This year will be a special one for the community of South Haven. Not only in the town commemorating its 150th anniversary with a year-long series of events, the Fourth of July Parade will be celebrating its 170th anniversary. To honor these significant milestones, the Fourth of July committee has established the theme, "South Haven: Honoring our Past, Focused on the Present, Imagining our Future."
The theme should lend itself to a wide variety of ideas for parade entries, from ones that reflect the pioneer spirit that helped create South Haven, to entries that imagine what the future holds for the community. To reflect this special year in South Haven's history, several plaques will be awarded based on the theme.
Best Overall Entry
Best Entry Reflecting South Haven's Past
Best Entry Reflecting South Haven's Present
Best Entry Reflecting South Haven's Future
Best Late 1800's Clothing Attire
Best Late 1800's-style beard and mustache
Best Pageant Entry
Best Children's Entry
Most Patriotic Entry
For more information contact Becky at the Tribune, 269-637-1104
The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act from 2011 was amended in December 2018 allowing municipalities to place more limits on consumer fireworks.
At their June 17, 2019 regular meeting, City Council passed an amendment to the fireworks ordinance. Effective immediately, consumer fireworks are allowed only:
Between 11:00am and 1:00am on December 31;
From 11:00am to 11:45pm on the Saturday and Sunday preceding Memorial Day;
Between 11:00 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. on June 29, June 30, July 1, July 2, July 3 and July 4 and on July 5 if that date is a Friday or Saturday; and 11:00am and 11:45pm on the Saturday or Sunday preceding Labor Day.
The fines have also increased to a maximum penalty of $1000.
For more information, contact: South Haven Police Chief Natalie Thompson, 269-637-5151