Did you know July 4th wasn’t made a federal holiday until 1941? Today Americans celebrate our independence with friends, families and neighbors – with fireworks! Whether you’re planning a road trip or staying local, we’ve got a breakdown of Fourth of July celebrations happening across the state that will ensure family-friendly fun.

  • Novi: Stars & Stripes Festival – Jun 29 – July 2: This festival will feature a new location this year but will offer the same fun and games for the family
  • Dearborn: Salute to America – June 30 – July 3: In true Fourth of July tradition, Greenfield Village offers families a fife and drum parade, a concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and cannon fire
  • Grosse Pointe Farms: Regatta and Fireworks – June 30 – July 2: You won’t want to miss the exciting boat races happening all weekend hosted by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club
  • South Haven: Independence Day Celebration – July 1-4: Enjoy a two day art fair and “Light Up the Lake” at the famous South Haven fireworks display
  • Acme: Stars, Stripes, & Splatter 5k – July 1: Nothing says patriotism more than getting splattered with red, white, and blue during this colorful 5k
  • Lake Orion: Fourth of July Fireworks – July 1: Get your fireworks fill before the fourth at this lakeside display
  • Bay City: Bay City Fireworks Festival – June 29 – July 1: “One of the grandest events in all of mid-Michigan” is sure not to disappoint with the Skerbeck Family Carnival, car & bike show, and a fireworks display that will deliver chills
  • Luna Pier: The Sparkler 5k – July 2: Keep the healthy spirit going over the holiday break with this scenic 5k along Lake Erie’s shoreline
  • Gaylord: 4th of July Celebration – July 2: Disc golfing, summer tubing, chairlift rides, and a rib cook-off is sure to put you in the holiday spirit before the fourth
  • Bellaire: Shanty Creek’s Freedom Festival – July 3: Take in the National Cherry Festival during the day and head over to Shanty Creek Resorts for this free family-friendly event in the evening
  • Ludington: Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival – July 4: Held every year since 1874, this event features a two parades and a whole lot of fun
  • Ann Arbor: Fourth of July Parade – July 4: Get your child involved in the parade with the bike decorating contest or explore the window art competition featuring this year’s theme “American Mosaic”

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in Michigan! Pick your favorite and share in the patriotism of the holiday.

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