Our annual celebration and fireworks display will take place on
Saturday, July 2nd
This year's Boat Parade theme is
Pick your Favorite Decade (the 1950's, the 1920's, the 1990's, etc.) then focus on the TV shows, movies, music, clothing, current events, and so on from that decade. Be creative and have fun!
The Boat Parade will begin promptly at 2:15 pm in the bay near the marina. Prior registration is not needed for boats, but all boat teams should register at the lead boat when they arrive to receive a boat number and gift bag.
Come join in the fun!!! Click here to see last year's boats and prize winners.
GREAT PRIZES - donated by our generous local businesses - will be awarded to the top 5 boats. So far, we have major prizes to award from Marine Concepts, Jim Brady's, The White Lake Inn, Sparkies, The Wine Basket, Highland Hills Golf Club, Graceland Party Store, and more!
Prizes will be awarded based on a combination of the "People's Choice" voting by lakeside residents and the Judges Boat scoring. No prior registration is needed to vote, however you must watch the entire parade before voting.
VOTING - Vote by calling 248-887-2734 (NO text messages or voicemail messages). The telephone number for voting will also be shown from the Lead Boat as the parade moves along shorelines. We had over 500 votes last year! We want everyone to get an opportunity to vote, so we take one vote per call and one call per phone number, so everyone gets a fair opportunity at winning.
Lighted Boat Parade
An "unofficial" Lighted Boat Parade may take place on Friday night, July 1st. Any boats that want to participate should meet in the bay near the marina and at around 9:30 PM on Friday.
All boats with lights and lighted decorations - either permanent or temporary - are invited to participate.
To cap off the day, this year's spectacular WLCL Fireworks Display will begin at dark on Saturday. Fireworks will be launched from 2 barges located near the southern end of the lake.
This double-barge professional display is financed entirely from WLCL fund raising activities, and from your voluntary memberships and donations to the WLCL.
The Rain Date for the fireworks will be Sunday, July 3rd.