2018 Independence Weekend Celebrations
Friday-Saturday, June 29-30, 2018
Parade Of Lights
Friday, June 29th - Start the weekend's festivities by lighting your boat and participating in the nighttime parade around the lake!
The Lighted Boat Spectacular will begin at SUNDOWN in the bay near the marina. Follow the Marine Concepts of Michigan Pace Boat. Prior registration is not needed.
Saturday, June 30th - Our theme this summer is "CHRISTMAS IN JULY!" Decorations can include anything celebrating Christmas or the holiday season... be creative!
The Boat Parade will begin promptly at 2:15 pm in the bay near the marina. Prior registration is not needed for boats, but all boat teams should register at the lead boat when they arrive to receive a boat number and gift bag.
In addition to lots of prizes from our local merchants, major prizes this year include a boat lighting package for the 1st place boat (a $500 value, courtesy of Marine Concepts of Michigan), a $100 cash award for each of the top 3 place boats (courtesy of Aqua-Weed Control, Inc.), and 4 passes to MJR Digital Cinemas for each of the top 10 boats (courtesy of John Kulhavi).
Click here to see pictures of the 2018 Boats and Prize Winners!
Prizes will be awarded based on a combination of the "People's Choice" voting by lakeside residents and the Judges Boat scoring. No prior registration is needed to vote, however you must watch the entire parade before voting.
Vote by calling 248-887-2734 (NO text messages or voicemail messages). This number also be shown from the Lead Boat as the parade moves along shorelines.
We want everyone to get an opportunity to vote, so we take one call per phone number and one vote per call.
Saturday, June 30th - To cap off the day, this year's spectacular WLCL Fireworks Display will begin at dusk. Fireworks will be launched from 2 barges located near the southern end of the lake.
This double-barge professional display is financed entirely from fund raising activities, and from your voluntary memberships and donations to the WLCL.