Residents & Visitors Alike Enjoy A Sun-And-Fun Filled 4th Of July Celebration
The Saugatuck-Douglas areas, West Michigan and the rest of America celebrated the nation’s 241st birthday in style this week.
Communities across West Michigan held parades, barbecues and fireworks displays through the long holiday weekend.
Warm weather kept the area marinas hopping and Oval Beach and other sandy venues filled with sunbathing and boating enthusiasts.
Visitors and residents alike took time to try the fare at Phil’s, The Butler and other eateries.
Evenings were filled with the a cacophony of “pops”, “bangs”, “whistles” and explosions of light and sound during the popular fireworks display.
“We love coming to Saugatuck to celebrate the Fourth of July,” said Judy Rasmussen of Chicago, who, along with her family, enjoyed throwing a frisbee while sipping cool refreshments along the Kalamazoo River near the Butler’s outdoor deck.
Brian Fishman of Detroit said he and friends were spending a long weekend here to enjoy “the sun, the music, the beer and the beautiful ladies!”
Paulette Jenkins and her girlfriend, Janice Foster, drove the short distance from St. Joseph to join the throng of partyers to watch the local fireworks display.
“Nothing better than Saugatuck in the summertime,” shared Jenkins.
Enjoying a quieter, yet fun-and-sun filled 4th of July were water loungers, swimmers, kayakers, pontooners and sailboarders on beautiful Goshorn Lake.