Cascade Township to Host Annual July Fourth Celebration

Daylong Event Will Include Parades, Rides, Live Music and Other Activities
Cascade Township, Michigan, June 16, 2022 – Cascade Township will again host its daylong July Fourth Celebration, offering fun for all ages.
Taking place Monday, July 4, Cascade’s July Fourth Celebration will feature games, carnival rides, parades, a book sale, music from Signal Point Band and more outside at the Kent District Library – Cascade Branch, 2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE. The celebration is free and open to the community.
“The July Fourth Celebration is one of the most cherished traditions in Cascade, and we could not be more excited to again gather as a community to have some fun and honor our country’s independence,” Cascade Township Supervisor Grace Lesperance said. “Join us for a day filled with smiling faces, festive floats, exciting rides, great music and so much more.”
From a petting zoo and face painting to a hot dog sale and Cascade Fire Department and Riding for Ryan tents, this year’s event will feature more than 30 different games, rides and activities. The Friends of the Cascade Library book sale will feature thousands of books ranging in topics and genres. All proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Kent District Library – Cascade Branch and additional literacy programs across the KDL system.
The schedule of the event is:
  • 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. – Book sale
  • 10-11 a.m. – Parades
  • 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Games, rides and music 
  • Dusk – Fireworks
A bike parade will begin at 10 a.m., with a community parade immediately following. Both parades will begin at the intersection of Cascade Road and Burton Street and will end at the intersection of 28th Street and Thornhills Avenue. Bike parade participants should arrive at 8:30 a.m. at Cascade Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 6655 Cascade Road SE. Community parade participants should arrive at 8:30 a.m. at Thornapple Covenant Church, 6595 Cascade Road SE.
Portions of the roads along the parade route and all of Old 28th Street will be closed 9:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m.
Residents, neighborhoods, businesses and faith groups are encouraged to get creative and participate in the community parade float contest. No registration is necessary. Participants should arrive with their float or vehicle at 8:30 a.m. at the Thornapple Covenant Church staging area. Participants are limited to one vehicle or float per household, business or organization.
The celebration will end with a joint fireworks show with Ada Township at dusk. The show can be viewed from any location in downtown Ada or at Legacy Park, 7430 River St. SE.
For more information on the Cascade Township July Fourth Celebration, visit the Township’s website or Facebook page.
About Cascade Township
Home to nearly 20,000 residents, Cascade Township is committed to serving the public by providing the finest community services possible with respect, efficiency and integrity. With the Thornapple River at its heart, Cascade Township is recognized as an excellent place to live, work, play and raise a family. For more information, visit
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