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.  





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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 



Also happening nearby:






Patriotic Pops with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra - Free Concert in Bronson Park

Saturday, July 3RD at 7:30PM


Kzoo Parks Summer Cinema Movies in the Park

Featuring The Croods: A New Age - Friday, July 2 at South Westnedge Park



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There’s something special about watching a movie outside, luckily Kzoo Parks has that covered for you this summer! They bring the movies to you with a large LED video board in the parks you already play in.

This year they'll be hosting seven movie events in different parks and community spaces throughout the city. At each event the video screen will be set up with music playing at 6:00pm so come settle into your spot and enjoy some family time in the park before the movie begins at 7:00pm. Snacks will also be provided while supplies last.


Be sure to check out our Guide to Arts and Culture Events This  Summer in Downtown Kalamazoo! 



Outdoor Activities  



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.  





You don't have to drive an hour if you're looking to spend the day at the beach! Check out these 6 Great Beaches Near Kalamazoo



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 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. 



If wine is more your thing, we highly recommend checking out this list of 8 Places to Sip Wine in Kalamazoo!




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Don’t forget to tag Discover Kalamazoo in all of your festive 4th of July photos and use the hashtag #discoverkzoo for the chance to be featured on our channels. For more ideas on how you can spend your 4th of July in Kalamazoo, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for trip ideas and inspiration!