June 30, 2016

Independence Day Parades

While thinking of fireworks, a day off, grilled burgers and family fun, Independence Day is also host to several Ann Arbor area parades on July 4. Here are a few 4th of July parades to consider.


Annual Fourth of July Parade
Downtown Ann Arbor starting at 10:00 a.m.
Hosted by Ann Arbor Jaycees

Kid's decorate your bikes, trikes and wagons for a chance to participate in the parade featuring floats, walking groups, musical groups, and much more. For more information call 734.681.0577 email parade@a2jaycees.org.


Independence Day Parade
Downtown beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by the Northville Community Foundation and St. Mary Mercy Hospital.

Find music, floats, marching bands, clowns, children’s characters, vintage and classic Cars, bike and pet parades and more. After head over to the Mill Race (215 Griswold St., Northville) to continue your 4th of July celebrating from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Find a Civil War encampment while enjoying your family picnic. Docent-guided tours of the historical buildings will be available for the day.


Independence Day Parade, Celebration and BBQ
Sponsored by VVA Chapter 528.
Check the website for more details.


Ypsilanti Independence Day Parade
Starting in Depot Town at E. Cross and N. River beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The parade is sponsored by American Legion Post 282 and the Ypsilanti Jaycees.

Kids can decorate a bike, wagon, or tricycle to lead the Ypsilanti District Library's bookmobile in the parade. Children must meet at 10:30 a.m. and need to be accompanied by an adult if they are younger than 10. To pre-register, call 734.482.4110 ext. 1316.


Parade of Lights
July 3, 2011 - 10:00 p.m.
View the a lighted boat parade like no other. Boats begin the parade in front of Mac’s Marina (9876 Main St., Whitmore Lake).

Annual 4th of July Parade
Downtown on Main Street starting at noon
Find patriotic displays featuring emergency vehicles, fire trucks, floats, and decorated bicycles, trikes and Big Wheels!


  1. We had our very first 4th of July party yesterday:


    Have a great day and greetings from Europe,

    Birdy and Bambi