2023 City of East Grand Rapids Fourth of July Celebration 

Presented by 

Corewell Health_logo_blue_horizontal

Nothing says summer like the annual East Grand Rapids Fourth of July celebration! The City invites the community to celebrate America’s birthday Tuesday, July 4. A special thanks to title sponsor Corewell Health for making this celebration possible. The 2023 celebration will feature the parade, activities at John Collins Park and a fireworks show over Reeds Lake.

Schedule of Events

  • Noon: Parade.
  • 1-3:30 p.m.: Kids inflatables, food trucks and water ski show by Grand City Show Skiers.
  • 8 p.m. to dusk: Full Cord concert.
  • Dusk: Fireworks show over Reeds Lake.


The parade will begin at the intersection of Sherman Street and Wealthy Street and continue east on Wealthy Street, turning left on Lakeside Drive and ending at Reeds Lake Boulevard. Check out the complete route map.

For the community’s safety, it is critical spectators remain off the road. If you are interested in participating in the parade, complete this form. For details, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 616.949.1750.

Fireworks Show

Watch the fireworks over Reeds Lake at John Collins Park, the high school track practice field or the middle school field.
Want to support the fireworks show? Make your gift by completing this form

More on Fireworks

Fireworks will be permitted in East Grand Rapids 11 a.m.-11:45 p.m. June 29-July 4 per Michigan law. They are prohibited on public, church, school or private property without express permission from the property owner or a permit from the City.

If you choose to celebrate the Fourth of July by setting off fireworks, please be courteous of your neighbors. The loud noises and flashing lights are a post-traumatic stress trigger for many veterans and can frighten pets. Learn more by reading our fireworks safety tips

Boat Ramp Reminder

The boat ramp will be closed 8:15-9:30 a.m.,11 a.m.-4 p.m. and 8 p.m.-11 p.m. on July 4.