From our Community: Fireworks in Pure Michigan

Throughout the summer in Pure Michigan, communities across the state celebrate with fireworks — whether it’s for the 4th of July or just a Friday night at the ball park.

In honor of Independence Day, the photo theme on the Pure Michigan Facebook page this week was fireworks in Michigan. Since we received so many great submissions we wanted to share some of our favorites in the gallery below.

For more, visit the Pure Michigan Facebook page. How did you spend the 4th of July?

Pure Michigan Fourth of July 2013 Events Roundup

Across Michigan, fireworks events have already started happening and people will be out and about celebrating the Fourth of July from now through next Thursday! With so many fun events happening across the state, there is still time to plan a great Independence Day adventure. Below is just a sampling of celebrations.

For a complete listing of events in Michigan visit www.michigan.org.

Fourth of July Celebration | Clawson
June 24-July 4, 2013, Clawson
In Clawson the celebration starts June 24. Events include an ice cream social, live music, parade, games and 5K run. The carnival midway opens on July 3 and on July 4 enjoy a pancake breakfast, arts and crafts event, fire department water battle, more entertainment and fireworks.

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
July 4, 2013, St. Ignace
Combining the nostalgic sentiment of a small-town celebration with the picturesque backdrop of Lake Huron and Mackinac Island makes the 4th of July in St. Ignace something special. Watch the parade at 1 p.m., enjoy kid’s games and a community picnic at 2 p.m., and watch the fireworks over Moran Bay at dusk. Let us show you patriotism, St. Ignace style! For more information, call (888) 878-4462.

Grand Rapids 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2013, Grand Rapids
The Amway 4th of July Family Fireworks event is an annual favorite of upwards of 150,000 who come to downtown Grand Rapids to listen to great entertainment and enjoy a fireworks spectacular. The tradition continues on the lawn in front of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Patriotic music, dance and presentations mixed with great entertainment from local and national artists from 6 p.m. until the fireworks start. Fireworks will begin at 10:30. Visit the website for more information.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2013, Marshall
Celebrate Independence Day in Marshall! Festivities begin with the ‘Celebrate America’ parade at 10 a.m. Then, witness the annual flag rising, listen to the patriotic sounds of the Marshall Community Post Band and enjoy a traditional chicken dinner; it’s a true Independence Day celebration!

Frankfort’s Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2013, Elberta
Frankfort’s Annual 4th of July celebration includes: a parade, carnival, art in the park craft fair, sand sculpture contest on the Lake Michigan Beach,  BBQ and fireworks on Frankfort Beach at dusk (Approximately 10:30pm)! For more information, visit the website or call (231) 352-7251.

Traverse City 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2013, Traverse City
Enjoy a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display beginning at dark with great viewing from anywhere along the West Bay shoreline in Traverse City. Fireworks are expected to go from 10 p.m.  – 11 p.m.

Grand Haven 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2013, Grand Haven
The annual Grand Haven 4th of July Fireworks display lights up the night sky after the evening’s showing of the Grand Haven Musical Fountain. For more information call (616) 842-4499.

Fourth of July Celebration
July 4-6, 2013, Cedarville
Enjoy the spectacular view of fireworks over Cedarville Bay from Cedarville’s downtown waterfront park or the lawn of the Great Lakes Boat Building School on July 4. Come earlier in the day for the parade, kids games, hot dogs and burgers, Up in Smoke BBQ, races and contests and more. Wind down into early evening with music on the bay by Dance Commander DJ and a Jersey Mud eating contest. For more information, call (906) 484-3935.

Fourth of July – Harbor Springs
July 4, 2013, Harbor Springs
Events include a juried art fair, 3-mile and 10-mile run, parade, live music and fireworks. For event information, contact the Chamber at (231) 526-7999. See you on the Fourth and be sure to wear your red, white and blue!

Cadillac Independence Day Celebration

July 4-7, 2013, Cadillac
The event kicks off in the City Park with live evening entertainment. There will be the 2nd Annual Fire on Water (a tribute to our military past, present and future), and a full day of events including the Thunder on the LakeShore Motorcycle Show, Wrestling Extravaganza, children’s bounce houses, food & merchandise vendors, dunk tank, hot air balloon rides, community photo, ‘better than a water park’ event and an evening finale with the fireworks. For more information, visit the website or call (231) 775-0657.

How will you will be spending the 4th of July? Share with us below! For hundreds of more events and festivals happening around the state this month, visit michigan.org

From Our Community: Fourth of July in Pure Michigan

Earlier this week, we asked fans on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ “How will you be celebrating the Fourth of July in Pure Michigan?” and got some great responses. With the holiday quickly approaching, we thought it would be fun to share some of our favorites.

If you’re looking for things to do on or around July 4th, visit michigan.org. Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone!
Silver Lake, it is a family tradition.” – Jeff Brown

“On the water in Sugar Springs with family and friends. Cannot wait!” – @samanthasteffey

“Boyne City Parade and Fireworks.” – Todd Bloch

Traverse City…at the Cook’s House, then fireworks.” – Nathaniel Robinson

Silver Lake Dunes!!!!!” – Andrew J. Collins

“Being a beach bunny in Traverse City :-)” – Kelly Roggow

Beaver Island in the middle of Lake Michigan, celebrating my 50th birthday, surrounded by nature’s beauty and a pretty good lookin’ family too!” – Jilisa Grooters Williams

South Haven. There’s nothing like it!” – Renae Stanley- Paliani

“I cannot wait! We will celebrate with Alpena fireworks.” – Sherry Schlaufman Yagiela

“With my favorite ever fireworks in Marquette!” – Phil Gilchrist

“We are going to the Detroit Zoo.” – Sara Hull Svanda

“Fireworks over Lake Michigan is the perfect way to celebrate Fourth of July in Michigan!” – Joyce Noblit Brown

“Going to watch the fireworks at Frankenmuth — 3rd year in a row!” – Sheri Moebs LeBlanc

“Burgers, Dogs, Family, Pool, Fireworks!” – Cindy Buisch Schofer