Wolverine Lake Tiki Night and Fireworks – The show starts and dusk. No cost, but donations are accepted to the Village Fireworks fund. Wolverine Lake, Walled Lake.
Plymouth Township Fireworks and more – Come out Wednesday night for fireworks and back Thursday for a parade and the Good Old Fashioned Picnic. Wednesday, 10:15pm. Thursday, 9am-4pm. No cost. Township Park, 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth.
Manchester Fireworks Display – Sponsored by the Manchester’s Men’s Club, be there by dusk to experience the show. No cost, but donations are accepted. Carr Park 600 W. Main St., Manchester.
4th of July Parade – Join the Jaycee’s as they host the 23rd annual parade located in Downtown Ann Arbor. The parade features floats, walkers, music and more. Main areas include Main Street and Liberty Street. Admission free. Saturday, 10am. www.a2jaycees.org/parade.
Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K: Champions for Charity – A 5k run and 100 m Kids Dash open for kids 10 and under. Awards with be given and a portion of the proceeds donated to U-M Program for Neurology Research & Discovery. 5k at 8am, Dash at 9:30 am. $29 for adults. $13 for kids by July 2. After, $35 and $15. www.a2firecracker.com.
Annual 4th of July Chicken BBQ: Chelsea American Legion Post #31 – Benefit for American Legions. Serving bbq chicken, coleslaw, bakes beans, and more. 11am until sold out. $9. 1700 Ridge Rd., off Cavanaugh Lake Rd., Chelsea.
21st Annual Salute to America – A four-day celebration featuring activities for all ages. The fireworks include a live cannon fire. Wednesday to Saturday, 6-10pm. $27 for age 13+. $17.50 for ages 5-12. Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn.
Northville Parade and Mill Race Village – The day includes floats, music, pet parade, cars, games, and food. After the parade, head on over to the Mill Race Village for vintage games and Civil War Re-enactors. Thursday, 10am-4pm. Downtown Northville.
Ypsilanti Independence Day Parade – The parade, hosted by the American Legion Post 282 and Ypsilanti Jaycees begin on the corner of Oakwood and Cross and ends at Rice Street in Ypsilanti’s Historic Depot Town. 11am. No Cost.