Greatest 4th In The North

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 at 7:00am


Schedule of Events:

7am to 11am Pancake Breakfast

Masonic Lodge #408
Corner of Canal and Prospect Streets

Adults $6, Children 10 and Under are Free

Lake City Athletic Boosters Races
Registration begins at 630a with a 730a race time
$5 Entry Fee

5K Walk/Run
Registration begins at 630a with a 745a race time
Early registration deadline is June 30th for $30 – Day of Race $40

10K Run
Registration begins at 630a with a 750a race time
Early registration deadline is June 30th for $30 – Day of Race $40
All races are sponsored by Lake City Athletic Boosters
Awards MUST be picked up immediately following the event.

Click here an Race Application
Click here for Course Map
Full results will be posted following the race at the City Building Garage, and online at, Awards will be presented after the race. Awards must be picked up the day of the race at awards presentation.

Black Diamond Broadcasting 98.5 WUPS and 92.1 The Twister
Your host and emcee for the day with your favorite DJ personalities!

10am Grand Parade
 Line Up at 830am
WUPS and The Twister will be offering their emcee skills from the Judges Truck on Main Street near Chemical Bank
For safety, please make sure children stay on or behind the street curbs. Floats are instructed not to throw out candy as their “walkers” will be handing out candy directly to waiting children. Let’s keep this tradition safe and free of incidents! Reminder, detours are set up starting around 930a and we ask that you please do not drive your car across the parade route unless you have an emergency.

Parade Instructions
Go to Randall Road, to Fairlane Street, to Al Moses Road
Parade Route: Broadway Street to M66, South on M66, East on Union Street, North on Huron Street to High School.
Rain or Shine!

11am to 10pm Vendors In The Park

New merchandise, food, and miscellaneous

City Park

11am to 5pm Arts and Crafts Show

Enjoy a variety of handmade items from local area artists available for purchase.

Sponsored by: Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce

 (Old Griller’s Courtyard/Back Parking Lot)

10a to 2p OX Roast
(Or until sold out)

Enjoy a delicious sandwich for $3.50 before they are gone!
Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus #8556

St. Stephen Church
506 West Union Street

11am to 3pm Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Shortcake Social and Local Crafts for Sale!
Suggested donation of $3.50

Lake City Senior Center
120 E. John Street

11am to 10pm Children’s Carnival

With the renovation of our beautiful new school, we were perplexed on a location to host a carnival, not wanting to let this long tradition go to the wayside. Fortunately with the help of our local County Administrators and Sheriff’s Department, we were able to secure this location in hopes of keeping all of our festival attractions in our downtown area. Clark’s Attractions was a perfect fit for just this occasion. This family owned Michigan (just down M66 in Ionia) businesses specializes in smaller carnivals to fit just perfectly in a smaller space! Enjoy rides, games, and concessions, wrist bands are available for $13.00 and are good for the whole day!

(Corner of John Street/Canal Street)

2pm to 5pm and 6pm to 9pm Pop Up Michigan Craft Beer and Cider Tastings With Shorts Brewing

Join us in our City Park Event Tent to sample some Michigan made Craft Beer and Cider from Short’s Brewing in Bellaire! Must be 21 with Valid ID to enter.

City Park Event Tent

5:30pm Falmouth Community 4th Of July Celebration

Kids Games/ Face Painting/Dunk Tank/Watermelon Eating Contest/Prizes
Concert at 7:30 P.M. and Fireworks at Dusk

Falmouth Pond/Dam

5:30pm to 6:45pm High Maintenance Band

High Maintenance Band has become quite popular to our area, packing one of our favorite local establishments every time they come to town so we had to have them perform! The group combines 40 years of musical experience into their fun packed show. The band members are Larry Slee, Luke Roy, Clayborn Stewart, Fred Barkheart, and Steve Forenear and all hail from our local area and the great state of Michigan! They play Classic Rock and Old Country and you are sure to hear one of your favorites! For booking contact Larry Slee at (231) 826-3356.

City Park Free Stage

7:45pm to 9:30pm North44 Band

Another Lake City local loved favorite! North44 is a band based out of Cadillac.
They perform rock, blues, and R&B tunes from the 1960’s to current hits! The band is made up of Bob Rushing (guitar/vocals), David Stoutenburg (guitar/vocals), Chuck Lund (bass guitar/vocals), and Philip Bossenberger (drums/vocals).

City Park Free Stage


10:15pm Car Raffle Drawing

2018 Camaro Rally Sport Redline Edition
Will you be the winner? Be sure you have your ticket purchased prior to the drawing.

City Park Free Stage

10:30pm Fireworks

The fireworks are shot from our barge on Lake Missaukee off of Miltner Park, but, the view is pretty great from anywhere around the lake!
In case of extreme inclement weather, the fireworks will be Wednesday, July 5th at 1030p

Lake Missaukee