The Greater Lansing Area offers a variety of new and old traditions to celebrate the Fourth of July, specifically on the day. Here is a list of activities to partake in this Wednesday.
Address: 201 E. Shiawassee St. Lansing, MI
Time: Parade at 11 a.m. and fireworks 10 p.m.
Along with standard fireworks, this event features a parade as well as several dance troops, clowns and community groups. The parade is located at the Louis F. Adado Riverfront Park in downtown Lansing. The fireworks will take place in the park after a complimentary concert from the Lansing Concert Band.
Address: 325 City Market Drive, Lansing, MI
Time: 8:30 - 11 p.m.
River Town Adventures is giving people an opportunity to watch the fireworks from Grand River by renting out boats. All of the boats will be lit with LED lights. Bringing a boat is allowed, but it will require a light on the front or back of the boat. Admission to this event will be between $30 and $50. Space is limited.
Owner of River Town Adventures, Paul Brogan said participants can usually hear live music coming from the park and that the event is a great opportunity to show off what the city has to offer.
“It's completely unique way to watch the fireworks and every year we get more and more people out there,” Brogan said.
Address: Cooley Law School Stadium 505 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI
Time: 6:35 p.m.
The Lansing Lugnuts will be competing against West Michigan. Fireworks will follow the game. Ticket prices vary depending on seat location.
Address: 148 E. Ash St. Mason, MI
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mason caps off the holiday with the Mason Independence Day Parade, starting from Mason High School. The parade will travel through town while featuring local organizations, businesses and groups. There will be fireworks after the parade thanks to the Mason Firefighters Association.
Emily Fenger, a program assistant for the Mason Chamber of Commerce said the day also includes a car show at the Ingham County Courthouse Square 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“It is a very community oriented event...very small town America,” Fenger said.
Address: 800 State St Eaton Rapids
Time: Parade at 11 a.m. and fireworks at dusk
Before the fireworks there will be a parade that heads through Main Street. The festivities will be held at Eaton Rapids High School.