Fourth of July along the Lakeshore

Tensions were high in colonial America as Great Britain increased control and legislation in the colonies. The Colonists were outraged and so started the American Revolution. Surprise! America won and The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776, marking America’s independence. America’s birthday is celebrated with fireworks, barbecues, parades, red, white, and blue outfits, and tons of family time. Many families love to explore West Michigan and its beach towns as one of their favorite ways to celebrate Independence Day. If you are spending the fourth along the Lakeshore of West Michigan be sure check out the near by events!

Grand Haven

4th of July Party at Grand River Sailing Club | July 4th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Fireworks at Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium | July 4th starting at dusk


Celebration Freedom Run at Kollen Park | July 4th starting 12:00 pm

Fireworks at Red Rock | July 4th starting at 5:00 pm 

Fireworks at Kollen Park | July 4th from 9:30 pm to 11:00 pm


Saugatuck / Douglas

4th of July Parade at Wick’s Park | July 4th at 9:30 am

Fireworks along the Kalamazoo | July 4th starting at dusk

*Bring a blanket or a chair and find a spot at one of the great parks: Cook Park, Coghlin Park, Wade’s Bayou, and Wick’s Park

South Haven

Firecracker Furry 5k at Kids Corner Park | July 2nd at 8:00 am

Fireworks along the Lake Michigan | July 3rd starting at dusk 

4th of July Parade in Downtown | July 4th at 11:00 am