City of East Grand Rapids

4th of July Celebration Presented by 

Nothing says summer like the annual East Grand Rapids Fourth of July celebration! We invite the community to celebrate America’s birthday with us on Monday, July 4. A special thanks to title sponsor Spectrum Health for making this celebration possible. The 2022 celebration will feature four main events: Reeds Lake Trail Blazer 5k Run/Walk, parade, activities at John Collins Park and fireworks over Reeds Lake.

Schedule of Events

  • 8:30 a.m. Reeds Lake Trail Blazer 5k Run/Walk
  • Noon  Parade
  • 1-3:30 p.m. Kids inflatables, food trucks and water ski show by Grand City Skiers
  • 8 p.m.-Dusk Concert: Full Cord
  • Dusk Fireworks over Reeds Lake

Reeds Lake Trail Blazer 5K Run/Walk

Begin your festivities by participating in the 12th annual Reeds Lake Trail Blazer 5K Run/Walk. All proceeds will benefit the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation, which has been instrumental in maintaining and improving the Reeds Lake trail system.


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 the form here. For details, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 616.949.1750.


Fireworks Show

Watch the fireworks over Reeds Lake by joining us at John Collins Park, the high school track practice field or the middle school field.

Want to support the fireworks show? You can make your gift by calling our Parks and Recreation Department at 616.949.1750 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.