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City of East Grand Rapids
750 Lakeside Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Ph: 616-949-2110
Fx: 616-940-4884
4th of July Celebration

Welcome to the 4th of July Celebration for 2016

For this year's 4th of July Celebration, East Grand Rapids has teamed up with Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital in honor of our 125th anniversaries. 

This city-wide celebration and an all day community affair that will be held on Monday, July 4, 2016.  The celebration starts with a parade at noon.  The parade has a new route this year: It will start at the intersection of Sherman St./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, 750 Lakeside Drive. Kids of all ages will enjoy musical entertainment, inflatable’s, games, air brush tattoos, balloon animals, Knocker Ball demonstration and concessions by Shafer concessions and What the Truck. Highlighting the celebration is a water ski show on Reeds Lake.  New this year we will also have a Magic/Comedian show by Mark Tripp that will be on the plaza in the park.  In the evening enjoy a musical performance by Hark Up that plays through the night until the start of the fireworks. At dusk, approximately 10:15 pm, a fantastic fireworks display over the water completes the day!

Parade Rules

EGR Schools and school affiliated programs may enter a float in the 4th of July Parade for a chance to win $500 towards that school or program. Floats must be made by the students with assistance of faculty, boosters, and/or the PTA.  Congratulations 2016 Floatacular winner, EGR Football Team!

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Each year’s event is unique. Click here for 2016 schedule of events  or contact the Parks & Recreation office at 949-1750. For more information about sponsorships, donations, or participating in the parade, contact Susan Perry at .

Susan Perry

750 Lakeside Drive SE
East Grand Rapids MI 49506

Ph: 616-949-1750
Fx: 616-831-6144

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.