Michigan has many major events lined up for this year’s Fourth of July.

Spectacular sights and sounds can be seen and heard at celebrations all across the state.

The annual Ford Fireworks are set for Monday, June 24 in Detroit. Get ready for an explosion of colors over the Detroit River.

The City of Ionia Fireworks Display will take place Thursday, June 27. That sensational show starts shortly after 10 p.m.

Fireworks on the Farm come to Chelsea on Saturday, June 29. Robin Hills Farm plays host to those fiery festivities.

Fireworks at Kensington Metropark are on tap for Tuesday July 2 in Milford. Picturesque Kent Lake is a perfect place for this occasion.

Battle Creek features the phenomenal Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival from July 3 to July 7 at Executive Airport.

The Bay City Fireworks Festival is sure to be an explosive event.


Enjoy the fair while waiting for the evening’s fireworks displays. On the opposite side of the river, Wenonah Park offers great local and regional entertainment on a bandshell stage right up until the fireworks begin.

Boyne City’s 4th of July Festival tops the bill July 3 and 4 at Veterans Memorial Park. Boyne City does it big, lighting up the night sky over Lake Charlevoix.

For the “Best Fourth in the North” check out Fife Lake about 15 miles south of Kalkaska. A number of activities are planned as part of the proceedings.

They include: The Warrior 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk, Buffalo BBQ and Ice Cream Social, live music and more.

The Clawson Fireworks will be held Thursday, July 4 after dark at Clawson Park. This one is guaranteed family fun. Clawson even draws in celebrants from different parts of the state. Among the attractions are an arts & crafts fair as well as a carnival.

Frankfort Beach Fireworks are on deck for July 4 at 10 p.m. Watch the skies sparkle above Lake Michigan. Less than 30 miles west of Interlochen, Frankfort Beach is a prime location that showcases the state’s natural beauty.

Gear up for a great holiday in Grand Haven as their amazing fireworks demonstration is accompanied by a patriotic score from the city’s famed Musical Fountain.

A huge 4th of July Celebration will be happening in Downtown Lansing, and our capital city certainly pulls out the stops. If you are in the area, it’s a good way to mark the holiday.

Lake Erie Metropark’s Fireworks are the main attraction July 3 in Brownstown. Pack your picnic basket and settle in for a night under the stars with an exciting firework exhibition at Wayne County’s Lake Erie Metropark. Live entertainment is provided by the Rick Lieder Trio beginning at 6 p.m.

Light Up the Lake Festival will be featured July 3 in South Haven with fireworks at dusk off the North Pier. Revelers may view them from Riverfront Park, North & South Beaches.

Mackinac Island does Independence Day in style. The yearly stone skipping contest always turns heads and that is slated for 10 a.m.

The tournament is open to all ages and occurs at Windermere Pointe Beach, next to Hotel Iroquois. Professional skippers compete at high noon, often skipping 20+ times.

And the singular Star-Spangled Fourth of July at Fort Mackinac:

 Don’t miss this all-1880s Independence Day as the historic island fort is decked out in patriotic finery such as banners, flags and bunting.

The Declaration of Independence will be read, colors shall be raised, then the national salute (38 rifle blasts for the 38 states of the 1880s!) and a cannon salute, along with foot races and sack races, for starters.

Games will be available at 3:30 p.m. Special programming will take place at 4:00 p.m.

The Tea Room Restaurant operated by Grand Hotel is open all day serving snacks, sweets, and beverages, with full lunch service from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Up North, The Munising 4th of July Celebration is bound for Bayshore Park. The U.P. puts on a premier party for this highly-awaited holiday.

It doesn’t get better than this! Grand Marais’ fabulous Fourth of July Celebration is tentatively on for July 5. Join in for the food, fireworks and fun on Lake Superior’s West Bay.


White Lake’s 4th of July presentation will be eye-popping. White Lake invites you to share in the spectacle as they shoot off a slew of sparklers on Saturday, July 6.

A possum chase and firemen’s breakfast will be part of the program, followed by face painting, balloons and a magic show.

Local musicians hit the stage ahead of the night’s grand finale.