Greatest 4th in the North 2015
July 1-5, 2015
The 2015 Celebration begins Wednesday, July 1 and ends on Sunday, July 5th. The most commonly asked questions concerning the festival are: "When are the fireworks and when is the Grand Parade?" To answer these questions, the fireworks are ALWAYS on July 4. The Grand Parade is also always on July 4, EXCEPT…when the 4th falls on a Sunday, which it does not this year, so the Grand Parade will be Saturday, July 4 at 10:00 a.m. The 2015 programs will be available here at the Chamber office in area businesses & Michigan Welcome Centers in May.
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We hope that the Grand Parade and Fireworks aren't the only reasons you want to come to the Greatest 4th in the North, because we have lots of great events that take place, including lots of FREE entertainment. Every evening, beginning on Wednesday evening, July 1, you will find everything from the Battle of the Bands, $1000 Karaoke Contest and professional entertainment shows on the City Park Free Stage. The reason it is free for you and your family to attend is because of our wonderful sponsors. So if you catch a main stage act, or maybe a clown, or a magician, be sure to thank our sponsors if you see them. Better yet, we encourage you to go visit their business and thank them, because if it wasn't for their support you would not see any of these great entertainers! You will find the entertainers names along with a direct web link below so you can preview them on the web.
We hope you pick up a program with a complete schedule of events so you don't miss a thing! They are also free, because of our advertisers and sponsors. You will find them in the Michigan Welcome Centers, other Chamber's, area businesses, in the City Park Information booth during the festival and of course at the Chamber office. You can also view the program right here on our web site. We hope to see you here in 2015! Below were some highlights. Much more will be added as we get a little closer.
The Vendors will be opening up at 3 p.m. along with Schmidt Amusements carnival.Schmidt Amusements carnival with special arm band prices of only $12! Business After 5 will be announced at a latter time. The Battle of the Bands will get started at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Karaoke Contests - Jr. Contest (ages 5-18) begins at 11 a.m. and three winners are awarded cash prizes and trophies, then on to the the last opportunity to get into the Sr. finals at 2 p.m., at our last preliminary. That evening at 7 p.m. we have the final competition with $700 as grand prize, $200 for second place and $100 for third place. the winner of the Jr. contest will also perform for you at the Senior Competition.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Friday Beach Volleyball starts out the day at the Missaukee County Park. Times will be announced at a latter date along with all other details. The Venetian Parade should be floating by about 9 p.m. If you want to join in on the fun with your boat call Bob or Lori Larsen at 839-7779, lots of fun especially for the participants! This year the craft show will be two days and they will be open from 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. their location will be announced at a later date.
Friday, July 3, 2015
The Athletic Boosters host the 2K, 5K, and 10K beginning with 6:30 a.m. registration. The Grand Parade begins at 10 a.m. Following the parade will be the traditional Ox Roast and Strawberry Festival. Pizza Eating Contest, Rosco the Clown, Hulla-Hoop & Limbo Competitions and more! All entertainment will be announced soon. This will be the second and last day of the craft show.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Don't think the celebration is over yet, because we have one more day
"Celebrate Freedom" begins at 1 p.m. at the City Park Free Stage. The vendors won't be packing up until 5 p.m.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
2014 ENTERTAINERS: (click on websites for more info)
Schmidt Amusements www.schmidtamusements.com
Rosco the Clown www.roscotheclown.com
Mitch Goudy www.mitchgoudy.com
Brian Nolf www.youtube.com
The Avalons www.bsaevents.com
Kevin Kammeraad & the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe www.kevinkammeraad.com
Allie Shermetaro www.allieshermetaro.com
David Shelby www.davidshelbymusic.com
Red Roots www.theredroots.com
2014 GREATEST FOURTH IN THE NORTH SPONSORS:
Classic Ford & Chevrolet
Merritt Speedway www.merrittspeedwaymi.com
Susan Vignola, D.D.S. www.lcdentist.com
Chemical Bank www.chemicalbankmi.com
Voelker Implement Sales www.voelkerimplement.com
Baker College of Cadillac www.baker.edu
Coffee Cup Restaruant
Fifth/Third Bank www.53.com/bank
Food Factory & Pub
Foster's Super Market
Heritage Sustainable Energy www.heritagewindenergy.com
Johnson Oil Company www.johnsonspropane.com
Johnson's Propane Company www.johnsonspropane.com
Lake City Manufacturing, LLC www.lcmanufacturingllc.com
Mercy Hospital mercycadillac.munsonhealthcare.org
Town Pump Saloon
Venetian Blind Co. of Mid Michigan
A-One Insurance Agency www.aoneagency.com
Allpro Technology www.allprotechnology.com
Gary Geiger Construction, Inc.
Missaukee Sentinel www.missaukeesentinel.com
Missaukee Title Co. www.missaukeetitle.com
Northern Auto Lake City www.autorepairlakecity.com
Northern Lights Fireworks
Northern Michigan Servicestore, Inc.
Terry Coaster's State Farm Insurance www.terrycoaster.com
RE/MAX Professionals www.alderdenteam.com
VanDrie Home Furnishings www.vandrie.com
Whitetail Realty www.lakecitymirealestate.com
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