The 4th of July in Clarkston!

Clarkston’s “Festival of Fun and Fireworks” will take place on Wednesday, July 4th 2012. This small town with a huge spirit starts the celebration with a Parade at 10:00 AM in Downtown Clarkston.

The “Festival of Fun” starts at 11:00 AM and runs until dusk at Clintonwood Park. In addition to an Arts and Craft Show featuring Michigan based artists, there will be games and activities for children, food and goodies typically available at carnivals, and live entertainment. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the summer fun at the park. Stay all day and into the evening to enjoy the fireworks display.

There will be a Veteran’s Celebration from 11:00 AM – 3:30 at the Senior Center in Clintonwood Park, honoring and thanking our veterans.  The Fifth Michigan Regiment Band and A Civil War Reenactment Band will be featured along with the opportunity to meet and greet our veterans.

The Entertainment Line-up includes:

  • The Rick Lieder Band                           11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Legend the Band                                  3:00  PM – 4:30 PM
  • Cosmic Grove Band                             5:30 PM  – 7:00PM
  • Motor City Soul Detroit                        8:00 PM –  10:00 PM
  • Children’s Activities & Inflatables          11:00 AM – 9:30 PM

Mechanical Bull, Double Drop Waterslide, Moonwalk, Element Obstacle Course, Crazy Caterpillar, Human Sphere, Twin Spin . . .what more could a kid ask for?

Parking/Shuttle Buses

¨ Parking at Clintonwood Park is $5/car until 6 PM.

¨ After 6:00 PM, cost will be $10/car

¨ Shuttle bus rides available from Clarkston High School, 11:00 AM until after the fireworks, $2/ rider


The show is put on by the famous Zambelli Internationale. This is one of the best shows around. It actually takes place on the highest point within the township, at Everest Academy, but can be seen and enjoyed from Clintonwood Park. Live entertainment on the softball fields is provided before and after the fireworks. Glo items will be available for purchase by an exclusive vendor.

Independence Day festivities are made possible by the generosity of several sponsors. You can be a part of the tradition and become a sponsor of one of Clarkston’s and Independence Township’s most successful events.  It is hosted by Independence Township Department of Parks, Recreation & Seniors.

¨ For Sponsor Information call Kelly at (248) 625-8223

¨ Parks and Recreation (248) 625-8223

Clintonwood Park is located at 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkson, MI

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