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Bessemer 4th of July 2021

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June 18, 2021

From: Bessemer 4th of July

The Biggest and Best 4th of July Celebration in the UP!

Schedule:

Saturday, June 26, 2021

50/50 Raffle
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Poker Run (Drawing at Midnight)
Get your card stamped at bars across town. Finish at the Pit Stop to deal one card for every stamp. Winners announced at midnight for $100 nightly prize.

Bessemer Geocache Dash
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

50/50 Raffle
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Poker Run (Drawing at Midnight)
Get your card stamped at bars across town. Finish at the Pit Stop to deal one card for every stamp. Winners announced at midnight for $100 nightly prize.

Bessemer Geocache Dash
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

Monday, June 28, 2021

50/50 Raffle
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Poker Run (Drawing at Midnight)
Get your card stamped at bars across town. Finish at the Pit Stop to deal one card for every stamp. Winners announced at midnight for $100 nightly prize.

Bessemer Geocache Dash
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

50/50 Raffle
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Poker Run (Drawing at Midnight)
Get your card stamped at bars across town. Finish at the Pit Stop to deal one card for every stamp. Winners announced at midnight for $100 nightly prize.

Bessemer Geocache Dash
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

3:00pm - 7:00pm: Burgers & Freedom Fries - Bessemer VFW
Contact VFW 906.667.0812

7:00pm: Outdoor Electronic Dart Tournament - Pit Stop Bar & Grill
Contact Melissa 906-663-4001

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

50/50 Raffle
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Poker Run (Drawing at Midnight)
Get your card stamped at bars across town. Finish at the Pit Stop to deal one card for every stamp. Winners announced at midnight for $100 nightly prize.

Bessemer Geocache Dash
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

3:00pm - 7:00pm: VFW Polka Dance with The Spotlight Polka Band - Bessemer VFW
Contact Bessemer VFW 906-667-0812

7:00pm: Tree of Honor Lighting Ceremony - Pocket Park, Sophie Street

Bessemer Blast will hold it’s annual Tree of Honor Lighting Ceremony on June 30 at 7:00PM in the Pocket Park on Sophie Street next to Abelman’s.

The Tree of Honor recognizes and honors our military past and present who have served our country so honorably.  A brochure will be available at the ceremony and a plaque will be on display with all of the names.  A tree will be lit with red, white, and blue lights honoring these individuals and will remain lit throughout the Bessemer Blast Festivities.

You may purchase a light for $5.00 to honor your loved ones.  June 15th will be the last day to purchase a light and ensure your loved one’s name will be placed on the plaque.  Fill out the online form below and pay via PayPal or with a credit card or download a PDF form to print and mail in your submission or drop off at General Insurance in Bessemer.

Contact Ginny at 906-663-6006

Click here For Registration

7:30pm: Marty’s Goldenaires Practice on the Street - Sophie Street

9:00pm: 1/2 New Year’s Party - Pit Stop Bar & Grill
Contact Melissa 906-663-4001

Thursday, July 1, 2021

50/50 Raffle
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Poker Run (Drawing at Midnight)
Get your card stamped at bars across town. Finish at the Pit Stop to deal one card for every stamp. Winners announced at midnight for $100 nightly prize.

Bessemer Geocache Dash
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

VFW Pizza & Caesar Salad
Contact Bessemer VFW – 906 667-0812

Friday, July 2, 2021

50/50 Raffle
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Poker Run (Drawing at Midnight)
Get your card stamped at bars across town. Finish at the Pit Stop to deal one card for every stamp. Winners announced at midnight for $100 nightly prize.

Bessemer Geocache Dash
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

9:00am: 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament - Mary Street
The Bessemer 4th of July 3 on 3 Tournament is a Double-Elimination Basketball Tournament with divisions from 4th grade through adult for males and females. This is an outdoor event and will take place on Sunday, July 2 starting at 9:00 AM on Mary Street in front of the old Big Dollar.
Contact Kris at 906-364-4105

Click here for Registration

4:00pm: Area Fish Fry
Pit Stop Bar & Grill, Tacconelli’s, Black River Valley Pub & Bessemer VFW

Saturday, July 3, 2021

50/50 Raffle
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Poker Run (Drawing at Midnight)
Get your card stamped at bars across town. Finish at the Pit Stop to deal one card for every stamp. Winners announced at midnight for $100 nightly prize.

Bessemer Geocache Dash
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

8:00am - 12:00pm: Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast - St. Sebastian Gym/Iron Street
Contact Jerry 906 285-2462

8:30am: Hometown Walk/Run and Tot Trot -

Start and finish at Bessemer City Hall with awards ceremony to follow. No dogs allowed.

Awards: Overall Male & Female, Age Division Winners (First 2), Stroller Division

Age Divisions: 2-mile & 5K, 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Registration Fees:
5-Mile - $17
2-Mile (20+ years) - $17
2-Mile (19 & under) - $12
2-Mile (Strollers) - $17 includes one t-shirt, $5 for additional shirt
UPRRC Members - $2 less
After June 26 - Add $3
Without shirt - Subtract $5
Shirts are not guaranteed unless pre-registered
Contact Lori 906 364-1308

Click here For Registration

1:00pm: Lake State Mud Racers Mud Runs
Pit on North Moore Street
Contact John 715-862-2692

4:00pm - 7:00pm: Bessemer VFW Pig Roast - Bessemer VFW
Contact Bessemer VFW 906-667-0812

5:30pm - 6:30pm: Chalk Drawing Competition - Sophie Street
Contact Tabatha 906 364-3555

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Street Bowling - Sophie Street
Contact Terri 414-426-8565

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Children’s Dance - 6th Grade and Under/Sophie Street
Contact Tabatha 906 364-3555

7:30pm: Bean Bag Toss Tournament - Pit Stop Bar & Grill
Contact Melissa 906-663-4001

7:30pm: Water Balloon Toss - Sophie Street
Contact Tabatha 906 364-3555

9:00pm: Street Dance with Music by Flashback - Sophie Street
Contact Linda 906-663-4549

11:59pm: Poker Run Ends at Midnight
Get your card stamped at bars across town. Finish at the Pit Stop to deal one card for every stamp. Winners announced at midnight for $100 nightly prize.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

50/50 Raffle
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

Bessemer Geocache Dash
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

Duluth Air National Guard F16 Flyover

6:00am: Poncho’s Memorial Salute - Massie Field
Matonich Family

9:00am: Worship in the Park – Bluff Valley Park
Contact 906-667-0891

9:30am - 11:30am: Family Games and Races - Massie Field
Contact Rita 906-663-4730

1:00pm: Children’s Parade Line up at 1:00pm by the City Hall

Get the bikes, scooters, and wagons decorated and get out the kid’s patriotic clothes and costumes for the annual Bessemer 4th of July Childrens’ Parade!

Kids will line up starting at 1:00pm at the Bessemer City Hall and the parade will progress down Sophie Street led by a Bessemer City Fire Truck finishing at the corner of Sophie and Mary Streets.

Prizes will be handed out to every participant by Bessemer Woman’s Club members who will also be on hand to help line up and space out the participants.

No pets are allowed in the parade for safety concerns.

Contact Julie 906-364-0427

2:00pm: Bessemer Volunteer Fire Department Open House - Bessemer City Fire Hall
Free hot dogs and soda
Contact Neal 906-663-4549

2:00pm: Bessemer Geocache Dash ENDS
Join the fun in the Geocache Dash!  Follow the clues and find caches around Bessemer.

5:00pm - 6:30pm: Bessemer Parade Line Up - Galena Street
Registration at Bessemer VFW
Contact Randy 906-932-3133

6:00pm: Bessemer High School Marches Parade Route

6:30pm: Memory Lane Car Cruise - Parade Route
Contact Gail Sampson 906 364-2272

7:00pm: 50/50 RAFFLE ENDS
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.

7:00pm: Bessemer’s Giant 4th of July Parade - Galena/Moore/Colby/Sophie/Silver Streets
Judges’ Platform/Sophie and Mary Streets

Pack the streets of Bessemer for the biggest 4th of July parade around! Come listen to bands, see performers, honor our country and stand for the color guard, see floats from local organizations and businesses, and have a good time with family and friends.

The parade starts at 7:00pm with floats lining up on Galena Street prior to this. The parade will progress from Galena Street south onto Moore Street then taking a left onto Colby Street to City Hall where it will progress down our main street, Sophie Street, through the middle of town ending on Silver Street. People pack the streets all along the route. Get out early to find your spot!

Prior to the parade, there will be entertainment on the parade route by the Bessemer High School Band, a dance showcase at the corner of Sophie and Mary Streets by BAHS Dance Studio and the Memory Lane Car Cruise put on by the local Klassic Kruisers car club.

Judges’ Platform is located at the intersection of Sophie and Mary Streets. To find more information on registering for the parade, visit this page.
Contact Randy 906-932-3133

8:45pm: 50/50 Raffle Winning Number Announced
To purchase 50/50 tickets look around Bessemer for 50/50 ticket sellers in the red shirts or stop by the tent in Stempihar’s BP Lot on US2. Tickets are sold for $1 and the prize is split with 50% going to a winner and the other 50% supporting the Bessemer 4th of July.
Contact Mark 906-364-0420

9:10pm: Marty’s Goldenaires Concert - Massie Field
Contact Keith 906-663-0082

10:00pm: Thunder on the Mountain Fireworks Display
Get together for the sendoff to the 4th of July festivities in Bessemer at the Thunder on the Mountain Fireworks Display. Bessemer Volunteer Firefighters will be shooting fireworks off from the Bluff in Bluff Valley Park to onlookers gathered in Massie Field, home of the Bessemer Speedboys and Speedgirls. Ground displays at the field will also delight young and old. Bring all of the family down from young to old to finish off your 4th of July with a bang!
Contact Neal 906-663-4549

Date: June 27, 2021 - July 4, 2021

Location: Various Venues in Bessemer, MI

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