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Grand Rapids 4th of July Celebration

Date: July 4, 2012 at 10:00pm
Where: Ah-Nab-Awen Park on the shores of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. (Pearl Street)
Admission: FREE
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Parade at 5pm, Music and Events at 6pm, and Fireworks around 10pm!

Allendale Fourth of July Celebration

Date: July 4, 2012 at 10:15pm
Where: Allendale Township Park
Allendale, MI 49401
Admission: FREE
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Events all day and fireworks at night!

Ada/Cascade Fireworks Display

Date: July 4, 2012 at Dusk
Where: 7590 E Fulton at Ada Drive (across from Amway)
Cascade, MI 49546
Admission: Fireworks are FREE; other activities may have a fee
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Book Sale - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cascade Public Library 2870 Jacksmith Ave.
Bike Parade - Begins at 10:00 a.m. at Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church (6655 Cascade Rd)
Parade - Begins at 10:30 a.m. at Cascade & Burton
Streetfair - Runs from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fireworks - At Dusk 7590 East Fulton & Ada Drive

Caledonia Independence Day Celebration

Date: June 30, 2012 at Dusk
Where: Caledonia Lakeside Park - great views from Duncan Lake Middle School parking lot and the D&W parking lot
Caledonia, MI 49316
Contact: Village of Caledonia - 616-891-9384
Admission: FREE
Parade at 10:30AM; stage entertainment at noon; fireworks at night. Food, truck pull, tractor pull, face painting, and more!

East Grand Rapids 4th of July Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2012 at Dusk
Where: John Collins Park (Reeds Lake)
650 Lakeside Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Admission: FREE
The 4th of July Celebration begins with a community parade through the streets of the town, continues throughout the day with family-oriented activities at Collins Park and ends with a spectacular fireworks show over Reeds Lake at dusk. Children’s activities, games, food vendors, music and shows are all part of this community celebration of the nations independence.
(Note this is EAST Grand Rapids, not Grand Rapids – separate city)

Grand Haven 4th of July Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2012 at Dusk
Where: Waterfront Stadium; west end of Washington Street
Grand Haven, MI 49417
Admission: May need a park permit for beach parking
Fireworks after the Musical Fountain performance at dusk

Grandville 4th of July Celebration

Date: July 4, 2012 at Dusk
Where: At the Middle School
Grandville, MI 49418
Admission: Fireworks are FREE; other events may have a fee
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The Fourth of July is the one time a year when the Grandville community comes together to celebrate America's Independence. The celebration lasts for three days and provides several family friendly events including: the Guns vs. Scholar Softball Game, the craft show, the Buck Creek Run, the parade, Rotary's Pancake Breakfast, and annual fireworks show.

Holland State Park Fireworks

Date: July 3, 2012 at Dusk
Where: Holland State Park over Lake Michigan
2215 Ottawa Beach Rd
Holland, MI 49424
Contact: 616-399-9390
Admission: Need a Regular Park Permit (season or day pass)
The Van Andel family will be sponsoring their private fireworks show at dusk on Tuesday July 3, 2012. This display is best seen from the Holland State Park. Fireworks at Dark around 10pm

Holland July 4th Fireworks at Kollen Park

Date: July 4, 2012 at 10:00pm
Where: Kollen Park over Lake Macatawa
240 Kollen Park Drive
Holland, MI 49423
Contact: 800-506-1299
Admission: FREE
This year’s celebration kicks off at noon with Children’s Inflatables, Kid’s Games, Food Vendors, and a free Ice Cream Social! There will be martial arts demonstration from Chan’s Martial Arts, an animal display from the Outdoor Discovery Center and live music on the Main Stage in the evening beginning at 6pm. And of course the Fireworks beginning at dusk with live music.

Kentwood 4th of July Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2012 at Dusk
Where: Kentwood City Center
4900 Breton Rd.
Kentwood, MI 49508
Admission: FREE
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Events inlcude: AutoCam 5k, All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, Parade, Evening Carnival and Fireworks! They need volunteers for each of the events, so if you have a few hours to spare, please consider helping out.

Leighton Township Fireworks

Date: July 3 and 4, 2012
Where: Green Lake; shot off from the Reus beach in the big lake.
Leighton Township, MI 49316
Admission: Free; Pancake Breakfast is $3 for Adults and $1 for Kids.
Contact: greenlakeinfo@yahoo.com
Boat Parade: Tuesday, July 3 at 7:30pm - meet in the big lake by the slalom ski course. Decorate your boat patriotically (prize for best decorated) and cruise around the entire lake before the fireworks.
Fireworks: Tuesday, July 3 at dark shot off from the Reus beach in the big lake. If observing by boat, please stay at least 500′ off shore to allow for a fireworks safety zone.
Pancake Breakfast: Wednesday, July 4 from 8 – 10 AM at the Green Lake Fire Department building. PLEASE bring a canned good item(s) to be given to Project Hope–the emergency food pantry that serves our area
Land Parade: Monday, July 4 at Noon. Line up begins at 11:30 in the West parking lot of Green Lake Calvary church. The parade will proceed East down 145th Ave (Kalamazoo Ave), to South Shore Dr., then to Round Lake Dr., and back to Kalamazoo Ave ending at the Fire Department building which will have an Open House after the parade with activities, demonstrations, etc.

Sand Lake 4th of July

Date: July 4 - 8, 2012 at 10:30pm
Where: Sand Lake
Sand Lake, MI 49343
Admission: Fireworks are FREE; other events may have a fee
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West Michigan Whitecaps vs Lake County Captains

Date: July 4, 2012 at Dusk
Where: Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Drive
Plainfield Township, MI 49321
Admission: Ticket Price and Parking
The Whitecaps take on the Captains with fireworks after the game

Grand Rapids Symphony Classical Fireworks

Date: July 12 and 13, 2012 at Dusk
Where: Cannonsburg Ski Area
6800 Cannonsburg Rd
Belmont, MI 49306
Admission: Ticket prices vary
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The best fireworks show of the summer is paired with the best in classical music. This perennial favorite traditionally features dramatic, instantly recognizable musical works with a fireworks grand finale. This summer's program is no different; however, the line-up reflects "the best of" Classical Fireworks programs from the series' nearly two-decade history.


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