Fourth of July Celebrations in Southwest Michigan | Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Fourth of July Celebrations in Southwest Michigan

It is officially summer. While there are lots of fun events all season long in Southwest Michigan, the Fourth of July is one of our favorites. Join us for the day … a long weekend … the week. We are ready to celebrate with you!


July 3: Cheers to Reds, Whites and Brews!

Celebrate America’s birthday with great music, cold drinks, classic backyard BBQ food and more at the annual Baroda Fireworks celebration! The fun starts at 5 p.m. at the Public House’s Beer Garden, 9151 1st St., Baroda. Party details.

July 3: A Salute to America Concert on Silver Beach

The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to America and its steadfast strength with a mixture of patriotic favorites, film scores and other iconic American works. The orchestra will synchronize “The 1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky to St. Joseph’s outstanding fireworks display at the end of this spectacular celebration! Join us at Shadowland Pavilion at Silver Beach

July 4: Pickle Festival 

This three-week festival culminates on July 4, at the History Center at Courthouse Square and the Community Library in Berrien Springs. Festivities for this Big Dill event begin at 10:00 a.m. Bring the family for Vendor Alley, the Pickle Fling, Big Wheel races, old-fashioned pickle games, a relish eating contest and the Pickled Piper Tasting Room. Event updates on Facebook

Fireworks in Saint Joseph

July 6 & 7: Miniature Train Rides

All aboard for festive fun at Eden Springs Park, 793 M-139, Benton Harbor. These charming and original House of David engines and passenger cars take you through this historic park. Fun for all ages! Train ride schedule


All across Southwest Michigan, communities fill the skies with pops, bangs and cascades of sparkling colors. Many of the communities have pre-fireworks activities, food and music. Arrive early, bring blankets and chairs, and be ready at dusk to oohhh and ahhh!

  • June 28 | Dowagiac | Dowagiac Municipal Airport and Russom Park
  • July 3 | Baroda | One of the best displays in the Midwest! 
  • July 3 | St. Joseph | Silver Beach County Park 
  • July 3 | South Haven | Light Up the Lake | View from Riverfront Park or North & South Beaches 
  • July 4 | Berrien Springs | Berrien County Youth Fair


There are so many more reasons to be in Southwest Michigan this week — beach time, trails, pick-your-own fruits and vegetables at nearby farms and markets and tasting our craft wines, beers, ciders and spirits. Intersperse these fun activities with:

  • July 5: Open Mic Night | 7-9 p.m. | Box Factory for the Arts | 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph         
  • July 6: Dog Days | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Michigan Maritime Museum | 260 Dyckman Ave., South Haven | Celebrate canine contributions to maritime history
  • July 6 | Trivia Night | Sister Lakes Brewing Co. | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 92500 CR 690, Dowagiac
  • July 7 | Krasl Art Fair Block Party | 5-10 p.m. | Krasl Art Center | 707 Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph
  • July 8-9 | Krasl Art Fair | Lake Bluff Park | Lake Boulevard, St. Joseph
  • July 8 | Lake Breeze Music Festival | 6-10 p.m | Shadowland Pavilion | Silver Beach County Park, St. Joseph     

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You will have no trouble filling from sunrise to starry night with relaxation, adventure, picnics and wonderful memories in Southwest Michigan. So, stay over for more than a day. We have lodgings with the amenities and rates to fit your needs. The holiday will be more fun with you here!

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