Red, Hot & Blue Boat Parade ’22

On a July 4th night of excessive heat and humidity, residents of Lake Interlochen celebrated their freedom with the 17th annual Independence Day Boat Parade. Sixteen patriotically decorated  pontoon boats were cheered by spectators from their backyard shade and air-conditioned homes along the route. Brian Dawson was Grand Marshal, honored for his extraordinary efforts in […]

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Christmas Boat Parade 2021

These Crowley Road residents were among the many backyard spectators for the annual Lake Interlochen Christmas Boat Parade. The boats were sparkling, the music was merry and the weather was pleasant — all in all, another spectacular display of the Lake Interlochen lifestyle. Eleven colorful boats sailed and sang Christmas carols up and down the […]

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2021 Beautiful Boat Parade

July 4th 2021 was simply a beautiful evening for the Lake Interlochen community. Beauty blessed the 16th annual Lake Interlochen Independence Day Boat Parade as the weather was beautiful, the decorated boats were beautiful, and even the costumed participants and spectators were beautiful. (Remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.) Backyard spectators along the route […]

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2020 Independence Day Boat Parade

A 15-year tradition on Lake Interlochen, our annual boat parade couldn’t have come at a more perfect time on this 244th birthday in a year filled with angst. Pandemic weary neighbors gathered on docks and decks and patios throughout the parade route as 19 boat owners paraded past nearly 100 waterfront homes on a perfect […]

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2019 July 4th Boat Parade

The 2019 Independence Day Boat Parade was a splashing success, with 15 imaginatively decorated entries (all but one were pontoon boats) and numerous  boisterous backyard spectators along the route. Grand Marshal was Roger Pendleton, longtime Secretary on the Lake Interlochen HOA Board. He and his wife Yvonne rode on the boat of Ken and Rose […]

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July 4th Boat Parade Videos, 2013 to 2017

Copy and paste these links in your Internet browser to view videos by Jim Owings. On 2016 video special thanks goes to Jon Hake for his aerial footage. Click on “full screen” icon bottom right of You Tube window for best seat in the house. 2013 — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn5R53ioFvU 2014 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZZuj3aMEkE 2015 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSQLUVQnwrk 2016 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sweoPbCfGP4 2017 — […]

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July 4th Boat Parade Winners, Grand Marshals 2012...

2020 – Grand Marshal was Ralph Sobel 2019 – Grand Marshal was Roger Pendleton Competition was discontinued beginning this year.  2018 – Grand Marshal was Ken Seipel First— The Sobel family with their Patriotic Salute to Trumpy Bear. Second— The Duperre family with their Pirates of Lake Interlochen. Third — The Pendleton family with their […]

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