Find out where and when you can see fireworks, parades, parties and celebrations in and around Kalamazoo as we mark Independence Day.

Whether you spend the day at a parade (scroll down for times), on the lake or at a backyard barbecue, it is an American tradition to cap off the 4th of July with the "oooooh"'s and "aaahhh"'s of fireworks. Plan your 4th with our guide to Kalamazoo-area fireworks and parades for 2018.

Fireworks

Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball

  • July 4, first pitch 7:05, fireworks after the game
  • Homer Stryker Field
  • Tickets $9- $30

Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival

  • June 30/ July 4, 10:30 pm
  • W.K. Kellogg Airport
  • Admission $10, parking $5

Portage

  • No fireworks this year due to construction.

Kalamazoo Speedway

  • June 30, 7:30
  • Red, White & Boom
  • Bus races, trailer races, spectator drags and more with fireworks to cap off the night
  • Tickets $20, kids $10

Bangor

  • July 4, 10 pm
  • Downtown Bangor

Colon

  • July 4, Dusk
  • Colon Elementary School

Constantine

  • July 4, Dusk
  • Little League fields

Decatur

  • July 4, Dusk

Lawton

  • July 7, 9 am- 10:30 pm
  • Lawton Summerfest with car show, craft show, parade, live band and fireworks at 10:30

Plainwell

  • July 4, 10 pm
  • Airport

Schoolcraft

  • July 4, 10 pm
  • Schoolcraft High School

South Haven

  • July 3, 10:30 pm
  • Light Up the Lake at North Pier

Sturgis

  • June 30
  • Hirsh Airport

4th of July Parades

  • Richland 11 am
  • Colon 11 am
  • Constantine 11 am
  • Decatur 11 am
  • Bangor 5 pm
  • Lawton 5 pm
  • Schoolcraft 11 am
  • South Haven 11 am

Have a safe and happy 4th of July celebrating America's 242nd birthday.

Bonus Video: See Fireworks from a Drone

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