2017 Independence Fest at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston

Celebrate America's Independence in Clarkston on July 4, 2017, at the city's annual Fourth of July Celebration, Independence Fest.

Whether you like craft shows, musical performances, parades or fireworks, the 2017 Independence Fest at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston has something for all ages on July 4, 2017

Start your day by picking a spot along the streets in downtown Clarkston for the annual parade at 10 a.m. It’s themed to “Celebrate Independence” and steps off from St. Daniel Church to Clarkston United Methodist Church.

Directly after the parade, make your way to Clintonwood Park for a chance to say thanks to the brave men and women who fought for our right to celebrate this day at the Veteran’s Celebration.

Then, let your kids run wild on the inflatable bounce houses, rock wall and mechanical surfboard, or challenge them to one of the ten carnival games on site – perhaps winner (or loser) could get’s their face painted?

For grown-ups, this annual offers a craft show that features the work of 75 local crafters and the chance for dog adoptions through Canine Companions Rescue Center. And speaking of dogs, there’s even a Disc Dog competition going on, too.

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Live music kicks off the evening festivities at 7 p.m. and a massive fireworks display ends the entire shebang at 10 p.m.

From start to finish, this massive party lasts 12 hours, from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on July 4th. Admission is free, but nominal ticket fees do apply for inflatables and other activities. Parking is $5 before 2 p.m. and $10 after 2 p.m.

For more information on the 2017 Independence Fest at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston, see the Metro Parent Calendar.