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2017 Fireworks In + Around Genesee County

It’s fireworks season!

Much further back than you and I can remember, we have celebrated the Fourth of July with the most grandiose of fireworks displays. But why do we celebrate Independence Day by setting off all of these small explosions? Well, because John Adams wanted us to. It is believed that he envisioned fireworks as part of the festivities before the Declaration of Independence was even signed. 

John Adams penned a letter to his wife, Abigail, on July 3, 1776. He wrote that the occasion should be commemorated with

“Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illumination from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

 The first commemorative Independence Day fireworks were set off on July 4, 1777.

Now that we’ve been given a little history lesson, let’s get to the good stuff!  Check out this list of firework displays in and around Genesee County this Fourth of July!

 

Bay City: Everyone should at least experience the Bay City Fireworks Festival at least once!  A three-day festival with carnival rides, craft shows, military displays and more, you won’t be disappointed.  If you have the opportunity, check them out this year. Bay City fireworks will be on display June 29, 30 and July 1st at dusk.

Otter Lake: A weekend-long celebration will be happening at Otter Lake Village Park with their annual Let Freedom Ring display. Come out for live bands, music, refreshments and fun!  Top off your weekend with the fireworks display on July 1st at 10pm.

Bay City: Everyone should at least experience the Bay City Fireworks Festival at least once!  A three-day festival with carnival rides, craft shows, military displays and more, you won’t be disappointed.  If you have the opportunity, check them out this year. Bay City fireworks will be on display June 29, 30 and July 1st at dusk.

Clarkston: A local tradition for more than 20 years, Clarkston Independence Fest is an all-day event on July 4th with a parade, craft show, games, inflatables and more!  Round out your night with fireworks at Clintonwood Park at dusk.

Clio: This has got to be one of my favorite displays year-after-year. With plans to display from Clio City Park on July 4th at dusk, make plans to spend the day in Clio while celebrating Clio Family Fun Day, too!

Fenton: Join us July 4th at Silver Lake Park in celebration of the Fenton Freedom Festival!  The day will be packed with events, including fireworks at dusk.

Flint: Shot from the grounds of Chevy Commons, Flint Water Festival Fireworks will be on display on July 4th at 9pm.

Holly: Join us at Lakeside Memorial Park on July 4th at dusk to watch the fireworks display in Holly this year.

Lapeer: Sponsored by the Lapeer Chamber of Commerce, fireworks will be shot from Rolland-Warner Middle School on July 4th at 9:45pm.

North Branch: This one makes me relive my days of youth.  Head to North Branch in celebration of North Branch Days 2017.  A weekend event that will conclude with fireworks being shot from North Branch High School on July 4th at dusk.

Oakland County Fair: Davisburg is home to the Oakland County Fair happening July 7th – July 16th.  Fireworks will be on display at Springfield Oaks County Park on July 7th at 10pm.

Are you going to be out of town, but within the State of Michigan over the Fourth of July holiday? 
Check out this full list of Michigan Fireworks Displays!

We hope you and your families enjoy this Independence Day! 

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