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The Fourth of July is a day set aside to celebrate the day our great country was unified as a nation. Many spend the day with family and friends, showing their American pride through food, fun, and, of course, fireworks! Check out this list of pure American fun to be had this Independence Day:

Learn About the Flag

The stripes on the American Flag represent the 13 original colonies, and the stars represent all 50 current United States. It is a way for our country to portray itself to the rest of the world. Let’s raise a flag this 4th of July to show our pride and freedom for our country! Click here to learn more about the flag and its importance.

Dress in the Colors of the American Flag

What better way to show your patriotic spirit by dressing in red, white and blue on Independence Day! Patriotic gear is available at many local stores and online. Get the family together and take a family picture on this great holiday.

Attend a Parade/Festival

One of the top things to do on the 4th of July is to attend the local parade. Expect to see proud veterans, color guard, fire trucks, ice cream, marching bands, and more at the celebration of our independent nation. Let’s cheer them on to show our patriotic spirit! It’s a symbol of pride and freedom.

Barbecue

Who doesn’t love a good hamburger or hot dog on a hot summer, day especially on the Fourth of July? Invite family and friends over for a patriotic barbecue in this Independence Day celebration tradition.

Backyard Games

July 4th is the perfect time to plan some outdoor fun for the family! To cool off from the summer heat, fill some water balloons, make teams, and have a water balloon fight or douse each other with squirt guns. Amp up the competition with a prize for the winning team! Add a relay race to promote healthy living with some physical fitness.

Red White Blue Desserts

Grab the kids for a family fun activity in the kitchen creating patriotic desserts. Let’s get baking! From red, white and blue M&M brownies and sugar cookie pie, to angel food pudding cake with berries. Patriotic pie, cake, Jello, cookies and cupcakes; there are lots of recipes available that’ll get you baking. You won’t regret any of these options! Click here for recipes.

Attend Fireworks

What would Fourth of July be without fireworks?! it’s a tradition to see fireworks on this holiday. Michigan offers an abundant array of spectacular firework displays across the state. Take the family and enjoy the holiday with some patriotic fireworks. Click here to find local fireworks near you!

 

Finally, have fun and be safe. Enjoy the family time, and the freedom that we have today! Eat a bunch, hang out with friends and family, dress like a flag, see fireworks, go to the parade, and recognize all veterans and current active members! Happy Fourth of July, from our family to yours.

 

When it comes to summer in Michigan, the weather is amazing. These 10 summer destinations are something to see! So, get your bags packed and hop in the car with friends and family to enjoy a slice of Pure Michigan.

Charlevoix 

Charlevoix The Beautiful certainly holds up to it’s name. Surrounded by three bodies of clear blue water (Lake Charlevoix, Round Lake and Lake Michigan), Charlevoix attracts tourism from all over the world. The downtown district offers an array of boutiques, ice cream and fudge shops, and restaurants. The Charlevoix City Marina fills with boats of all sizes, while the nearby splash pad and band shell entertains the guests. Visit the many sandy beaches, including the 125 year old train depot and flower garden located at Depot Beach. Bike trails, parks, fisheries, the community skate park are only a few of the additional activities in Charlevoix. Plan your visit today!

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Holler if you’re ready for some summer nights! We are excited to announce the nine bands that will be performing this summer at the LaFontaine Family Amphitheater located at 345 W Liberty St, Milford, MI 48381. Its more than just a concert, it’s a summer night in northern Michigan. Please join us starting June 10th with the Music Festival starting at 11 A.M. – 11 P.M. Continue Reading…

This month we are celebrating 30 Days Of Dad at LaFontaine to show our appreciation to all fathers on Father’s Day. Since Father’s Day is near, let’s show dad how much you love him and his ride. Here are the top 10 gift ideas for your car-loving dad this Father’s Day!

1. Ztylus Stinger USB Emergency Escape Tool – $22.00

Ztylus Stinger USB Emergency Escape Tool

The Ztylus tool has multiple uses including life-saving USB car charger, spring loaded glass breaker, razor sharp seat belt cutter, quick charge USB and its always within reach.

2. Logitech ZeroTouch Phone Mount – $30.00

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volvosubaru_santaarrivalat12oaksmallDon’t miss Santa’s Arrival on Friday, November 11th at 11:30 AM in the Lifestyle Cafe Food Court. LaFontaine Subaru and LaFontaine Volvo of Farmington Hills are proud to sponsor Santa’s arrival. Santa will arrive in style and be escorted by a couple of LaFontaine’s valued employees.

The first 20 children in line will receive a FREE PHOTO with Santa, on us! We would love for you to share your photos with Santa, either in the comments or on our LaFontaine Subaru Facebook page.

The event will include: holiday-themed activities for children, balloon twister, a first look at our new holiday experience, appearance by 100.3 WNIC radio personality, Jay Towers, and more!

The LaFontaine Family opened their hearts to hundreds of children on October 18, 2016 at 9:00am at the ribbon cutting for the LaFontaine Learning Academy. We are so blessed to be able to show our support to the Whaley Children’s Center, a home for neglected children that have been taken from their parents for one of many different reasons. A safe place for the kids, the center offers security, love, and hope for the future. The LaFontaine Family is passionate about giving back, so much so that the mission statement for the Automotive Group includes “…building life long relationships that connect families and strengthen communities…”

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The LaFontaine Family is inviting the community to the 9th Annual LaFontaine Family Fun Fest. The festivities will take place at LaFontaine Cadillac Buick GMC in Highland, Michigan.

9th Annual LaFontaine Family Fun Fest

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I don’t think I’m alone when I say that Fall is my favorite season in Michigan. The leaves turn spectacular colors, the cider mills are bustling with activity and the pigskin begins to get tossed around in earnest.

But with the kids going back to school and our lives in general getting busier after a relaxed summer, you can miss what makes autumn in Michigan special if you’re not careful.

So with that in mind, #FallTogether with us this season and check out these 7 things you must do in Michigan this fall.

1. Take a Fall Color Tour

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Michigan Fall Colors in the Keweenaw Peninsula

There’s no other state quite like Michigan when it comes to appreciating the beauty of autumn as trillions and trillions of leaves change color from green, to gold, to red.

Find a free weekend in late September or early October and hit the open road to enjoy Fall in Michigan at it’s best.

If you don’t want to map out your own route, head over to the Michigan.org website and use one of their pre-planned fall color tour routes.

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There are plenty of reasons to love autumn in Michigan. The cool crisp air, the fall colors, football and of course – Halloween – which means now is the time to go out and stock up on pumpkins!

To celebrate our #FallTogether campaign this season, we’re having our first Annual LaFontaine Pumpkin Decorating Contest.

LaFontaine Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The contest runs from October 1st through the 21st, and entering to win is easy!

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Not too long ago I suggested a few Quirky But Beautiful Road Trip Destinations that you and your family might enjoy now that summer vacation season is officially underway.

Before you get too excited about mapping out your next road trip destination, let’s bring you back to reality for a few minutes.

The Zen of Road Trips: 5 Ways to Survive the Drive

Road Trips can either be amazing journeys that you remember forever or they can be the thing of nightmares that you’ll never forget (as much as you may want to).

Personally I’ve experienced both ends of the spectrum, and I can tell you if you want to have a Zen-like vacation that’s free of stress it all comes down to preparing ahead of time.

So whether you’re hitting the road to visit your family or you’re diving off to experience something new – follow along with these 5 Ways to Survive the Drive and the odds of you having an anxiety free vacation are in your favor.

1. Prepare Your Vehicle Before You Hit The Road

OK, first things first. Your mind and body won’t be in a peaceful state if your vehicle isn’t prepared to handle the rigors of a long road trip.

Before you set out on your journey, make sure your vehicle is in good shape. Check your oil, tire pressure and all the vital fluids. If anything needs to be tuned up or fixed, schedule a service appointment before you head out.

And remember (and I speak from experience on this one), if the check engine light comes on during your trek, stop immediately and get it checked out (R.I.P. ’86 Chrysler Lebaron).

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