2024’s Best 4th of July Parades & Events Around Grand Rapids

Where to Find 4th of July Parades or Fireworks Shows

West Michiganders love a good holiday so it’s a good thing our summers have one: 4th of July.

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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Favorite 4th of July Festivities for 2024

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:

Caledonia Parade and Fireworks

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 11 AM

West Michigan’s 4th of July celebrations kick off in Caledonia — in JUNE!

Caledonia celebrates the 4th on Saturday.

The parade starts at 11 AM.

Fireworks at dusk at Cal Plex. Details

Dorr July 4th Celebration

Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 7, 2024

The five day event begins with a Freedom 5K GLOW Run on July 3 and a carnival that runs the first four days.

Other events throughout the week include a craft show, car show, corn hole tournament and more.

The big July 4th parade is at 10 AM on Thursday, July 4.

Fireworks begin at sundown at Dorr Township Park. Details.

Allegan’s July 3 Jubilee

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at 5 PM

Celebrate the birth of the country with this patriotic community festival featuring food, live music and activities. The parade starts at 5:30.

Fireworks begin at 10:15. Details

South Haven’s July 3 & 4 Celebration

Wednesday, July 3, 2024 and Thursday, July 4, 2024

South Haven has an annual tradition of kicking off 4th of July fireworks on July 3rd at dusk, then catch the 4th of July parade the next morning at 11AM.

Fireworks begin at dusk. Details

Kentwood Fourth of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 7:30 AM

It’s a full day of festivities in Kentwood!

The celebration begins 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.

4th of July Parade in Kentwood MI

Fireworks at dusk wrap up the fun. Details

Grandville’s 4th of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 8:30 AM

Grandville begins Independence Day with a flag-raising ceremony in the morning followed by an arts and crafts show.

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.

Grandville 4th of July Flyover

Fireworks start when it gets dark. Details

89th Annual Hollyhock Lane Parade

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 8:30 AM

Hollyhock Lane Independence Day parade is the oldest continuous 4th of July parade in Michigan!

The 30 minute parade follows a route through the Ottawa Hills area.

Kids even decorate their bikes and make wagon floats.

It wraps up with music and an awards ceremony. Details.

Cascade Township July 4th Parade & Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 9 AM

The celebration begins with the 4th of July bike parade at 9 AM and is immediately followed by the community parade.

After the parades, enjoy games, rides and live music. Highlights include carnival rides, face painting, climbing walls, live animal demonstrations and music by Soul Syndicate.

Also look out for the food trucks and the ‘Splash Zones’ to help keep cool.

Cascade 4th of July Parade

Fireworks begin at dusk. Watch from Legacy Park in Ada or anywhere in downtown Ada. Details

Ada Fourth of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 9:45 AM

Ada celebrates the 4th all day long.

The festivities begin with the Independence Day parade followed by a classic car show.

2023 route map

Kids’ activities take place all afternoon.

The fun concludes with music at Legacy Park and a fireworks display at dusk. Details

Allendale’s July 4th Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 10 AM

Head to Allendale Community Park for food, games and fun.

Check out the auto show, carnival games, face painting, petting zoo, food trucks and more from 11 AM – 2 PM.

Allendale 4th of July Parade

Fireworks begin at 10:15. Details.

White Lake Area 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 10 AM

The White Lake Area parade begins at 10 AM at Whitehall City Hall.

After the parade, stick around for outdoor fun, shopping and dining.

Fireworks begin at dusk. Details

Saugatuck 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 11 AM

Join the armed forces, bands and floats as they march down Butler Street on July 4th.

Parade starts at 11 AM.

Saugatuck fireworks

Fireworks begin on Friday, July 5 at 9 PM. Details.

Holland 4th of July Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 12 PM

Beechwood Grill and various fair food will be available from 12 PM – 10 PM.

Watch the Independence Day celebration fireworks over Lake Macatawa from Kollen Park.

Fireworks begin around dusk. Details

East Grand Rapids – 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 12 PM

EGR celebrates on July 4th with a parade at noon and kids inflatables from 1 PM – 3:30 PM.

Don’t miss their famous water ski show with the Grand City Show Skiers.

An 8 PM concert by Full Cord 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. Details

Grand Haven Musical Fountain: Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 10:10 PM

The City of Grand Haven Presents their 4th of July Fireworks show!

Watch as the Musical Fountain is paired with an exciting 4th of July fireworks spectacular.

Where else can you find great music and fireworks along the waterfront?

Fireworks begin at 10:10 PM. Details

Muskegon 4th of July Fireworks

Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 10:20 PM

Bring your blankets and chairs to downtown Muskegon to catch the spectacular 4th of July fireworks display!

Fireworks will be visible to all of downtown, but Shoreline Drive is the best view.

Fireworks begin at 10:20 PM. Details

City of Grand Rapids Fireworks

Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 5 PM

Grand Rapids keeps the celebration going beyond July 4th.

Show up on Saturday, July 6, 2024, for family fun activities and music in Ah-Nab-Awen Park beginning at 5 PM.

Fireworks begin at 10:30 PM. Details

4th of July Parade & Events Schedule

If you are looking for a July 4, 2024, event or wondering, “Where are the fireworks?” use the list below.

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

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

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