Independence Day is a day for swimming, picnics, parades and fireworks. And Greater Lansing has its share of Fourth of July celebratory traditions. In addition to Lansing’s annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks, there is also Delta Township’s fireworks display on July 3 or Mason’s Independence Day Parade at the Ingham County Courthouse on July 4.
And in keeping with celebrating our nation’s freedom, this July 4, the Potter Park Zoo is offering all United States military members free admission. The zoo is open from 9 am to 5 pm for all to enjoy. For more information, visit the Potter Park Zoo. org.
Below are a few events to help plan your holiday weekend.
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Lansing fireworks and celebration
Lansing will have their Fourth of July parade starting at 11 am Monday, around the Capital Loop through Downtown Lansing. The Lansing Concert Band will perform patriotic favorites leading up to the fireworks show that will light up the skies around 10:10 pm The best areas Parking is free at city meters and in city-owned parking garages. Visit lansingmi.gov or the City of Lansing Facebook page for full event details.
Lugnuts ballgame and firework show
Also in the heart of downtown is Jackson Field, home of the Lansing Lugnuts, who will offer a fireworks display following Monday’s ballgame. Baseball is an American tradition, so why not watch the Lugnuts play the Great Lakes Loons before the show? Game time is 7:05 pm Buy your ticket at the Lugnuts’ official website and enjoy post-game fireworks.
Light Up the (Grand) River
For a unique downtown experience, and a unique view of Lansing’s fireworks display, join’Light Up the River’ from River Town Adventures located alongside Rotary Park. Hang out in an LED-equipped kayak and paddle to get the best view of downtown fireworks displays . River Town Adventures is a kayak and canoe rental service located at 305 Riverfront Drive. For more information, visit rivertownadventures.com or their Facebook page.
Events, fireworks across the region
Wondering which Greater Lansing municipalities will also put on fireworks shows and host in-person celebrations this year? Below is a list of events across the region organized alphabetically by municipality. Note: All events are on Monday, July 4, unless stated otherwise.
Begins at dusk, 201 West Street, Bellevue
The annual Bellevue fireworks show will be set off at dusk on the athletic fields near Bellevue Elementary School and Bellevue Community High School at 201 West Street. Parking is free in the surrounding areas. Head to michiganfireworks.com for more information.
7 am to dark, Hugh McCurdy Park, Corunna
Located at Hugh McCurdy Park, the Corunna all-day celebration will include car shows, mini golf, children’s rides, a petting zoo and a lot more! There will also be fireworks beginning at dark that will be viewable from Hugh McCurdy Park and the surroundings areas. Check the official Corunna Fourth of July Celebration website for the complete catalog and schedule of events.
July 3, 10 pm Sharp Park, Delta Township
Delta Township annual fireworks display is back! The township holds its fireworks every year on July 3 at Sharp Park. Fireworks are scheduled to begin around 10 pm There are several large parking lots in the vicinity for spectators. More information on the event is on the Delta Township website. Updated information is on the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
No event info available.
July 3 & 4 at Howe Memorial Park, Eaton Rapids
Eaton Rapids is also holding a two-day Fourth of July celebration. Events begin Sunday, July 3 at 6 pm for a Family Fun Night at Martin Hansen Amphitheater. Then on the Fourth of July there will be a day of activities including a parade and fireworks. Go to Eaton Rapids 4th of July Celebration Facebook page for information.
Dusk at Fowlerville Community Park, Fowlerville
Livingston County Independence Day Celebration will take place in downtown Fowlerville. For more information go to livingstoncountyfireworks.com.
No event info available.
Kicks off at 4:30 pm from Bond Park near the Ingham County Courthouse lawn, Mason
Celebrate the Fourth of July with the Mason Independence Day Parade. Stand by and cheer on several local businesses, groups and organizations that ride by on Independence Day floats and vehicles. Go to the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce website for full details.
No event info available; annual “Celebrate Meridian” festival already occurred in June.
7 pm to 11 pm at St. Johns City Park, St. Johns
Enjoy illumination of the night sky as the Rotary Club of St. Johns hosts a Fourth of July fireworks show. Enjoy live music at the performance shell of St. Johns City Park at 7 pm up until the fireworks go up around 10 pm For more information , head to the event page on Facebook.
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