List: Fourth of July celebrations in West Michigan

4th of July Fireworks 2016

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Gather the family and celebrate Independence Day with fun events, parades and, of course, fireworks! Snap a pic at the parade or fireworks show at send it to info@wotv4women.com and it may be featured in a photo gallery on wotv4women.com!

FRIDAY

Ionia County

Fireworks Show, Ionia
Friday, July 1
Fireworks will be launched fromt he infield of the track at the Ionia Free Fair grounds at dusk.

Kalamazoo County

Fireworks at Kalamazoo Speedway, Kalamazoo
Friday, July 1
Entertainment and stunt show, monster trucks, bus races, and Mini Enduro starts at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza at dusk. Adults: $20, Teens 13-15: $10, Kids 6-12: $5, Kids 5 and under free!

SATURDAY

Allegan County

Independence Day Celebration, Dorr
Saturday, July 2 – Monday, July 4
Carnival rides, food, and Chinese lantern launch on Friday, classic car and truck show, BBQ rib contest and tractor pull on Sunday, community breakfast, 10:30 a.m. parade, ox roast, live music, and fireworks at dusk on Monday.

Green Lake Fireworks, Caledonia
Saturday, July 2, dusk
Fireworks at dusk over Green Lake.

Barry County

Fireworks, Gun Lake, Hastings
Saturday, July 2, dusk
Annual fireworks display by the Gun Lake Protective Association.

Calhoun County

Fireworks at Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival
Saturday, July 2, dusk
One of the largest fireworks shows in the state of Michigan!

Kent County

Independence Day Celebration, CalPlex, Caledonia
Saturday, July 2, dusk
If parking at church, please bring a donation of cash or non-perishable food.

Amway Family Fireworks, downtown Grand Rapids
Saturday, July 2, 10:30 p.m.
Music, entertainment, family-friendly activities, food and vendors from mid-afternoon until evening at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

Fourth of July Celebration, Grandville
Saturday, July 2 – Monday, July 4
Sporting events and run/walk on Saturday, church in the park and community wide worship on Sunday, pancake breakfast, sporting events, crafts show, parade (11 a.m.), food vendors, kids’ activities and entertainment, and fireworks (dusk) on Monday.

Ottawa County

Fourth of July Celebration and Lee Anderson Memorial, Berlin Raceway, Marne
Saturday, July 2
$1 hot dogs all night with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk! Race featuring Super Stocks, VROA, 4-Cyl, and special Lee Anderson Outlaw Late Model race. Adult tickets $12.

SUNDAY

Allegan County

July 3 Jubilee, downtown Allegan
Sunday, July 3
Parade at 5:30 p.m., pony rides and inflatables, food vendors, live entertainment, and fireworks at dusk.

Kalamazoo County

Portage Fireworks, McCamley Field
Sunday, July 3
Gates open at 6 p.m. Free admission, but donations accepted for Portage Rotary Club Scholarships program. Concessions available on site. Fireworks begin at dusk.

Newaygo County

Fremont Fireworks, over Fremont Lake
Sunday, July 3
Free summer concert in Veterans Memorial Park. Fireworks at dusk.

Van Buren County

Light Up the Lake, South Haven
Sunday, July 3
One of the most popular Independence Day fireworks shows in the area! Parade held downtown on Monday, July 4.

MONDAY

Allegan County

Douglas Parade and Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2 p.m. – dusk
Parade at 2 p.m., music in the park at 7 p.m., fireworks at dusk.

Saugatuck Parade and Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 2 p.m. – dusk
Parade in downtown Saugatuck at 2 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Barry County

Old-Fashioned Fourth of July and Veterans Barbecue, Charlton Park
Monday, July 4, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Old-fashioned games start at 1 p.m., barbecue buffet (additional cost) 12:30-4 p.m., pie contest, and more! Free admission!

Berrien County

Fourth of July Fireworks, St. Joseph
Monday, July 4, 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy the city of St. Joseph Fourth of July fireworks at dusk in downtown St. Joseph!

Branch County

Coldwater Fireworks, Heritage Park
Monday, July 4
Fireworks at dusk.

Calhoun County

Fourth of July Chicken BBQ, downtown Marshall
Monday, July 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Annual chicken BBQ and fun events!

Fireworks at Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival
Monday, July 4, 10:30 p.m.
One of the largest fireworks shows in the state of Michigan! Begins at dusk.

Kent County

July 4 Celebration, Ada
Monday, July 4, 7 a.m. – dusk
Pancake breakfast at Fire Station 1 7-9:30 a.m., Kids Bike Parade at 10 a.m. with main parade following. Celebration and classic car show at 11 a.m., fireworks at dusk across from Amway headquarters.

July 4th Celebration, Kentwood
Monday, July 4, 7 a.m. – dusk
Pancake breakfast, 5K race and fun walk, parade (9:30 a.m.), and evening celebration with carnival, games, food vendors, live music, and fireworks (dusk).

Independence Day Events, Green Lake, Caledonia
Monday, July 4, 8 a.m.
Pancake breakfast 8 – 10 a.m. at Green Lake Fire Department building. $3 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under. Accepting donations of canned goods. Parade starts at noon on 145th Avenue to South Shore Drive to Round Lake Drive to Kalamazoo Avenue. Ends at fire department for activities and demonstrations.

Independence Day Activities, Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids
Monday, July 4, 11 a.m.
Independence Day activities for the whole family in the Children’s Garden. Regular admission rates apply.

East Grand Rapids Fourth of July Events
Monday, July 4, noon – 10:30 p.m.
Parade at noon, Party in John Collins Park during the day with children’s activities, water ski show on Reeds Lake, evening concert, and fireworks at dusk.

Kalamazoo County

Fireworks, Plainwell Airport
Monday, July 4
Fireworks at dusk.

Fourth of July Celebration, Schoolcraft
Monday, July 4
Parade, family activities, and fireworks display at dusk.

Muskegon County

White Lake Parade and Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Parade at 10 a.m. and evening fireworks at dusk over White Lake.

Ottawa County

Ferrysburg Fourth of July Breakfast and Parade
Monday, July 4, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Breakfast 8-10 a.m. at City Hall, Parade starts at 10:30 a.m., party at William Ferry Park after the parade.

Allendale Fourth of July Celebration
Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Pancake breakfast at Engine House No. 5 Museum 7-10 a.m. Community parade on GVSU campus at 10 a.m. Family fun in the park 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Fourth of July Independence Day Celebration, Kollen Park, Holland
Monday, July 4, 1 p.m. – dusk
Kids games, vendors, live martial arts demonstrations, live music, food booths, and fireworks over Lake Macatawa.

Grand Haven Fourth of July Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 10 p.m.
Spectacular fireworks show at Waterfront Stadium.

Berlin Fair, Marne
Monday, July 4 – Saturday, July 9
Live entertainment, carnival rides, games, and more!

St. Joseph County

Fourth of July Celebration, Colon
Monday, July 4
Parade at 11 a.m., fireworks at dusk.

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