Independence Day is right around the corner, and whether you’re looking for parades, live music, car shows or just classic fireworks, Greater Lansing has you covered.
SUNDAY, JULY 3 >> DELTA TOWNSHIP FIREWORKS DISPLAY Celebrate the Fourth of July a day early with Delta Township’s annual fireworks display. A concession stand is available, and attendees may bring their own food and drink. A permit is required for alcoholic beverages; free permits are available from Delta Township’s Parks and Recreation department. Lawn chairs, blankets and mosquito repellent are recommended. Park opens at 6 p.m.; fireworks start at 10 p.m. FREE. Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323- 8500, deltami.gov.
JULY 3-4 >> PARADE AND FIREWORKS IN PORTLAND
This year, Portland stretches its patriotic party over two days. This year’s fireworks display is presented Sunday at dusk, and the parade kicks off the next morning at 10 a.m. Portland High School Stadium, 1100 Ionia Road, Portland. (517) 647-2100, portlandareachamber.com
JULY 3-4 >> EATON RAPIDS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Eaton Rapids kicks off its Independence Day celebration with a performance by Frog & the Beeftones Sunday evening. The festivities continue with a full day of events Monday, including a pancake breakfast, the Island City Craft Show, a parade and two sets of live music from Velocity Shift. The evening’s fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. is followed by an outdoor showing of “Kung Fu Panda 3” at 10:30 p.m. Various locations, call or see web site for a full schedule. (517) 663-6480, eatonrapidscelebrates.com.
MONDAY, JULY 4 >> MASON'S FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Mason’s all-day Fourth of July celebration includes a car show, Model T car rides, an evening parade and a fireworks show. The fireworks show starts at dusk; recommended viewing areas are Ingham County Fairgrounds, Mason Middle School, Rayner Park and Mason High School. FREE. Call or see web site for other event times and locations. (517) 676-1046, masonchamber.org.
MONDAY, JULY 4 >> MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Meridian Township celebrates Independence Day with its annual fireworks show. 10 p.m. FREE. Central Park, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 853-4600, meridian.mi.us.
MONDAY, JULY 4 >> LANSING LUGNUTS VS DAYTON DRAGONS
Play ball! Grab your baseball cap and celebrate the Fourth of July with the Lansing Lugnuts. A fireworks display will light up the night sky immediately following the game. 7:05 p.m. Tickets start at $8. Cooley Law Stadium, 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485- 4500, lansinglugnuts.com.
MONDAY, JULY 4 >> ST. JOHN FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Celebrate the Fourth of July with St. Johns at its annual fireworks show. 10 p.m. FREE. City Park, 805 W. Park St., St Johns. (989) 224- 8944, cityofstjohnsmi.com.
MONDAY, JULY 4 >> LANSING FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
The City of Lansing’s Independence Day parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at Capitol Grounds. An evening celebration at Adado Riverfront Park begins at 8 p.m., featuring a patriotic performance by the Lansing Concert Band followed by a fireworks show. FREE. Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing. (517) 483- 4277, lansingmi.gov/featuredevents.
MONDAY, JULY 4 >> I AM AMERICA
Lansing’s First Presbyterian Church hosts a non-religious program of songs and stories about what it means to be American. The event features a performance by a community choir. A barbeque in the parking lot follows the program. 3 p.m. FREE, donations accepted. First Presbyterian Church, 510 W. Ottawa St., Lansing. (517) 482-0668, lansingfirstpres.org.
— KAYLEIGH GARRISON