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Safety and Event Guide to 4th of July

Grand Rapids has many options of things you can add to your Bucket List this 4th of July including scavenger hunts, fireworks, parades, and celebrations. While Grand Rapids has many festivities planned in the next few weeks, we also wanted to add some safety reminders and statistics for you to keep in mind while celebrating.

Fireworks display of red, white, and blue colors. Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash


Annual Fireworks Celebration presented by Soaring Eagle Casino 

July 2, 2022

Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Downtown Grand Rapids

6pm – 11pm


Ada Township 4th of July Celebration

Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

Ada, MI

Classic Car Show

Monday, July 4 at 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

River St SE, Ada, MI

Kentwood Fourth of July Celebration (pancake breakfast, 5K race, parade and more)

Monday, July 4 at 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

Begins at Kentwood Fire Station 1 (4775 Walma Ave SE)

Sanse @ Kentwood 4th of July Celebration!

Monday, July 4 at 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

Kentwood City Hall (4900 Breton Rd. SE, Kentwood, MI)

Autocam 5K

Monday, July 4 at 7:30–9:30 a.m.

Kentwood, MI

NN Mobile Solutions 5K

Monday, July 4 at 8:29 a.m.

4900 Breton Rd. SE, Kentwood, MI

Reeds Lake Trail Blazer Run

Monday, July 4 at 8:30 a.m.–11 p.m.

East Grand Rapids Community Center (750 Lakeside Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI)

Yinka Shonibare CBE: Planets in My Head

Monday, July 4 at 9 a.m.

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI)

East Grand Rapids 4th of July Celebration

Monday, July 4 at 8 p.m.

John Collins Park (650 Lakeside Dr. SE, East Grand Rapids, MI)

Hollyhock Lane 4th of July Parade

Monday, July 4 at 8–10 a.m.

Ottawa Hills, Grand Rapids, MI

It’s a Scavenger Hunt! Grand Rapids

Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

Woodland Mall (3195 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI)


Dorr 4th of July Parade

Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m.

American Legion (4310 18th St., Dorr, MI)

Dorr Carnival

Friday, July 1 at 6 p.m.–Monday, July 4, at 12 a.m.

Dorr Township South Park (1842–1846 142nd Ave, Dorr, MI)

You can track the Grand Rapids festivities using the map link below.


At home firework related injuries have been on the rise over the last decade. With leg, hand, and finger injuries are some of the most common injuries.

CPSC’s report shows:
Of the nine U.S. deaths in 2021, six were associated with firework misuse. About 32 percent of the emergency-related injuries were burned.

Approximately 31 percent of selected and tested fireworks products were found to contain non-compliant components, including fuse violations, the presence of prohibited chemicals, and pyrotechnic materials overload.

Earlier this year a 28-year-old Frankfort, MI man died after he lit a firework and it exploded, the man lit a mortar — which is an artillery firework that is placed into a tube and fired as a single shot — and it exploded, instantly killing him.

Consider these safety tips when lighting fireworks at home. Children’s Health advises to keep children at least 10 feet away from the area where fireworks are being lit.

For additional safety tips visit

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