W. MI Fourth of July events: What’s on and gone for 2020

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — While COVID-19 has canceled many Fourth of July events this year, several communities are getting creative to pull off scaled-back festivities.

East Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Grand Rapids’ Ottawa Hills neighborhood have announced modified parades to uphold social distancing standards. Caledonia Township is looking into a similar procession.

Dorr Township’s four-day festival is carrying on as scheduled, with the reminder to visitors to follow health guidelines aimed at preventing coronavirus.

Fireworks will also light up the sky over some communities. Find out the plans near you below.

ALLEGAN COUNTY

  • Canceled: Allegan July 3 Jubilee | Details
  • Mostly canceled: Dorr Township Festival parade, fireworks and sponsored events canceled; non-sponsored activities including carnival, disc golf, indoor tractor pull, flea market, craft show, ox roast and take out food from vendors still happening.
  • Mostly canceled: Saugatuck-Douglas all Fourth of July and Venetian Festival events, except for the Venetian Festival Dinghy Poker Run | Details

BARRY COUNTY

  • Happening: Middleville July 4 fireworks at Thornapple Kellogg High School ASO soccer fields around 10 p.m. Social distancing urged; bring your own snacks and seating | Event details

BERRIEN COUNTY

  • Canceled: Baroda Township July 3 fireworks display | Details
  • Canceled: St. Joseph fireworks; Happening: St. Joseph Municipal Band virtual concert | Details

BRANCH COUNTY

  • Happening: July 3 fireworks over Coldwater Lake in Coldwater | Details

CALHOUN COUNTY

  • Canceled: Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival | Details
  • Canceled: Marshall Fourth of July celebration

IONIA COUNTY

  • Canceled: Ionia July 2 fireworks | Details
  • Canceled: Portland July 3 fireworks

KALAMAZOO COUNTY

  • Happening: Galesburg Speedway | Racing and fireworks July 4 (tickets required) | Details
  • Delayed: Kalamazoo Growlers fireworks display on July 24 (tickets required) | Details
  • Canceled: Kalamazoo Speedway racing and fireworks July 3 and July 5 | Details
  • Canceled: Schoolcraft Fourth of July parade and fireworks

KENT COUNTY

  • Canceled: Ada Township Fourth of July events | Details
  • Happening: Caledonia Township Fourth of July parade and fireworks | 11 a.m. parade from school stadium parking to Chemical Bank; route extended to allow social distancing. Fireworks near Cal-Plex at dusk. | Details
  • Canceled: Cascade Township Fourth of July festivities | Details
  • Partially canceled: East Grand Rapids’ Fourth of July celebration canceled; social distanced parade 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Details | Parade route map
  • Canceled: Grand Rapids festivities and fireworks | Details
  • Happening: Grand Rapids’ Hollyhock Lane parade at 8 a.m. | scaled back; social distancing and masks required. | Details
  • Mostly canceled: Grandville Fourth of July celebration canceled; extended flyover over city 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Details
  • Partially Canceled: Kentwood Fourth of July celebration canceled; city vehicle parade at 9 a.m.| Details

MUSKEGON COUNTY

  • Canceled: Lakewood Club fireworks | Details
  • Canceled: Montague/Whitehall (White Lake area) Fourth of July parade and fireworks | Details
  • Canceled: Muskegon Rockstock, including fireworks display | Details

NEWAYGO COUNTY

  • Canceled: Hesperia Family Fun Fest and fireworks display | Details

OCEANA COUNTY

  • Canceled: Hart July 2 fireworks display | Details
  • Canceled: Hesperia Family Fun Fest and fireworks display |Details
  • Canceled: Pentwater July 3 fireworks display | Details
  • Canceled: Silver Lake Sand Dunes July 4 fireworks display | Details

OTTAWA COUNTY

  • Partially Canceled: Allendale Township Fourth of July activities and parade canceled; 9:40 a.m. flyover and fireworks at dusk still planned. | Details
  • Canceled: Grand Haven Fourth of July fireworks
  • Canceled: Holland Celebration Freedom festivities and fireworks; downtown business Celebrate and Save promotion happening. | Details

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

  • Happening: Fireworks display over Lake Templene and Fish Lake near Centreville; July 4 at 10 p.m. | Details
  • Partially canceled: Constantine parade canceled; fireworks display happening at dusk in Fibre Converters Park | Details
  • Happening: Sturgis fireworks display July 2 at Kirsch Municipal Airport; virtual fireworks show planned | Display details | Virtual show details

VAN BUREN COUNTY

OUTSIDE WEST MICHIGAN

ANTRIM COUNTY

  • Happening: Shanty Creek Resort’s July 3 Fireworks Festival | Details

MACKINAC COUNTY

  • Happening: Mackinac Island July 4 fireworks display at 10 p.m. | Details
  • Happening: St. Ignace July 4 parade at 6 p.m., live music 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk | Details

MANISTEE COUNTY

  • Canceled: Manistee National Forest Festival | Details

MASON COUNTY

  • Canceled: Hamlin Lake July 3 fireworks | Details
  • Canceled: Ludington’s Freedom Festival, children’s and pet parades | Details

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