Kentwood 4th of July Celebration Update
Fireworks and parade changes, other activities canceled
After much consideration and discussion, the City of Kentwood has made the difficult decision to join other communities in canceling this year’s Fourth of July Celebration. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and restrictions on large group gatherings, City Commission voted against hosting the event this summer out of an abundance of caution.
Please know this decision was not made lightly. The Fourth of July Celebration has been Kentwood’s most popular community event for generations, drawing thousands of residents and neighbors together for long-treasured activities and traditions. While we look forward to the time we can again gather as a community for such large-scale celebrations, our primary goal continues to be the safety of those living in, working in and visiting our community.
What We're Planning:
We are excited to share we are organizing a parade of City vehicles through our community as a way to still honor Independence Day safely.
Instead of canceling the fireworks show originally planned for July 4, we plan to incorporate it into the Kentwood Food Truck Festival, which is slated for Saturday, September 12.