It’s going to be a “firecracker” of a fun Fourth of July in Muskegon County! Here’s everything you need to know.


The Discover Muskegon Festival Returns to Downtown Muskegon

Photo Courtesy of Discover Muskegon Festival

Along with a display of modified vehicles arriving from around the country, there will be an EDM music stage for two nights, food trucks, a kids zone and more. A fireworks extravaganza is expected to begin at 10:25 pm, on Saturday July 2nd. Click HERE to find a schedule and more information on our Calendar of Events

Fourth of July Parade in White Lake

Everyone loves a parade, so bring the family to the White Lake Area 4th of July Parade! The parade route travels from Whitehall City Hall to Downtown Montague and includes over 100 entries! See it on our Calendar of Events HERE 

Watch the Fireworks from a Ship!

There is nothing better than watching fireworks in July…except maybe watching them while you are on the water! Set sail with the Aquastar for a special July Fireworks cruise on Saturday July 2nd. Find it on our Calendar of Events HERE

Or, step aboard the Milwaukee Clipper and view the show from the deck of national landmark. The Milwaukee Clipper is hosting a Fourth of July Party and Open House - also on July 2nd. Find it on our Calendar of Events HERE

Where else can you watch a fireworks show from the deck of a WW2 Landing Ship! The USS LST 393 Veterans Museum will be hosting a viewing party, with one of the best seats in town! Event details HERE.

Will There Be Fireworks?

Yes! As part of the Discover Muskegon Festival in Downtown Muskegon, the City of Muskegon and DMF plan to launch about 3,500 the fireworks from Terrace Point Dr. The extravaganza is expected to begin at 10:25 pm, Saturday July 2nd. Click HERE to find this on our Calendar of Events

Will There Be Special Events?  

LOTS of them! Take a look at ALL that’s happening on our Calendar of Events HERE

What About Parking in Downtown Muskegon?

Arrive early and be prepared to pay to park (a great way to support a local cause!). Be aware of road closures:

  • Terrace Point Dr. will be closed from Shoreline Dr. to the first parking lot beginning Friday evening and will reopen Sunday morning
  • Shoreline Drive will close July 2nd just after 10 pm and will reopen approximately 15 minutes after the fireworks show concludes
  • Western Ave will be closed from 1st St. to 5th beginning Thursday evening and will reopen Sunday mid-morning

Green and white microtransit Go2 in front of Convention Center

Or skip the parking - Try the new Go2! Go2 is the new on-demand public micro transit service through MATS - Muskegon Area Transit System. Book a ride in seconds to get picked up steps from your door with the “Go2 by MATS" mobile app (or call 231-227-3550)

Where Can I Stay?

Muskegon lodging facilities offer full-service hotels in downtown Muskegon and the brands you know and trust throughout the county. Quaint bed and breakfasts and seasonal vacation rentals line our lakes, from Muskegon and White Lakes to the “Big Lake” - Lake Michigan! Look for Lodging Options HERE

The Pidge Inn

“I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” ~ Wendell L. Wilkie

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Visit Muskegon wishes you a happy, safe and healthy 4th of July!