At last year’s Independence Day celebration in Dorr, Greg Savas of Wayland watched the parade dressed as Uncle Sam.

Independence Day celebrations are planned throughout the county


The City of Allegan will celebrate Inde­pend­­ence Day with its sixth annual July 3 Jubilee.

Entertainment will include inflatable activities, mechanical surf boards, glitter tattoos. musical performances and games.

Festivities will begin with the Parade through downtown at 5:30 p.m. and conclude with fireworks at dusk.

Volunteers at the Positively Allegan booth on Brady Street will be selling tickets for some events at $1 each with some activities using more than one ticket.

Parade questions can be directed to Vicki Knuckles at (269) 217-8604. Any business, nonprofit, church group, individual performer or family who want to participate in the parade should line up at the corner of Water and Cutler Streets beginning at 5 p.m.

The parade route will include Trowbridge, Walnut, Hubbard and Locust streets.

The Veterans Park Stage on the riverfront will provide continuous music from 6 to 10:15 p.m. Alabama Spanking Machine, Duffield/Caron Project and Trapped On Mars will perform.

Between band performances on Veterans Park Stage, County Fair Idol winners Kristin Kulikowski and Zaynee Pattison will entertain.

Strum, Dumb and Dumber, an improv music group, will entertain at the gazebo on Brady Street from 6 to 10 p.m.

Both the stage and gazebo will have national anthem performances prior to fireworks.

Vendors will sell food ranging from pizza to elephant ears. The Allegan Rotary Club will have their frozen yogurt cart.

For more information, call (269) 217-8604.


Dorr will celebrate Independence Day on Friday, July 4, through Sunday, July 6.

All events will be at Dorr South Park.

Friday’s events begin with a community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. followed by the parade at 10:30 a.m. After the parade there will be carnival rides, food booths, children’s events and Chinese lantern sales.

On-stage events Friday will feature a beautiful baby contest at 12:30 p.m., “Wurst Talent Show Ever” at 1:30 p.m., Zumba at 2:30 p.m., Karaoke from 3 to 6 p.m., hot air balloon launch at 7 p.m. and deejay provided dance tracks from 7 p.m. until fireworks begin at dusk.

On Saturday, in addition to carnival rides and food vendors, a community flea market begins at 8 a.m., a tractor pull from 144th Avenue to 22nd Street begins at 1 p.m., a volleyball tournament will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. and the “Positively Dorr” chinese lantern launch takes place at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday there will be a community worship service at 10:30 a.m.

There will also be a classic car show with registration beginning at 9 a.m.,  pizza wars at noon, carnival rides, food and a bean bag tournament.

For more information, call (616) 681-9369.


On July 4, a community breakfast will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Fire Barn.

9 a.m. to 11 a.m. there will be a homerun derby.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a craft show in the village/township hall.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the library will be open as a cooling center, west of the park.

Noon to 7 p.m. FFA silent auction in the park.

Noon until the pageants end, there will be kids and family games in the downtown park.

2 to 4 p.m. musical entertainment on stage.

4 p.m., there will be a children’s parade on Main Street followed by the main parade at 5 p.m.

Local dairy farmers will have free ice cream in the Fire Barn from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Prince and Princess Pageant begins at 6 p.m. followed by the Queen’s pageant at 7 p.m.

Duck race at the creek will follow the Queen’s pageant.

At 8 p.m. Double Barrel will be performing.

Fireworks will be at dusk.

All times are approximate, please bring a chair or something comfortable to sit on.

Variety show acts and crafters are still needed, contact the Hopkins District Library at (269) 793-7516 with any questions.


The Plainwell Fireworks Celebration will be at dusk at Plainwell Airport on Friday, July 4, rain or shine. Arrangements will be made in case of inclement weather.

Parking costs $5 per car, facilitated by the Plainwell Pilots Association.

For more information, call Plainwell City Hall at (269) 685-6821 or visit


Saugatuck and Douglas will celebrate Independence Day on July 4 with a parade at 2 p.m. Lineup begins at the high school at 1:30 p.m.

The fireworks will begin at dusk.

Fennville, Otsego, Wayland

The cities of Fennville, Otsego and Wayland will not host Independence Day activities.


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