The Buzz, June 29: Fourth of July

Published 9:46 am Thursday, June 28, 2012

Big Foot Fourth of July Parade

5 p.m. Saturday

Sister Lakes, Mich.

The Greater Sister Lakes Area Business Association hosts the Bigfoot Fourth of July Parade at 5 p.m. at Lions Park, where it will travel to Sister Lake Elementary School. The units include decorate speedboats, recreational vehicle and tractors. The parade’s name comes from the reported Big Foot-type sightings that lured curious monster-hunters during the summer of 1964. Fireworks will be launched at dusk.

For a parade entry form, visit

Niles Women’s Expo

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Downtown Niles, Mich.

Niles will host its first women’s expo, “A Day on Main Street,” featuring the “Orange You Glad You’re Here” style show, live music, Zumba, Jazzercise and culinary demos, vendors and more. Visit

Corsets, Whips and Whiskey

5 to 11 p.m. Saturday

Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks, Mich.

Hitch up your horse-and-buggy and travel to Journeyman Distillery — or just drive your car there instead. All-you-can-eat hog road, barbecue fest and outdoor bar. Kenney and the Concern will perform. Tickets $12 advance and $16 at door. Visit or call (269) 820-2050.

103.9 The Bear: The Big Growl Concert

2 to 7 p.m. Sunday

St. Patrick’s County Park, South Bend, Ind.

All ages are welcome to rock out to Saving Abel, Pop Evil. Thousand Foot Krutch, Hurt and Redlight King at St. Patrick’s County Park. Concert is rain or shine. Tickets $15 in advance or $18 at gate; parking included. Get tickets at the Morris Center, (574) 235-9190,

Antiques on the Bluff

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every first Sunday of the month

Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph, Mich.

Enjoy antiquing at scenic Lake Bluff Park, between downtown St. Joseph and Silver Beach. This event is held the first Sunday of the month through Oct. 7. Free parking; no admission. Visit