UPPER PENINSULA, Mich. (WJMN) – Celebrations are planned in many locations across the UP for the 4th of July. Below is a list of some of the events planned this year.

Local 3 will continue adding to the list as we learn of additional festivities. If you have additional information for events not listed here, please email Local 3 at news@upmatters.com.


  • Celebrations in Alpha will begin at 9 a.m. with a flag-raising ceremony followed by a parade at 10.
  • Fireworks will begin at dusk.
  • You can find full details for the day here.


  • The Escanaba City Band will play beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 at Ludington Park, leading up to the fireworks display beginning at dusk. In the event of a cancellation, a makeup date is set for July 9.


  • The city of Gladstone’s 4th of July celebration will begin at 8 a.m. with a Kiwanis Firecracker Run.
  • The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Delta Avenue.
  • Fireworks will begin at dusk.
  • You can find full details here.

Iron Mountain + Kingsford:

  • The Iron Mountain/Kingsford Independence Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. on Woodward Ave (at Balsam St), then east on Woodward, north on Carpenter Ave, then east on H St, & ends at Midtown Mall. You can find a map of the route here.
  • Fireworks begin at dusk on Millie Hill in Iron Mountain.


  • Ishpeming’s Festivities will be held on Saturday, July 2nd, beginning with the Daryl Champion Kids Bike Parade at 9:30 a.m. The Community Parade will follow at 10:30.


  • Manistique’s Independence Day Celebration will kick off with a Kiddie Parade on Friday, July 1. Lineup for the parade is at 5:30 p.m. at the post office in Manistique and the parade will begin at 6.
  • The Independence Day Parade is planned the following day Saturday, July 2, with the parade lineup at 11:30 a.m. followed by the rock and roll-themed parade at 12:30 p.m.
  • A fireworks display will take place on Sunday, July 3 beginning at dusk.


  • Marquette’s Kiwanis Fourth of July Parade will begin at 2 p.m. The route will proceed down Washington from McClellan to Third Street, and then Third to Baraga.
  • A fireworks display is planned for Monday, July 4 beginning at dusk with a rain date of July 5 in case of postponement. The city has six recommended viewing and parking locations to watch the show. You can find a map of the viewing and parking locations here.
  • You can find full details on the day’s events here.


  • The Munising parade will begin at noon. You can find a map of the parade route here.
  • The city will have multiple events going on throughout the day leading up to fireworks beginning at dusk. You can find a full schedule of events here.


  • Norway’s 4th of July celebration begins with a Kids’ Parade at 10:00 a.m. followed immediately by the main parade down Main Street.
  • The Norway City Band will perform at the Norway Band Shell leading up to the fireworks display at dusk.

Sault Ste. Marie:

  • The city of Sault Ste. Marie Independence Day Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Ashmun Street and Portage Avenue. You can click here for the registration form to be in the parade.
  • Sault Ste. Marie’s fireworks display will take place on July 4 beginning at dusk. The city recommends viewing the show from the waterfront along the St. Marys River.

South Range:

  • Festivities in South Range will begin with multiple morning events, including a flag-raising ceremony, flea market, cornhole tournament, and more.
  • A parade and children’s parade will take place at 2 p.m. on Main Street.
  • Fireworks will begin at dusk in Veteran’s Memorial Park
  • You can find a full schedule of events here.