Best 4th of July Michigan 2023 Weekend Celebrations, Fireworks (Best Places to Watch), Events, Festivals, Air Shows, Parades, Concerts, Best Things to Do in Michigan on Independence Day

4th of July Michigan 2023 Weekend Celebrations, Events, Festivals, Fireworks, Air Shows, Parades, Concerts, Best Things to Do in Michigan | By Sherry Trautman |

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Welcome to the ULTIMATE SOURCE of 4th of July Michigan 2023 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 Haven, St. JosephGrand RapidsBattle CreekUpper Peninsula and more!  

Plan your 4th of July Michigan trip or summer vacation around our inspiring festivals 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. 

2023 4th of July Michigan Fireworks, Events and Festivals

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

2022 Ford Fireworks, June 27, 2022! The Rooftop Party presented by Ford is held on the Center Garage roof. It is an annual fundraiser which helps to put on this great show along the Detroit River. Best seat anywhere to watch the show while enjoying the evening with friends, food and drink, up on the roof. The party sells out each year and is attended by hundreds of Detroit business and civic leaders and their families! Otherwise, you can watch it the fireworks from Hart Plaza at 9:56 pm
1 Hart Plaza this 4th of July Michigan!

Battle Creek Field Of Flight Air Show and Balloon Fest, June 30- July 4, 2022. Air show, night air show, rock bands, balloon illumes, 2 amazing fire works shows, carnival and vendors galore! Fantastic summer 4th of July Michigan event!  

Salute to America at the Henry Ford - June 30, 2023, July 1-3, 2023

Traverse City National Cherry Festival, July 2-9, 2022!  Grab our Traverse City Cherry Festival Interactive Map and Guide for the tips, event locations and the schedule! This year, see the U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform, Boyz II Men, Sheryl Crow, ZZ Top, classic car shows, midway, Cherry Pancake Breakfast, parades, cherry farmers market and so much more!  So many things to do in Michigan in July!

Bay City Fireworks Festival, June 30-July 2, 2022. Fireworks and fun! Saturday is the largest show, lasting 36 min. People travel from all over the United States to witness the amazing fireworks display! Best things to do in Michigan July 4th

Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks, June 30, 2022. 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township, MI, 48316, Fireworks, 10:10 pm -10:30 pm. Enjoy this celebration of our American Independence. And you can be part of it. Fireworks begin when it starts getting dark. A Metroparks daily or annual pass is required to enter the park.

Port Hope 4th of July Festival 2022 - Flea market, tractor show, tractor pull, fireworks and parade. July 1-3, 2022. 

Bath Days Festival, Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4, 2022 and feature all the traditional festivities including live music, a carnival, craft show, antique car show, fireworks and Fourth of July parade. Bath, Michigan

Michigan Rib Fest, July 1-4, 2022. Lake Orion, at Canterbury Village at 2325 Josyln Ct, Lake Orion, MI. 

Discover Muskegon Festival-Where are the Muskegon fireworks 2022?

Willow Metropark Fireworks, July 1, 2022, 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston, MI. 6:00 pm -11:00 pm. Enjoy this celebration of our American Independence. Live entertainment provided by the Rick Lieder Trio beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks display at 10 p.m. A Metroparks daily or annual pass is required to enter the park. (Southwest of Detroit, southeast of Ann Arbor)

Kensington Metropark Fireworks, July 2, 2022, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI. Time: 10:10 pm -10:30 pm. Enjoy this celebration of our American Independence. Fireworks begin when it starts getting dark. A Metroparks daily or annual pass is required to enter the park. Great July 4th Detroit/Ann Arbor region event!

Battle Creek Fireworks - Battle Creek’s Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival. July 2, 2022 and July 4, 2022 at 10:30 p.m. at the W.K. Kellogg Airport

Gun Lake Fireworks - July 2, 2022 at Gun Lake

Kalamazoo - See incredible fireworks at the Kalamazoo Speedway on July 3, 2022!

St. Joseph Michigan Fireworks - July 3, 2022 down at Silver Beach

Baroda Fireworks - See incredible fireworks July 3, 2022 at Round Barn.

Plainwell Fireworks - July 3, 2022 at Pine Lake at dark.

Annual Grand Rapids Fireworks - July 2, 2022, Event kicks off at 6 pm at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, near the Ford Presidential Museum. The event will include family-fun activities, food, vendors and live entertainment! Fireworks will start at 10:30 p.m.

Baraga Lumberjack Days, This year’s 4th of July festivities and fireworks will be held on July 2 and 3, 2022. July 2nd is the  night of the street dance and the 3rd will feature the parade. Their theme this year is ‘Children’s Books’!

South Haven Art Fair, The South Haven Center for the Arts will host the Annual South Haven Art Fair on July 2-3, 2022, 10 AM to 5 PM at Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Avenue, South Haven, MI. The South Haven Art Fair is longest running event in the region! Over 120 artists! We adore this July Michigan art fair and have attended it for several years.

Traverse City 4th - The National Cherry Festival (July 2-9, 2022) is in full swing and will have incredible fireworks!  Join the fun with the Traverse City Boom Boom Club 4th of July Fireworks Party, located near the National Cherry Festival Beer Tent Entrance.  Fun starts at 8:30 p.m. and concludes after the fireworks display at 10:30 p.m.

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks, July 3, 2022, 32481 W Jefferson Ave, Brownstown Charter Twp, MI. 6:00 pm -11:00 pm. Live entertainment provided by the Rick Lieder Trio beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks display at 10 p.m. A Metroparks daily or annual pass is required to enter the park. Location: Lake Erie Metropark, Wave Pool Activity Area. Great July 4th Detroit region event!

South Haven Fireworks-July 3, 2022, 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.

Frankenmuth Fireworks, July 3, 2022. Downtown Frankenmuth, MI. 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Best things to do in Michigan July 4th

Curtis Independence Day Celebration, July 3, 2022, Curtis, MI. 10 am - 11 pm. Biggest Little Town Parade in Michigan! Over 40 arts and craft booths at 10 am, Manistique Lions BBQ Chicken, 11am.  Chamber beer tent at noon, parade starting around Noon to 12:30 and fireworks at dusk.

Boyne City 4th of July Festival, July 3-4, 2022, Boyne City. ​Did you know this festival is recognized by ABC News and USA Today as one of the "Top 10 Independence Day Celebrations in the Nation"?  Plus, the Travel Channel listed it as the #2 "Best Small Town Fourth of July Celebration in the USA." 

Boyne City's 4th of July Festival is sure to delight! 4th of July is all about: Freedom, Family, Fireworks and FUN! Art and Craft fair, food trucks, bounce houses, boat parade at East Jordan City Marina, cornhole tournament, Annual Independent Day Run, Grand Parade and so much more! Check their website for details, dates and events!

Kentwood 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 2022, Kentwood, MI. 7 am-10 p.m. at the Kentwood City Hall located at 4900 Breton SE. 7:00-9:30 am: Pancake Breakfast at Kentwood Fire Station 1 (4775 Walma Ave SE). 8:30 am: 5K Race & Fun Walk at the Kentwood City Hall (4900 Breton SE). 9:30 am: Parade starts at Crestwood Middle School, travels south on Walma to Breton, turns west on 52nd and ends at Challenger Elementary. 10:30 am-2:30 pm: Carnival with rides and kids’ activities at Kentwood City Hall. 4:00-10:00 pm: booths, beer tent, food trucks and live music with fireworks at dusk.

Berrien Springs Pickle Festival, July 4, 2022, Recipe contest, big wheel race, pickle fling, pickleball tournament, lawn games, pickle decorating, fireworks and pickle tasting room! Location: Berrien County Historical Association and the Library. Try something different this 4th of July Michigan!

Grandville July 4 Celebration, July 4, 2022, Grandville, MI.  Grandville parade, craft show, Parade and Flyover of WWII Vintage Aircraft (11:00 a.m.), food vendors and entertainment (5:00 pm-dark), fireworks at 10:00pm. At Grandville Middle School (3535 Wilson Avenue SW). Fun 4th of July Michigan celebration!

Gladstone 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 2022, Gladstone, Live music, the dunk tank, log rollers and several other events are happening downtown until seven. Music will continue leading up to the fireworks show at dusk.  Fun 4th of July Michigan event!

Middleville Independence Day Celebration, July 4, 2022, Middleville, MI Star-spangled extravaganza downtown, including living history, children’s games, fireworks, and more!

White Lake, 4th of July Parade - Beginning at 10 a.m., The parade route travels from Whitehall City Hall to Montague City Hall

Schoolcraft Fireworks and Celebration: July 4, 2022. The 95th annual 4th of July Parade at 11:00 am will travel along the following route: west on Eliza, north on 131 and east on Clay Street.  Visit the annual Car Show at the Leo J. Burch Park from 8:00-3:00.Burch Park is on W. Clay Street, West of 131.  

The American Legion is hosting a BBQ lunch, dance, and more at 425 E Clay St, Schoolcraft, MI.  The Schoolcraft United Methodist Church is the hot spot for an Ice Cream Social and a BBQ lunch at 11 o'clock. They are located at 342 N Grand St, Schoolcraft, MI.

Gun Lake Fireworks: Hopkins High School Complex on July 4, 2022

Fenton Freedom Festival, 4th of July Michigan. Fenton parade will begin at 10:00 am with music. The Parade Route is approximately 1.9 miles in length, as follows: Sstarting at the intersection of Industrial Way and Owen Road, East along West Shiawassee to LeRoy Street, North on LeRoy to Caroline, West on Caroline to West Street. Fabulous 4th of July Michigan celebration.

Third of July Fireworks Celebration – Baroda, July 3, 2022. The Baroda Fireworks are known as one of the BEST fireworks displays in the Midwest! For years, the Baroda Fire Department have tirelessly given their time to make this event one of the best around! 

Allegan July 3 Jubilee – Allegan, July 3, 2022. 5pm-10pm, Celebrate the birth of the country with this patriotic community festival featuring food, live music, activities, and fireworks on the 3rd of July.

Tiki Night FireworksJuly 3, 2022 at Dusk. Wolverine Lake Fireworks 2022

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks, July 3, 2022 at 10pm. 32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173. Plan to arrive early to claim your spot and to enjoy the park. A Metroparks vehicle pass is required to enter any Metropark. 

Saugatuck 4th of July 2022 - Saugatuck's 4th of July Parade & Fireworks are spectacular!  The 4th of July parade travels along Butler Street and begins at 2:00 pm.  Fantastic summer Michigan event!

Allendale 4th of July Celebration - Activities in the Park during the Allendale Fourth of July Celebration! The activities will be held from 11 AM-2 PM at the Allendale Community Park, 6676 Lake Michigan Drive. We will have food, games, and fun for all ages.

The Great Lakes Loons, Midland Michigan: From Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3, 2022 the Loons will be hosting events at Dow Diamond in celebration of the holiday. The "Fourth of July Weekend Picnic" will be held each day, Friday-Sunday, during the Loons’ games. After the Saturday game concludes, there will be a fireworks display.

Petoskey 4th of July 2022 - Sunday, July 4, 2022, 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!

Corunna 4th of July Celebration, July 4, 2022, Corunna, MI. This festival is held at Hugh McCurdy Park located on Corunna Avenue (M-71) in the City of Corunna. The majority of the activities and events are free to the public. What time are the fireworks in Corunna Michigan? Approximately 10:00 p.m.

Clawson’s 4th Of July Parade- Takes place every July 4th since 1932. We invite you to be a part of our celebration. Main Street, Clawson, MI

Frankfort’s 4th of July Celebration - July 4, 2022. The Frankfort July 4th parade is at 10:00 a.m. located at 517 Main Street. Plus Art in the Park! Fun things to do July 4th weekend in Michigan!

Fowlerville Independence Day Celebration – 4th of July Michigan 2022, The Annual Livingston County, Fowlerville fireworks is held July 4th in downtown Fowlerville, Michigan.

Independence Day Celebration –July 4, 2022, Beulah. Independence Day Celebration activities are tentative: 5K Firecracker Run, Kids Games in the Park, Face Painting, Food Concession in the Park, Parade and fireworks at dusk.

Holland Michigan Fireworks: Kollen Park, July 4, 2022

Volkslaufe-The People's Race in Frankenmuth. July 4, 2022. 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. Fun 4th of July Michigan event!

Cadillac Freedom Festival - July 2022 celebrate our nations freedom and independence. Enjoy Live Music, Kid Carnival, 5k, 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. What a fun way to celebrate 4th of July Michigan!

Torch Lake July 4th: 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!

2022 Art in the Park, July 4, 2022, in Downtown Frankfort, 517 Main St, Frankfort, MI, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Fun 4th of July Michigan event!

Lavender fields in Michigan open in late June with peak bloom in mid-July!  

July in Michigan is the absolutely best month to hit the beach! 

Enjoy the Best Beaches in Michigan! Get your toes in the sand with your kids this summer.

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