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?

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.

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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

Celebrate July – Pure Michigan Style

It’s July in Michigan, and that means festivals galore.  No matter where you’re at in our beautiful state, you’ll find a celebration just waiting for you.

 On the west coast?  The annual Muskegon Summer Celebration runs through July 5.  This event includes live music, fine art exhibitors, and the crowd favorite Plumb’s Community Picnic, where each food item is only $0.25.

 Just a little north of there, the Ludington Freedom Festival features a parade through the downtown area, and ends with a bang – a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Michigan.  Bring your kids – July 3 has a child and pet parade.

Cherry Blossom

Also kicking off on Independence Day weekend a little further up the Lake Michigan coastline is Traverse City’s National Cherry Festival.  The cherry capital of the world hosts its annual celebration of all things cherry.  You can tour the orchards, enter the pie-eating contest, or just kick back watch the U.S. Navy Blue Angels soar high over the West Grand Traverse Bay.

 These are just a few of the dozens of festivals and celebrations taking place all over Michigan this month.  Check out our full listing and get started celebrating summer – Pure Michigan style.