As the summer season reaches its peak, West Michigan and its surrounding communities on the shoreline prepare to celebrate with dazzling fireworks displays that light up the night sky. If you're looking for the perfect spot to enjoy these magnificent spectacles, you're in luck. Read below for the best locations to experience fireworks in West Michigan and surrounding lakeside communities this year. Grab your blankets, gather your loved ones, and get ready for a night of awe-inspiring pyrotechnics.

Holland's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

Holland's "4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" draws crowds from near and far. Gather at Kollen Park or one of the other prime viewing spots along Lake Macatawa to witness an unforgettable pyrotechnic display. Bring your own chair and blankets to this free event hosted by Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC). The Beechwood Grill and other food trucks will be available from noon - 10pm.

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 • 10:00 pm

Where: Kollen Park, 240 Kollen Park Dr, Holland, MI 49423

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Saugatuck & Douglas Laser and Fireworks Show

Witness a stunning fireworks and laser show from various locations in Saugatuck or Douglas around the Kalamazoo. Whether you choose Cook Park, Coghlin Park, Wade's Bayou, or Wick's Park, bring your blanket or chair and secure a prime spot to soak in the brilliance of the display. As darkness falls on July 4th, prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing fireworks show that will illuminate the night sky.

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 • 10:00 pm

Where: Cook Park, Coghlin Park, Wade's Bayou, and Wick's Park

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South Haven's Light up the Lake

South Haven, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, hosts renowned fireworks show known as "Light up the Lake." Head to Riverfront Park or North & South Beaches to view this Fourth of July tradition. Soak up the sun, build sandcastles, and indulge in delicious beachside treats before the fireworks begin. Watch as the explosions reflect off the lake's shimmering waters, creating a truly mesmerizing experience.

When: Monday, July 3, 2023 • Dusk/10:00 pm

Where: North Pier, 60 Water Street, South Haven, Michigan 49090

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Grand Haven's 4th of July Fireworks

Grand Haven's "4th of July Fireworks" are a highlight of the summer season. Held at the waterfront near the Grand Haven State Park, this event offers a front-row seat to breathtaking fireworks display over Lake Michigan. Pack a picnic, stake out a spot on the beach, and create lasting memories as you marvel at the dazzling lights and thunderous booms.

When: Saturday July 1, 2023, from 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium, 1 North Harbor, Grand Haven, MI 49417

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East Grand Rapids Fireworks over Reeds Lake

Experience the true essence of summer with the highly anticipated East Grand Rapids Fourth of July celebration! On Tuesday, July 4, the City warmly invites the community to join in commemorating America's birthday. The 2023 event will be filled with a vibrant parade, exciting activities at John Collins Park, and an awe-inspiring fireworks display set against the backdrop of Reeds Lake.

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 • 10:00 pm

Where: 650 Lakeside Dr SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Grand Rapids Celebration on the Grand

Grand Rapids' annual "Celebration on the Grand" is a must-attend event for fireworks enthusiasts. Held in Ah-Nab-Awen Park, this celebration offers live music, food vendors, and spectacular fireworks display to cap off the night. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of downtown Grand Rapids as you witness the skies come alive with brilliant bursts of color.

When: Saturday, July 1, 2023 • 10:30 pm

Where: Ah-Nab-Awen Park, 303 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Muskegon's Freedom Festival Fireworks

Muskegon's "Freedom Festival Fireworks" offer a fantastic way to celebrate the holiday season. The show will be shot off Shoreline Drive but will be visible to all Downtown Muskegon. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs.

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 • 10:20 pm

Where: Downtown Muskegon, MI.

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Whitehall & Montague Fireworks over White Lake

The Fourth of July celebrations in the White Lake area begin with an early start, featuring an exciting parade at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning to kick off the holiday festivities. After a day filled with exciting activities, the celebrations culminate with a mesmerizing firework display at dusk, illuminating the skies over picturesque White Lake.

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 • 10:00 pm

Where: Downtown Whitehall and Downtown Montague

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Mears/Silver Lake’s Thunder over the Dunes

See the sparks and colors of the fireworks display amidst the stunning backdrop of Silver Lake and the sand dunes. As the day progresses and the sun begins to set, the anticipation builds for a spectacular fireworks display. Find a comfortable spot on the beach or set up camp around the dunes and prepare to be mesmerized by the fireworks bursting overhead.

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 • 10:00 pm

Where: Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park, 8960 W Fox Rd, Mears, MI 4943

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Pentwater Annual Fireworks Show

Experience the dazzling Pentwater Fireworks on July 3rd as they illuminate the sky above Lake Michigan from the Pentwater pier. Choose your preferred viewing spot at Charles Mears State Park, the pier, or even from your boat on the lake. Bring your lawn chair, beach blankets, and gather your loved ones to join in the celebration.

 When: Monday, July 3, 2023 • 10:00 pm

Where: Charles Mears State Park, 400 W. Lowell Street, Pentwater, Michigan 49441

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West Michigan and neighboring lakeshore communities are teeming with opportunities to experience fireworks displays that will leave you in awe. Wherever you choose to celebrate the Fourth of July, you're guaranteed a night of enchantment and excitement. So gather your blankets and beach chairs and head to one of these prime locations to witness the magic of fireworks lighting up the Michigan sky.

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