The Best 4th in the North!

Download printable 4th flyer             Download printable 4th of July Events list

We encourage citizens, businesses and organizations to enter decorated floats in the parade! Let's really create the Best 4th in the North! Cash prize awarded to 1st place winner!
NOTE: There is no pre-registration for entering a float. Simply line up by 11:30am on the 4th starting at Shell station down M-33 towards the school driveway. Judging will take place at this time.
Please note, while Moran Iron Works will have a float,
they have graciously bowed out of the float competition itself.


Businesses along the parade route are highly encouraged
to decorate their windows/business fronts.


Onaway Area 4th of July Events

Saturday, July 1, 2017
6pm                  Kids Night and Fireworks Extravaganza, Onaway Speedway

Monday, July 3, 2017
10am-5pm        Dancing Hippo Arts & Craft Show, Courthouse Lawn, Onaway Historical Society

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
8am                  Raise the Roof 5K Run/Walk, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Glasier Rd
                        $20 fee / Registration at 7:30am / Rain or Shine / for more info: 231.881.2680
10am-5pm        Dancing Hippo Arts & Craft Show, Courthouse Lawn, Onaway Historical Society
10am-11am      Kids Games - Maxon Field, M-211, sponsored by Awakon Federal Credit Union
11am-'til gone   American Legion Food & Beverage Stand at Brian’s Auto Sales lot
11am-'til gone   V.F.W. BBQ Chicken Dinner, dine in & take out
11am-'til gone   Detroit Frankie's Wood Fired Brick Oven Pizza, Tom's Market parking lot
11am-3pm        Giant Salad Bar, St. Paul Hall, dine in & take out
11am-3pm        Pie & Ice Cream Social, United Methodist Church
Noon                Parade - Lineup at 10am, judging at 11:30am
                        Theme: Wild West  |  Grand Marshal:  Bernie Schmeltzer  |  Ambassador: Tom Ellenberger
                        Water Fight directly following the parade - Onaway Fire Department Water Fight
Dusk                Fireworks - Onaway Airport, M-211

July 7-9, 2017
Tipp of the Mitt Tractor Show , M-211   OnawayAntiqueTractor.com
          Friday - Gate opens at 4pm, Pull starts at 7pm
          Saturday - Gate opens at 9am, Pork dinner at Noon, Safari at 6pm
          Sunday - Gate opens at 9am, Pull starts at Noon