Let freedom ring with these eye-catching Fourth of July fireworks in Michigan! In the state of Michigan, Independence Day is celebrated far and wide. From Frankenmuth, Dearborn, Holland, Bay City, Traverse City all the way up to the tip of the the Upper Peninsula. Here are five Michigan cities that know how to celebrate their freedom in style with some family-friendly entertainment.
Fireworks in Bay City, Michigan
First we are going to start with my hometown, Bay City, Michigan. This is my favorite place to be for the Fourth of July fireworks in Michigan. People travel from all over the United States to witness these amazing firework displays. We have three nights of fireworks; the first two nights are July 4 and 5. The fireworks last 10 minutes and start at 10:12 p.m.. However, everyone looks forward to the third night on July 6. Get ready for 36 minutes of awe! The fireworks still start at 10:12 p.m. They finish with a bang; stay until the end because you don’t want to miss the GRAND finale.
In addition, fireworks are not the only thing happening in Bay City for the Fourth of July. We make it a celebration with live music, a cornhole tournament and not to mention the carnival that takes place every year. There is truly something to do for the entire family. For more information go to their website, baycityfireworksfestival.com.
Independence Day in Historic Greenfield Village near Dearborn, Michigan
Next we head further south to the historic Greenfield Village near Dearborn, Michigan. Firework displays go on July 3-6; gates open at 6 p.m. Not to mention the price of admission for adults (12+) is $28.00 and for youth (5-11) is $21.00.
With this in mind, A Salute to America includes the Fife and Drum Parade; live pre-show music by the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band; and a live, historic cannon fire. Above all, two things stand out above the rest: the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that starts playing at 8 p.m. followed by the fireworks finale. For more information, thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/salute-to-america.
Fourth of July in Holland, Michigan
In this paragraph, we will head to the west side of Michigan to a city called Holland. Holland’s Independence Day celebration will be Thursday, July 4, beginning at 4 p.m. Furthermore, they have kids games, vendors, a live martial-arts demonstration and live music. Equally important, make sure you don’t miss out on the yummy food vendors. Fireworks over Lake Macatawa start at 10:25 p.m. All things considered, this Fourth of July celebration has it all – games, vendors and live music. Finish off the night with a firework display over one of many amazing lakes that Michigan has to offer. Finally, for more information visit
Fireworks in Traverse City, Michigan
Uniquely Traverse City, Michigan, celebrates the Fourth of July while the National Cherry Festival comes to an end. Two festivals for one! Who doesn’t want to watch spectacular fireworks over the Grand Traverse Bay? Fireworks start at 10:30 p.m. and last an hour. The Cherry Festival is celebrated June 29 – July 6. Not to mention, they have 150 family activities: air shows, fireworks, parades, games, races, and nightly concerts. Check out their website for more information:
Frankenmuth Volksläufe Fireworks
Next, we are headed to the hometown of Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland for the annual Independence Day celebration. Two great events rolled into one! Here in Frankenmuth we call this event Volksläufe which is german for The People’s Race. If you’re a runner this is the place to be with multiple races to choose from, there is a race for everyone in the family. Additionally this celebration includes many events, such as a beer garden, spaghetti dinner, music, and food. Lastly, top off the night with some 4th of July fireworks! Check out the website for a complete listing of scheduled events. https://www.frankenmuth.org/calendar/volkslaufe-peoples-race-independence-day-celebration/
Fourth of July in Grand Marais, Michigan
Lastly, we are headed to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan along the Pictured Rock National Shoreline. Grand Marais, Michigan, is a quiet and adorable little town surrounded by Lake Superior. Most importantly, the fireworks are on the Fourth of July and start when it gets dark. During the day, they have a hometown parade as well as a firemen’s challenge, kids games, food, and street dancing. Furthermore, if you want a smaller crowd, this is where you want to celebrate your FREEDOM!