Freedom & Fireworks! Join Us This Year for an Unforgettable 4th of July - Think Dunes - Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Freedom & Fireworks! Join Us This Year for an Unforgettable 4th of July

General News|July 10th, 2019

Come one, come all, to celebrate America’s Independence Day in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area!

This year all over Michigan, 4th of July firework displays will draw community members and visitors to bond in awe beneath those spectacular bursts of illumination and color. It’s the ideal time to spend with friends and family, grilling out, snuggling beneath blankets, and of course, celebrating America.

Still, out of all the firework displays that go on throughout the state, there’s something truly special about the shows we put on here in the Silver Lake Area. Not only do our communities put on three consecutive nights of fireworks (July 2, 3 & 4) each Independence Day, but all three nights have their own unique spin on the traditional firework display.

Here’s what you can expect from our area’s top three 4th of July celebrations this year:


“Hart Sparks” Fireworks … and a Party!

Tuesday, July 2nd in Hart

Downtown Hart will be celebrating Independence Day in style this year with live music, food, and of course, fireworks! If you’re in the mood for more than just a firework show, however, be sure to join us a bit earlier in the evening (7pm) at Hart Commons. It’ll be a night of fun for all ages!

This year, Hart Main Street expects to organize its biggest 4th of July celebration to date. Come with an appetite to enjoy delicious street-side fare from local venues — hot dogs, tacos, sno-cones, popcorn, ice cream, and more. There will also be live music, activities and games, and plenty of things to do for the kids.

Where: Hart Commons in Downtown Hart, 16 S. State Street, Hart, MI 49420

Event Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fireworks Begin: 10:15 pm


Fireworks on the Shores of Lake Michigan

Wednesday, July 3rd in Pentwater

Everyone should see fireworks over Lake Michigan at least once in their lives. The sight of those stunning colors bursting in the air and those loud cracks! and booms! over the lakeshore are part of a thrill you’ll always remember. The Pentwater firework display on Lake Michigan and Pentwater Pier has been a revered tradition for years — and one you won’t want to miss!

Where: Charles Mears State Park, 400 W. Lowell Street, Pentwater, MI 49449

When: 10:00 pm

Fireworks Begin: 10:00 pm


“Thunder Over the Dunes” Fireworks Over Silver Lake & the Sand Dunes

Thursday, July 4th in Silver Lake

If you’ve never experienced fireworks over the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, let us be the first to tell you it’s a sight unlike any other. Watch each blast and bloom of color as it simultaneously reflects off the waters of Silver Lake and illuminates the grandeur of the Dunes. Spectators are free to find their own cozy spot on the shores of Silver Lake or on the Dunes in their own ORV. You can also take boats or kayaks out onto the water.

Where: Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park, 8960 W. Fox Road, Mears, MI 49436

When: 10:00 pm

Fireworks Begin: 10:00 pm


As you plan your 4th of July trip to Silver Lake this year, remember there’s always so much more to see and do in the area as well! Browse our collection of things to do and find the perfect accommodations for your visit.

We can’t wait to welcome you for our Independence Day celebrations this year in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area. A Happy 4th of July to all!


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