Top 10 Best Places to Watch the 2017 Fourth of July Fireworks


It is coming … the loudest, brightest celebration all year: Fourth of July Fireworks! Kick off the rabble-rousing beginning of the season for outdoor fun with these local celebrations.

These local parks start the party early – go to one, OR see fireworks for days!

June 29-July 1: Bay City Fireworks Festival

10:05 in Wenonah Park – this ain’t your momma’s pack of sparklers! The Bay City Fireworks Festival claims to be “One of the grandest events in all of mid-Michigan.” July 1 features not only the grand finale fireworks display, but a carnival of fun to enjoy all day!

July 1: Otter Lake Fireworks

Otter Lake Village Park will have live bands starting at 2PM, an adult beverage tent and more. While you’re there, pitch a tent at Otter Lake Campground and stay awhile! Fireworks begin at 10:00PM.

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July 1 & 4: Groveland Oaks Park Fireworks (July 1) followed by Holly Fireworks on July 4 in Lakeside Memorial Park

Focus on the fireworks, but come for the fun all weekend long! Fireworks begin at 10:00PM.

Make sure to check out Holly’s charming, historic downtown before heading to the Groveland Oaks or Lakeside Memorial Park for these fireworks displays.

July 3-4: Frankenmuth Volkslaufe (The People’s Race) & Fireworks July 3 at 10:05PM in Heritage Park

This firework celebration is for those who want to sweat it out a little. July 4 5k walk & run, 10k and 20k runs, and fun for the kids, too. Music, Craft Bier Garten, and fireworks to end a perfect day!

July 3-4: Fenton Freedom Festival

Enjoy events like the Silver Lake Ski Show and the Fenton Community Orchestra on July 3rd. Then, come back to celebrate July 4th beginning with a pancake breakfast and a parade, a day of activities, followed by fireworks at dusk in Silver Lake Park.

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Fireworks Celebrations on The Fourth of July

Atwood Stadium: Come on, Flint is really outdoing itself with this event! The Flint Symphony Orchestra will perform the music of “Star Wars?” WOW! Giant fireworks display at Atwood Stadium – this is a must-experience event. Gates open at 6:30PM, show at 7:30, Fireworks at 9:40. Tickets $3 or Family 5-pack for $10

Clio Family Fun Day: 35th Anniversary Event begins at 2PM and includes Historic Displays, Family & Kids fun, and live music leading into the fireworks display at 10:20PM. Make a day of it with your family!

Flint Water Festival Fireworks: Shot from Chevy Commons at 9PM. Enjoy the 2nd Annual Flint Water Festival to raise awareness for the water crisis. This year, there will be fitness, arts, music and education, ending with the fireworks festival finale – it’s “a party for a purpose.”

Fireworks at Market Tap: View the Downtown Flint Fireworks from the second floor of the Farmers’ Market, enjoying live music by Isaac Ryder and sipping your favorite Michigan Brew or cocktail. The show starts at 8PM; 21+/$10 Cover

And finally … Go Big or Go HOME!

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Smolina Marianna /

Not into crowds? Get a special VIP fireworks display by visiting your local fireworks shop and setting up your own July Fourth celebration! Grill what you’d like, play your favorite music, pour a glass of your favorite beverage and invite as many (or as few) people as you’d like.

Wherever you’re headed, My City Magazine hopes you have a safe and happy Fourth of July Celebration! Where will YOU watch the fireworks this year? Let us know!

For more info on pricing or event schedules, please visit these events online.


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