Welcome to the 61st
Whitmore Lake 4th of July Fireworks
We are back on for 2021 which will be our 61th year! We’re counting on your help to get bigger and better for 2021 and beyond.
Saturday - June 26
Fun Run - 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk
It is early this Year: Saturday, June 26 10K at 8:00 am 5k at 8:15 am Location: 8877 Main St. Whitmore Lake
Friday - July 2
Fireworks - at dusk
Kiwanis Dunk Tank - 6:30 pm to dusk
50/50 Raffle - Ticket sales will be before the fireworks.
Tickets are $1 each or $10 for an arm’s length. Must be there to win.
Saturday - July 3
Kiwanis Annual 4th of July Parade - at 10 am
Banana Split Eating Contest - at 2 pm
Contestants in four age groups (4-9, 10-14, 15-17, 18+) will devour banana splits for prizes in this tasty and sometimes messy event. Enjoy a refreshing ice cream treat and cheer for your favorite banana split eater!
Register 1:30-1:45 at Dee’s Place (734) 449-4707. (Cost – $2) Space is limited.
Boat Parade of Lights - at 10 pm
FREE – Don’t miss the parade of lighted and decorated boats. To enter, decorate your boat with festive lights and line up in front of Mac’s Marina at 9:30 pm. Judging at 9:50 pm. The winning boat gets an award and unparalled bragging rights.
For more info, contact Mac’s Marina (734) 449-4706..
Main Street from Barker to the Marathon Gas Station will be closed to traffic on Friday, July 2nd, starting at 8 pm for the fireworks show.
Free Parking - For the fireworks
Parking will be at the new Northfield Community Park.
From the north, enter from Main Street
From the south, enter from Barker Road
Following the signs and volunteer parking helpers.
Parking is free, so please donate to help fund the fireworks.
Many THANKS to many helpers, including:
Joan and Keith Lee
Bill & Kathy Creal
Don, Aimee, Emma,
Ava, Abby, and Natalie
James Di Dio
Griffith Veterinary Hospital
The “Whitmore Lake 4th of July Committee” is a Federal 501(c)3 Charitable Organization, a Michigan non-profit corporation, and part of the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce. It is run entirely by un-paid volunteers and its primary purpose is to organize and fundraise for the annual 4th of July celebration in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.
For decades, the small community of Whitmore Lake has been honoring our great country’s Independence Day with a weekend-long celebration of good, old fashioned, family friendly fun. This celebration is like stepping back in time when our past was gentler and more carefree time. Typical events include a 4th of July Parade, a Bicycle Decorating Contest, a Fun Run, a Boat Parade, a Banana Split Eating Contest, a Ski Show, and of course our fireworks display over the lake caps off the entire celebration.
Our annual celebration of freedom brings us all together offering us an important reminder that no matter what differences we may have, we are all united by our shared pursuit of American ideals; “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Annually this weekend-long celebration is enjoyed by over 7,500 people from Whitmore Lake and its surrounding communities. When scanning the crowd at the fireworks you will see young families, multi-generational families who have been coming for many years, as well as those who are just looking to create new memories, whether it is with their family or by themselves. Throughout the years our Whitmore Lake Fireworks committee has heard many stories from community members telling us what the fireworks and festivities mean to them. Mrs. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Whitmore Lake summed up what the fireworks mean to the community, “I have lived in Whitmore Lake my entire life and there is nothing like the look on my granddaughter’s face when she watches the Fireworks Show each year. This is what childhood memories of our Independence Day are all about!”
Join US! : The Membership consists of a Board of Directors. The directors include appointed volunteers and elected officers that receive no compensation. It is important to note that membership is encouraged, voluntary and we welcome new members. We currently have about 15 members that graciously volunteer their time to accomplish the promotion of good community service and our appearance in the community.