Ooh! Ahh! Fireworks are undoubtedly associated with that time of year when it's most socially acceptable to rock your stars and stripes in every and any form: the Fourth of July.
Grab your sparklers and a freshly-grilled bratwurst—and perhaps a cocktail or two—and bask under the bright lights of these summer fireworks displays.
Green Lake 4th of July Fireworks | July 3, 2019
Come visit Green Lake in Caledonia for a stunning fireworks display. NOTE: If you have a boat, decorate it for the patriotic boat parade earlier that same day—the best-decorated boat gets to take home a special prize!
East Grand Rapids 4th of July Celebration | July 4, 2019
Starting with a parade and followed by a party in John Collins Park, the EGR 4th of July Celebration offers families musical entertainment, inflatables, games, airbrush tattoos, balloon animals, a water ski show, concessions, food trucks, and more—all before the fireworks display kicks off over the water.
Saugatuck-Douglas Waterfront Festival, Parade & Fireworks | July 4, 2019
In addition to the annual parade, the Saugatuck/Douglas Rotary Club is hosting a Waterfront Festival complete with music, food trucks, a children's corner, main stage entertainment and a celebrity dunk tank. The priceless—and free—fun is followed by fireworks over the lake at dusk.
Holland Independence Day Celebration Freedom & Fireworks | July 4, 2019
Kollen Park will be filled with kids' games, vendors, martial arts demonstrations, live music and more! It isn't a proper Independence Day celebration without great food, so grab some grub at one of the many food booths before finding the perfect spot for the fireworks.
Berlin Raceway Independence Day Fireworks | July 6, 2019
Get a dose of racing with your fireworks at Berlin Raceway—from Outlaw Late Model and Superstock vehicles to Midwest Compacts and Vintage Racing Organization of America cars.
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Addison Kaboom Town | Addison, Texas
While 4.4-square mile Addison, Texas, is home to only 16,000 residents, more than a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town each July 3. The celebration is citywide—with a fantastic party in the 12-acre Addison Circle Park, where the firework display is an impressive 30 minutes long. From a carnival to an air show, live entertainment and more, there's no shortage of fun here.
Music City July 4th Fireworks | Nashville, Tennessee
In addition to a killer fireworks display, the Music City July 4th Fireworks are made even more special thanks to the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony. Their live performance of an original medley of songs is perfectly choreographed to the fireworks spectacular. Beyond music and a light show, climbing walls, water slides, and games await!
Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for West Michigan Woman.
Photos courtesy of Addison Kaboom Town.