Lake City, Michigan
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Important Update

COVID-19 has impacted the Greatest Fourth plans.

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting communities everywhere, we’ve made important changes to the Greatest Fourth in the North plans for summer 2020.

Greatest Fourth in the North welcomes you to Lake City, Michigan!

For all new visitors to our town come for the first time and leave as a local friend. Small town charm, old time values and family memories to be made when driving through or visiting, relocating or come to relax and play.

Visit Lake City and enjoy the passion, excitement, and growth of our community year after year. Plan a visit to Missaukee County, Lake City, MI. and make it a family tradition for generations to carry on and capture memories you will talk about throughout the year.

One of Lake City’s biggest traditions is the annual Independence Day Celebration. The Greatest Fourth in the North brings in thousands of residents and visitors to participate in the 4-day festival packed with free entertainment, family time with the purpose of paying homage to the sacrifices made by the men and women in the Armed Forces.

Thanks to the combined efforts of The Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce,
several organizations, and the many sponsors and volunteers this annual event
continues to grow.

The festival is well-known for being the Greatest Fourth of July celebration in Northern Michigan. Starting in the days leading up to Independence Day and capping off with the Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Grand Parade and fireworks display over Lake Missaukee, this festival will offer you many enjoyable experiences for the entire family.

This year, don’t settle for a backyard hotdog and small-time sparkler display.

There’s no need with the Lake City’s Greatest Fourth in the North celebration from parades and spectacular fireworks displays to live entertainment and music in the park, festival craft & Artisan Market, food vendors, beverage tent and a full day of kid-friendly activities.

You will want to remember your lawn chair or a blanket to sit in the City Park, as we have 2 days of packed live entertainment lined up for our 2020 festival.

It takes months of planning and collaboration to put together this event. It is fully funded by donations and support from area businesses and our community members; we could not do it without them.

Thank you to our valued sponsors, the City of Lake City, Missaukee County Administration, Missaukee County Sheriff’s Department, and our local Fire Departments, all of our wonderful volunteers, organizations, businesses, residents and many visitors.

It is because of you that we the Chamber of Commerce can continue to host The Greatest Fourth in the North celebration.

2020 Grand Parade Application >

Thank You to Our 2020 Sponsors: