We’re only 8 days away from the Fourth of July and there’s no better place to be than Munising! The Fourth is a huge event for Munising and a good time to see the town swell 2- 3 times its normal population.
All the fun begins actually on July 2nd with the “Firecracker 2-Blocker” soapbox race. This event allows kids to build their own soapbox car and race it down one of Munising’s city streets. It’s a good time watching the kids compete and using their imagination to build a racer.
Then on July 3rd (Friday night) is the Community Dance and All Class Reunion. This dance is open to everyone over 21 years of age and will be featuring the band Evergreen 7. Come out and dance the night away! ALTRAN (local bus service) will be offering free rides home!
The main event is, of course, July 4th and it’s a day filled with a lot of activities for everyone in your family. Some of the events include a morning fun run, a flag raising at the veteran’s memorial, a pet parade and the firefighter’s water fight. The huge parade starts at noon and runs through downtown Munising. Much of the other action takes place at Bayshore Park, which includes games, food and entertainment. Make sure to stick around till dusk for a monster of a fireworks display, one of the best in the area! For more info just visit www.munisingjuly4th.com! It has the complete schedule of events.
Next week, I’ll tell you about the Munising Summerfest that’s happening on July 11th. Check out www.munisingsummerfest.com to learn more. It will be featuring a milk jug boat race, a family and friends BBQ rib cook-off and a ton of games for the family!
What’s your favorite part of the Munising Fourth of July? Leave us a comment!