South Haven Fireworks at Lake Michigan, Parade, Art Fair, Farmers Market 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND in Southwest Michigan | Light Up The Lake Fireworks and Event Schedule

South Haven Fireworks Over Lake Michigan, Parade, Art Fair, Farmers Market 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND | Light Up The Lake Fireworks and Event Schedule

By: Sherry Trautman | | Last updated: July 2, 2023

Happy 4th of July, everyone! There's so many fun things to do in South Haven this Independence Day Weekend! Make the most of your summer and this holiday weekend by seeing South Haven Fireworks at Lake Michigan, music events, parade, farmers market and South Haven Art Fair!

The South Haven Fireworks in Southwest Michigan Are Awesome!

Friday, June 30, 2023 | 4th Of July Weekend In South Haven | Live Music

4th Of July Weekend In South Haven Schedule:

Handel's Water Music On The Water, 7:00 - 8:30 Pm. Featuring Alice Millar Brass Ensemble.

Where: Michigan Maritime Museum Waterfront, 260 Dyckman Avenue

Saturday, July 1, 2023 | 4th Of July Weekend In South Haven | Farm Market, Art Fair, 5K

South Haven Farm Market, 8 am to 2 pm

Where: Huron Street Pavilion, 546 Phoenix Street

Come shop craft vendors, fresh produce stands, and enjoy live music. The South Haven Farm Market is a great place to get fresh goods for your healthy meals. 

South Haven Art Fair, 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Avenue

Come on out to Stanley Park to shop for paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood, jewelry, fiber art, and more! We've been to this show so many times and we love it! Stanley Park has lots of shade trees and food trucks line the road.

Firecracker Furry 5K, 8 am

Where: Kids Corner Park, 82 Monroe Street

Al-Van’s Firecracker Furry 5K and 1 Mile Paws on Parade is a fundraiser for the Al-Van Humane Society, a no-kill animal shelter, located in South Haven, Michigan.

Sunday, July 2, 2023 | 4th Of July Weekend In South Haven 

South Haven Rotary Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 am to 12 pm

Where: Huron Street Pavilion, 539 Huron Street

Come on out for a delicious pancake breakfast! 

Lake Arvesta Fireworks & Drone Show, 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Stanley Johnston Park, 202 Dyckman Avenue

Come on out to Lake Arvesta to play pickleball, disc golf, or splash in the water park before the Fireworks and Drone show in the evening back at Stanley Johnson Park in downtown South Haven.

Monday, July 3, 2023 | Light Up The Lake Fireworks (South Haven Fireworks)

Light Up The Lake Fireworks, 10:20 pm - 10:42pm

Fireworks are released off North Pier. Awesome fireworks over Lake Michigan!

Bring your beach towel and take a seat in the sand to enjoy South Haven fireworks over Lake Michigan!

  • Tune into 103.7 COSY FM for music that plays along with the fireworks! We always tune in for a more enhanced South Haven Fireworks experience!

City of South Haven information regarding Dyckman Bridge road and water traffic: The last bridge opening prior to the firework is 9:30 pm. The bridge will remain down for pedestrian and vehicle traffic for approximately half an hour after completion of the show.  At 11:15pm, the bridge will be raised to allow boat traffic to pass.

The bridge will remain up position for about an hour until all boat traffic has passed under the bridge. Therefore, vehicle and pedestrian traffic will not be able to cross the bridge until boat traffic has cleared.

More information and parking ordnances/info

Tuesday, July 4, 2023 | South Haven 4th Of July Parade

4th Of July Parade

Time: 11 am. 

The parade starts at South Haven High School on Elkenburg Street. It then proceeds west on Elkenburg, turns north of Kalamazoo Street, continues to Phoenix Street where the parade then turns east on Phoenix through downtown. It then turns south on Broadway Avenue. It then turns west on Huron Street and then south on Center Street and proceeds back to the high school parking lot.

What a great 4th of July celebration!  Did you know the parade has been a tradition in South Haven tradition for over 150 years!

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