Best 4th of July Michigan 2024 Weekend Celebrations, Fireworks (Best Places to Watch), Events, Festivals, Air Shows, Parades, Concerts, Best Things to Do in Michigan on Independence Day

Article: 4th of July Michigan 2024 Weekend Celebrations, Events, Festivals, Fireworks Displays, Air Shows, Parades, Concerts, Best Things to Do in Michigan

Are you searching for the best spots to watch 4th of July fireworks in Michigan? We've got 'em!

Welcome to the ULTIMATE SOURCE of 4th of July Michigan 2024 celebrations, events and fun things to do on Independence Day! So many events and things to do for families, couples and friends this holiday! 

Destinations: DetroitTraverse CityFrankenmuthAnn ArborKalamazooPetoskeyCharlevoixHoughton LakeMidland, South HavenSt. JosephGrand RapidsBattle CreekUpper Peninsula and more!  

Plan your 4th of July Michigan trip or summer vacation around our inspiring festivals, Michigan fireworks displays and events! 

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What is there to do in Michigan on the 4th of July?

Michigan knows how to celebrate Independence Day!  Many cities have 4th of July parades, fireworks, 5k runs, music, food festivals, air shows, live music,  carnivals, craft shows and antique car shows. Keep reading for lots of things to do in over the July 4th weekend. 

2024-4th of July Michigan Firework Displays, Events and Festivals

Traverse City, Saugatuck, South Haven and Petoskey are hot spots for 4th of July celebrations in Michigan!

Bessemer 4th of July

Bessemer 4th of July, June 28 – July 4, 2024, The Biggest and Best 4th of July Celebration in the UP! Basketball tournaments, children's parade, concerts, hometown walk/run, bingo, geocaching, poker runs and more! Check their schedule (link above). Such fun 4th of July events!

2024 Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show

Battle Creek Field Of Flight Air Show and Balloon Fest, July 3-7, 2024 Grab our Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Fest Guide! Air show, night air show, rock bands, balloon illumes, amazing fireworks displays, carnival and vendors galore! The fireworks displays will each be over 15 minutes long and are one of the LARGEST in the State of Michigan! Fantastic summer Michigan event!

Oh, and Grab the BIG LIST of Michigan Air Shows!

Bay City Fireworks Festival

Bay City Fireworks Festival, July 4, 5, 6, 2024. Fireworks and fun! People travel from all over the United States to witness the amazing fireworks display, big name concerts, carnival and fun! Best things to do in Michigan July 4th celebration. Grab our Bay City Fireworks Festival Schedule!

The City of Ionia Fireworks

The City of Ionia Fireworks will be on June 29, 2023 at the fairgrounds. They will go off at dusk. 317 S Dexter St, Ionia, MI 48846. Incredible Michigan fireworks displays!

So, friends, each June through the 4th of July, Detroit throws on some serious fireworks festivals and events.  Check out the Best Detroit Fireworks - Where to Watch Fireworks in Metro Detroit, Oakland County.

Salute to America in Greenfield Village

Salute to America in Greenfield Village

When: July 2-5, 2024 | 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m

Where: Greenfield Village

In partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, enjoy an evening walking through Greenfield Village while listening to musical ensembles perform. At dusk, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra takes center stage on the Village Green for a triumphant musical performance in celebration of Independence Day. The evening ends with a stirring "1812 Overture" performance, cannon fire and a brilliant fireworks finale.

Port Hope 4th of July Festival

Port Hope 4th of July Festival

When: Saturday, July 6, 2024, 11:00 AM 4:00 PM

Where: 7840 Portland Road and 8016 Portland Road

Check their website for details!

Grandville July 4 Celebration

Grandville July 4 Celebration

When: July 3-July 4, 2024

Where: July 3, 2024, events are held at Wedgwood Park. July 4th events are held Grandville Oakestown Intermediate School. 

July 3, 2024 events include yard games and food. July 4, 2024 events include arts and crafts show from 9-5pm, parade, food, live music and entertainment. 

Huron-Clinton Metroparks 4th of July Fireworks Schedule

  • Willow Metropark, Pool Activity Area, July 1, 2024, 6:00 pm - 10:45 pm
  • Kensington Metropark, July 2, 2024, 10:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Lake Erie Metropark, Great Wave Area, July 3, 2024, 6:00 pm - 10:45 pm

4th of July Michigan family fun!

Bay City Boat Lines - VIP Fireworks Experience!

When: July 5, 2024 and July 6, 2024; departs at 6:00 pm

Where: Bay City, by the bandshell

Enjoy dinner, live music and a cash bar aboard the Princess Wenonah river boat in Bay City, MI.  

Freedom Fest on the Cause Way

Freedom Fest on the Cause Way

When: Saturday, July 6, 2024, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: Croton, Michigan.

Live Music, juggling stunt show, Beer Tent, Food Trucks, Vendors, Fireworks, and Parade! Parade at noon on Saturday, July 6th

Luna Pier Freedom Festival

Luna Pier Freedom Festival

When: 2024 Freedom Festival is CANCELLED. All 2024 proceeds raised will be used for 2025 Freedom Festival.

UP City Fest 2024

UP City Fest

When: July 6, 2024, 1:00 pm

Where: Mattson Lower Harbor Park - Marquette. 

Live music and fun! UP CityFest is presented Free to the public and is done by faith.

More details at:

Independence Fest, Clarkston MI

Independence Fest

When: Saturday, June 29 beginning at 11AM 

Where: Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston, MI  48348.

SO MUCH GOING ON! Great day of family fun! Celebrate our Nation’s birthday with carnival treats, shop local crafters, classic car show, veterans celebration, awesome live entertainment. Fun for the entire family! Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Stay through the evening and enjoy the awesome fireworks display! 

Independence Day Events/Fireworks in Port Sanilac, Michigan 2024

Independence Day Events/Fireworks

When: July 6, 2024 at Dusk

Where: Harbor Park, Port Sanilac, Michigan

Traverse City National Cherry Festival

Traverse City National Cherry Festival

When: June 29-July 6, 2024

Where: Open Space Park, Traverse City, MI

Fireworks on July 4th at Open Space Park. Grab our Traverse City Cherry Festival Interactive Map and Guide for the tips, event locations and the schedule! So many things to do in Michigan in July! 

2024 July 4th Fireworks Cruise in Port Huron

Thursday, July 4th Fireworks Cruise

When: July 4, 2024

Where: Huron Lady II cruise boat in Port Huron.

This 4th of July fireworks cruise will float to St. Clair to see their fireworks display! Departing Port Huron at 8:30 p.m. 

Annual Grand Rapids Fireworks 2024

Annual Grand Rapids Fireworks

When: July 6, 2024, 6-11 pm

Where: Ah-Nab-Awen Park (303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503), near the Ford Presidential Museum.

The event will include family-fun activities, food, vendors and live entertainment! Fireworks will start around 10:30 p.m. Awesome July Michigan family event.

South Haven Art Fair

South Haven Art Fair

When: July 6, 2024; 10 am - 5pm

Where: Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Avenue, South Haven, MI

The South Haven Center for the Arts will host the Annual South Haven Art Fair which is longest running event in the region! Shop over 120 artists! We adore this July Michigan art fair and have attended it for several years.

2024 White Lake 4th of July Celebration with Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks over White Lake 2024

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Where: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come into town earlier to catch the 4th of July Parade, shopping, and dinner before the fireworks! The parade begins at 2 pm from the corner of Bissel Street and Church Street. 

Gun Lake Fireworks

Gun Lake Fireworks 

When: Sat July 6, 2024

Where: Hopkins High School Complex. The rain delay date is July 7, 2024.

2024 Curtis 51st Independence Day Celebration

2024 Curtis 51st Independence Day Celebration

When: July 6-7, 2024

Where: Curtis, MI. 

Vendors, beer tent. July 7th is the parade starts at 12:30pm and Fireworks is July 7, 2024 at Dusk.

International Food Festival - Marquette

International Food Festival

When: July 3rd, and 4th, 2024, 12 PM to 10:00 PM

Where: Downtown Marquette

Enjoy ethnic and local food favorites, beer tent, activities for kids, free live entertainment! Watch the exciting fireworks and laser show at dusk on July 3, and a sensory friendly laser light show on July 4th at dusk! 

Hart Sparks Fireworks Celebration

Hart Sparks Fireworks Celebration

When:  July 2nd, 2024; 6pm-11pm

Where: Downtown Hart / Hart Commons

Bring your family and friends to enjoy food vendors, live music, open social district and fireworks in Downtown Hart.  

The fireworks begin at 10:30 PM.

2024 Great American Parade & Celebration in Hillsdale

Great American Parade & Celebration

When: Hillsdale’s Independence Day Parade at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Where: Downton Hillsdale (Southern Michigan, east of Coldwater, south of Jackson)

2024 Baraga County Lumberjack Days

Baraga County Lumberjack Days

When: July 3-4, 2024 

Where: Baraga, MI

Fun Upper Peninsula 4th of July Michigan celebration! Street dance, pancake breakfast, flag raising ceremony, live music, fireworks and so much fun! Check the Baraga County Lumberjack Days schedule!

Boyne City 4th of July Festival

Boyne City 4th of July Festival

When: July 3-4, 2024

Where: Boyne City.

Northern Michigan 4th of July Michigan holiday weekend celebration! Head to northern Michigan to experience an 4th of July Michigan celebration of Freedom, Family, Fireworks and FUN! Art & Craft Fair + Food Trucks, Bounce Houses, Rock Wall & Water Slides, Grand parade, kids games, fireworks and more!  

Recognized by Good Morning America and USA Today as one of the "Top 10 Independence Day Celebrations in the Nation," the Travel Channel as the #2 "Best Small Town Fourth of July Celebration in the USA," and Reader's Digest as the #1 "Best Small-Town July Fourth Fireworks." 

Gibraltar 4th of July Celebration

Gibraltar 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4, 2024-July 5, 2024

Where: Gibraltar, MI

Most events happen July 4th, 2024. Parade is at 10:00 am, Carnival, live music,  beer tent, fireworks at 10:00 pm!

Hesperia Family FunFest

Hesperia Family FunFest

When: July 3-4, 2024

Where:  Downtown Hesperia

Bring your family to enjoy a parade, craft fair and market, horse and tractor pulls, live music, kids games and activities, food trucks, shopping and dining experiences!

Kalamazoo Fireworks!

Kalamazoo Fireworks

When: July 4, 2024 at Dusk

Where: Kalamazoo Speedway, 7656 Ravine Rd

St. Joseph Michigan Fireworks

St. Joseph Michigan Fireworks - Wednesday, July 3, 2024 - 10:15pm (dusk) down at Silver Beach. Grab the St Joseph Michigan Fireworks Schedule!

Baroda Fireworks

Baroda Fireworks - See incredible fireworks July 3, 2024.

Watch Baroda Fireworks

Watch Baroda Fireworks

When: July 3, 2024 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. 

Where: The Beer Garden at the Public House at Round Barn

Cheers to red, white, and brews! Celebrate America’s birthday with great music, cold drinks, classic backyard BBQ food, and more at the annual Baroda Fireworks celebration.

July 3 Jubilee, Downtown Allegan

July 3 Jubilee

When: Monday July 3, 2024; 5pm-10pm

Where: Downtown Allegan.

Celebrate the birth of the country with this patriotic community festival featuring food, live music, activities, and fireworks on the 3rd of July.

  • Parade - 5:30pm
  • Live Music - 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Fireworks - 10:15pm

South Haven Fireworks

South Haven Fireworks-July 3, 2024, 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. Grab our South Haven Fireworks Guide!

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks

When: July 3, 2024. 6:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Where: Great Wave Area, 32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173. 6

Join one of Southeast Michigan’s favorite traditions: The Huron-Clinton Metroparks fireworks displays! Enjoy this celebration of our American Independence.  Enjoy the park trails, playground, and live entertainment provided by the Rick Lieder Trio. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark.  Great July 4th Detroit region event!  

Frankenmuth Fireworks Celebration 

Enjoy a fireworks celebration on July 3, 2024!

Where: Heritage Park, 601 Weiss Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Kentwood 4th of July Celebration

Kentwood 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4, 2024, Kentwood, MI. 7:30 am-10 p.m.

Where: Kentwood City Hall located at 4900 Breton SE.

  • 7:00-9:30 am: Pancake Breakfast at Kentwood Fire Station 1 (4775 Walma Ave SE).
  • 9:30am: Parade - Starts at Crestwood Middle School, travels south on Walma to Breton, turns west on 52nd and ends at Challenger Elementary.
  • 10:30am-2:30pm: Carnival with rides and kids’ activities at Kentwood City Hall.
  • 4:00-10:00pm: Evening Celebration at Kentwood City Hall: Community Booths, Beer Tent/ Food Trucks, Live Music, Fireworks at dusk.

Alpha 4th of July Celebration

Alpha 4th of July Celebration in the Upper Peninsula! 

When:  July 4, 2024

Where: Alpha Michigan  

9:00 am Flag Raising Ceremony, 10:00 am Parade.

Such a fun 4th of July Michigan event!

Corunna 4th of July Celebration

Corunna 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4, 2024

Where: Corunna Michigan. 

Held at Hugh McCurdy Park located on Corunna Avenue (M-71) in the City of Corunna. Run, horse drawn wagon rides, juggling show, pancake breakfast, car show, craft show, fire cracker parade, mini golf, tractor show, petting zoo, so many fun things to do this 4th of July Michigan!

Berrien Springs Pickle Festival 2024

Berrien Springs Pickle Festival

When: July 4, 2024

Where: Berrien County Historical Association and the Library.

Recipe contest, 5k, big wheel race, pickle fling, dunk tank, lawn games, pickle decorating, fireworks and pickle tasting room! Try something different this 4th of July Michigan!

Wayne County, Comerica Park Fireworks, Detroit Fireworks 2024

Wayne County / Detroit Fireworks 2024

When: Friday, July 12, 2024. Fireworks following the game against the LA Dodgers.

Where: Comerica Park (2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201)

4th of July Parade & Fireworks by White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

4th of July Parade & Fireworks by White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

When: 4th of July Parade is July 4, 2024; 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Where: Whitehall, MI

Schoolcraft Fireworks and Celebration

Schoolcraft Fireworks and Celebration

When: Due to local construction on US 131 highway, Schoolcraft’s 4th of July parade and fireworks will resume in 2025. 

Where: Schoolcraft

The Village of Schoolcraft invites you to their annual 4th of July Celebration and festivities in 2025.  They boast one of the biggest parades in southwest Michigan, and offer you a fun-filled day of activities and fireworks at dusk.

Fenton Freedom Festival

Fenton Freedom Festival

When: July 2-4, 2024 with most events happening on July 4th

Where: Fenton, MI

The Freedom Festival Parade will begin at 10:00am rain or shine! The Parade Route is approximately 1.9 miles in length, as follows: 

  • Starting at the intersection of Industrial Way and Owen Road
  • East along West Shiawassee to Leroy St. 
  • North on Leroy St. Caroline
  • West on Caroline to West St. 

Craft show, firecracker race, pancake breakfast, food and entertainment.

Marquette 4th of July Fireworks

Marquette 4th of July Fireworks 

When: July 4, 2024 

Where: Mattson Lower Harbor Park. 

Food festival, parade, and fun!  Enjoy one of the longest running firework displays in the Upper Peninsula with the fireworks launched from the iconic Ore Dock. 

Saugatuck 4th of July 2024

Saugatuck 4th of July 2024

When: July 4, 2024 

Where: Butler Street, Saugatuck Michigan

Saugatuck's 4th of July Parade & Fireworks are spectacular!  Join the armed forces, bands, and floats as they march down Butler St. on July 4th. The parade starts at 11am. Fantastic summer Michigan event!

Allendale 4th of July Celebration

Allendale 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4, 2024 

Where:  at the Allendale Community Park, 6676 Lake Michigan Drive.

Activities will be held from 11 AM-2 PM during the Allendale Fourth of July Celebration!

  • Parade: 10:00 am
  •  Food, games, and fun for all ages

Petoskey 4th of July 2024

Petoskey 4th of July 2024

When: July 4, 2024 

Where: Downtown Petoskey

Parade beginning at 6 p.m., followed by live musical entertainment and concluding with a fireworks show along Little Traverse Bay. Fabulous 4th of July Michigan celebration!

Bay Harbor Fireworks

When: July 3, 2024 

Where: Bay Harbor

Clawson’s 4th Of July!

Clawson’s 4th Of July!

When: July 3-4, 2024 

Where: Clawson Park, Clawson

Takes place every July 4th since 1932. Be part of the celebration! Carnival, live music, Arts and Crafts Fair at Clawson Park.

July 4th only: Firecracker Race and Parade at 9:00 am. Fireworks at Dusk (around 10pm) at Clawson Park.

Frankfort’s 4th of July Celebration 

Frankfort’s 4th of July Celebration 

When: July 4, 2024 

Where: Frankfort, MI

  • 10 am Carnival, Parade, and Art In The Park
  • 12 pm Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest 
  • Watch Fireworks at Dusk

Fowlerville Independence Day Celebration

Fowlerville Independence Day Celebration

When: July 4, 2024

Where: Downtown Fowlerville, Michigan

4th of July Michigan 2024, The Annual Livingston County, Fowlerville fireworks is held July 4th in downtown Fowlerville, Michigan.

Beulah Independence Day Celebration

Beulah Independence Day Celebration 

When: July 4, 2024 

Where: Beulah, MI

Independence Day Celebration activities: 5K Firecracker Run, Kids Games in the Park, Face Painting, Food Concession in the Park, Parade and fireworks at dusk.

Plymouth Annual 4th of July Parade

Plymouth Annual 4th of July Parade

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Where: Main Street in Downtown Plymouth, Michigan.

The Good Morning USA 4th of July Parade includes war veterans driven in vehicles, bands, floats, flags, the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps, cheer and pom teams, and more. 1,500 participants make the Good Morning USA Parade a patriotic celebration you will be proud to support. With thousands of attendees lining Main Street, it is our community's salute to America on the Fourth. 

Holland Michigan Fireworks

Holland Michigan Fireworks

When: Thursday, July 4, 2024

Where: Over Lake Macatawa from Kollen Park

Fair food will be available from noon - 10pm.  The event is free, so bring your fiends and family for an evening of fun! Fireworks begin around dusk.

Volkslaufe-The People's Race in Frankenmuth

Volkslaufe-The People's Race in Frankenmuth.

When: July 3-4, 2024. 

Where: Heritage Park, 601 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI.  

More than 2,500 people train and anxiously anticipate the race that passes by several of Frankenmuth's popular landmarks. July 3, 2024 fireworks display. Fun 4th of July Michigan event!  

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad Independence Day Celebration 2024

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

When: July 4, 2024

Where: 5045 Stanley Road, Flint, MI in Genesee Township

Come out for an Independence Day Celebration! Games, prizes, ice cream social and more!

Cadillac Freedom Festival 

Cadillac Freedom Festival 

When: July 4-7, 2024

Where: Cadillac Commons, Rotary Pavilion, 

Celebrate our nation's freedom and independence!! Cadillac Freedom Festival's 4th of July Parade – 1:00 pm Kids pet parade: July 5, 2024. Enjoy Live Music, 5k race, classic car show, donkey cart rides, corn hole, fireworks and so much more!  It's a great 4th of July Michigan event! First weekend of July in downtown Cadillac in the beautiful city park and pavilion. 

Torch Lake July 4th

Torch Lake July 4th:

When: July 3, 2024 at 10:00 pm

Where: Over Torch Lake!

If you have a boat and want to party of Torch Lake, you better get there early as the party kicks off before noon! By mid-afternoon the closest parking spot can be a half-mile or more away. Fun things to do July 4th weekend in Michigan!

2024 Art in the Park, Frankfort, MI

2024 Art in the Park

When: July 4, 2024

Where: Downtown Frankfort

10am: Enjoy a carnival, parade, and Art In The Park!
12 pm: Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest 
Fireworks will begin at dusk

Fun 4th of July Michigan event!

Lapeer 4th of July Fireworks

Lapeer 4th of July Fireworks 

When: July 3, 2024 at 10:00 pm

Where: Rolland-Warner Middle School, 3145 W. Genesee St., 

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