Maskless Partiers Packed Into A Michigan Lake To Celebrate July 4

Video of Crowded 4th Of July Party At Michigan Lake Goes Viral Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Diamond Lake Sandbar/Instagram

A viral video taken on July 4th at a popular Michigan lake shows that many young people ignored social distancing and masks to celebrate the holiday

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, most of the country’s Fourth of July celebrations looked a little different in 2020. Over the last few weeks, the country has experienced an overall surge of new COVID-19 infections, with numbers peaking to all-time highs. Health experts warned against mass gatherings and in some parts of the country, beaches were even closed, firework shows canceled, indoor dining and drinking venues shut down, and annual July 4th celebrations skipped in order to prevent the spread of the potentially deadly virus. However many people opted to celebrate the holiday like it was 2019 anyway, as can be demonstrated in a viral video taken at Michigan’s Diamond Lake.

In the clips, first shared on Diamond Lake Sandbar’s official Instagram account, thousands of maskless partiers were filmed dancing to music, throwing back beers, and getting their tans on — without wearing masks, of course.