KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Fourth of July fireworks will return to Kalamazoo’s riverfront for the first time since the Kings stopped playing at Homer Stryker. The Growlers, the new team in town is calling it their Red White and Boom spectacular. They plan to drop the opening pitch from a hot air balloon, play a game with the Lakeshore Chinooks, hold a silent auction for the special Fourth of July uniforms and top the night off with fireworks.
Portage will hold their annual fireworks show at McCamley Field sponsored by the Portage Rotary. There will be evening entertainment, vendors and activities before hand. Portage Public safety is asking motorists to pay attention to temporary no parking areas and partial road closures and watch for pedestrians.
The Kalamazoo Speedway in Alamo Township will also have a fireworks show after racing this evening, and Schoolcraft will have their own show at the High School at dusk, after a day of events that will include a late morning parade and a dance in the evening.
The Kalamazoo Country Club has fireworks for its members on the City’s Southwest side.
South Haven Launched their fire works from the pier last evening, a computerized show featuring Beatles Tunes.
One of the biggest fireworks displays in the region takes place at the Battle Creek Field of Flight event at Kellogg Airport this evening at dusk.
Other shows in the area are all on the 4th unless otherwise stated.
Allegan will have fireworks on the riverfront after a parade and an evening of events and music downtown.
Bangor will spend three days celebrating the nation’s birthday with fireworks at dusk Saturday night.
Douglas will have fireworks on the 4th at Cook Park.
Dorr will light up their fireworks downtown at dusk.
Gun Lake Casino will have fireworks at the Casino in Wayland.
Gun Lake will have fireworks over the lake on Saturday night.
Homer will have fireworks at dusk at the Community School Grounds.
Lawton will have a 4 p.m. parade, followed by a community picnic and fireworks at dusk at the High School.
Plainwell will have fireworks at the Municipal Airport.
Saugatuck will have fireworks over the harbor.
Three Rivers will have fireworks at the golf course on Sunday at dusk.