The Village of Schoolcraft is located in southwest Michigan with quick and easy access from both US 131 and Interstate I-94, and is a frequent destination for those who are shopping for antiques, interested in fine dining, or simply want to visit a community that offers a blend of both old and new living in perfect harmony.

Visitors to our community often enjoy viewing our historic homes, touring the Historical Underground Railroad House and Museum, shopping our retail stores, enjoying our many restaurants, participating in our annual 4th of July Celebration and Annual Christmas Walk, or simply enjoying a picnic with family and friends at our Leo J. Burch Park.

We know that whether you are visiting our vibrant downtown or enjoying our many annual festivities, you will experience a warm and charming community that is both friendly and inviting.

The Village of Schoolcraft wants you to come here and come often to enjoy this wonderful community full of small town character and charm.


Food Truck Rally & Live Music by Uncle Charlies Band

Burch Park 6 – 8pm: June 15, July 20 & August 17

Citizen of the Year Application

Download and print Citizen of the Year Application here.

4th of July Information

After an absence of two years, the Schoolcraft 4th of July celebration is back! This year is the 95th anniversary of celebrating our country’s Independence Day in Schoolcraft.

This patriotic family-friendly event will include the parade, car show, pancake breakfast, food trucks, Underground Railroad House tours, and so much more! And of course, the fireworks! Visit
sites.google.com/view/schoolcraft-mi-4th-of-july/home to see the complete schedule of events. While visiting the website, learn how to get involved, by sponsorship or by volunteering on the day of the event.

The grand marshals for this year’s parade are Peg Crissman, Jan McNally, and Nancy Rafferty, three ladies who tirelessly work in the Schoolcraft Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry providing much-needed supplies to our local community.

A t-shirt contest was held for Schoolcraft elementary students, and the winning design was created by Charleigh Gardner, a 2nd grader in Mr. Allgor’s class. Click the “Shop” tab on the website to order a t-shirt or other Schoolcraft 4th of July gear! Proceeds will help to fund the celebration.

Donation boxes have also been placed in several local businesses in Schoolcraft and Vicksburg. Donation checks should be made out to the Schoolcraft 4th of July Committee and can be mailed to the Village of Schoolcraft, 442 N. Grand St. PO Box 8, Schoolcraft, MI 49087.

Plan to spend the day in Schoolcraft on the 4th of July! Cap off the celebration of Independence Day with a fantastic fireworks show presented by Great Lakes Fireworks. See you there!


Charleigh with her winning T-shirt design!


The Village of Schoolcraft commits to building on its strong heritage while moving forward to a vibrant future as a community where all citizens are safe and secure, local businesses thrive, and residents and visitors alike are drawn to the variety of recreational and cultural activities.


The Village of Schoolcraft seeks to enhance the community through development that contributes to its welcoming hometown atmosphere, complements it landscape and local business environment, and reinforces its rich history and quality schools.