4th of July Festivities
4th of July Events
Saturday, July 1st
Saturday, July 1st
- Fun Run
Registration fees Reduced before June 20
8:00 am 10K Run
8:15 am 5K Walk/Run
10:15 am Awards and Prizes
Watch or race in these exciting athletic events to start your holiday off with a bang.
Pre Register before June 20 for the discounted rate, or you can register beginning at 7:00 am on race day at the starting line.
All races start and end at the former Whitmore Lake Middle School, 8877 Main Street.
Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Whitmore Lake Area
- Music at the Lake - DANCE PRO by Ellen
7:00 pm -10:00 pm
Enjoy Summertime Music by the lake! Come and dance or just listen to the music.
Location: Northfield Community Park next to the Post Office. Games! Fun! Prizes!
- Fireworks at 10:00 pm (dusk)
Enjoy a thrilling and patriotic fireworks display set off from the center of the lake! Please respect private property and keep our community clean. Rain date is Sunday, July 2. Vendors will be on site. This show is solely funded and made possible by donations from our community.
Brought to you by: Whitmore Lake 4th of July Committee with Contributions from YOU
Please note: At request of private property owners, this is an Alcohol-Free event. We appreciate your help in respecting this request.
FIREWORKS PARKING: Parking will be available at the new North Village Park, next to the Whitmore Lake Post Office. Please Note - Main St. will be CLOSED to "through traffic" beginning at 8:00pm to set up for fireworks. Traffic for PARKING ONLY will be allowed after 8:00pm - Please follow the direction of Police Officers and Parking Attendants on-site. All cars must enter the parking area through Main Street.
Exiting Traffic: Upon entering the Parking area each car will be asked if they will be heading north or south bound upon exit. We will have North bound exiting cars park in one area (N) closer to the front, and South bound exiting cars will be parked in the back area (S). We will also have a handicap area (H) near the front. Signs will be posted to help direct traffic. After the fireworks finale, South bound traffic will exit on to Barker Rd. and will be able to pick up US-23S via the Barker Rd. on-ramp. North bound traffic will exit on to Main Street to pick up US-23N at the Eight Mile Rd. on-ramp. This is our first year using the park property for parking, so we hope that it will proceed smoothly.
Tuesday, July 4th
- Independence Day Parade - 10:00 am
Gather all your friends and family and come down to Main Street for the parade! Enjoy a patriotic and festive display of fire trucks, floats, decorated bicycles and more! Sponsored by Kiwanis Clubs.
The Parade starts on Barker Road and proceeds down Main Street ending at the Public Safety Building.
Click HERE for the Pre_Registration Form
- Root Beer Floats beginning at Noon while supplies last
Enjoy the parade and then join us at the Community Center, 9101 Main St., as we celebrate the 4th of July with good, old-fashioned root beer floats! We will begin serving at Noon after the parade until we run out! Donations are appreciated. Enjoy a favorite summertime treat and see what your Community Center has to offer!
- Banana Split Eating Contest - 3:00 pm
Contestants in four age groups (4-9, 10-14, 15-17, 18+) will devour banana splits for prizes in this tasty event. Enjoy a refreshing ice cream treat and cheer for your favorite banana split eater! Register at Dee's Place (734) 449-4707. (Cost - $2) Space is limited.
- Boat Parade of Lights - 10:00 pm
Don't miss this beautiful parade of lighted boats. To enter, decorate your boat with festive lights and line up in front of Mac's Marina 9:45 pm (FREE). For more info, contact Sam at Mac's Marina (734) 449-4706