History of Livingston County's Fowlerville 4th of July Committee

The tradition of a fireworks show in Fowlerville dates back many years. Originally, a fireworks show was part of the annual Fowlerville Fair. On July 4, 1976, as part of a community wide Bicentennial celebration, the Fowlerville Fire Department held a fireworks show, and a tradition began. It grew into an annual 4th of July event with many activities, a parade, and the fireworks show being the finale of the 4th of July celebration. Activities were held and sponsored by local business owners, organizations and volunteers.

In 2011 the committee lost Allen Hale, aka “Smokey the Clown”, a Fowlerville Firefighter, and one of the original people involved in starting this wonderful tradition. Allen was much loved by all who knew him and is greatly missed. In 2021, the committee created The Community Patriot of the Year award, also known as The “Smokey” Hale Award, which is given out at the beginning of the 4th of July Parade. The first was awarded to Butch Ogden (2021) for his years of service to our community. 

ANNUAL EVENTS

Chili & Soup Cookoff
VFW Post 6464
March 2023

Independence Day Celebration & Firework Display
Downtown Fowlerville
July 4, 2022

Wreaths Across America
Greenwood Cemetery
December 2022

Wishing you a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

Thank you to our Presenters & Sponsors

May 12, 2022: 17th Annual Chili & Soup Cook-off

The Fowlerville 4th of July Committee is proud to announce plans for their major fundraiser to be held May 12, 2022 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the VFW Post 6464 at 215 Veterans Drive, Fowlerville MI. All proceeds from the event go toward funding for the fireworks and all supplies for the events held in Fowlerville every July 4th.

Participation is by advanced registration only, and registration is limited. The entry form is provided below. For additional information, contact Brandon Denby bdenby@livgov.com or Michelle Soli at 517 540-8823 / michellesoli@yahoo.com.

July 4, 2021 in Fowlerville, MI

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April 24, 2021: 16th Annual Chili / Soup Cook-off

The Fowlerville 4th of July Committee is proud to announce plans for their major fundraiser to be held April 24, 2021 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Fowlerville Family Fairgrounds. All proceeds from the event go toward funding for the fireworks and all supplies for the events held in Fowlerville every July 4th.

The Chili Cook-Off has a lot of exciting changes this year, including being held at the spacious Fowlerville Fairgrounds. The committee is very grateful to the Fowlerville Fair Committee for making this event possible by offering an outdoor, family-safe, fun environment which provides ample room for social distancing.

Another major change is the addition of soup to our chili menu. Local professional and hobby chefs can compete with 18 quarts of their favorite chili or soup in a variety of interesting categories.

Participation is by advanced registration only, and registration is limited. The entry form is provided below. For additional information, contact Brandon Denby Bdenby@yahoo.com, or Michelle Soli at 517 540-8823 / Michellsoli@yahoo.com.

16th Annual Chili and Soup Cook-off Entry Form

 

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