Berrien Springs Fourth Of July Celebration This Week

The village of Berrien Springs is gearing up for its first July 4th Community Celebration at Courthouse Square this week. The festivities will kick off on Thursday at 11 a.m. with food vendors, elected officials giving stump speeches from the 1839 courthouse balcony, crafts for the kids at the library, games, and storytelling. They’re planning music on the Jail House Plaza from 12:30 to 2:30, an ice cream social from 1:30 to 3:30, and local actor Scott Bradford will present a speech as Warren G. Harding at 2:30. The history of the Old Rugged Cross hymn will also be presented at 3:30. The day will end with a Fourth of July parade through downtown Berrien Springs at 4 p.m.