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Dorr again to celebrate 4th of July with weekend fest

The annual Fourth of July celebration in Dorr Township, one of the largest in West Michigan, will be held this year between Friday, July 1, and  Monday 1 4, with most events taking place in the South Park west of the downtown along 142nd Avenue.

Friday, July 1

The festival will get under way at 5 p.m. Friday, July 1, with the carnival being set up.

Saturday, July 2

• A flag raising will kick off events at 8 a.m. Saturday, followed by the Freedom 5K run, starting and ending at North Park.

• A “Pulse of Summer” community blood drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Park.

• The carnival will start up again at 1 p.m. Saturday and run until dark.

• The bingo tent will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Park.

• A disc golf tournament will get under way at 7 p.m. and last until about 10 p.m.

• The second annual Dorr Summer Sizzler NTPA Truck and Tractor Pull will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at 2245 144th Ave.

Sunday, July 3

• A Dorr Bible Church community worship service will be offered at 11 a.m. at the South Park Stage.

• The carnival will resume from 1 p.m. until dark at South Park.

• The Patriots and Pinups Auto Cruise In show and music will start at 2 p.m. at South Park.

• A cornhole tournament will be available starting at 4 p.m. at South Park.

• A free outdoor movie at the South Park Stage will be presented at dark.

Monday, July 4

• The annual Dorr Independence Day Parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. downtown.

• A Johnny Cash Tribute Band will perform at the South Park Stage at noon.

• The carnival will resume, from noon to dark at South Park.

• The ox roast and chicken barbecue will start serving at noon at the South park Pavilion.

• The Luke Lenhart Band will perform at 6 p.m. at the South Park Stage, followed by Music in the Park by Deer Field Run.

• The fireworks show will conclude the celebration at dusk Monday in South Park.

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