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

Will There Be Fireworks?

Yes! The City of Muskegon will light up the night sky with an incredible fireworks display! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for this family-friendly event under the stars. The July 4th Independence Day show begins at approximately10:20 pm in Downtown Muskegon, MI. Click HERE to find this on our Calendar of Events

After the White Lake Area 4th of July Parade, stick around town for some outdoor recreation, shopping, and dining. Then pull up a seat (or blanket) to watch fireworks over White Lake. The show begins at dusk. 

Everyone Loves a Parade

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 75 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 Tuesday July 4th. (Check with Aquastar for availability, this cruise sells out quickly!)

Step aboard the SS 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. Find more information HERE


Where else can you watch a firework 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! 

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 Tuesday morning on July 4th.  It will reopen Wednesday morning
  • Shoreline Drive will close July 4th just after 10 pm and will reopen approximately 15 minutes after the fireworks show concludes

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 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!