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Lake City’s Greatest Fourth in the North

Lake City is going into the Fourth of July with a bang. Tomorrow marks day one of the ‘Greatest Fourth in the North’ and the Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce says this celebration isn’t one you’ll want to miss.

This year’s theme is ‘Thru the Decades.’ Andrea Martin, Vice President of the Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce, says there’s going to something for everybody this year:

“We have music for all of the different decades going through up to 2019 so there’s going to be music for everybody.

They’ll also be raffling off a new car, something they’ve done now for nearly 70 years. This year’s car is a Chevy Equinox and a pair of kayaks.

Martin said, “It’s kind of exciting this year, we’re changing it up a little bit from we’ve done in the past, so don’t forget to get your tickets, 3 tickets for $10.”

New this year is a beer and wine tent, where you can drink full size drinks. Martin said, “In the past we had a sampler, but this year, you can actually sit down and have a beer and a wine and listen to the music.”

And of course, the Greatest Fourth in the North fireworks show that are launched from Lake Missaukee. A tradition that will continue into the next decade.

Executive Director Heather Jensen said, “The Greatest Fourth in the North originated as a one day community picnic, you know traditional bring a dish to pass, people would gather, take part in some Independence Day activities, and really just spend some time together.

The fireworks and all of the prizes are donated by the community. For the event schedule you can visit .