4th of July Celebration

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4th of July Celebration for 2019



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 by Shafer concessions.  We will also have the following food trucks;  Patty Matters, Gettin Fresh, El Caribe and Doughrunts-mini donuts. Highlighting the celebration is a water ski show on Reeds Lake. In the evening enjoy a musical performance by Hark Up playing 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
8:30a Trail Blazer 5k Run/Walk
12:00-1:00p Parade begins at Sherman/Wealthy St.
Noon Concessions open
1:00-3:30p Activities open at John Collins Park
1:30-3:30p Water Ski Show by Grand City Show Skiers
8:00p-Dusk Performance by Hark Up
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.