When are Fireworks Near Grand Rapids?

I love taking my kids to see fireworks! Sometimes, I feel like I’m way more excited than they are.

I’m a super fan of the sparkle show for sure, but what I love most is seeing the amazement on my kids’ faces as they experience it.

They scream in surprise at first hearing the loud boom, but then with their eyes and mouths wide with joy, they squeal as colors and patterns light up the sky.

East Grand Rapids fireworks

There’s always something magical about a fireworks show, and it’s a perfect way to top off the celebration of our nation’s independence.

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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.

July Fireworks Displays

Wednesday July 3, 2019

South Haven's Light Up the Lake

Date: 07/03
Location: Riverfront Park – Water Street

South Haven

July 3rd fireworks at dusk off the North Pier. Viewing from Riverfront Park, North & South Beaches. Coordinated with Music on Cosy 103.7 FM. 3-hour pre-show broadcast begins at 7:00 p.m. on Cosy.

Time: 7:00 pm

Thursday July 4, 2019

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

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

Ada

Ada Township invites you to our annual 4th of July Celebration! July 4: Firemen's Breakfast @ Fire Station 1 (6990 Fulton St. E) from 7-9:30 a.m. Parade Line-Up on River Street - 9:00 a.m. Float Competition Judging Begins - 9:30 a.m. Parade Begins - 10:00 a.m. Car Show located in [...]

Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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 the American Legion Hall at 9:00 am or earlier. Parade viewing areas on 18th St & 142nd Ave, continuing past the parks. During the parade: Fly -Over by historic WWII Fighter Planes All Afternoon- Food & Beverage [...]

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

Kentwood 4th of July Celebration

Date: 07/04
Location: Kentwood City Hall – 4900 Breton SE

Kentwood

Join us for our annual 4th of July Celebration! Events all day including a pancake breakfast at the fire station, 5k race, parade, carnival, and a fun filled evening celebration. The parade starts at Crestwood Middle School, travels south on Walma to Breton, turns west on 52nd and ends at [...]

Time: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Cascade Township 4th of July Celebration

Date: 07/04
Location: KDL Cascade Branch Library – 2870 Jack Smith Ave. SE

Grand Rapids

Book Sale 8:30-3:30 Parade 10am-11:30 Bike parade starts at 10am from the Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church. Parade begins immediately following the bike parade from the Thornapple Covenant Church. Route starts at Cascade & Burton and ends at 28th & Thornhills. Flyby 10:15 Games, Rides, & Music 11:30am-3:30pm Fireworks at [...]

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

Allendale's 4th of July Celebration

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

Allendale

You're invited to the most anticipated community event of the year! Join your friends and neighbors to celebrate our Nation's birthday with the best small town America has to offer, Allendale's 4th of July Celebration 2019! The parade steps off at 10am sharp winding through the beautiful GVSU Allendale campus. [...]

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

White Lake Area 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Date: 07/04
Location: Downtown Whitehall & Montague – Colby Street

Montague

Beginning at 10:00am, the White Lake Area 4th of July Parade will travel from Whitehall City Hall, across the bridge, then to Downtown Montague.  With over 100 entries, you won’t want to miss the family fun offered at this annual parade!  Later, beginning at dusk, watch the awe-inspiring fireworks show at the [...]

Time: 10:00 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. 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM    Rotary Pancake Breakfast [...]

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 in Lansing starting with a parade in downtown Lansing featuring antique and specialty automobiles, musicians, dance troupes, community groups, military units and more! Followed by free fireworks at Adado Riverfront Park in the evening. Parade kicks off at 11am, Concert at Riverfront Park begins and 8pm, with [...]

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 Thursday, July 4, 2019 The celebration starts with a parade at noon. The parade route will start at the intersection of Sherman St. and Wealthy St. and continue east on Wealthy St., turning left on Lakeside Dr., ending at [...]

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. The Rotary Club of Saugatuck-Douglas is hosting the Waterfront Festival with music, food trucks, a children's corner, and more from Noon - 9 at Coghlin Park followed by fireworks at dusk [...]

Time: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Holland's Independence Day Celebration Freedom & Fireworks

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

Holland

Celebration Freedom will be Thursday July 4, beginning at 4pm 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: 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Muskegon RockStock

Date: 07/04
Location: Heritage Landing – 7th Street & Shoreline Dr.

Muskegon

Muskegon Rockstock is back July 4-6 at Heritage Landing with great rock music, fireworks, raffles, face painting, food, beverages and cold Budweiser! Tickets are $10 per day for everyone aged 3 and up, and 3 – day passes are available for a limited time for only $25.  Active duty military [...]

Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Fireworks on Deck (Muskegon)

Date: 07/04
Location: USS LST 393 Veterans Museum – 560 Mart St.

Muskegon

Thursday, July 4 at dusk, enjoy “Fireworks on Deck” aboard the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum!  It’ the “best seat in the house” for the awesome display over Muskegon Lake.  The World War II landing ship is located at the Mart Dock in downtown Muskegon, just yards from the fireworks [...]

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

Friday July 5, 2019

Whitecaps Home Game: Nick Jr. Night featuring PAW Patrol

Date: 07/05
Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

FANomenal Fridays Include: Kids themed giveaway Kids "Happy Hour" from 5:45-6:45 -Free Meijer Hometown Playground Inflatables -Half-off hot dogs and 16oz. soda (for kids only) Mascot Autographs in the 7th-9th inning Nick Jr. Night featuring PAW Patrol Marshall and Rubble Appearance Marshall Bobblehead Giveaway Paw Patrol jersey auction Family Fare [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

Saturday July 6, 2019

Grand Rapids 4th of July Fireworks

Date: 07/06
Location: Ah-Nab-Awen Park Downtown GR – 303 Pearl St

Grand Rapids

Join us on July 6th, 2019 for the annual Grand Rapids Fireworks presented by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The event kicks off at 6pm at An-Nab-Awen Park, near the Ford Presidential Museum. The event will include family-fun activities, food, vendors and live entertainment! The fun continues through the start [...]

Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Front Row for the Fireworks

Date: 07/06
Location: Grand Rapids Public Museum – 272 Pearl St. NW

Grand Rapids

Join us for the annual Independence Day fundraiser. Front Row for the Fireworks, offers visitors an evening of entertainment, discovery and fun. Front Row for the Fireworks will take place on Saturday, July 6 to coincide with the City of Grand Rapids’ celebration. In addition to having front row seats [...]

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Race at Berlin Raceway- 4th of July Celebration

Date: 07/06
Location: Berlin Raceway – 2060 Berlin Fair Drive

Marne

Racing + Fireworks = Family Fun! Adults $12, Kids 11-8 $5, 7-Under Free Return of the The Main Event Outlaw Tour, as well as Super Stocks, VROA & the Midwest Compact Touring Series  

Time: 6:30 pm

Saturday August 3, 2019

Coast Guard Festival Fireworks Extravaganza

Date: 08/03

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

Friday August 9, 2019

Whitecaps Home Game: Hero Night

Date: 08/09

Location: Fifth Third Ballpark – 4500 West River Drive

Comstock Park

FANomenal Fridays Include: Kids themed giveaway Kids "Happy Hour" from 5:45-6:45 -Free Meijer Hometown Playground Inflatables -Half-off hot dogs and 16oz. soda (for kids only) Mascot Autographs in the 7th-9th [...]

Time: 7:05 pm

JULY Events and Activities in Grand Rapids – Including 17 Free Ideas

July Is Sizzling With Summer Fun! High summer is here! Starting the month off with parades and fireworks to celebrate the Fourth and festival after festival after festival, there's no shortage of fun to keep the family entertained (and there's still more to do if festivals aren't your thing). We've found live music, classic cars, outdoor movies, stage productions and more to fill up your July. Making life even sweeter, 17 of these things are FREE! For even more options, be sure to look over our Daily Calendar as new events [...]

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