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4th of July in Grand Rapids

Fireworks, parades and live music are just a few of the ways locals celebrate the birth of the nation in Grand Rapids. Unfortunately this year many area cities have had to make the hard decision to cancel Fourth of July celebrations.

Updates from our surrounding cities

The Downtown Grand Rapids fireworks have been cancelled this year.

Ada. All 4th of July activities have been cancelled

Allendale. Mid-day 4th of July celebration has been cancelled. The Allendale Chamber of Commerce has arranged for a special aircraft flyover demonstration on the morning of July 4th for your family to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. Please look to the sky over Allendale between 10am and 10:30am. The fireworks celebration at dusk, sponsored and hosted by Allendale Charter Township, will continue as planned. All parking lots will be available and open at 8pm. Enjoy the show from your vehicle or use the ample open space to socially distance while we light up the night sky in celebration of Independence Day!

Caledonia: Caledonia Independence Celebration: Community Concert Friday, July 3rd, 7-9 PM at Caledonia Community Greek Park. Parade is Saturday, July 4th at 11 AM. Another Community Concert will be Saturday July 4th, 7-9 PM at Caledonia Community Green Park. Fireworks will be at dusk. They can be viewed from CalPlex, Duncan Lake Middle School and Holy Family Catholic Church. If you attend at Holy Family please bring a canned good to donate to their community food pantry. Please use the surrounding open space at these locations to distance from other spectators. No personal fireworks/sparklers.

Cascade. All 4th of July activities have been cancelled

East Grand Rapids. The 4th of July Celebration and Reeds Lake Trail Blazer have been cancelled. Organizers are looking at other ways to celebrate this year.

Grandville. All 4th of July activities have been cancelled.

Kentwood. A parade of city vehicles is being planned. Fireworks have been postponed until the Kentwood Food Truck Festival, September 12.

Patriotic Attractions

John Ball Zoo is home to two Bald Eagles – the national bird symbol of the U.S. – in addition to 1,800+ other animals. While your explore the Zoo, explore BrickLive Animal Paradise.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park hosts an Independence Day Celebration the Children’s Garden way – with engaging activities for guests of all ages.

Spend the day with family and friends in a park or a boat, on a beach or a bike trail, playing golf or playing in the trees.

Celebrate the holiday by indulging in classic American summer fare: fresh fruit, ice cream, beer, burgers and donuts.

Plan Your Stay

July is a great time to visit Grand Rapids. Plan your Fourth of July mini-vacation by taking a look at the wide range of hotels options available. Looking for something cozier? Our Bed and Breakfasts will not disappoint. Do you love the outdoors? Then check out our campgrounds.  Check out the complete Calendar of Events below. Submit missing events to our Calendar!

    Please note that while every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the events listed, we recommend contacting the event and/or location directly to confirm the details. Special events may require tickets that need to be purchased in advance. Please direct questions to event organizers.