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 | Updated May 15, 2023 |

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 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!

Battle Creek Field Of Flight Air Show and Balloon Fest, June 29 - July 4, 2023. Air show, night air show, rock bands, balloon illumes, 2 amazing fire works shows (Saturday, July 1st at 10:30 PM and Tuesday, July 4th at 10:30 PM., 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! Grab the BIG LIST of Michigan Air Shows!

Bay City Fireworks Festival, June 29, June 30 and July 1, 2023. 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 celebration.

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

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

Independence Day Events/Fireworks - Saturday, July 1, 2023 at Dusk | Harbor Park, Port Sanilac, Michigan

Traverse City National Cherry Festival, July 1-8, 2023 with 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! This year, see the USAF Thunderbirds perform, Theory of a Deadman & Skillet, Jordan Davis, Chicago, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy!  Also enjoy classic car shows, midway, Cherry Pancake Breakfast, parades, cherry farmers market and so much more!  So many things to do in Michigan in July! 

Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks, Friday, June 30, 2023 at 10:10 pm. 4300 Main Park Road, Shelby Township, MI, 48316, Fireworks, Arrive early to attend the 7pm Macomb Symphony Orchestra playing their show “Tribute to America”, with special guest the 338th Army Band until 9:15pm. Enjoy this celebration of our American Independence. A Metroparks daily or annual pass is required to enter the park.

Port Hope 4th of July Festival 2023 - Flea market, tractor show, tractor pull, fireworks and parade. Saturday, July 1, 2023, 11:00 AM 4:00 PM

2023 July 1st Fireworks Cruise-Huron Lady II cruise boat in Port Huron.

Willow Metropark Fireworks, Saturday, July 1, 2023 at Dusk, 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston, MI.  Enjoy this celebration of our American Independence. Enjoy the park trails, playground, and live entertainment provided by the Rick Lieder Trio prior to the fireworks. A Metro parks vehicle entry permit is required for these events. (Located Southwest of Detroit, southeast of Ann Arbor)

Annual Grand Rapids Fireworks - July 1, 2023, Event kicks off at 6 pm at 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 at 10:30 p.m. Awesome July Michigan family event.

South Haven Art Fair, The South Haven Center for the Arts will host the Annual South Haven Art Fair on July 1 and 2, 2023, 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.

2023 White Lake 4th of July Celebration with Fireworks - July 1, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Come onout to White Lake for a full day of fun!  The Firemen's Breakfast is from 8 am to 11 am at the White Lake Fire Department.  The parade begins at 2 pm from the corner of Bissel Street and Church Street. 

Gun Lake Fireworks: Hopkins High School Complex on Saturday July 1, 2023. The rain delay date is July 2, 2023.

Battle Creek Field of Flight Fireworks - The Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival has TWO separate fireworks displays! The 2023 Fireworks Displays will are Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 10:30 PM (dusk) and also on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at 10:30 PM (dusk). These incredible firework displays are about 15 minutes in length and will be choreographed to Patriotic Music along with some pop, rock & country. So don't miss the air show, balloon festival AND fireworks at Battle Creek Executive Airport at Kellogg Field in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

2023 Curtis 50th Independence Day Celebration, July 1-2, 2023, Curtis, MI. 10 am - 11 pm. Biggest Little Town Parade in Michigan! Over 40 arts and craft booths at 10 am, Parade starting around Noon to 12:30 and
Fireworks at Dusk.

Clarkston Independence Fest Fireworks - July 2, 2023. Clintonwood Park. Come on out at 11 a.m. for games, pony rides, inflatables, and food. Live music begins at 7 p.m. And you won't want to miss the incredible fireworks at 10 p.m. fireworks at the park. Free!  Clintwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston. What a fun way to celebrate 4th of July Michigan!

International Food Festival - July 2, July 3, July 4, 2023. 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Presented By: Marquette County Exchange Club.  Enjoy great ethnic and local food favorites, from noon to 10:30 each day! Free live entertainment will take place all three days, and Fireworks will take place at dusk on July 4.

Kensington Metropark Fireworks, July 2, 2023, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI. Time: 10:00 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!

Baraga Lumberjack Days, This year’s 4th of July festivities and fireworks during Baraga Lumberjack Days will be held on July 3-4, 2023.  Street dance, games, parade and so much more! 

Kalamazoo Fireworks - See incredible fireworks at the Kalamazoo Speedway on July 3, 2023!

St. Joseph Michigan Fireworks - July 3, 2023 at 9:00 pm (dusk) down at Silver Beach

Baroda Fireworks - See incredible fireworks July 3, 2023.

Watch Baroda Fireworks at The Beer Garden at the Public House at Round Barn, July 3, 2023, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm.  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 Monday July 3, 2023 | 5pm-10pm, 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.

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, 2023, 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.

Third of July Fireworks Celebration – Baroda, July 3, 2023. 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! 

Tiki Night Fireworks, July 2023 tbd at Dusk. Wolverine Lake Fireworks 2023

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks, July 3, 2023. 32481 W Jefferson, Brownstown, MI 48173. 6:00 pm -10:30 pm. 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. 

Frankenmuth Fireworks, July 3, 2023. Downtown Frankenmuth, MI. 9:30 PM to 10:00 PM. Best things to do in Michigan July 4th

Boyne City 4th of July Festival, July 3-4, 2023, 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."  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, 2023, 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). 7:00-9:30am: Pancake Breakfast for $5 at Kentwood Fire Station 1 (4775 Walma Ave SE).  8:30am: NN Autocam 5K Race & Fun Walk at the Kentwood City Hall (4900 Breton 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. 4:00-9:45pm: Evening Celebration at Kentwood City Hall: Community Booths, Beer Tent/ Food Trucks, Live Music, Fireworks at 9:45pm.

Bay City Fireworks, July 4, 2023. Wenonah Park. Come enjoy fun activities such as the Skerbeck Family Carnival while waiting for the evening’s fireworks displays. There will be dozens of vendors selling their wares at the entrance to the carnival. Wenonah Park will have entertainment on the bandshell stage until the fireworks begin at dusk.

Berrien Springs Pickle Festival, July 4, 2023, Recipe contest, big wheel race, pickle fling, dunk tank, 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!

Wayne County / Detroit Fireworks 2023 - Tuesday, July 4, 2023, Detroit Tigers Baseball at Comerica Park. Fireworks will begin after the game against the Oakland A’s. 

Michigan Rib Fest, July 2023 TBD. Lake Orion, at Canterbury Village at 2325 Josyln Ct, Lake Orion, MI. 

4th of July Parade & Fireworks by White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on July 4, 2023 in Whitehall, MI

Grandville July 4 Celebration, July 4, 2023, Grandville, MI.  Grandville parade, craft show, Parade and more!  Fun 4th of July Michigan celebration!

Middleville Independence Day Celebration, July TBD. Middleville, MI Star-spangled extravaganza downtown, including living history, children’s games, fireworks, and more! Fun 4th of July Michigan event!

Schoolcraft Fireworks and Celebration: July 4, 2023. The Village of Schoolcraft invites you to their annual 4th of July Celebration and festivities.  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, July 4, 2023,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. 

Marquette 4th of July Fireworks - Mattson Lower Harbor Park. July 4, 2023, 10:30 PM to 11:00 PM. 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 2023 - 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.

Petoskey 4th of July 2023 - 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 CelebrationJuly 4, 2023 tbd, 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! Takes place every July 4th since 1932. Be part of the celebration! Parade: 9:00 am - Clawson Center to Clawson Park. Arts and Crafts Fair: 10 am-6:00 pm at Clawson Park. Freedom Festival - Food Trucks 10am-9:00pm at Clawson Park. Fireworks at Dusk (around 10pm) at Clawson Park.

Frankfort’s 4th of July Celebration - July 4, 2023. The Frankfort July 4th parade: 10:00 a.m. along Main Street. Enjoy Art in the Park, a festive carnival open 10am-10pm, sand sculpture contest from noon - 3pm,  decorated bike contest located at Graceland Fruit Parking lot at 9:30am, and fireworks at dusk.

Fowlerville Independence Day Celebration – 4th of July Michigan 2023, The Annual Livingston County, Fowlerville fireworks is held July 4th in downtown Fowlerville, Michigan.

Beulah Independence Day Celebration –July 4, 20232, 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: Enjoy July 4th, 2023 over Lake Macatawa from Kollen Park. Beechwood Grill and various fair food will be available from noon - 10pm.  The event is free, so bring your firends and family for an evening of fun! Fireworks begin around dusk.

Volkslaufe-The People's Race in Frankenmuth. July 3-4, 2023. 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, 2023 fireworks display. Fun 4th of July Michigan event!  

Cadillac Freedom Festival - July 4-8, 2023 celebrate our nations freedom and independence. Cadillac Freedom Festival's 4th of July Parade – 11 AM. Kids pet parade: July 6, 2023. Enjoy Live Music, 5k race, classic car show, 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: 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!

2023 Art in the Park, July 4, 2023, in Downtown Frankfort, along Main St. 10:00 AM thru 3:00 PM. Fun 4th of July Michigan event!

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