2024 Fourth of July celebrations in Greater Lansing


FRIDAY, June 28 — Independence Day is less than a week away, and local municipalities will begin hosting events as early as tonight. From parades and fireworks displays to concerts and car shows, read on to discover what's happening around the area.

Friday, June 28 


Fireworks will begin at dusk at the Bogue Flats Recreation Area (482 Water St.).

Saturday, June 29

Meridian Township  

A fireworks display at 10:15 p.m. will cap the Celebrate Meridian Festival, which runs from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Marketplace on the Green (1995 Central Park Drive) and Central Park (5151 Marsh Road). Visit the website for a full schedule of festival events.

Monday, July 1

Jackson Field

The Lansing Lugnuts will take on the Fort Wayne TinCaps at 7:05 p.m. The theme is ‘Merica Monday, so don your most patriotic gear and enjoy domestic beer specials and pre- and post-game performances by pop music cover band JP & the Energy.

Wednesday, July 3

Eaton Rapids

Eaton Rapids’ two-day Fourth of July celebration will kick off with Chalk Fest from 5 to 7 p.m., where community members are invited to create chalk art on Main Street sidewalks. The evening will continue with family activities from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Martin Hansen Amphitheater (315 W. Knight St.), including bounce houses, music and food trucks. A screening of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” at the amphitheater will begin at dusk.

Jackson Field

The Lugnuts’ Independence Day celebration will begin with a vintage baseball game between the Capital Base Ball Club of Lansing and the Monitor Base Ball Club of Chelsea from 5 to 6 p.m. Another match between the Lugnuts and the TinCaps will commence at 7:05 p.m., followed by the biggest LAFCU fireworks display of the season, which will be set to patriotic music.

Meridian Township

The Meridian Community Band will perform patriotic music beginning at 6 p.m. at the Marketplace on the Green (1995 Central Park Drive).

Delta Township

Delta Township’s fireworks show will begin around 10 p.m. at Sharp Park (1401 Elmwood Road). A concession stand will be open for food and refreshments. A free permit for alcoholic beverages can be obtained in advance from the township’s Parks and Recreation Department (7710 W. Saginaw Hwy.).

Thursday, July 4

Eaton Rapids

The second day of Eaton Rapids’ Fourth of July celebration will offer a craft and vendor show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Hamlin Street, a parade beginning at 11 a.m. on Main Street, a chicken dinner hosted by the Rotary Club from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church (300 S. Main St.), a performance by variety cover group Universe Band from noon to 2 p.m. at the Martin Hansen Amphitheater (315 W. Knight St.), a Civil War living history encampment from noon to 4 p.m. at Island Park (150 E. Hamlin St.) and kids’ activities from noon to 4 p.m. at Howe Memorial Park (100 Howe Drive). Evening activities at Howe Memorial Park include a dance party at 7 p.m. and a fireworks display at 10:15 p.m. 


Portland’s Fourth of July parade will kick off at 10 a.m., following the homecoming route from Water Street to Portland High School.


Lansing’s Independence Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. and will travel around the Capitol Loop. The Fourth of July concert with the Lansing Concert Band will begin at 8 p.m. at Adado Riverfront Park, followed by a fireworks display.

River Town Adventures is offering the chance to view the fireworks from an LED-lit kayak on the Grand River. Rentals are available from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Single kayaks are $35, and tandem kayaks are $70. To reserve a kayak, call (517) 253-7523.


At Fowlerville Community Park (425 N. Grand St.), food vendors will open at 11:30 a.m., a country music concert featuring Kari Holmes and Keith Ozment will begin at noon, a classic car and bike show will run from 1 to 4 p.m., and a parade will kick off at 7 p.m., with a fireworks show to follow.


Mason’s Independence Day parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Mason High School (1001 S. Barnes St.). There will also be a car show with food trucks, a DJ and door prizes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Courthouse Square.

Jackson Field

A duo of members from ‘90s and 2000s alt-rock tribute band Be Kind Rewind will open Echoes of Pink Floyd at 7 p.m. The Pink Floyd tribute set will be synced to “The Wizard of Oz,” which will be screened on an LED wall. There will also be kids’ activities on the concourse, and the city of Lansing’s fireworks display will be visible from the stadium.

St. Johns

At St. Johns City Park (801 W. Park St.), the evening will commence with a performance by the Kathy Ford Band at 7 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. Food will be available for purchase from Chuckie D’s BBQ and Papa’s Lemonade & Hot Dog Stand.


The Meridian Community Band will perform patriotic music beginning at 7 p.m. at McCormick Park (300 N. Putnam St.).


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