Parade Throughout the City - July 4
A fleet of City vehicles will parade throughout the community as a way to celebrate Independence Day safely in lieu of our traditional Fourth of July Celebration this year.
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on the western border of the City near the intersection of Division and Maplelawn and travel toward the eastern border the City, ending around 11 a.m. near the intersection of Burton and Forest Meadows Court. We invite residents to enjoy the parade from the nearest street to their home on the route while physical distancing from others outdoors.
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Please note, this timeline is tentative. The parade fleet will be traveling at a faster speed on main roads and at a slower speed on residential roads.
Fireworks and 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.
Fireworks have been postponed to the Kentwood Food Truck Festival this fall.