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4th of July Events

Here is a listing of area events and happenings along with times.  If your visiting us here in Northeast Michigan, welcome!  We hope you have an enjoyable time.  The listings cover Iosco, Ogemaw, Arenac, Oscoda and Alcona Counties!


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Tom Petty Tribute Concert in AuGres 7/5/19

It's The Tom Petty Tribute Band featuring Teddy Petty & The Refugees Friday July 5th at Sunrise Park

3651 E, Huron Road, AuGres, Mi.  Gates open at 6:30pm with pre-music and giveaways, concert begins at 8:00pm. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.  Ticket available at the locations listed below.  Beer weine & food available for purchase.






Sunday in the Country, June 30th

 Join Kevin Allen of WKJC as he takes you on a musical adventure with "Sunday in the Country" featuring Jimmy Duncan & Saddle Tramp. The show will be an afternoon of good-ole, down home, traditional country music and will also include the George Schwedler Trio, Gibson Seal and the Heart and Soul Band and Jagwire Country Band. Jimmy Duncan and Danny Hullihen of Jagwire were both inducted in to the Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018, This is sure to be a once in a lifetime musical experience! Tickets on sale now at Gilbert Drugs in Oscoda and will be available at the theater bow office starting at 1 p.m. the date of the show.  Proceeds to benefit  A.L.S of Michigan & the Michigan disabled American Vets.
























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Thursday's at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. - Friday's at 5:15 p.m.
and 6:15 p.m. and Sat. at 11:15 a.m.






Thursday July 4, 2019 Parade is at 11:00 a.m. at the Alpena County Fairgrounds and ends at the parking lot before theThunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Fireworks at Dusk, Long Lake County Park, 2585 Long Lake Park Road  Alpena, Michigan 49707


July 4, 2019 Barton City’s Biggest Little 4th in the North

Parade at 11am followed by kids games, music, food vendor area and beer tent at the township park Fireworks at dusk!   Barton City  Jewell Lake Trask Lake Road Barton City, Michigan 48705


 July 4, 2019 Parade is at 11am in Downtown Oscoda
Fireworks at Dusk,  Oscoda Beach Park, River Road Oscoda, Michigan 48750


 July 4, 2019 West Branch "Patriotic Farming" themed Parade at 6pm , Fireworks at Dusk

West Houghton Ave and M-30, West Branch, Michigan 48661


July 4, 2019 Rose City "Mardi Gras" themed Parade 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Rose City Fireworks at 10:00am – 11:00pm


July 4, 2019 Parade at 11am on Newman St. East Tawas

Fireworks at Dusk, At Shoreline Park Tawas City, MI 48763


July 4, 2019 in Mio with the Parade at 2:00 p.m Main Street Mio

Family Fun 10am to 4pm- Oscoda County Park

Kids Games, Kids Inflatables, Craft Show, Music, Homemade Ice Cream, Food,

Sherriff's Auxillary Water Balloon Throw

Fireworks sponsored by the Oscoda County Chamber of Commerce

at dusk over Mio Pond


July 4, 2019 in Roscommon, parade starts at 11:00 a.m. at Family Fare,

turns right on Lake Street, and ends at the VFW Hall Fireworks start at 10:15 p.m. at the Firemen's Training Grounds on Ballenger Street in Roscommon.  Bring your chairs, bring your friends and family, and have a GREAT time!


July 4, 2019 in Hale parade starts at 12pm and runs throught town.

July 5, 2019 Fireworks at the Iosco County Fairgrounds at Dusk.


July 5, 2019 Fireworks at dusk

at the Caseville Harbor Breakwall


July 6, 2019 Parade down Main Street at 1 p.m. in Harrisville

Fireworks at dusk at the Harrisville Harbor. Come early and enjoy music by Rex Manning.  Contact Alcona County Chamber of Commerce (989) 724-5107 or


  July 6, 2019 Au Gres at Dusk

 At the Mouth of the Au Gres River
E. Huron Road, 
Au Gres, Michigan 48703


July 6, 2019 St. Helen at Dusk

At the Richfield Township Park on Airport Road

St. Helen, Michigan


July 6, 2019 Skidway Lake Parade at 11am

Parade runs from Skunk Hollow Rd ends at the Chamber of Commerce.


July 6, 2019 Luzerne 4th of July Celebration

Come and enjoy the festivities in Luzern with a theme of "Home of the Free, Because of the Brave", Saturday, July 6th, starting at noon.  There's Krafts on the Corner, Goat Pellet (poo) Bingo-buy your spots at the Luzern Hardware ($3 per spot or 2 for $5), Ma Deeters Cornhole Tourney.  Don't forget the "Home of the Free" Parade that starts at 4pm.  There will also be Live Entertainment by Mike Ross from 5pm to dusk.  Then the Luzern Spectacular Fireworks Show at Dusk.  So come on out and bring the kids for a great time in Luzern.



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Summer Movie Series at the Oscoda Townchip Beach

Movies begin at Dusk on Wednesdays

Music and games 30 minutes prior to movie

July 3rd - Hotel Transylvania-Summer Vacation

July 10th - Bumblebee

July 17th - Ralph Breaks the Internet

July 24th - Trolls

July 31st - Norm of the North

August 7th - Avengers - Infinity War

August 14th - Wonderpark

Augus 21st - Smallfoot

August 28th - The Lego Movie 2





Our Heritage - Iosco County Historical Society Presents "Our Heritage" 2019 Lugene Daniels Lecture Series.  All programs are on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, at the Rushman Hall (K of C Hall) 821 Newman St., East Tawas. 

Programs are as follows:

July 17th - The United States Life Saving Service with Wes Thompson

Aug 21st - The Toledo War of 1835 with Joe Oldenburg

Sept 18th - French Settlers in Michigan Gerald Wykes

So come on out to one or all of these interesting lectures and help support the Iosco Arenac District Library.


Summer Concert Series -  Rotary Club of Oscoda presents "Summer Concert Series" in the Oscoda Beach Bandshell, Thursdays this summer.  All concerts begin at 7pm, bring your lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the music.  Pop, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, and Snow Cones will be sold.

June 27th - The Victory Trio

July 11th - Blues Abusers

July 18th - Gibson-Seal Heart and Soul

July 25th - Sunshine String Band

Aug 1st - Pick-N-Steel

Aug 8th - Boogie 2 Shooz

Aug 15th - Flipside

Aug 22nd - Jerry Schmidt & Tipsico Road (Concert to Benefit Special Olympics)

The concert will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.



2019 AuGres Summer Fight - The 2019 AuGres Summer Fight will start Monday, April 15th at 8am and end Sunday, June 30th at 8am.  "BIGGEST WALLEYE TAKES ALL!!!"  Monetary prizes will be determined by number of participants 100% payback.  For more info please contact,

Ed Beckley: Cell: 989-324-7111, SHOP: 989-646-2444 Email: Contestants can sign up online at: Or by Mail to: M65 Bait Shop II, 302s Main St. Au Gres, MI 48703. Make all Checks payable to: Au Gres Area Chamber of Commerce In amount of $35.00.


Outdoor Movie Night - There will be and outdoor movie night June 27th located in the Pavillion behind the Plainfield Township Library.  The movie will be "The Secret Life of Pets" to benefit the Iosco County Human Society.  Whis list items will be collect for the shelter, and their wish list needs are clay cat litter, soft dog treats, bleach, cat toys, dog leashes, PetAG kitten milk replacer and soft cat food.  The movie begins at 8pm with the doors opening at 7:30pm.  Hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase. So bring your lawn chair or blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars.


Therapeutic Riding - Therapeutic horseback riding has been growing over the last decade, as a great way to soothe and rehabilitate persons four years and older with cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities.  This special therapy is available at Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center in National City.  Pegasus Springs is a small horseback riding school, with sessions that run from May through October by appointment.  The next assessment will be held June 28th, so please if you or someone you know could benefit from this special interaction with horses, contact Barb Clare at 269-967-7773 or register online at


Man Cave -  Holy Family School will be holding a "Man Cave Rummage Sale", Saturday, June 29th from 9am to 4pm.  There will be tools, recreational and sporting goods, (no guns will be accepted) and more.  If you are willing to donate good guy stuff bring it in on Friday June 28th between 12pm and 4pm.  Proceeds will go to Holy Family School. For more info please contact Dennis at (269)967-3358.


Grand Opening - The Salvation Army to Host Grand Opening ribbon cutting for a new Family Thrift Store in East Tawas. The store location is in the Sav-A-Lot plaza in the former Family Dollar store.  The Grand Opening will take place on July 1st with the ribbon cutting at 11am. Community members are invited to join the representatives from The Salvation Army and the Tawas Chamber of Commerce for the ceremony.  The store will then remain open for bargain hunters until 7pm.  Grand opening festivities will include The Salvation Army brass band ensemble, a Salvation Army canteen serving coffee and donuts, and balloons for the kiddos.


Tom Petty Tribute - Featuring Teddy Petty & The Refugees, Friday, July 5th, at Sunrise Park in Au Gres.  Gates open with pre-music & give-aways at 6:30pm with the live Tribute to start at 8pm.  Tickets are $15 in advance and are available at your local Chemical Bank, Ali's Upnorth Food & Spirits, and T & C Sports Lounge in Au Gres.  Fore more info please call (989)876-6688.


Smokey Bear - Come by the Harrisville State Park, Saturday, July 6th, at 11am to visit and take photos with Smokey Bear!  He will be at the Campground Host site #2 at 11:00 AM until noon for photos, and then follow him into downtown Harrisville for the annual Kid's Parade!  This parade will start at 1 PM and go through downtown Harrisville.  Stay into the evening to then watch the Fireworks from the Harrisville Harbor, which can also be seen from the day use beach at the Harrisville State Park.  A current Recreation Passport is required to enter the state park.


Model A & Model T Car Show - 4th  Annual Model A & Model T Vintage Carshow, Saturday July 13th from 10am to 4pm at the Standish Historical Depot. Enjoy a day of leisure and reminicing about days gone past. Model A and Model T cars on display. Open to only those original/restored cars and trucks 1931 or older. Registration s $5.00. Awards ceremony at 4:00pm with awards to the top 40 vehicles of the show. Lunch and Ice Cream Social provided to all pre registered vehicles. Era dress encouraged.  For more information please contact


Brunch at the Harbor - Farm to Fork Alcona is a multi-phase initiative promoting farm to table movement in Alcona in order to improve the economy & health of our community.  On Saturday, July 13th, at the Harrisville Harbor from 9am till 12 noon, Farm to Fork Alcona presents a special local-food brunch with burritos as the star attraction. This family-friendly event is just $5 per person at the tent, so bring the whole gang for a morning treat.


Wellness Wednesday - Ascension St. Joseph & US Coast Guard will be hosting a "Wellness Wednesday" July 17th from 12pm to 1:30pm at the Tawas Point U.S. Coast Guard Station.  Come and meet "Coastie the Safety Boat", operated by the Coast Guard to teach boating and water safety, (weather permiting) There will be hot dogs, chips and a beverage to enjoy.  This is a family friendly information about water and sun safety.  St. Joseph cancer care team will be onsite to provide sun safety tips, and the Coast Guard will offer water safety instruction, including proper fit and wear of personal floation devices.  Free life jackets will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  For more info or to register please call (989)362-9301.


Performing Live - Lakeview Manor in Tawas City will be holding their annual concert.  This years concert is "Motown", July 26th starting at 6pm, featuring Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensation. Everyone is welcome so please bring your lawn chair, concessions will be available by donations. Please come and join us for an evening of great entertainment and reminiscing.  All proceeds will benefit the residents.




Northeast Michigan Regional  Farmers Market-Tawas City

Season is May thru October

Hours are 8am to 1pm every Wednesday and Saturday


Northeast Michigan Regional Farmers Market-Oscoda

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 2pm every Wednesday


Plainfield Township Farmers Market

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 1pm every Saturday


ARA Farm Market-Lincoln

Season is May thru October

Hours are 9am to 12:30pm every Saturday


Rose City Farmers Market

Season is June thru October

Hours are 9am to 3pm every Saturday


West Branch Farmers Market

Season is June thru October

Hours are 8am to 2pm every Saturday









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