No Fourth of July parade in Ludington this year.

June 22, 2020

Scottville Clown Band in downtown Ludington. Photo by Todd Reed.

No Fourth of July parade in Ludington this year.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — City council took no action on a request by the Ludington Area Jaycees for an alternative route to its Freedom Festival Festival grand parade. Because of pandemic restrictions, the Jaycees had announced at the beginning of the month that it would not have a fireworks display on July 4. It had then proposed changing the grand parade route, which traditionally is on Ludington Avenue from Madison Street west to Lakeshore Drive, to a route of over 12 miles, winding through the city. The alternative route also would not have allowed any walking units. 

As a result of the lack of action, there will not a parade on Independence Day in Ludington this year. 

This year’s Freedom Festival will consist of a virtual run, a porch decorating contest in Ludington and a goodie bag give-away at the Jaycees Mini Golf at Stearns Park. 

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