4th of July Celebrations

. June 13, 2019.

Fireworks

June 30 – July 3
Huron-Clinton Metroparks

One of Southeast Michigan’s favorite traditions: The Huron-Clinton Metroparks Annual Fireworks Festival, bringing together so much fun and excitement it takes four nights to get it all in. Joins tens of thousands to celebrate our American Independence, over picnics and under the stars. Website

Celebration of Freedom

July 4, 12 PM – 4 PM
Smith-Kimball Community Center, Clinton

Join the Smith-Kimbal Community Center to celebrate the 4th of July with free food & drinks, crafts & games, music and a 21 gun salute. The Clinton American Legion will also be on had to collect personal care items to be donated to the Ann Arbor VA Hospital. Website

Fourth of July Parade

July 4, 10 AM – 12 PM
Downtown Ann Arbor

Join Ann Arbor Jaycees along with area nonprofits, businesses, musicians and community groups to celebrate Independence Day in the A2. There will be 75+ groups in the parade, live music and community events like the bike-decorating contest. The parade starts at Liberty and State Street. Website

Fireworks

July 4, Dusk
Faith Baptist Church, Chelsea

Faith Baptist Church will be putting out their annual fireworks show for Independence Day. There will be food, music, preaching and fellowship before the fireworks. Website

Ypsilanti Fourth of July Parade

July 4, 11 AM
Downtown Ypsilanti

Go to Michigan’s oldest parade for a great time. Featuring local businesses, organizations and groups, you can expect to see old favorites like the double header Model A car and the Elvis Fest, and newcomers like Cultivate , Unicorn Feed and The Neighborhood Theater Group. Website

Kiwanis Annual 4th of July Parade

July 4, 10 AM
Main Street, Whitmore Lake

Gather all your friends and family for the parade themed “America’s Family – Heart of Our Community”. Enjoy a patriotic and festive display of fire trucks, floats, decorated bicycles and more. There will also be a Boat Parade of Lights at night. Website

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