4th of July Fireworks
2023 Show Information
This year’s fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, at dark (approximately 10 pm).
As we prepare for our annual fireworks display please be aware we are in a period with highly unstable atmospheric conditions which is creating unpredictable weather. There is a 50% chance of rain and storms on Saturday, however at this time Saturday evening after 8pm is predicted to be rain free. Cross your fingers!
Future Fireworks Dates: See below or click here
General Fireworks Information
Runyan Lake Inc. provides a Fireworks display on the evening of the Saturday closest to the 4th of July. Fireworks are launched from the island in the southern portion of the lake by a federal and state permitted and licensed pyrotechnics contractor. Runyan Lake's fireworks display is legally permitted by the State of Michigan and Tyrone Township. The show typically lasts 25 - 35 minutes and begins once it is dark (approx. 10:10pm). Funds for this activity are budgeted and approved annually by the Membership during the Fall General Membership Meeting. Your RLI annual dues includes an amount to fund this very popular activity. If bad weather forces us to cancel the show we attempt the display on the following day.
Volunteers Can Help! (without your help we cannot offer the fireworks show)
We get a great show in part because RLI volunteers help transfer the fireworks and display equipment to and from the island. Our contractor gives us a price break as a result. Each year Jeff Ladd uses his pontoon to transfer the shell tubes to and from the island. A few additional volunteers are desired to help with the actual transfer to and from his pontoon. If you are interesting in volunteering, please contact Andy Nester (810-241-4144) or Mark Meisel (810-354-5469).
CAUTION!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!! On the day of the fireworks display, dangerous and valuable explosives (fireworks) are transferred to the island and placed in launch tubes located around the island. When boats pass by the island on the east side close to the dock, especially wakeboard boats and those tubing, your large boat wake hits the island with such force that water often gets into the tubes located on that side of the island. The affected fireworks are often ruined. Please stay as far away from the island and minimize your boat wake to help prevent ruined fireworks.
NO ISLAND ACCESS ON DAY OF FIREWORKS On the day of the fireworks display the island is closed to all but those performing the fireworks setup. Due to the risk of explosion and to comply with federal and state regulations, please do not approach the island or let your pets approach or access the island. The island will be taped off with caution tape when the island is closed. The island will be cleaned up and cleared the morning following the fireworks and can once again be used once the caution tape has been taken down. The boat ramp will also be closed to facilitate transfer of the equipment to and from the island.
PRIOR TO THE SHOW As darkness falls, to comply with federal and state safety regulations, all persons and boats must remain at least 600 feet from the island. This is especially important now that we include aquatic shells in our display. The contractor will not start the show, and will stop the show, if anyone is within this safety zone.
The following fireworks dates are in July, typically the closest Saturday to the 4th of July holiday.
Runyan Lake Inc.
PO Box 105
Fenton, MI 48430-0105, USA
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