Happy (almost) Fourth of July! Since it is one of our favorite holidays, we have compiled a list for you and your family to tackle the holiday in style – all the way up and down the West Michigan Coast. Read along so you can plan ahead!
When: July 3rd, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Butch’s Dry Dock
Cost: (A very Patriotic) $17.76 per plate
Chef Ryan of Butch’s Dry Dock will be firing up the grill and serving a special holiday BBQ menu. Each plate includes a choice of mouthwatering BBQ protein, two sides, and a sweet treat to top it all off. Also featured: $4 frozen drinks! This special menu will take place on the deck and pub only, reservations encouraged but not required. Spend your evening at Butch’s, celebrating freedom and good food!
When: July 4th, 2019, 6:00am – 10:00am
Where: Graafschap Fire Department
Cost: $5 for Adults, $2 for kids
Start off your 4th of July celebrations getting served pancakes! Firefighters will be serving pancakes, sausage, milk, coffee, and juice. This is also a great photo op: several firetrucks will be on display, so you can document your future firefighters!
When: July 4th, 2019, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Downtown Holland – 8th Street
Spend your evening on the streets of Downtown Holland and take in over 30 street performers for free! Expect to see a little bit of everything: musicians, jugglers, aerial acrobats, dancers, magicians, and more. A bonus – if you wear red, white, or blue, you can receive 20% off one item at participating businesses, just follow the balloons for big savings! Check here to see which of your favorite Downtown Holland Businesses will be open for the 4th!
When: July 4th, 2019, 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Where: Kollen Park
Fireworks start at 10:25
A family-friendly event, bring your kids to Kollen Park for games, vendors, live music, and even a live martial arts demonstration. With plenty of food booths to choose from, nestle in at 10:25 for fireworks at dusk over Lake Macatawa, complete with live music accompanying. This event will guarantee to leave you feeling patriotic – and impressed.
When: July 4th, 2019
Where: Downtown Grand Haven
Experience 4th of July in one of Michigan’s most-loved beach towns! The 4th of July parade runs from 8:30am – 11:30 am, and then spend the day walking around Downtown Grand Haven and on the Public Beach! Round out the day with a highly patriotic fireworks show, beginning at 10:00pm.
When: July 4th, 2019, 11:00am -12:30pm
Where: Downtown South Haven, Phoenix Street South Haven
Come celebrate the 150th anniversary of the community of South Haven! This year’s parade will be a particularly special event, celebrating the 170th anniversary of this particular parade. You’re not going to want to miss it!
When: July 3rd, 2019, 10:30pm – 11:15pm
Where: Riverfront Park – at the Southside Marina, Water Street South Haven
Take in some of the best fireworks on the coast the night before the holiday even begins! The show begins at dusk, and can be seen from Riverfront Park, as well as North & South Beaches. An added bonus: coordinating music will be available through Cosy 103.7! Tune in and make the most of your night.
When: July 4th, 2019, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Coghlin Park – Culver Street Saugatuck
Cost: Free Admission!
Spend your 4th of July on the Art Coast of Michigan! Activities abound all day: grab a bite at the food trucks and beverage tent from 2:00-3:00pm, take in the parade through downtown Saugatuck, and settle in for the fireworks show, starting at dusk. The Waterfront Festival is a family friendly event, complete with music, food, children’s activities, and more, beginning at noon.
When: July 4th, 2019, Dusk
Where: Muskegon Lake
Enjoy the fireworks show aboard the USS LST 393 Veteran’s Museum, considered to be the “best seat in the house.” This display over Muskegon Lake is truly unlike any other. This World War II landing ship is located at the Mart Dock in Downtown Muskegon, just yards from where the fireworks will be going off.
St. Joseph/New Buffalo:
When: July 4th, 2019, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Where: 10983 Hills Road, Baroda, MI 49101
Cost: $5 admission
Celebrate the 4th of July by sipping on craft cocktails, wine, and cold brews with fun tunes in the background.
Live Music Lineup:
1:00pm – 3:30pm: J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob
4:00pm – 6:30pm: Risque band
When: July 3rd, 2019, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: Shadowland Pavilion, Silver Beach County Park
Gates open at 5:30 for a night of music, food, drink, and fun! Van Dyke Revue takes the stage at 6, SMSO Concert begins at 9, and round out the evening with fireworks at 10, accompanied by some of our patriotic favorites. Gather around a picnic table or stretch out on a blanket, and take in the best that summertime has to offer.