July 4th Festivities 2013 for West Michigan: Fireworks – Parades – Yippee!

July 4th Festivities 2013 for West Michigan:  Fireworks – Parades – Yippee!

Every year I list the places for fireworks, parades, picnics, etc. over the 4th of July Holiday.  This year the 4th is on a Thursday so it will be a little easier to make some weekend plans (thinking folks will do a Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday holiday).  Two of the most difficult days for holiday planning are Wednesday (last year) when no one knows whether to take off the beginning of the week or the end of the week for their fun – and Sunday, when many communities around Western Michigan move their fireworks and /or parades to Saturday.

I’m happy to tell you 2013 – with a Thursday 4th of July – will be easy – now you just have to figure out which location you want to watch the fireworks and which parade to attend.  You can really celebrate the 4th by attending the parades but also to be IN the parade yourself.  The kids usually ride their decorated bikes, scooter or wagons along the parade route.  For at least two local parades, there is the opportunity to enter your very own float into a float contest.  Both the Cascade Township Parade and the Ada Parade have float contests (which just happen to be sponsored by our Vredevoogd Combs Real Estate Team ).  Hope to see you there!

Here are the dates and locations for 4th of July Celebrations this year:

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Ada/Cascade Fireworks Display

Date:  July 4, 2013 at Dusk
Where: across from Amway
7590 E Fulton at Ada Drive
in Cascade, Michigan 49546

Caledonia Independence Day Celebration

Date:  June 29, 2013 at Dusk
Where: Caledonia Lakeside Park – great views 92nd street across from Cherry Valley Shopping Center
300 N Lake St SE
in Caledonia, Michigan 49316

Comstock Daze Family Festival

Date:  June 29, 2013 at Dusk
Where: Robert Morris Park
8415 East H Avenue
in Comstock, Michigan 49048

East Grand Rapids 4th of July Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2013 at Dusk
Where: John Collins Park (Reeds Lake)
650 Lakeside Dr SE
in East Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lowell Riverwalk Festival Fireworks

Date:  July 13, 2013 at 10:15pm
Where: Stoney Creek Park
Bowes Road
in Lowell, Michigan 49331

Grand Rapids 4th of July Celebration

Date:  July 4, 2013 at 9:30pm
Where: Ah-Nab-Awen Park on the shores of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids
220 Front Ave NW
in Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

Kentwood 4th of July Fireworks

Date:  July 4, 2013 at Dusk
Where: Kentwood City Center
4900 Breton Rd.
in Kentwood, Michigan 49548
Date:  June 15, 2013 at Dusk
Where: City Central Park
Remembrance Rd
in Walker, Michigan 49534