Curtis to hold Independence Day Celebration Sunday

MARQUETTE — The 45th annual Curtis Independence Day Celebration will be held Sunday.

Starting at 10 a.m., over 40 arts and craft booths will be on the grounds. At 11 a.m. the Lions Club will offer chicken barbecue and trimmings.

According to the Curtis Chamber of Commerce, the “Biggest Little Town Parade in Michigan” will start at 12:30 p.m. The parade, which will form on Sand Town Road at 11:30 a.m., will feature floats, marching units, color guards and bands. The Doggy Costume Parade, which will award prizes for dog/owner costumes, will also line up on Sand Town Road at 11:30 a.m.

Bands will play short concerts on the Erickson Center for the Arts grounds after the parade.

A Curtis Chamber of Commerce refreshment tent, the Curtis Women’s Bake Sale table, the Three Lakes Academy Hot Dog Stand will also be on the grounds.

For information regarding floats or crafts, call John and Mary Gowan at 906-586-9824, or the Curtis Chamber of Commerce at 906-586-3700.

The 2018 4th of July Venetian Parade will be held Sunday evening on South Lake. Judging of decorated boats will occur at 7:30 p.m., with cash prizes awarded. Boaters will meet at 9 p.m. at the Watts Stamper Park and the Mackinac County Marine Patrol will lead the parade along the north shore of South Manistique Lake, according to the Curtis Chamber of Commerce.

Fireworks will be held at dusk on Sunday.

On Wednesday, Music in the Park will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.