Welcome to Elk Rapids Harbor Days!

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Elk Rapids Harbor Days is a small town celebration with a big reputation in northern Michigan;  make it a part of your summer plans! In 2014 Harbor Days runs from July 30 thru August 2.


Events & Activities may include Comedy at the Cinema, Paddlebuoy races, harborun, parade, fireworks, chocolate bake off, diaper derby, toddler trot, Ballin’ at the Bay, pet show, sandcastle building, senior luncheon, carnival, musical entertainment, “The Lego Movie” in the park, kid’s day, bake sale, penny scramble, and more.

Harbor Days is traditionally known to have one of the best fireworks displays in northern Michigan, provided by world famous Zambelli’s pyrotechnics. Imagine relaxing on the beach or your boat after a busy day and watching the dazzling array of fireworks lighting up the evening sky and reflecting into the water below.

Your donation will help keep the Harbor Days fireworks the best - click here to donate

The entertainment begins on Wednesday evening with the much-anticipated Evening On River Street. Enjoy a street fair atmosphere with a cornucopia of sights and sounds to satisfy your appetite for food, music and entertainment.

The days following include activities geared to the young and old alike, sandcastle building, outstanding musical entertainment,  a carnival, Kids Day activities and so much more.

The Harbor Days celebration culminates on Saturday with a parade down the streets of town with local dignitaries, floats, bands, and of course Miss Elk Rapids!

Harbor Days needs many volunteers to be successful. Be A Volunteer.

2014 Event Schedule

2014 Parade Winners:

Most Colorful – Mike Winters Castings
Best Float – Grand Traverse Resort & Casino
Best Non-Motorized – ER Band
Most Creative – McGregor Family
Best Business/Commercial – Right Tree
Best Motorized – Great Lakes Antique Tractor Club
Best Classic Vehicle – Tom Anderson

Numerical List
Alphabetical List
Parade Lineup Information Letter & Map