Bessemer, Michigan
July 4th Festivities
June 27 - July 4, 2013
Celebrating "Bessemer Blast 2013"
Schedule of Events
Printable pdf Version (Current as of 06/26/2013)

Thursday, June 27, 2013
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Begins

4:00 p.m. Reciting of the Declaration of Independence
Sponsored by the Historical Society
Gogebic County Courthouse Steps
Contact Connie: 906-663-6912


4:00 - 7:00 p.m. American Legion Post 27 Spaghetti Dinner
North Moore Street
Contact Post 27: 906-663-0422


7:00 p.m. 4th Annual Tree of Honor Lighting Ceremony
Pocket Park on Sophie Street
Contact Linda:  906-663-4549
Name Request Form

Friday, June 28, 2013
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Continues

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Local Area Fish Frys
Black River Valley Pub, Kinda Kountry Kafe, LaPanetteria, Pit Stop Bar, & VFW

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Water Balloon Toss
Sophie Street
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549 or Cheri: 715-577-5825

5:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Outdoor War Tournament
Uncle Sam's Bar
Mary Street
Contact Jean Ann: 906-667-0054 or Cheri: 715-577-56825
Rules

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. 4th Annual Lip Synching
Sophie Street
Contact Deb or Jeff: 906-932-3854

6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Childrens Street Dance
Sophie Street
Contact Betty Lou: 906-285-2490

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Teen Dance
Sophie Street
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

Saturday, June 29, 2013
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Continues

8:30 - 11:00 a.m. 25th Annual Hometown Run & 4th Annual Tot Trot
Bessemer City Hall
Contact Lori: 906-364-1315
Info

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Craft & Vendor Day
Sophie Street Lot across from Abelman's Clothing
Contact Mary: 906-364-2763
Registration Form

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Kids Games
Pocket Park on Sophie Street
Contact Linda: 906-364-0154

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
Pocket Park on Sophie Street
Contact Theresa: 906-932-3681/906-364-1498

11:00 a.m. Whiffle Ball Tournament
Steiger's Little League Field
Contact Jay: 906-663.4258

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Salad Luncheon
Sharon Lutheran Church
Contact Betsy: 906-932-5478

1:00 p.m. 8th Annual Mud Run
Pit Area on North Moore Street
Contact: Andy 715-562-0154

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Bessemer Lions Club Chicken Dinner
St. Sebastian School Gym
Contact: Sue 906-663-0243

5:00 p.m. 2nd Annual 5# Burger Challenge
VFW Parking Lot
Contact: Aaron 715-360-6221
Rules

8:00 p.m. - ??? Karaoke with the P.O.E.T.S
JJ's Yale Bar
Contact Julie: 906-667-0435

Sunday, June 30, 2013
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Continues

7:00 - 11:00 a.m. Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
St. Sebastian School Gym
Contact Peter: 906-663-4051

7:00 - 11:00 a.m. Silent Auction & Bake Sale
Hosted by the Daughter's of Isabella & Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle #746
St. Sebastian School Gym
Contact Connie: 932-0458

9:00 a.m. Community Worship
Bluff Valley Park
North Moore Street
Contact Sandy: 906-667-0891

Cancelled Demo Derby
Pit Area - North Moore Street
Contact Mick at 906-285-2468 or Steve at 906-932-9880

2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Polka Dance with Hank Thundander
Bessemer VFW
Contact John: 906-285-2005

8:00 p.m. - ??? 1/2 New Year's Eve Party
Sophie Street
Contact Melissa: 906-364-5332 or 906-663-4001


Monday, July 1, 2013
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Continues

4:00 p.m. 5th Annual Swings & Wings Firecracker Golf Scramble
Boulder Creek Golf Course
Contact Boulder Creek: 906-932-9066


4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Pig Roast
Bessemer VFW
Contact John: 906-285-2005

6:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Outdoor Smear Tournament
Barnum's Gin Mill Bar
Contact Barnum: 906-364-0032
Rules

7:00 p.m. 5th Annual Outdoor Electronic Dart Tournament
League and/or Jack & Jill
Outside Pit Stop Bar
Contact Melissa: 906-663-4001 or 906-364-5332

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Continues

3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Science Blast
MSU Extension Office-North Moore St.
Contact: 906-663-4045

3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hamburger & Freedom Fries
Bessemer VFW
Contact VFW: 906-663-0812

6:00 p.m. Fat Tire Bike Tour
Bluff Valley Park
Contact: Eric 906-932-3332

6:00 p.m. 22nd Annual Dominos Fall
A.D. Johnston High School Gym
Contact Rob: 906-663-4277

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 2nd Annual Relay Races
Sophie Street
Contact any 4th of July Board Member
Rules

8:00 p.m. - midnight Karaoke
Sophie Street
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
50/50 Raffle & Geocaching Continues

5:00 - 5:45 p.m. 22nd Annual Street Bowling
Sophie Street
Contact Terri: 906-663-4340

5:45 - 6:15 p.m. Slingshot Water Balloons
Sophie Street
Contact Anna: 906-663-2090

6:15 - 7:30 p.m. 25th Annual Simon Says
Sophie & Mary Streets
Contact Randy: 906-663-4401

7:30 p.m. Marty's on Main Street
Sophie Street
Contact Keith: 906-663-0082

9:00 p.m. - Midnight Street Dance
Mary Street
Music by Oh Snap!
Midnight Poker Run Ends

Thursday, July 4, 2013
50/50 Raffle & Geocaching Continues

6:00 a.m. Poncho's Memorial Salute
Massie Field

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Family Games & Races
Massie Field
Contact Mary or Randy: 906-663-4401

1:30 p.m. Childrens Parade
Sponsored by the Bessemer Women's Club
Line-up at 1:00 p.m. at City Hall
(Please note change in line-up location)
Contact Barb: 667-0647

2:00 p.m. Bessemer Fire Department Open House
Fire Hall
Free Hot Dogs & Pop
Contact Neal: 663-4549

2:00 p.m. Geocaching Ends

5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Bessemer Parade Line-Up
Registration: Bessemer Commons
Line-up along Galena Street
Contact Terri: 932-9066

6:00 p.m. Marching Band Music
Parade Route

Prior to Parade Start Memory Lane Car Cruise
Parade Route
Contact Linda: 906-364-4064

Prior to Parade Start Duluth Air National Guard F16 Flyover

7:00 p.m. 50/50 Raffle Ends

7:00 p.m. Bessemer's GIANT 4th of July Parade
Galena/Moore/Colby/Sophie/Silver Streets
Judges Platform: Sophie & Mary Streets
Contact Terri: 932-9066
Float Entry Form Political Candidate Entry Form Parade Rules


Last Float in Parade Announces 50/50 Raffle Winning Number
Contact Sheri: 663-6874

9:10 - 9:55 p.m. Marty's Goldenaires Concert
Massie Field
Contact Keith: 663-0082

10:00 p.m "Thunder on the Mountain"
Fireworks Display
Massie Field
Contact Neal: 663-4549

           
This page contains the schedule of events for Bessemer's week-long 4th of July festivities. Much thought has gone in to scheduling events for the entire family. You can browse the events on the left or print a hard-copy to take with you.

Don't miss the largest parade and fireworks show in the Midwest.

Hope to see you at Bessemer Blast 2013.