The annual Dock Hop returns to Big Bass Lake

IRONS, Mich. — When you ask those living on Big Bass Lake what events highlight their summer, you are likely to hear the words “Dock Hop” often. Denise Brewer, the main organizer of this year’s Dock Hop, labeled this year as the “Dock Hop Reboot” because it was the first time the event has been held since 2019. 

“Then COVID hit and everything fell apart until this year,” said Brewer. “We’re starting all over again.” 

The Dock Hop is among other events, including a boat parade, paddle parade, and a 5K that occurs annually on the Fourth of July weekend at Big Bass Lake. Visitors are encouraged to join in on the fun as the Dock Hop is not limited to property owners. 

The Dock Hop takes place on Big Bass Lake and those who live in the community can participate or volunteer their docks, said Brewer.