Your Mid-Michigan Guide to Fourth of July
Fireworks will soon take to the sky for local 4th of July displays! Here's a rundown of the hot celebrations taking place in Mid Michigan this week.
Head over to Atwood Stadium in Flint on the 4th to hear the music of the Beatles. The Flint Symphony Orchestra will perform The Beatles' classic hits and other patriotic favorites led by guest conductor Eugene Rogers, and includes guest soloist LaVonte Heard.
Tickets are $3 for an individual or $10 for a family five pack. To purchase tickets, call (810) 237-7333. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks display will light up the sky downtown along the Flint River at 9:40 p.m. July 4.
Head just south to Holly for their community fireworks shows taking place from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 4 at Lakeside Memorial Park in Holly. The fireworks display will begin at dusk. Parking will be $5, and the proceeds go toward the fireworks display annually. Spectators can also purchase fun fireworks glasses for $2 for each pair, or three pairs for $5.
Head just north to Frankenmuth and grab a traditional chicken dinner and settle in at Heritage Park for the annual fireworks display. The Frankenmuth Volkslaufe Fireworks start at 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3.
One of the biggest is the Bay City Fireworks Festival. The festival is a three-day event which features a car show, carnival, pageant, musical entertainment and fireworks not just one day, but each day. The firework show starts at 10:12 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The big finale is on Saturday. Bring a lawn chair and blankets and enjoy the view. Boaters also find the perfect watching spot from the water downtown.
If your plan to forego the major displays and opt for some home-style shows of your own, be sure to take note of the new laws for Michigan and fireworks. There is never a good view from a jail cell. Just saying.