We all understand why the fireworks were called off in many towns around Michigan last year, this year we want our fireworks back.

COVID numbers are dropping, and those of us who are fully vaccinated are so excited to get back to normal or as normal as we can be. That being said, I/we, would love to celebrate the Fourth of July with some fireworks this year.

Some communities have pulled the plug on fireworks in 2021.

Some Michigan towns have already canceled this year's fireworks; Mason, Meridian Township and Delta Township have all decided to cancel their fireworks displays. That decision has left many residents wondering why and where they can see fireworks on July Fourth.

Here is the most recent list of communities that will have fireworks this year:

  • Lansing
  • Jackson
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Corunna
  • Portland
  • Mackinaw City
  • Frankenmuth
  • Bellevue
  •    Here is the updated list of communities bringing back Fourth of July Fireworks
  •  Newaygo, located in the Upper Penninsula
  •  Chesaning
  •  Saginaw
  •   Bay City
  •   Luddington
  •   Grand Rapids
  •   Mackinac Island
  •   Gaylord
  •   Harrisville
  •   Lapeer
  •   Ann Arbor
  •   Traverse City
  •   Hartford
  •   Kent City
  •   Ionia
  •   New Buffalo
  •   Escanaba
  •   Coldwater
  •   Grass Lake Township
  •   Weber Township
  •   Marquette
  •   Midland
  •   Bay Port
  •   Allendale
  •   Flushing
  •   Carson City

Obviously, many communities haven't made their final decision yet so this list will be updated.

Meridian Township decided to pull the plug on their fireworks, organizers said that it was a pretty tough decision for them to make.  According to WILX  TV10, Meridian Township hosted fireworks on the Fourth of July for 30 years and always drew a big crowd.  Even though pandemic restrictions are being loosened organizers felt they had to cancel for this year.

If you really want to see some fireworks, the Charlotte High School Senior Fireworks will be lighting up the skies tonight (6/4/21). Check out the show at the Athletic Complex on State St. in Charlotte.

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