2022’s 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.

Everyone loves dressing up in their red, white, and blue and heading out to a neighborhood celebration.

Many local municipalities put their own spin on celebrating the 4th of July, including parades, fireworks shows, car shows, food, and festivals.

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4th of July Events Schedule

If you are looking for a July 4, 2022 event or wondering “where are the fireworks?” use the list below.

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

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

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Favorite 4th of July Festivities for 2022

Every fourth of July celebration is special but over the years, some have earned a reputation for their parades, fireworks, and other events. Some to consider for this year:

West MI 4th of July Celebrations 2022

City of Grand Rapids Fireworks

Grand Rapids celebrates Independence Day early.
Show up on Saturday, July 2, 2022, for family fun activities and music in Ah-Nab-Awen Park beginning at 6 pm.

Fireworks are at 10:30 pm. Details

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East Grand Rapids – 4th of July

EGR celebrates on Monday, July 4th this year with a run around Reed’s Lake in the morning, a parade at noon, and kids inflatables from 1-3:30 pm. Their famous water ski show with the Grand City Show Skiers will be back this year, too.

An 8 pm concert is followed by fireworks over Reed’s Lake at dusk. Watch the fireworks over Reeds Lake from John Collins Park, the high school track practice field, or the middle school field.

Grand City Show Skiers 4th of July

Kentwood Fourth of July Celebration

It’s a full day of festivities in Kentwood on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Starting with a pancake breakfast and a 5K, the day gets even more fun when the parade and carnival come around in the afternoon.

In the evening, come on out for food trucks, community booths, live music and a beer tent.

Fireworks at dusk wrap up the fun. Details

Kentwood 4th of July

Grandville’s Fourth of July Celebration

Grandville celebrates Independence day on Monday, July 4, 2022 with a flag-raising ceremony in the morning.

At 11 am things get even more exciting. Expect a WWII Vintage Aircraft Flyover and a parade.

Food vendors and entertainment will keep you occupied after that, from noon-dark, at the Grandville Middle School.

Stick around til it gets dark for the fireworks show. Details

Grandville 4th of July Flyover

Cascade Township July 4th Celebration

Celebrations include a parade, bike parade, carnival, games, and fireworks.


Cascade 4th of July Parade

Allendale’s July 4th Celebration

July 4th in Allendale, MI is slated for:
– Grand Parade with Holligans Flight Team flyover – 10 am
– Activities in the Park from 11 am – 2 pm
– Concert at the Bandshell – noon
– Fireworks at Dusk


Allendale 4th of July Parade

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