Baileys Harbor 4th of July Celebration 2024

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Baileys Harbor 4th of July Celebration 2024

July 4 @ 7:30 am 10:00 pm

Join us in Baileys Harbor for a dazzling 4th of July Celebration, perfect for families and friends! Experience a day filled with patriotic spirit, featuring vibrant parades, delicious food, live music, and unforgettable fireworks over the stunning Lake Michigan shoreline. Celebrate America’s birthday in the heart of Door County with activities and entertainment that promise fun for all ages. Don’t miss out on this spectacular summer tradition in Baileys Harbor, where community spirit and holiday joy light up the sky!

Lodging for Baileys Harbor 4th of July Celebration

Planning on traveling to Baileys Harbor for 4th of July? Read our post on the top hotels in Baileys Harbor to find the perfect lodging for your group.

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Schedule for Baileys Harbor 4th of July Celebration

  • Baileys Harbor Fire Department Breakfast – 7:30 am – 10 am
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church – Cinnamon/Pecan Rolls & coffee – 8 am until sold out
  • Arts & Crafts/Farmers Market – Town Hall – 9 am – 1 pm 
  • 4th of July Parade  10 am   Hwy 57 closes at 9 am until parade ends 
  • Beer and Food Tent – Kendall Park – 10 am – 4 pm
  • Baileys Harbor Women’s Club – Strawberry Fest – Strawberry Sundaes at the Town Hall – 10 am – 2 pm or sold out
  • Live Music -Kendall Park – Glas Hamr – 11 am – 4 pm
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church 6 pm-til fireworks: Popcorn, Sloppy Joes, Root Beer Floats, Soda & Water  
  • Fireworks – Anclam Park – Dusk 

Shuttles for 4th of July in Baileys Harbor

Shuttle busses will take visitors from the parking area at Recreation Park on Summit Road to the Town Hall/Kendall Park between 8 am and 6 pm. 

A second bus route will run between the parking at Recreation Park, the campgrounds and the corner of County F/EE and the Town Hall/Kendall Park between 8 am and 6 pm. 

Detour Route

Highway 57 will be closed beginning at 9 am until the end of the parade when the Sherriff’s Department will reopen the Highway.  See the detour map for alternate routes.  

Why You Should Celebrate Independence Day in Baileys Harbor

Baileys Harbor shines as the perfect spot to celebrate Independence Day, set against the breathtaking backdrop of Lake Michigan. Its pristine waters and sprawling beaches offer a slice of natural beauty that embodies the spirit of the American heartland.

This charming small town, nestled in Door County, bursts with a warm, welcoming ambiance, making it an idyllic setting for a 4th of July celebration. The fusion of small-town charm with the majestic beauty of Lake Michigan creates a unique experience, where community gatherings and patriotic displays blend seamlessly with the tranquil beauty of the surroundings. Baileys Harbor’s picturesque setting and friendly atmosphere make it an unmatched destination for commemorating our nation’s independence.

Tips for Celebrating the 4th of July in Baileys Harbor

  • Bring something warm: Baileys Harbor can cool down significantly in the evening, even in the middle of summer, so a cozy sweater or blanket will keep you comfortable while watching fireworks.
  • Bring sunscreen and other sun protection: The summer sun can be strong, especially by the water, so pack sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect yourself during the day.
  • Arrive early for the best spots: Whether you’re heading to the parade or staking out a spot for fireworks, arriving early ensures you get the best views.
  • Pack a picnic: Take advantage of Baileys Harbor’s picturesque setting with a picnic. Local shops offer a variety of delicious snacks and treats perfect for a meal by the lake.
  • Explore the town: Spend some time wandering through Baileys Harbor’s charming downtown area. The small-town ambiance is filled with friendly faces, unique shops, and historical sites.
  • Stay hydrated: With all the outdoor activities and summer heat, remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
  • Be mindful of parking: Parking spots can fill up quickly during the festivities. Look for designated parking areas and follow any special event signage.
  • Capture the moment: Don’t forget your camera or phone to capture the stunning fireworks display over Lake Michigan and the joyful moments throughout the day.
  • Respect the environment: Help keep Baileys Harbor beautiful by disposing of trash properly and recycling when possible.
  • Check local listings: For any special events or activities planned for the 4th of July that you won’t want to miss, like live music or community contests.

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