SATURDAY, JULY 1 >> MERIDI- AN TOWNSHIP FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Meridian Township is going all out for the country’s 175 Anniversary, with events and activities going on all day and ending with an evening of fireworks. From musical performances to a food truck rally, the events and activities will take place at Central Park North, Central Park drive, Farmer’s Market Pavilion and the Historical Village. The family friendly events begin at 8 a.m. and concludes with a fireworks finale at 10:15 p.m. FREE. Central Park, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos. (517) 853-4000, meridian.mi.us.
MONDAY, JULY 3 >> ANNUAL DEL- TA TOWNSHIP FIREWORKS
Delta Township celebrates an early Independence Day with their annual fireworks display in Sharp Park. Concessions will be available for purchase, and spectators are allowed to bring their own food, drink and coolers. A permit is required for alcoholic beverages; permits are available from Delta Township’s Parks and Recreation Department free of charge. Park opens at 6 p.m.; fireworks start at 10 p.m. FREE. Sharp Park, 1401 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 323-8555, deltami.gov.
JULY 3-4 >> PORTLAND PARADE AND FIREWORKS
Portland residents can look forward to a double dose of Fourth of July fun this year. The annual fireworks display blasts off at dusk on July 3rd at Portland High School stadium while the parade begins the next morning at 10 a.m. Those interested in the participating in the parade are encouraged to sign up online. 1100 Ionia Rd, Portland. FREE. (517) 647- 2100, portlandareachamber.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 4 >> EATON RAP- IDS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Eaton Rapids celebrates the Fourth of July all day long, with activities spanning from 9 a.m. to 10:30 at night. The day kicks off with a pancake breakfast at the Eaton Rapids Senior center at 9 a.m. followed by a parade at 11 a.m. on Main Street. The Independence Day celebration finishes up with a fireworks extravaganza at Howe Ballfields at 10:15 p.m.
followed by a showing of “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” Other family friendly events will be held all across downtown Eaton Rapids at various locations. Fireworks at Howe Ballparks, 301 Howe Drive, Eaton Rapids. FREE. (517) 663-8118
TUESDAY, JULY 4 >> MASON’S IN- DEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND COUNTY SEAT OLD CAR CLUB SHOW
Mason’s Fourth of July celebration starts off with the31st annual County Seat Old Car Club Show around the Ingham County Courthouse in downtown Mason. The car show takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The parade features local business, groups and organizations and kicks off from the Mason High School and begins its loop at 7:30 p.m. FREE. Call or see website for parade route. (517) 676-1046, masonchamber.org
TUESDAY, JULY 4 >> LANSING
LUGNUTS VS WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS
What’s more American than watching baseball, America’s pastime, on the Fourth of July? Celebrate the Fourth of July with the Lansing Lugnuts as they play the West Michigan Whitecaps. A fireworks display set to patriotic music will take off to the sky right after the game. Tickets start at $8. Cooley Law Stadium. 505 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-4500, lansinglugnuts.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 4 >> ST. JOHNS FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS
The St. Johns Rotary Club is holding this year’s Fourth of July celebration at the City Park in downtown St. Johns. Local rock and rollers, Life Support, will provide entertainment at the William E. Tennant Performance Shell starting at 7 p.m. Fireworks will commence at dark around 10 p.m. FREE. 804 W. Park St., St. Johns. (989) 224-8944, cityofstjohnsmi.com.
TUESDAY, JULY 4 >> LANSING FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
The City of Lansing’s Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. through Downtown Lansing. Celebrate our country’s independence with clowns, antique and specialty automobiles, musicians, dance troupes, community groups and military units. An evening of 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) 483-4313, lansing.org/events.