A Guide to Boyne City’s Virtual ‘Independence Day’ Celebration

So many of our favorite festivals have been canceled or postponed this year. This is heartbreaking to local communities and visitors who look forward to attending these grand events. Some 20170704 102316organizers are getting creative, however, and switching their venues from the cities, towns, and counties, to their World Wide Web.  This includes Boyne City’s 4th of July Festivities.

Boyne City is well-known for having the best Independence Day celebrations in the country.  If someone could describe it, it’s like “Norman Rockwell on a grand scale”, said organizer, Scott MacKenzie.

This year’s event will still aim to keep that American spirit going – but at a distance. “Since things are a little bit different this year, we have created what we think is going to be really exciting for folks to participate,” MacKenzie stated, “it’s the first ever Boyne City ‘Fourth of July’ virtual parade, and it’s pretty darn cool”.

On Saturday, July 4 at 10 AM – fans, and those who have never experienced one of the greatest parades in the U.S. before,  can view a 30-minute special featuring footage from past parades, historical facts, photos, and stories on 9 & 10 News and on the SBTV app following the premier.

‘It’s going to be wonderful because people can participate anywhere. They can watch online, or they can watch over the air,” exclaimed MacKenzie. “So people who may not have been able to be in Boyne City will still be able to enjoy one of the best celebrations around”.

Beyond the parade, there will also be a Virtual Arts & Craft Show, the Boyne Area Chamber’s 32nd Virtual Annual Duck Race, and a Virtual Fireworks display.

For a full list of events, click here.

For more information about Boyne City’s 4th of July Virtual Festivities, click here.

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