(Tuesday - April 06, 2021) - The City Councils of both Iron Mountain and Kingsford on Monday gave the nod to moving this year's Fourth of July parade to July 3rd.

The actions were based on a request from the Menominee Range Historical Society, which sponsors the annual event. Society officials requested the change due to the fact the the Fourth of July falls on a Sunday this year, and they hope to avoid conflicts with church services.

The Fourth of July parade normally begins at 9:00 AM. The option of starting the parade later in the day was discussed. However, high temperatures could make that problematic, thus the move to July 3rd.

The parade will begin at 9:00 on Saturday morning, July 3rd. Council action was required since the parade route will necessitate the closure of streets for the duration of the parade.

The street closures will involve the northern side of Woodward Avenue to Carpenter Avenue; Carpenter avenue from Woodward Avenue to "H" Street, moving east on "H" Street to the Midtown Mall entrance.

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