There are so many options to choose from in the Flint area on the Fourth of July weekend. I literally could fill an entire page of great events that happen surrounding our community, but I thought I would just give you my top five picks on how you could spend your July 4th weekend.

  • Fenton Chamber of Commerce
    Fenton Chamber of Commerce

    Fourth of July Festival

    Monday, July 4, 2011, Downtown Fenton

    Fenton Freedom Festival

    Fenton Freedom Festival kicks off on Thursday, June 30th with the Crowning of the Queen at the Gazebo at 6:30pm followed by the Grand Marshal Adult Reception at The Fenton Hotel Tavern & Grille at 8pm. One of the real highlights of this weekend festival is the Silver Lake Ski Show at Silver Lake Park, you don't want to miss this great show on Friday, July 1st at 7pm. On Monday the 4th is when everything breaks lose in Fenton for a fun-filled day of activity after activity. It start with a pancake breakfast at 7am, followed by and entire agenda of family activities like arts & crafts, a decorated bike parade, rubber ducky regatta, games, bluegrass music, great food and fun for the entire family. The day wraps up, of course with the spectacular fireworks display over the water at Silver Lake Park, and it certainly should be an amazing show to watch.

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    Rusty Russell, Getty Images Entertainment

    Enjoy an Outdoor Concert

    Lynyrd Skynyrd at DTE Energy Music Theatre

    Monday, July 4, 2011 7:30 P.M.

    DTE Energy Music Theatre - What a great way to spend your July 4th evening, enjoy the amazing sound of Lynyrd Skynyrd at 7:30pm. Tickets are still available in the pavilion and of course on the hill at the DTE Energy Music Theatre. We all spend at least one evening "on the hill" why not make it a Fourth of July to remember with Skynyrd.

  • Courtesy of Phillip Hofmeister
    Courtesy of Phillip Hofmeister

    Bay City Fireworks Festival

    Festival and Fireworks Displays

    Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Thru Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

    This event is truly one of the best fireworks festivals in the great state of Michigan. This festival starts on Thursday, June 30th, and runs through July 2nd with fireworks every night and great live entertainment every day during the festival. You really haven't experienced a real fireworks festival until you have been to Bay City. You can see this display from miles around, and people come from all over the mid-west just to experience this show from the river banks and boats on the river at The Bay City Fireworks Festival.

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    biggertree, Flickr

    Freedom Fireworks Celebration

    Fourth of July Celebration at Groveland Oaks

    Friday, July 1st, 2011 Thru Monday, July 4th, 2011

    If you're looking for a fireworks show that's intimate and awesome, then look no further than Holly. Celebrate our freedom with, tie-dye art, sport games, patriotic campsite contest, arts/crafts, bingo, bike parade, inflatable bouncers, entertainers, pony rides, a DJ dance and a band. On Saturday, July 2nd, grab a blanket, lawn chairs, some popcorn or treats and meet up with some friends at the Groveland Oaks County Park. Fireworks start at dusk.

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    greeblie, Flickr

    Independence Day Fireworks

    Midland 4th of July Fireworks

    Monday, the 4th of July at 7:00 P.M.

    The fireworks display in Midland actually happens on Monday, the 4th of July in downtown Midland at 7:00pm. Enjoy spectacular fireworks in Chippewassee Park near the Tridge in Midland. This park is Downtown Midland’s premiere location for events and fun! Located west across the Tridge, Chippewassee Park is a 35 acre recreational area that has something for everyone. Come celebrate our nation's birthday in the middle of state in downtown Midland.

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