The Cadillac area during the Fourth of July weekend is a blast! You can enjoy the vibrant parades downtown, explore our beautiful lakes with boat rides and fishing, while ending your day with a spectacular fireworks show over the water. The local festivities, including live music and delicious food vendors, make it a perfect celebration for everyone!

Cadillac Freedom Fest Highlights

July 4

  • Grand Parade: Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade down Mitchell Street at 1 pm. Catch some candy and enjoy the festivities!
  • Kids Pizza & Dance Party: Join us at the Splash Pad from 5 to 7 pm for pizza, dancing, and water fun. Don’t forget your swimsuit!
  • Fire Department Family Movie Night: Bring your lawn chairs to the Rotary Pavilion for a movie night by the water. A perfect way to end the day!

July 5

  • Cadillac Farmers Market & Makers Market: Explore artisan products, farm goods, and more at the Cadillac Commons from 9 am to 3 pm.
  • Classic Car Cruise: Rev up your engines at 6:30 pm for a cruise through Cadillac, starting at Classic Car Deals.
  • Drone Show + Music: Don’t miss the spectacular drone show with music, lighting up the sky downtown at dusk to celebrate Cadillac’s Freedom Fest!

July 6

  • Freedom 5K: Lace up your running shoes for a 5K race at 8:30 am on Lake Street.
  • Car & Motorcycle Show: Stroll down Mitchell Street from 11 am to 4 pm to admire classic cars and motorcycles.
  • Fireworks + Music: Conclude the Cadillac Freedom Fest with a grand fireworks display over Lake Mitchell at dusk, accompanied by music.

For the complete schedule and more details, download the full event list from the Cadillac Freedom Festival website.

Greatest Fourth in the North Highlights

July 4

  • Athletic 5K Race: Start the holiday weekend with an invigorating 5K race through downtown, beginning at 7:30 AM.
  • Grand Parade: Celebrate Independence Day with our vibrant Grand Parade at 10 AM, featuring floats, marching bands, and plenty of candy for everyone.

July 5

  • Pickleball & Cornhole Tournament: Show off your skills in our Pickleball and Cornhole Tournaments, both starting at 10 AM.
  • Battle of the Bands: Enjoy an afternoon of music from 2 to 7 PM at the City Park Stage, where up-and-coming artists will compete in a thrilling Battle of the Bands.
  • Volleyball Tournament: Join the fun at the Volleyball Tournament in Missaukee County Park, with games beginning at 4 PM.

July 6

  • Kids Parade: Dress your little ones in their best patriotic outfits for the Kids Parade, starting at Lake City High School at 9:30 AM.
  • Raffle Drawing: Get your tickets ready for a chance to win fantastic prizes at the Raffle Drawing in City Park at 10 PM.
  • Fireworks: Conclude the celebrations with a breathtaking fireworks finale over Lake Missaukee. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show!

For the complete schedule and more details, you can download the full event list from the Missaukee Chamber of Commerce website.

Local Firework Displays

Check out all the area firework happenings!

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