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      Copper Harbor has full day of activites for Fourth

      The Fourth of July in Copper Harbor is always a big celebration.

      For a town of only about 100 people, thousands make the trek to the harbor for a day of festivities and fireworks.

      The day begins at 11 a.m. with a parade downtown followed by kids' games in the afternoon at 1 p.m. There are sack races, an egg toss, tug of war, a water balloon fight, watermelon eating contest and more, all at the Copper Harbor Playground.

      It all ends in the evening with one of Michigan's most spectacular fireworks displays.

      "With the whole shoreline of Copper Harbor is lined up with everybody, it truly is magnificent," says Don Kilpela, kids' games organizer. "When you shoot them over Copper Harbor, they just have that glimmer, and then, of course, as a backdrop we have Brockway Mountain. So not only do we hear the kabooms once, we hear the kabooms two or three times."

      The fireworks will be fired off from Porter's Island across the harbor. They start at 11 p.m. and last for about 30 minutes.