July 2021: The Fourth of July is this Sunday!
Independence Day is Sunday, July 4th
The Fourth of July—also known as Independence Day or July 4th—has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. America always goes all out with parades, BBQ’s, and of course, fireworks!
Michigan is Known For Its Summers…
If you’ve been around the state long enough, you’ve probably noticed that Michiganders live for summer. It’s probably because our winters seem to always last three more months longer than they are supposed to. It’s no secret that once the warm weather hits, we are ready to enjoy it!
The fourth of July is no exception. If you’re one of the lucky ones that has a place up north, we are still awaiting our invite (just kidding!) If you find yourself wanting to be a part of the festivities this year but you don’t know what to do, we’ve found some really great family friendly options that are sure to have everyone smiling.
1.) Traverse City National Cherry Festival. This festival is known around the country and if you’ve never been, you really should check it out. Enjoy classic car shows, The Blue Angels Air Show, parades, and everything cherries! Learn more here: https://www.cherryfestival.org/
2.) Mackinac Island Fourth of July Celebration. Take a step back in time and slow things down a bit while you enjoy the largest fireworks display in Northern Michigan. Check it out here: https://www.mackinawcity.com/events/4th-of-july/
3.) If you want to stay in the Metro Detroit area, there is still plenty to do. You can grab a picnic table at a local Metro Park (Kensington or Huron-Clinton are both great options.) Or you could even rent a pontoon and head out on Cass Lake in Oakland County. If getting in the water isn’t for you, head over to the Detroit Riverwalk and take in the amazing upgrades the city has completed.
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– Stephanie Janiga