LIGHTING UP THE SKY

REGION CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY

The crowd looks on as fireworks light up the sky at the Michigamme fireworks Monday night. (Journal photo by Justin Marietti)
Marquette's firework display dazzled thousands Tuesday night. Rockets were lauched from the lower harbor ore dock, and crowds gathered at Mattson Park to watch them light up the sky. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)
From left, Dominique Vultaggio, 17, and Antonia Nordeen, 14, are seen watching the Trenary 4th of July parade. (Photography by Selena Hautamaki, Huelessflower.com)
Al “Goofus” Ammesmaki performs his polka cello before the parade in downtown Ishpeming Tuesday. (Journal photo by Justin Marietti)
Locals and out-of-towners alike gathered along Washington and Third Street to enjoy the Fourth of July Parade in Marquette on Tuesday afternoon. Adelae Beaudry, front left, watches the parade on Third Street. Treats like candy and beaded necklaces were given out by local group and organizations in the parade. (Journal photo by Rachel Oakley)

America’s Independence was celebrated in a number of local communities. Below are several videos of local events.

Highlights from the Marquette Parade and fireworks

Parade highlights and photos of festivities at the Trenary Fourth of July celebration

Musical performance by Alexis Matson, 18, at the Trenary Lions Park in Trenary

Highlights from the Michigamme fireworks and the Ishpeming Fourth of July Parade