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Local Mid-Michigan 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations

  • Eaton County

  • Delta Township Annual Fireworks Celebration
    July 3, dusk
    Sharp Park, Delta Township
  • Bellevue Independence Day Celebration
    July 4, dusk
    Between Bellevue Middle School and Bellevue Elementary School, Love Rd, Bellevue
  • Eaton Rapids Parade and Fireworks
    July 4, 10:15pm
    Howe Field, 800 State St, Eaton Rapids


  • Ingham County

  • Meridian Township 4th of July Celebration
    July 1, 10:15pm
    Central Park North, 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos
  • Lansing 4th of July Fireworks
    July 4, 10:00pm
    Adado Riverfront Park, N Grand Ave, Lansing
  • Mason Fourth of July Celebration
    July 4, dusk
    Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E Ash St, Mason


  • Ionia County

  • Lake Odessa Fair
    June 24, dusk
    Lake Odessa Fairgrounds, 1640 4th Ave, Lake Odessa
  • Ionia 4th of July Celebration
    July 3, dusk
    Ionia Free Fair Grounds, 317 S Dexter St, Ionia
  • Portland 4th of July Fireworks
    July 3, dusk
    Portland High School, 1100 Ionia Road, Portland


  • Jackson County

  • Lake Columbia Fireworks
    July 1, dusk
    Over Lake Columbia, Brooklyn
  • Pleasant Lake Fireworks
    July 1, dusk
    Over the lake, 4401 Styles Road, Pleasant Lake
  • Jackson Summer Celebration Fireworks Extravaganza
    July 3, dusk
    Cascade Falls Park, 1401 S. Brown Street, Jackson
  • Brooklyn 4th of July Fireworks
    July 4, dusk
    Columbia Middle School Football Field
    321 School St, Brooklyn
  • Horton / Hanover Area Fireworks
    July 4, dusk
    Perrine Park, Hanover

Free Upcoming Festivals

June 23-24 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival 
East Lansing • (517) 319-6980 
A free two-day music festival in the heart of downtown East Lansing, featuring the best in local, regional and national talent, children’s activities, a traditional New Orleans-style Second Line Parade and more. Presented by the city of East Lansing, Wharton Center and the MSU College of Music, with artistic direction by Rodney Whitaker. 


June 24 Delta Rocks! Family Festival 
Delta Township • (517) 323-8555 
A free family festival featuring a petting zoo, make-it-take-it crafts, trackless train, 10-ft super sling shot, games, tot spot, inflatable attractions, business expo, music, easel painting, concessions and more. Almost all attractions are free. 


New Celebrity Reality Tv Show "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta"

The Hip Hop world is continuously evolving and emerging new talent and WE tv does not want you to miss out on what's to come next. 


If you are a fan of reality tv or even love to keep up on what's new in Hip Hop, WE tv has created the perfect show just for you. A few weeks ago the new show, "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" debuted. 


The show has created so much buzz because it features the children of top Hip Hop artists. You may be familiar with Bow Wow, Reginae Carter, Zonnique and Brandon Barnes to name a few.  


The focus of the show is to convey the 'day in the life' of being a celebrity child and how they aspire to make a name for themselves. This show will give you a closer look at the good, the bad and the ugly that transpires throughout their journey. 


If you have not seen the show yet, you have plenty of time to catch up! They are set to air their fourth episode Thursday, June 15th at 9pm on WE tv, make sure to check it out! 


Demetrius Shipp Jr. "All Eyez on Me" Movie Star

For years, fans have been speculating the story of Tupac Shakur's career and sudden death, but now, fans get the opportunity to relive an unforgettable era through the new biopic, "All Eyez on Me." 


Demetrius Shipp Jr. has recently taken over the Hip Hop scene starring in the new biopic as the late rapper, Tupac Shakur. 


Shipp, whose 28-years-old, has always been told that he looks like Tupac but, he never imagined pursing an acting career. When the casting calls opened for the film, a close friend persuaded him to try out. 


It was destined for Shipp to be a star. His father had the opportunity to work with Shakur to produce his song "Toss It Up." When Shipp's father discovered that he was auditioning for the starring role, he took matters into his own hands and sent his audition tape to L.T. Hutton, the film's producer. 


With having no previous acting experience, Shipp blew the producers away with his acting skills. He then was officially offered the starring role that would soon change his life. 


Shipp had big shoes to fill, so he spent hours watching YouTube videos, reading the same books Shakur read, studied the Black Panthers to get a sense of his life experiences and spoke to people who were close to the late rapper. 


Shipp hopes that fans are able to take away a bigger message from the film. He wants people to understand that the media publicized the negativity in his life, but that doesn't take away from the rapper's accomplishmentswhat he set out to accomplish and the man he became to be. 


Catch the movie in theatres Friday, June 16th . 





MSU Athletics Yard Sale - Saturday 6/3

Michigan State Athletics is holding a Yard Sale on Saturday, June 3 from 10 am-5 pm at Jenison Field House. With the MSU athletic department moving to the new 1855 Building this fall, we needed to do some spring cleaning. Available items will include game-issued team apparel from almost every Spartan program (cleats, sneakers, helmets, jerseys, shorts, etc.), Spartan merchandise, framed photos and other unique MSU memorabilia.


Visit the Facebook event page for additional details, by clicking HERE.

Parking will be available in the Jenison Field House and IM West lots (until they reach capacity). The Eat-At-State Food Truck and MSU Dairy Store mobile vehicle will be on hand for refreshments.

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