Several fireworks displays, parades, and other family-friendly festivities are scheduled for the 4th in our area!
- Downtown Brighton: The annual Hungry Duck Run 5K and half marathon will begin at 7 a.m. from St. Paul Street. A Duckling Dash for children ages 10 and under will take place on Main Street by the Mill Pond at 9:30 a.m. The Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. from the Brighton Education and Community Center, located at the corner of Main and Church streets, and finishes at Brighton High School, located at 600 7878 Brighton Rd. Over 60 floats, bands, and vehicles are expected! Following the parade, at 11:15 a.m., hundreds of rubber ducks with raffle ticket numbers on them will be tossed into the mill pond for the Great Duck Race. The first ones to cross the finish lines will win a prize. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase during the parade. The Brighton Area Fire Authority will drench the Mill Pond area to create Brighton’s largest sprinkler! The American Spirit Centre, located at 10590 Grand River, will host a chicken BBQ from 12 p.m.- 3 p.m., featuring live music, a 50/50 raffle, and a cash bar.
- Clarkston Independence Fest: This festival will feature a parade, food, carnival, craft show, entertainment, and so much more. Fireworks will close out the night, beginning at 10 p.m. Rain date is July 5th.
- Clawson: Many activities are happening in the city of Clawson, beginning with a parade at 9 a.m. Other events throughout the day include an arts and crafts fair, a hot dog eating contest, Midway games and rides, and more. Clawson Fireworks start at dusk at Clawson City Park.
- Cohoctah Township: The Oak Grove United Methodist Church (6686 Oak Grove) will host a 4th of July breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., featuring music by the Michigan Troubadour. Artists, crafters, and vendors will be set up on Cohoctah Road just east of Lott Elevator between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. The parade will begin at 11 a.m., starting at the Machine Shop on Oak Grove and travel to Steltzer Road and back.
- Fowlerville: The Fowlerville First Baptist Church (214 S. Grand Ave.) will be hosting children’s games with bounce houses, popcorn, cotton candy, a car show, and more. At 7 p.m. a parade will march through downtown Fowlerville. Fowlerville United Brethren Church (9300 W. Grand River) will host a family-style BBQ picnic with live entertainment. Fireworks begin at 10:15 p.m. from the Fowlerville Fairgrounds and last approximately 25 minutes.
- Gregory: The Gregory Fourth of July Parade down M-106 begins at noon. At 1:00 p.m., Unadilla Township firefighters will host their famous Chicken BBQ Dinner. A bake sale will be held at the Township Hall, located at 126 Webb Street. Additional activities, such as a pie-eating contest and a penny hunt, will be held in the township park, the playground, and on Webb Street. Fireworks over the ball field begin at dusk!
- Holly: The Village of Holly will be hosting it’s first Independence Day 4th of July Fireworks show at 10 p.m. at Lakeside Memorial Park.
- Whitmore Lake: Several Fun Runs are planned for Saturday, starting at the end of the former Whitmore Lake Middle School, located at 8877 Main Street. The fun begins at 7 a.m. with awards and prizes at 10:15 a.m. DANCE PRO by Ellen will be hosting music and dancing at the lake from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Northfield Community Park. Food vendors will be on site. Fireworks over the lake will begin at dusk.
- Groveland Oaks Campground: The park, located at 14555 Dixie Highway in Holly, MI, opens for day-use visitors at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $12/regular rate, and $5/Oakland County resident per vehicle. Fireworks start at dusk.