowns from the museum's collection and much more. The museum is located on Michigan Avenue in Rogers City and is open 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm and adimission is free. For more information, call 989-734-2310.

Fireworks will be held Saturday, July 4 at dusk.

HALE
July 4th parade at 4 p.m.

OSCODA
July 4th parade at 1 p.m.

4th of July Community Picnic, Oscoda, July 4 - Concert and fireworks celebration. Picnic at 6 pm with kids games and sand castle building. Concert at the bandshell at 7 pm along with the Tawas Bay Players singers. Then fireworks at the pier at dusk. Bring your own picnic or come enjoy ours! Games, music, fireworks. Oscoda Lions Club & Rotary Club will be selling hot dogs, chips and soft drinks.

Lunch meal deal on July 4 in downtown Oscoda at the Oscoda United Methodist Church is selling hot dogs, brats, chips, soda and water to raise funds for local needs or charity. Brat meal is $4 and hot dog meal $3. Serving noon - 1:30 (or until the last brat is sold) For more information, call 989-739-9786.

American Legion Post 274 will be hold a family style picnic at noon. Cost is $5.00.

WEST BRANCH
July 4 parade at 6 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.

July 3rd Classy Chassis from 6-9 pm in downtown West Branch. For your information, call 989-345-2821.
Hospice of Helping Hands Duck Race at Irons Park at noon.
For more information, call 989-343-3700.

MIO
July 4th parade at 2 pm with children's games, fireworks at dusk.

For more information, call the Chamber at 989-826-3331.

LUZERNE
July 4th festivities beginning at 11 am.

For more information, call 989-826-5950. Everyone is welcome to the American Legion Post for their annual steak cookout this afternnon from noon until 6 pm. Cost is $9 and includes their famous food bar with meatballs, mac & cheese, corn, salad, mushrooms, baked potatoes and more! Bring the whole family!

SKIDWAY LAKE

July 4th parade at 11 am and fireworks at dusk at Newman Park.

For more information, call 989-873-4411.

SAGE LAKE

5K Run/Walk at 9 am on Saturday, July 4

ROSE CITY
Saturday, July 4th event and fishing derby at Rose City Park.

HARRISVILLE
4th of July Children's Parade at 1 p.m and
Fireworks at the Harrisville Harbor at dusk.

Join the 39* Annual Children's Parade at 1 p.m. in Harrisville. Gather at Richard's Pharmacy at 12:30 p.m. Decorate your bike, stroller or just yourself. Parade down Main Street, turn north on Lake Street. Contact Mary Lou Webb at (989) 724-6497. Harrisville Lions Annual Duck Race at 4 p.m. at the Harbor. Contact Jim Pyne at (989)-724-6967.

HILLMAN

July 4 & 5 join us at the Mill River Days

Downtown Hillman. Enjoy a pet show, a car show, food, activities, fun and fireworks.
For more information log onto www.hillmanmichigan.org

WHITTEMORE

July 3 & 4 Join the community in celebrating the 4th of July!

Friday, free street dance from 7-9 pm at the Whittemore Railroad Memorial Park. Watch movies in the park at 9:30 in the O'Farrell Street Park, bring your own chair. On Saturday rummage sale from 8 am - 4 pm at the Whittemore Party Store. Whittemore Speedway MOD/SS/FWD/LGD Races, gates opoen at 5:30 pm. For more information, call 989-756-2271.

PORT HOPE
Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th

10th Annual Modified & Antique truck & tractor pull. Friday at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 1 pm. Admission $10.00, children 10 & under free. For more information, contact 989-269-7957 or 989-550-3070.



 



  • Face Painting, Lumbermans Monument, June 30 - 1:30-4:30 p.m. After you see Smokey Bear, stay for a free face painting. Razmatattz will be here doing face painting and airbrush tattooing. All programs are free of charge. Donations are accepted in the Visitor Center to help cover expenses. For additional information or to register, call Lumbermans Monument Vistor Center at 989-362-8961. Lumbermans Monument is located in Iosco County Michigan at the junction of Monument and River Road.
  • Schooner Madeline, Harrisville, June 30 - A featured appearance of the majestic sail ship, the Madeline, will be docked at the Harrisville Harbor on Tuesday, June 30 from 5-8 p.m. Experience turn of the century history aboard the tall ship. Sponsored by the Harrisville Business Association & the Harrisville Harbor of Refuge.
  • Bubble Science and Science of Flight, Alpena Public Library, June 30 - This program includes preschoolers thru second grade from 10 - 11 am then from 1-2 pm this afternoon, for kids in third grade and older. Kids will learn about bubbles and use what theyve learnded to make amazing bubbles. For more information, log onto www.alpenalibrary.org
  • Three Great Summer Library Programs, June 30 & July 1 - Cirque Amongus on Tuesday, June 30 at the East Tawas Community Center at 10:30 am. Paleo Joe on Tuesday, June 30 at the Robert J. Parks Library in Oscoda at 2 p.m. Live Birds of Prey, Wednesday, July 1 at the Plainfield Township Library in Hale at 2 pm. For more information, call 989-362-2651 or visit www.ioscoarenaclibrary.org
  • Oscoda Beach Bandshell Summer Concert Series, June -Aug. 20 - Thursday nights at 7 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets. Concerts are held under the bandshell in Oscoda. Schedule begins June 25 with Flipside; July 2, Boogie 2 Shooz, July 1 Tawas Bay Players Singers, July 9, Bluses Abusers, July 16, Georger Schwedler Trio, July 23, Tommy's Tunes, July 30 Victory Tirio, Aug. 6, Shunshine Strig Band, Aug. 13, 2wice Shy; Aug. 20, Concert for Special Olympics.
  • Kids' Day! Life of a Wild-Land Firefighter, Lumbermans Monument, June 30 - 1 p.m. Have you ever used a Ulaski? Been inside a fire shelter? Handled the hose of a fire truck? Learn how firefighters do their jobs and abou the equipment they use. Watch for a visit from Smokey! All programs are free of charge. Donations are accepted in the Visitor Center to help cover expenses. For additional information or to register, call Lumbermans Monument Vistor Center at 989-362-8961. Lumbermans Monument is located in Iosco County Michigan at the junction of Monument and River Road.
  • Grillin Time! Calcite Credit Union in Rogers City, July 3 - Stop by for lunch and each Friday from 11am-1 pm and get a delicuous Plath's Hotdog and Brats. Cost is a free will donation, and all proceeds benefit Friends Together, the cancer support agency serving Northeast Michigan. Public welcome!
  • Rogers City Summer Concert Series, July 3 - Bring the whole family for the Rogers City concerts at the bandshell at Lakeside Park. Enjoy "The Remedee", music starts at 7 pm. In case of rain, show will be moved to Rogers City Highs School. Free admission for all.
  • The Drowsy Chaperone, Alpena, July 1-5 - Everyone is welcome to the Tunder Bay Theater for their latest production fo family friendly comedy performances. Show times are Wed-Sat evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Call 989-354-2267 for more information.
  • Paint with Gary, Tawas, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Learn acrylic techniques, paint landscapres and more. Class runs from 11 am - 3 pm Cost is $25 per week and materials $5. Classes have a non-refundable $5 diposti with your reservation. Classes are limited and early reservations are encouraged. For more information or to register, call 989-362-5613 or stop by the Art Gallery at 302 Newman Street, East Tawas or visit us online at www.TawasBayArtGallery.com
  • Onaway Speedway Racing, July 4 - Make the Onaway Speedway part of your 4th of July weekend. Bring the entire family for exciting racing of sprint cars, fireworks and kids activities with pedal bike races and power wheel races! Enjoy modifides, sport mods, lead sleds, bombers and 4-cylinders. Pits open at 2 p.m., time trials at 4 pm, racing at 6 pm. Cost $12 for adults, $10 for kids 12-16, children under 11 free with a paid adult! check out the complete racing schedule at www.onawayspeedway.com
  • Live Music, Lewiston, July 5 - Everyone is welcome to a live concert at teh Gazebo behind the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce. Music is from 5-7 pm and free to the public. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Local restaurants and vendors will have food and refreshments, too! for information, or if you're interested in performing, call Ted at 989-370-6835.
  • Heritage Days, Mio, July 10 & 11 - at the Oscoda County Fairgrounds. Free admission. Demonstrations on sheep shearing, wool spinning, draft horse pulls, non-mechanical bull. Live music, speed show and more. For more information or event entries call 989-826-3625 or Sandy at 734-788-3254.
  • Summerfest, Tawas, July 11-12 - Saturday kicks off with the Kiwanis Run By The Bay, 5K RUN/WALK at 9 am beginning on Newman Street. 12-6 pm come out to Tawas Point State Park and tour the lighthouse. And at 6 pm, a car cruise begins at Auto Value in Tawas City with a street dance following on Newman Street in East Tawas. Sunday begins with the "Dawn-Patrol" Fly in with breakfast at the Iosco Airport at 7 am until noon. Lighthouse tours and a wrap-up car show with awards on Newman Street in East Tawas. For more information, call 989-915-9972 or log onto www.tawassummerfest.com
  • Ashley Scott Scholarship Golf Outing, Oscoda, July 12 - Lakewood Shores Resort will be the place to join a 4-person scramble at the Serradella Golf Course with shotgun start at 8:30am. Cost includes dinner & prizes following the golf outing at the Greenbush Township Hall. Please contact Gary Schneider at 989-884-3519 for more information.
  • Relay for Life of Arenac County, Standish, July 11 - Do you want to help finish the fight against cancer? Then join us on Saturday at the Standish Sterling Middle School Track at 10 am for opening ceremonies. Go to www.relayforlife.org or call 1800-227-2345 for more information.
  • Model A's and Model T's Car Show, Standish, July 11 - Rain or shine, join us on Saturday at the Standish Historical Depot and Welcome Center. Pre-registration on or before July 3 will be $5 or after July 3 $10.00. Lunch and Ice Cream Social will be provided FREE to all pre-registered vehicle. Era dress encouraged. For more information contact Curt Hillman at 989-846-2771 or the Depot at 989-718-3021.
  • Picnic Dinner, Omer, July 10 - Friday (the night before the Standish Model A&T car show) at the Ye Olde Courthouse in Omer at 6:30 pm. Free donations. After dinner we will cruise back to Standish for Ice Cream at Tacey's Twisty Freeze on US-23. RSVP's appreciated to 989-846-2771.
  • Relay for Life of Ogemaw County, West Branch, July 18 - Walk with friends and neighbors of this community to raise fund to help the American Cancer finish the fight against cancer. Opening ceremonies begin at 12 noon at the Irons Park in West Branch. For more information, call 1-800-227-2345.
  • Teeing Off For Kids, Hillman, July 18 - Brush Creek Mill 18 hole scramble to benefit youth programs. Shotgun start at 9 am. Fee non-members $65, members w/cart $36, members w/o cart $50. Fee includes golf, cart, prizes and luncheon. For more information, call the Thunder Bay Golf Resort, 989-742-4875.
  • Benefit Spaghetti Dinner, Lewiston, July 18 - The American Legion Riders invite you to our third annual benefit for the Paroit Place located in Gaylord. Cost is $10 includes dinner, ride and poker hand. Register at the Legion at 10 am, departing at 11 am back in time for dinner. Please join us as a way of saying thank you for all they have done. All proceeds will aid our veterans in need of assistance. Saturday from 4-7 pm. Please call 989-786-3525.
  • Sunrise Side Wine & Food Festival, Harrisville Harbor, July 18 - Join us for live music and fine arts on Saturday from noon - 6 pm. Featuring fine foods from area restaurants and samples from Michigan wineries and breweries.
  • Summer Science Camp, Genie, July 20-24 and 27-31 - The US Forest Service will host 2 free summer camps at Sprinkler Lake Education Center located between Mikado and Gennie in the Huron National Forest. The camps are for students entering grades 2 - 7 yrs. Registration deadline is June 1. For more information call Delynn at 739-0728 ext. 3032. Registration questions may be directed to Susie at 739-0595.
  • Fine Arts Day Camp, Standish, July 27-31 - The Northeast Michigan Arts Council and partially funded by the Arenac County Fund, a Fine Arts Day Camp for students eight to 13 of age will be held at the Art Center in Standish. Tuition is $25 for arts council memebers and $30 for non members, which includes class supplies and refreshments for the week-long program. For more information, contact the arts council office at 989-846-9331.
  • Vietnam Traveling Tribute Wall, Oscoda, July 22 - 26 - Wall arrives at the Wurtsmith Air Museum in Oscoda by motorcycle escort at 3:30 pm. Everyone is invited to observe the arrival. Thursday, opening ceremony is at 6 pm with special recognitions and presentations and bag piper. Friday, the reading of the 2,800 Michigan names on The Wall begins at 9 am. Free concert by the 126th Michigan Army National Guard band at 6 p.m. Saturday at 9 pm will be the candelight service and a closing ceremony on Sunday at 1 p.m. before The Wall travels to its next destination.
  • Relay For Life of Alcona County, Lincoln, July 25 - Join the American Cancer Society along with your friends and neighbors to walk for a cure. This event starts at noon at the Alcona Community Track in Lincoln. For more information, call 1-800-227-2345.
  • Summer Shooting Leagues, Oscoda, May-Aug. 3 - The Iosco County Sportsman's Club invites you to participate in their 2015 summer shooting league. Activities will commence at 6 pm on Monday, May 18 and will continue each week until Monday, Aug. 3 for a total of twelve weeks (plus one make-up shoot). The competition will be equally divided into three disciplines of trap, skeet and five stand, each lasting for 4 weeks. For more information, contact Hammie at (989) 739-7010.
  • Arenac Summer Concert Series, Standish, June-Aug. - Standish Schedule: June 25, Jolly Hammers & Strings; July 2, Sunshine String Band; July 9, Blues Band with Denny Fisk; July 16, Steve Drzewicki Polka Band; July 30, Broken Glass; Aug. 6, Point Blank. Omer Schedule (in the City Park): Aug. 13, Omer City Limits. AuGres Schedule (in the City Pavillion): Aug. 20, Flipside. Bring a lawn chair or blankets and take a seat to enjoy the sounds of summer concert series brought to you by the Arenac Heritage Route Authority. The Standish concerts are held Thursday evenings at 6:30-8:30 pm at the Standish Depot. Light refreshments may be available on the grounds. No alcohol is permitted.
  • Brownlee Lake Boat Parade of Lights, Lincoln, Aug. 1 - starts at dusk on Brownlee Lake in Lincoln. Prizes for best decorated boat, live entertainment by DJ Rex Manning. Parking to watch the parade will be available at the boat launch, beach, parkway on N. Sleeper Drive and the roads around the lake. Everyone is welcome. To participate, call Sandy at 520-909-9372.
  • Tawas Bay Art Gallery Classes, East Tawas, now-August - Learn to create paintings, drawings, crafts and more at the Art Gallery at 302 Newman Street. For our class schedule or to register for classes, call 989-362-5613. Classes are limited and early reservations are encouraged. You can also visit our website at: www.TawasBayArtGallery.com
  • Michigan Master Gardener Program, Tawas City - The program will be held on Mondays from Aug. 31 through Dec. 7 from 6-10 pm at the MSU Extension office in Tawas City. Registration must be completed online before Aug. 21 http://events.anr.msu.edu/mgptawas/ or call for more information, Cindy 989-362-3449.
  • Tawas Community Concerts in the Park, East Tawas, Jun.-Aug. - Monday evenings at 7-7:30 pm, in the East Tawas City Park at the Gazebo. Bring your blanket or lawn chair, relax and listen to the variety of songs preformed live on the shores of Tawas Bay.
  • Grief Support Group, Standish - St. Mary's of Michigan/Standish Hospital in partnership with Reverence Home Health & Hospice is offering this support on the first and third Monday of each month. All classes are free to attend and open to the community. Topics and support group format may vary. For more information, contact Sheila Hughes at (989) 846-3441.
  • Onaway Speedway, Onaway, May-Sept - Fast exciting racing begins on Saturday nights in Northern Michigan. General admission: adults $12, senior citizens and children 12-16 only $10, children under age 11 are free with a paid adult. Pits open at 2 pm, general admission at 3:30 pm. Time trials at 4 pm and racing at 6 pm. Race events and dates are tentative and subject to change. Log onto www.onawayspeedway.com for a complete schedule
  • Brownlee Lake Association Garage Sales, Lincoln, Sept. 4 & 5 - Proceeds to benefit the preservation of Brownlee Lake. Accepting items for donations. No wearables. Aug. 31-Sept 3 to be dropped off at 1113 Barlow Rd. between noon & 6 pm. For more information, please call 989-736-6815 or 989-736-8346.
  • NE Michigan Regional Farm Market open May-Oct. - at the Tawas City Gateway Park under the new pavilion. The market is open Saturdays from 8 am - 1 pm. For more information, call 989-362-3531. www.getitfresh.org
  • West Branch Farmer Market, June-Oct. - Located at South Third Street in downtown West Branch. Open Saturdays 8 am - 2 pm. For more information, call City Hall at 989-345-0500.

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  • Northeast Michigan Regional Farm Market, Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. until the fall season (mid October) Located at Gateway Park in Tawas City. Bus service now available from East Tawas to Tawas City Gateway Park. Service runs from 9 am - 12:30 pm on Saturdays only. Stops include the State Dock, Bay Park Towers and Brew Krew. The NEMIR Farm Market is also held on Wednesdays in Oscoda at the AuSable Shoreline Park on US-23. For more information, call 362-3501 www.getitfresh.org
  • Alpena's Farmer's Market, Every Wednesday from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. behind the City Hall in Alpena. Get locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, perennials, maple syrup, honey, arts and crafts and more.
  • Music in the Park, East Tawas - Throughout the summer on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at the East Tawas City Park on US-23. The members of the Tawas Community Concert Band will musically entertain you with music from the past and present.
  • Music in the Park, Alpena - Everyone is welcome to the Alpena City Band Concerts on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayview Park Bandshell on State Street. The show is free, bring a blanket or lawn chair.
  • Rose Valley Winery, located on Beechwood Road in Rose City   – Open Friday – Monday or by appointment. Pick up our wine at some of these outlets. Brew Krew in East Tawas, Kocher’s Market in Hale and Rose City Meat and Deli or at the store. Stop in for a wine tasting today. Check us out on the web at www.rosevalleywinery.net or call 989-685-9399.
  • Iosco County Historical Museum, East Tawas – Area history in every corner. Come in and enjoy a step back in time. Hours of operation Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Call for more information 989-362-8911 or visit us at  www.ioscomuseum.org
  • Tawas Bay Players Community Theatre, East Tawas – Music and comedy will fill the play bill for the season. For a small theatre the shows pack a punch! Experienced local thespians and musicians are sure to tickle your fancy at tone of four regular shows. For more information or tickets, call 989-362-8423 or check out our website   www.tawasplayers.com 
  • Shoreline Players Community Theatre, Oscoda – This non-profit organization’s goal is to promote interest in theatre by presenting theatrical productions and training in theatre arts, play direction, acting, costuming, make-up, and scenery construction & design. For current shows and tickets, call 989-739-3586 and make sure to log onto www.shorelineplayers.org
  • Arenac County Historical Museum, AuGres – Located at 304 E Michigan Ave, will be open every Saturday an Sunday through Labor Day weekend from 1-4 p.m. If you need to get in any other time, please call 876-7029.
  • Wurtsmith Air Museum, Oscoda - The museum consists of three hangers of history, including our new "Wurtsmith Room", military artifacts, static aircraft and a gift shop. The museum is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. until mid-September. Admission charges are $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12 years, and children under 5 years are free. The museum is air-conditioned and handicap accessible. Call 989-739-7555 during museum hours for more information.
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