Bessemer, Michigan
July 4th Festivities
June 26 - July 4, 2014
Celebrating "Bessemer Blast 2014"
Schedule of Events
Printable pdf Version (Current as of 05/03/2014)

Thursday, June 26, 2014
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Begins

4:00 p.m. Reciting of the Declaration of Independence
(Followed by Historical Walk through Town)
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. 5th Annual Tree of Honor Lighting Ceremony
Pocket Park on Sophie Street
Contact Linda:  906-663-4549
Name Request Form

Friday, June 27, 2014
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, Geocaching Continues

4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Local Area Fish Frys
Bessemer VFW, Kinda Kountry Kafe, Pit Stop Bar & Grill, Sophie Street Cafe, Tacconelli's To Go, The Pub

5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Competition
Sophie Street
Contact Betty Lou: 906-285-2490

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 4th Annual Outdoor Childrens Dance
Sophie Street
Contact Betty Lou: 906-285-2490

7:30 - 8:00 p.m. B.A.H. Studios Performance
Sophie Street

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Teen Dance
Sophie Street
Contact Betty Lou: 906-285-2490

Saturday, June 28, 2014
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Continues

8:30 - 11:00 a.m. 26th Annual Hometown Run & 5th Annual Tot Trot
Bessemer City Hall
Contact Lori: 906-364-1315
Info

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Craft & Vendor Day
Sophie Street Lot across from Abelman's Clothing
Contact Kathy: 906-229-5553
Registration Form

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Kids Games
Pocket Park on Sophie Street
A.D. Johnston Key Club Members
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
Sophie Street
Contact Veronica: 906-285-0953

2:00 p.m. Lumberjack Show
Massie Field
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

4:00 p.m. Lumberjack Show
Massie Field
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

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

7:00 p.m. Lumberjack Show
Massie Field
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

7:00 p.m. - ??? Karaoke with the P.O.E.T.S
JJ's Yale Bar
Contact Julie: 906-667-0435

Sunday, June 29, 2014
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: 906-932-0458

Noon Lumberjack Show
Massie Field
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

1:00 p.m. 6th Annual Swings & Wings Firecracker Golf Scramble
Boulder Creek Golf Course
North Moore Street
Contact Boulder Creek: 906-932-9066

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

3:00 p.m. Lumberjack Show
Massie Field
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

5:00 p.m. Lumberjack Show
Massie Field
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

Monday, June 30, 2014
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Continues

6:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Outdoor Smear Tournament
Sophie Street Outside Barnum's Gin Mill Bar
Contact Barnum: 906-364-0032
Rules

9:00 p.m. 1/2 New Year's Party
Sophie Street Outside Pit Stop Bar & Grill
Music by The Teds
Contact Melissa: 906-364-5332 or 906-663-4001

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
50/50 Raffle, Poker Run, & Geocaching Continues

3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hamburger & Freedom Fries
Bessemer VFW
Contact John: 906-285-2005

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

7:00 p.m. 6th Annual Outdoor Electronic Dart Tournament
Sophie Street at Pit Stop Bar & Grill
Contact Melissa: 906-663-4001 or 906-364-5332

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
50/50 Raffle & Geocaching Continues

4:00 - 7:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Pig Roast
Bessemer VFW
Contact John: 285-2005

4:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Outdoor War Tournament
Sophie Street at Pit Stop Bar & Grill
Contact Melissa: 906-364-5332

5:00 p.m. Zumba Class
City Hall Auditorium
Waiver Form
Contact Nicole: 906-364-0879

6:00 p.m. 23rd Annual Dominos Fall
A.D. Johnston High School Gym
Contact Rob: 906-663-4277

6:30 p.m. 3rd Annual Water Balloon Toss
Sophie Street
Contact Linda: 906-663-4549

7:00 p.m. Marty's Practice on the Street
Sophie Street
Contact Keith: 906-663-0082

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

Thursday, July 3, 2014
50/50 Raffle & Geocaching Continues

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

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner
American Legion Post 27
Contact Post 27: 906-667-0422

5:00 - 5:45 p.m. 23rd Annual Street Bowling
Sophie Street
Contact Terri: 906-663-4340

5:45 - 6:30 p.m. 11th Annual Derrick Brown Sling Shot Water Balloon Toss
Sophie Street
Contact Anna" 906-663-2090

6:30 - 7:00 p.m. 26th Annual Simon Says
Sophie Street
Contact Jim: 906-285-2184

9:00 p.m. Street Dance
Sophie Street
Music by Uncle Fester

Midnight Poker Run Ends

Friday, July 4, 2014
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
Contact Barb: 906-667-0647 or Sue 906-663-4985

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. Parade Registration & Line-Up
Registration at Bessemer VFW
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


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

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 2014.