Area promises plenty of fireworks

Published 10:02 am Sunday, July 3, 2011

There are several events scheduled around the southwest Michigan and northern Indiana area for the July 4 weekend. (File photo)

There are several events scheduled around the southwest Michigan and northern Indiana area for the July 4 weekend. (File photo)

Firework displays and other festivities will be taking place all weekend throughout Michigan and northern Indiana:

• Baroda: Sunday at dusk there will be a Fourth of July celebration at the Baroda American Legion Field; Round Barn Winery’s Distillery Reds, Whites and Blues, Saturday and Sunday, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda. Wine tasting, microbrews, food, DiVine Vodka slushies and live music. Bring lawn chairs and sun umbrellas; no outside coolers, beverages or food. Free admission.

• Cassopolis: There will be a fireworks display Saturday at Diamond Lake beginning at 10:15 p.m. The rain date is Sunday with the same time and location.

• Dowagiac: Saturday at 10 p.m. there will be a fireworks display at Sister Lakes Lions Park.

• Edwardsburg: Fireworks will take place on Eagle Lake Friday, July 2 at dusk. The rain date is Saturday, July 3. An informal boat parade will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, July 2.

• Michigan City, Ind.: The Drum & Bugle Corps BIG Show, featuring The Cavaliers, The Blue Stars, The Bluecoats, The Glassmen, The Pioneers, The Colts, The Legends, The Troopers and The Colt Cadets, will be held Saturday.

• New Buffalo: The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic music at 9 p.m. at the Independence Day celebration Monday at Lions Pavilion Park.

• Niles: A fireworks display will begin at dust Sunday at the For Flags Apple Festival Fairgrounds at the corner of 17th and Lake streets.

• South Bend: A fireworks display will take place at Coveleski Stadium on Sunday after the game that begins at 7:30 p.m.

• South Haven: Light Up the Lake Fireworks, Sunday, dusk, lakefront, South Haven. Tune into COSY 103.7 FM for music to accompany the fireworks. There will also be a parade Monday downtown at 11 a.m.

• St. Joseph: On Monday there will be a concert at 9 p.m. at Silver Beach, followed by fireworks. St. Joseph Today is hosting its Fourth of July Fun Parade, 10:30 a.m., downtown St. Joseph on Monday. Decorate strollers, bicycles, wagons, kids and dogs and join the parade at the corner of Elm and State streets and march the length of State Street. No registration required unless a motorized vehicle is used. Contact St. Joseph Today, 421 State St., St. Joseph, (269) 985-1111.

• Watervliet: Independence Day Weekend Celebration will be held Saturday at the Watervliet airport at dusk.