West Michigan Lights Up the Sky All Summer Long

One Fourth of July when I was a kid my parents parked the conversion van in a big grassy field with dozens of other families with one thing on our minds: fireworks. Every vehicle was packed with kids eagerly awaiting the big show and dusk couldn’t come soon enough.

I consider myself a generally patient person (you need the patience of a saint to raise kids!) but that night I had had enough. I leaned out the window and cried out for all to hear,

“Fireworks are BOR-RING!!”

East Grand Rapids fireworks

In my eyes, sitting in a field on a hot July night while flies buzzed around my head wasn’t exactly the pinnacle of excitement.

My parents couldn’t stop laughing and to this day this is one of the quotes they remember about me.

Thankfully dusk eventually came and the light show dazzled me like it does every time.

Fireworks are NOT Boring Afterall!

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 The Big List of Grand Rapids Fireworks

It’s hard to keep track of all the communities offering dazzling light shows this summer, so we’ve compiled a list of where and when you can find Grand Rapids fireworks (and beyond)!

Organizers who are putting on a fireworks display can submit their event here to be included in this list.

Wednesday June 6, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 06/06

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park
vs Great Lakes Be sure to stick around after the game for an incredible fireworks display! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

Friday June 8, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game- Princess Night

Date: 06/08

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park
vs South Bend Princess Night: Princesses, bring your wands and tiaras for a night of enchantment. Take a picture with the Princesses on the concourse and with Cinderella's horse and carriage. [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

Saturday June 9, 2018

Rockford Start of Summer Celebration

Date: 06/09

Location: Downtown Rockford – 17 Squires St

Rockford
The 2018 SOS Celebration is the 50th Annual! This next year will be the best celebration yet! Put together by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce and the Start of Summer [...]

Time: All Day

Saturday June 16, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 06/16

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park
vs Dayton Be sure to stick around after the game for an incredible fireworks display! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, Reserved [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

Tuesday June 26, 2018

Wyoming Concerts in the Park

Date: 06/26

Location: Lamar Park – 2561 Porter St SW

Wyoming
The Wyoming Concerts in the Park is back again this year with an outstanding line-up of concerts for the 2018 Concerts in the Park series at Lamar Park. Concerts begin [...]

Time: 7:00 pm

Saturday June 30, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game- Star Wars Night

Date: 06/30

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park
vs Bowling Green Star Wars Night: Fan favorite, Star Wars Night, is back for 2018! You do not want to miss it. Be sure to stick around after the game for [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

July Fireworks Displays

Tuesday July 3, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 07/03
Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs Lansing Be sure to stick around after the game for a Special Expanded Fireworks Show! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, Reserved Seats: $12.50, Lawn: $8, Children 2 and under are free for all seating areas.

Time: 7:05 pm

Wednesday July 4, 2018

Dorr 4th of July Celebrations

Date: 07/04
Location: Dorr South Park – 841-1845 142ND Ave

Dorr

7am-10am- Community Breakfast at Dorr Reformed Church 10:30am-4th of July Parade! Line begins at St. Peter's Lutheran Church at 9am (4125 18th St.) Parade viewing areas on south 18th Street & west 142nd Ave. continuing past the parks. All Afternoon- Bingo Tent, Food Booths & Carnival Rides, Blackhole Airsoft Shooting [...]

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Allendale's 4th of July Celebration

Date: 07/04
Location: Allendale Community Park – 6676 Lake Michigan Dr

Allendale

7:30am – 9:30am: Pancake Breakfast – Allendale Township Hall (Proceeds Benefit Engine House #5 Museum) 10:00am – 11:30am: Parade – GVSU Allendale Campus Noon – 4:00pm: Family Fun in the Park – Allendale Township Park Attractions Chicken BBQ (Proceeds Benefit the Lions Club) Artisan Vendor Fair (Proceeds Benefit Engine House [...]

Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Kentwood 4th of July Celebration

Date: 07/04
Location: Crestwood Middle School – 2674 44th St SE

Kentwood

7:30-9:30am- Pancake Breakfast at the Kentwood Library Community Room Enjoy a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast for $5 and head out to find your spot for the parade & 5k Race/Walk. 8:30am- 5k Race & Fun Walk NEW! The race route has changed this year! The start and finish will [...]

Time: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Ada's 4th of July Parade, Activities and Fireworks

Date: 07/04
Location: Ada – Ada Dr. & Fulton

Ada

Ada Village celebrates the 4th of July! Join us for festivities including: 9:00 a.m. -- Parade line up 9:45 a.m. -- Kids line up at the front of the parade 10:00 a.m. -- Parade 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. -- Activities with rides, food and music Dusk -- Fireworks

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

City of Grandville 4th of July

Date: 07/04
Location: Grandville Middle School – 3535 Wilson Ave SW

Grandville

The Grandville 4th of July Celebration is organized by the Grandville Parks and Recreation Board to celebrate our nations independence. We welcome our residents and the many visitors who come to celebrate this holiday with us and our many community partners. 11am: Parade (on Wilson) 2pm-10pm: Live Music Fireworks at [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Lansing's July 4th Celebration

Date: 07/04
Location: Louis F. Adado Riverfront Park – 201 E. Shiawassee St.

Lansing

Celebrate Independence Day with clowns, antique and specialty automobiles, musicians, dance troops, community groups, and military units.  For parade application click the link below or more information please call Lansing Parks and Recreation, Gier Community Center 517-483-4313 or visit www.lansingmi.gov. Sponsored by GM. Parade begins at 11:00 AM~Fireworks will be [...]

Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

East Grand Rapids 4th of July Celebration

Date: 07/04
Location: John Collins Park – 650 Lakeside Dr SE

Grand Rapids

This city-wide celebration and all day community affair will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 The celebration starts with a parade at noon. The parade is keeping the same route as formed 2 years ago: It will start at the intersection of Sherman St./Wealthy St. and continue east on [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 10:15 pm

Saugatuck-Douglas Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks

Date: 07/04
Location: Downtown Saugatuck – Butler and Main St.

Saugatuck

July 4th will be a great day to bring the family to Saugatuck-Douglas! Our annual 4th of July parade heads down Butler Street at 2:00 pm. Those interested in marching in the parade should meet at the high school parking lot by 1:30 pm. Call 616-291-6124 for parade information. New this year, the Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas is hosting the [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Holland's Independence Day Fireworks Celebration

Date: 07/04
Location: Kollen Park – 240 Kollen Park Drive

Holland

Celebration Freedom will be Wednesday July 4, beginning at 1pm with kids games, vendors, live martial arts demonstration, live music, all culminating at dusk with Fireworks over Lake Macatawa to the sounds of live music. Also...Don't forget to hit up one of the many food booths for a late lunch [...]

Time: 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Village Hopkins and Gun Lake Casino 4th of July Fireworks

Date: 07/04
Location: Hopkins High School – 333 Clark St

Hopkins

Enjoy Fireworks, Food And Fun In The Village Of Hopkins On The 4Th, Brought To You By Gun Lake Casino! Plus, tune in to 101.3 The Brew for music set to sync with this amazing fireworks show. The Village of Hopkins has designated parking and spectator areas throughout the village. [...]

Time: 9:30 pm

Grand Haven's 4th of July Fireworks

Date: 07/04
Location: Waterfront Stadium – 1 N Harbor Dr

Grand Haven

The Grand Haven annual 4th of July Fireworks display lights up the night sky after the evening’s showing of the Grand Haven Musical Fountain and National Anthem. This is always a free community event. The City of Grand Haven has several areas for viewing this spectacular fountain and fireworks show!  [...]

Time: 9:45 pm - 10:45 pm

Saturday July 7, 2018

Amway Family Fireworks

Date: 07/07
Location: Ah-Nab-Awen Park Downtown GR – 303 Pearl St

Grand Rapids

Join us in downtown Grand Rapids July 7th for the city’s annual Amway Family Fireworks event! The event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park near the Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids. Join Townsquare Media on-air personalities for family-fun activities, games, food trucks, vendors exhibits and live [...]

Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Front Row for the Fireworks

Date: 07/07
Location: Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW

Grand Rapids

Join us in the City of Grand Rapids’ Celebration of the 4th! Enjoy the fireworks from the best seat in Grand Rapids, plus activities, exhibits, special meal deals for $6 and more. Tickets on sale now!  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Guests can explore all three floors of the Museum, ride the [...]

Time: 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Wednesday July 11, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 07/11
Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs Wisconsin Be sure to stick around after the game for an incredible fireworks display! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, Reserved Seats: $12.50, Lawn: $8, Children 2 and under are free for all seating areas.

Time: 7:05 pm

Saturday July 14, 2018

Lowell Riverwalk Festival

Date: 07/14
Location: Historic Lowell – Main St.

Lowell

This three-day event includes many activities for you and your family to enjoy including a community parade, crafts, food, duck raffle, concerts, fireworks and more! Riverwalk Parade: Dancing' in the Streets- July 14th at noon Kidz Zone- July 14th 10am-4pm. COME VISIT US AT ON THE NORTH END OF THE RIVERWALK!  Kids [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 07/14
Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs Beloit Be sure to stick around after the game for an incredible fireworks display! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, Reserved Seats: $12.50, Lawn: $8, Children 2 and under are free for all seating areas.

Time: 7:05 pm

Sunday July 15, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 07/15
Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs Beloit Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Day: First 1,000 kids eat free! Be sure to get your face painted on the concourse from 1pm - 3pm. Also get autographs and play catch on the field before the game from 1:15-1:30pm. Kids Run the Bases after the game presented by Milk [...]

Time: 2:00 pm

Wednesday July 25, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 07/25
Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs Lake County Be sure to stick around after the game for an incredible fireworks display! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, Reserved Seats: $12.50, Lawn: $8, Children 2 and under are free for all seating areas.

Time: 7:05 pm

Saturday July 28, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 07/28
Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs South Bend Be sure to stick around after the game for an incredible fireworks display! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, Reserved Seats: $12.50, Lawn: $8, Children 2 and under are free for all seating areas.

Time: 7:05 pm

Saturday August 4, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 08/04

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs Dayton Be sure to stick around after the game for an incredible fireworks display! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, Reserved [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

Coast Guard Festival Fireworks Extravaganza

Date: 08/04

Location: Waterfront Stadium – 1 N Harbor Dr

Grand Haven

The Fireworks Extravaganza, generously sponsored by Gun Lake Casino, starts at dark and can be viewed from the waterfront. Shot off from Dewey Hill across the channel, the fireworks are [...]

Time: 10:00 pm

Wednesday August 15, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 08/15

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs Lansing Be sure to stick around after the game for an incredible fireworks display! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, Reserved [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

Friday August 17, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game- Harry Potter Night

Date: 08/17

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs Lansing Harry Potter Night: Watch Fifth Third Ballpark transform into Hogwarts for 1 night only. Harry Potter and his crew will be in attendance along with a wand making [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

Saturday August 25, 2018

Whitecaps Home Game

Date: 08/25

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

vs Great Lakes Be sure to stick around after the game for an incredible fireworks display! Ticket Pricing: Premium Box Seats: $16, Field Box Seats: $14, Upper Box Seats: $13.50, [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

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