Historic Courthouse- Onaway City Hall & Library
20774 State St.
Welcome to Onaway, Michigan's Independence Day Celebrations
Whether you want to call our 4th of July Celebration, "The Greatest 4th in the North," The "Best 4th in the North," The "Biggest Little 4th in the North," Onaway's Independence day celebration has to be experienced to be believed. Why the "Biggest Little 4th in the North"? Because we are a small, quiet town of 900 residents, except for several hours on the 4th of July. Then our little town gets its groove on and swells to estimates of 10,000 or more people who come to enjoy the Grand Parade as well as craft shows, Fireman's Water Fight, food, reunions and a wide variety of activities all day long and into the evening, climaxing with a gigantic Fireworks Display. It is just unbelievable what this little town can do on the 4th. And, we always celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July no matter what day of the week our "official" Independence Day falls on. Here are some pictures, which indicate the fun and magnitude associated with this special day, but certainly do not give the full impact of what a wonderful celebration the city of Onaway and its residents put forth or should that be Fourth!
Waiting for the Grand Parade
The Dancing Hippo Craft Show
Voices of Onaway's 4th
Tim & Donna
(click on pictures to enlarge)