Celebrate America’s Independence Day in a city bursting with summer activities, restaurants and breweries, and plenty of things to discover—Kalamazoo, Michigan! Learn where to find Kalamazoo’s Fourth of July firework displays and parades along with the restaurants, breweries and outdoor activities to enhance your Independence Day celebration.
All classic 4th of July celebrations start with a parade! Begin your day in Kalamazoo by catching one of these Independence Day festivities in the area:
Before the true partying begins, spend your 4th of July afternoon outdoors enjoying Michigan summer weather. Go for a bike ride or a hike at the several trails throughout Kalamazoo or spend the day on the water by renting a canoe, kayak or SUP. If you’re looking for an especially traditional American day, grab a picnic or grill out at one of Kalamazoo’s local parks, or experience America’s favorite pastime and cheer on the Kalamazoo Growler’s in the evening. For more information on outdoor activities to do in Kalamazoo, click here.
Eat & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the several American-style restaurants in Kalamazoo or feast on a burger at one of the 21 places you can grab a burger in Kalamazoo. Don’t forget to head to one of the many local, family-friendly breweries and grab a cold one or try out the unique offerings at Green Door Distillery before heading out to watch fireworks! Click here to check the rest of the restaurants that call Kalamazoo home.
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HAPPY OBERON DAY!!! Kalamazoo really comes out in full force for @bellsbrewery’s first sign of Spring, and we’re totally okay with that! Who else is swinging by @bellseccentriccafe today?! If you can’t make it there this afternoon, remind yourself to join us in the Back Room on Wednesday, April 10th, for our next Drink and Draw event! | Photo by @elementalkzoo
No Fourth of July celebration is complete without fireworks! Check out the different options to view fireworks in your area to help you plan accordingly:
- Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival – July 4th 10PM
- Kalamazoo Speedway Fireworks – July 4th – 10PM
- Kalamazoo Growler’s Game – July 4th, 5th and 6th after the game
- Ramona Park, Portage – July 5th – 10PM
For more Firework options in the Kalamazoo area, click here.
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Is it really a baseball game without the EPIC jumbo hot dogs or some delicious BBQ!? Thank you Kalamazoo Growlers for hosting us last night in the Bells Bear Cave, we had an amazing time and the food was SO GOOD! Check out my IG story for all the deets on the game and delicious food! Last night was Hero Salute night to honor or fellow veterans, the Growlers won their 10th straight game, and the firework show was amazing afterwards! @kzoogrowlers @bellsbrewery I brought my husband with me, who happens to be a retired LEO, and his response “Sports Arena food isn’t supposed to be THIS GOOD!!!” 2 thumbs up and he went back for seconds! The staff was SO friendly and very accommodating, thanks Kevin for always checking to make sure we were good! ⚾️🍺⚾️🍺⚾️🍺⚾️🍺⚾️🍺 . . . . . . #Kalamazoo #KalamazooGrowlers #Kzoo #Foodie #Nom #eeeeeats #Baseball #Summer #HeroSaluteNight #HotDogs #BBQ #BellsBearCave #Bells #Oberon #BellsBrewery #EpicEats #ForkYeah #DowntownKalamazoo #TheKalamazooFoodie
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