The City of East Grand Rapids invites community members to its annual Fourth of July Celebration made possible by title sponsor Corewell Health and support from the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation.
From noon to dusk on Tuesday, July 4, the City will provide all-ages entertainment and activities at John Collins Park, including a concert and fireworks show later in the evening.
“The East Grand Rapids Fourth of July Celebration offers a great opportunity for friends, neighbors and families to gather for a day of fun and festivities in honor of America’s birthday,” Mayor Katie Favale said. “We thank Corewell Health for its support to make this event possible and welcome the entire community to join us for a day of summertime fun.”
The day’s schedule of events is:
The parade will begin at the intersection of Sherman Street SE and Wealthy Street and continue east on Wealthy, turning left on Lakeside Drive and ending at Reeds Lake Boulevard.
After the parade, community members are invited to John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Drive, for various activities, including kids inflatables, a water ski show by Grand City Show Skiers and a performance by music group Full Cord. Food trucks offering a variety of cuisines and treats will line Lakeside Drive throughout the afternoon.
The festivities will culminate with a fireworks show over Reeds Lake at dusk. Those attending the show are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs.
To sponsor the fireworks show, contact Parks and Recreation Leisure Supervisor Rachel Fiedler at 616.949.1750.
The City is also still accepting parade entries. Those wishing to participate can enter until 5 p.m. Friday, June 30.
For more information on the East Grand Rapids Fourth of July Celebration, visit eastgr.org/4thofjuly.