2021: The Best 4th of July Events Around Grand Rapids – Parades, Fireworks & More

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Where to Find a 4th of July Parade or Fireworks Show

Nothing says Independence Day like parades and fireworks.

Many local municipalities put their own spin on celebrating the 4th of July, including parades, fireworks, car shows and food. Everyone loves dressing up in their red, white and blue and heading out to a neighborhood celebration.

If you are looking for a 4th of July event or wondering “where are the fireworks?” use the list below.

For more local events, activities, and ideas for what to do over the long Independence Day weekend, visit the COMMUNITY EVENT CALENDAR.

Where to see all Grand Rapids Fireworks – Summer 2021

4th of July Events Schedule

Outdoor Discovery Center

The whole family is invited to meet our national symbol in the feather. Learn about what these awesome animals like to eat, where they live, and how strong they are. Registration required.

4214 56th Street
Holland, MI

Kent City

Fireworks will launch near the Kent City Plastics building. Food vendors will be available.

Kent City, MI

Ottawa Hills Area

The parade lasts about 30 minutes and follows a route through the Ottawa Hills area. Children decorate their bikes and make wagon floats.

Grand Rapids, MI

City of Muskegon

Fireworks will be shot off over Muskegon Lake and are part of the "WeDiscover" Festival. Western Avenue will be closed so pedestrians will be able to walk freely. There will be two trams driving the perimeter giving free rides downtown.

Western Avenue
Muskegon, MI

Duncan Lake Middle School

Parade begins at 11am, fireworks at dusk.

Fireworks can be viewed from the Middle School, CalPlex or Holy Family Catholic Church.

Caledonia, MI

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Celebrate America’s birthday—the Children’s Garden way! Participate in a variety of engaging red, white and blue Independence Day activities.

1000 East Beltline Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Berlin Raceway

Gates open at 4pm, Racing starts at 6:30pm.

2060 Berlin Fair Dr
Marne, MI 49435

Dorr Township

Grab your chairs and meet us on Main Street!

Main Street
Dorr, MI

Downtown Allegan

Starts at 6pm with live music and food vendors, and concludes with a spectacular fireworks show over the Kalamazoo River at 10:15pm.

Allegan, MI

Allendale

Grand Parade, Family Fun Activities in the Allendale Township Park, Car Show, & more!

Allendale, MI

Dorr Township Park

Starting at DUSK, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to South Park for our annual Fireworks Show!

1879 142nd Ave
Dorr, MI 49323

Campau Lake

The annual Campau Lake fireworks display funded by lake residents is on for 2021!

Alto, MI

City of Kentwood

Pancake breakfast, 5k race & Fun Walk, Parade (9:30am), Carnival, Food Trucks, Live Music, and Fireworks at dusk.

Kentwood, MI

Downtown Montague & Whitehall

The parade route travels from Whitehall City Hall to Downtown Montague with over 100 entries.

Montague & Whitehall, MI

Lakeside Community Church

We will provide fireworks, snacks and refreshments. Bring your own chair or blanket. Fireworks begin at dusk.

6201 Whitneyville Ave SE
Alto, MI 49302

Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Family-fun activities, food, vendors and live entertainment! The fun continues through the start of the fireworks display, which will start at 10:30pm.

220 Front Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Ada Village

Parade begins at 10am, Classic Car Show after the parade, Fireworks at dusk.

Ada, MI

White Lake

White Lake Fourth of July Fireworks will be held at dusk at the north end of White Lake.

White Lake, MI

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

Come spend the day in the wild at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park!

8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE
Alto, MI 49302

Thornapple Covenant Church

Pancake breakfast, kid's bike parade and inflatable slide - followed by outdoor worship at 10am.

6595 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Allendale Public Schools K-8 Campus.

Gather at the Allendale Public Schools K-8 Campus. Parking will be available in all lots. Watch the fireworks display from your vehicle or socially distance in the outdoor open space.

Allendale, MI

City of East Grand Rapids

Trail Blazer 5K Run/Walk at 8:30am, Parade at 11am, and Fireworks at Dusk over Reeds Lake.

East Grand Rapids, MI

City of Grandville

Flag raising at Wedgwood Park (8:30am), Flyover of WWII vintage aircraft (11am), Food Vendors and Entertainment (5pm-dark), FIREWORKS at dark (approx. 10pm). Best viewing at Grandville Middle School.

Grandville, MI

Kids at one of the 4th-of-July-events-in Grand Rapids

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