Fourth of July Fireworks Displays in West Michigan

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July

If you’re vacationing here, arrive early so that you can find a good place to park. Be sure to check the weather forecast so that you don’t get caught unprepared when the night temperatures settle in. Give yourself plenty of time to get an ice cream cone, and then just relax and watch the sunset. Perhaps you will find a great spot on the beach, or you might prefer to bring a lawn chair and enjoy watching people have fun around you while you wait for the fireworks to begin at dusk. 

There are a variety of activities over the 4th, including parades, art fairs, and more. Make the most of your holiday, right here in West Michigan.

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Most fireworks displays were canceled in 2020 due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus but organizers are hopeful that they will return in 2021. 

Here is a list of West Michigan Communities that Generally Hold Fireworks Around Independence Day:
  • Hart
  • Pentwater
  • Hamlin Lake
  • Manistee
  • Ludington
  • Silver Lake Sand Dunes
Hart

Get a jump on the firework festivities and enjoy the colorful display in downtown Hart. The evening of fun includes kids activities, live music, and food. The fireworks begin at dusk.

Pentwater

The charming village of Pentwater is a great place to spend your summer holiday. The fun includes the Annual Pie Contest and Auction to raise money for scholarships. The fireworks are at dusk at the Charles Mears State Park.

Hamlin Lake

If you’re a bit north of Ludington or staying at the Ludington State Park, find a comfy spot and view the colorful display over Upper Hamlin Lake. One of the best places for viewing the Hamlin Lake fireworks is from Wilson Hill Park.

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Manistee

The Manistee Forest Festival features several days jam-packed with great food, music, and parade. Fireworks begin at dusk over Lake Michigan.

Silver Lake Sand Dunes

The Silver Lake area has their fireworks display at dusk over the sand dunes. While vacationing here, enjoy rides on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, visit the Little Point Sable Lighthouse, or take a hike or bike ride on the Hart-Montague Bike Trail.

Ludington

Thousands flock to Ludington for the Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival. The Children’s Pet Parade is held July 3rd, and the Grand Parade travels down Ludington Avenue in the early afternoon on the 4th. The fireworks on July 4 over Lake Michigan are truly spectacular and can be seen from numerous vantage points along the water.