2013 Independence Fest at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston

Whether you like craft shows, carnivals, musical performances or parades, the 2013 Independence Fest at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston has something for people of all ages, July 4-6, 2013.

Kick off your long weekend with the Independence Day parade at 10 a.m. on Thursday. This year's theme is "United We Stand." A Veteran celebration at 12:30 p.m. follows the parade festivities.

The event boasts a carnival for those thrill seekers in your family, plus a kiddie section for the little ones. Save some cash by pre-purchasing your ride wristbands for only $15 – by July 3. Wristbands can be purchased during the festival for $20.

If you have a toddler at home, there's an area just for them! The toddler zone, which is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., features a trackless train, inflatables and much more to entertain your kiddos.

Head over to the craft show for some unique shopping. Snag items from nearly 100 Michigan-based crafters! The craft show is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Plus, enjoy some entertainment by Cirque Amongus, 7 Million Jigawatts and Motor City Soul.

Grab some delicious eats, too, including pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, Greek pitas, hand-dipped ice cream, fudge and lots more. Not to mention, you can pack your own picnic lunch.

End your Fourth of July with a bang as spectacular fireworks light up the sky at dusk. Fireworks are launched at the Everest Academy – one of the highest points in the township allowing the whole community to see the display.

Parking for the festival is $5 per car till 2 p.m. and after 2 p.m. the cost is $15 per car. Shuttles are available for your convenience.

The 2013 Independence Fest hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2013 Independence Fest at Clintonwood Park in Clarkston.

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