As Independence Day approaches, many are planning their annual trip to 4th of July fireworks. For all of you out there who need a guide to Lansing, Michigan area fireworks, look no further.
Comerica Park: The 4th of July seems like a great time to not only catch a spectacular fireworks display, but a baseball game. The Detroit Tigers are playing the Cleveland Indians at home, and after the game the park will put on their “Fourth of July Spectacular”. This will be an amazing display, and is well worth the admission fee to the game.
Corunna: If you are looking for something that lasts a little longer than standard fireworks display, check out the festivities at McCurdy Park. This is one of the most complete Independence Day celebrations that I have ever attended. Starting with their annual pancake breakfast, this day in the park is one that you will never forget. Some activities aren’t surprising: There are a couple of parades, a tour of the Historical Village, and a craft show. However, some of the other events that day are aren’t things you see often. For example, the watermelon eating contest and the belt sander drag race come to mind. Most of the activities for this celebration in McCurdy park are free, although a few have affordable admission fees. Check out their website at www.corunna4th.org/julyactivities.html. Restrooms and concessions are available, so you can spend the entire day if you wish.
Lansing: This fireworks display is always worth watching, and if you don’t mind dealing with a lot of traffic, may just be one of the best around. At the corner of Shiawassee and Grand Avenue, you will find Adado Riverfront Park where the fireworks will take place. You can also enjoy the annual parade at 11am, and live music beginning at 8pm. However, if the music doesn’t interest you, I would advise watching the fireworks from a short distance away. Placing yourself at the top of either of the nearby parking ramps will give you an amazing, more private show, and will also give you the opportunity to extricate your car from the high volume traffic area before anyone else has a chance to return from the park. Admission is free.
Meridian Township: Meridian Township fireworks, which take place at Central Park South, in Okemos, are fantastic. The best place to watch this display is behind the Meridian Mall, on a large expanse of grass. No one minds that the community camps out on this lawn for the better share of the afternoon, and when the display begins, you’ll be glad you did. If traffic concerns you here, sit in your car in the parking lot at the mall. The view is just as good, and you don’t have to worry about obnoxious people sitting next to you. For those who are local to this area, grab a beer and watch from your porch. This area allows for this, because none of the building are taller than two stories. Again, admission is free.
For those seeking looking for information on fireworks displays in other communities, check out www.michiganfireworks.com. This website contains information about fireworks displays in all communities; everything you want to know can be found here.