From Mackinac Island to Traverse City, here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate the 4th of July. Explore the upcoming festivals, events, fireworks shows and more to start planning your adventurous holiday getaway to Northern Michigan.

Traverse City Cherry Festival & 4th of July Fireworks

This year, the 2021 Cherry Festival will be hosted from July 3–10 in Traverse City after being canceled in 2020. The festival will kick off Saturday, July 3 with a wide variety of events and annual fireworks show on Sunday, July 4. From the Very Cherry Flying Pancake Breakfast to Zumba by the Bay, there is an activity or event for the entire family.

View the full Cherry Festival events calendar or learn more about the Cherry Festival 4th of July fireworks show.

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4th of July Events & Fireworks on Mackinac Island

This year’s fireworks show will be hosted on July 4 starting at 10 p.m. with the best viewing place at the schoolyard. If you’re looking to keep the celebrations going, Grand Hotel and Fort Mackinac are both hosting family-friendly activities for all to enjoy!

Learn more about the Mackinac Island fireworks show, Grand Hotel 4th of July package or Star Spangled Fourth of July at Fort Mackinac.

The Boyne City 4th of July Festival & Fireworks

Featuring a full weekend of events and a fireworks show, The Boyne City 4th of July Festival is the perfect destination for days filled with family fun. The final event of this festival is the fireworks show over Lake Charlevoix at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.

Learn more about The Boyne City 4th of July Festival or view the full events calendar here.

Red, White & Sparkle at Otsego Resort

Meet new friends and celebrate your love of wine at this July 9 event hosted by Otsego Resort in Gaylord. Featuring a three-course meal, each dish expertly paired with wine, this dinner event is $65 per person and the perfect way for adults to keep the 4th of July fun going!

Fireworks Across Northern Michigan

Wondering if there is a fireworks show near you? View our list from previous years to discover the cities that typically host a 4th of July fireworks show. Be sure to check their official websites for 2021 updates.

Towns with the Best 4th of July Fireworks in Northern Michigan