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4th of July Celebration Sponsored by 


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 This city-wide celebration and all day community affair will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019. The celebration starts with a parade at noon.

The parade route will start at the intersection of Sherman St. and Wealthy St. and continue east on Wealthy St., turning left on Lakeside Dr., ending at Reeds Lake Blvd.
Following the parade is a party in John Collins Park on Reeds Lake, 650 Lakeside Drive. Kids of all ages will enjoy musical entertainment, inflatable’s, games, air brush tattoos, balloon animals and concessions.  Highlighting the celebration is a water ski show on Reeds Lake. In the evening enjoy a musical performance by Hark Up until the start of the fireworks. At dusk, approximately 10:15 pm, a fantastic fireworks display over the water completes the day!

Please note the Boat Launch will be closed for the parade and park activities from 11:00am-4:00pm and also from 8:00pm-11:00pm (NO IN OR OUT AT THESE TIMES)

Parade Rules

City of East Grand Rapids - 4th of July Celebration Sponsored by Spectrum Health



8:30 a.m.   Trail Blazer 5K Run/Walk at the Community Cente

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Noon – 1 p.m. Parade (begins at Sherman St./Wealthy St. intersection, continues east on Wealthy, turns left on Lakeside & ends at Reeds Lake Blvd.)
Noon – LATE Shafer Concessions, Patty Matters, Kona Ice,  Doughrunts , El Caribe & Gettin Fresh food trucks open
1 – 3:30 p.m. Family fun including bounce house, Wreaking Ball, Air T-Ball, Giant Connect 4, air brush tattoos and more
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Water ski show – Grand City Show Skiers
8 p.m. – Dusk Hark Up performance
Dusk Fireworks over Reeds Lake


Each year is unique, for more information about sponsorships, donations, or participating in the parade, contact Rachel Seese or call the Parks and Recreation office at 949-1750.