June 8, 2021

Fourth of July Fireworks Ready to

Pop in Traverse City



Traverse City, Mich. — Celebrating our nation’s independence will feel a little more normal this year with the return of a fireworks display in Traverse City. After securing approval from the city of Traverse City and establishing safety protocols, organizers said today they are gearing up for a show that will light up the sky with one of the biggest fireworks displays in northern Michigan.

The show was cancelled last year due to the COVID pandemic, but organizers expect a spectacular display this year. “This is a show for everyone,” said Traverse City Boom Boom Club President, Tim Hinkley. “You get a sense the entire region is excited about the thought of bringing the kids and family together so we can all celebrate.”

The fireworks will be launched from a barge about 1,000 feet from shore of the Traverse City Open Space. The show is slated to begin at 10:30 p.m. on July 4th and last nearly half-an-hour. Organizers say the launch location provides for excellent viewing on miles of shoreline along West Grand Traverse Bay. “That allows spectators to space out in an outdoor setting and stay safe,” Hinkley said.

The Club has organized and conducted fundraisers to support the fireworks since 2011. Financial support for the fireworks comes mostly from individual and business donations, but T.C. Mirror and Shower Door has been added as a sponsor to this year’s event. “The fireworks brings our community together in celebration and we just wanted to be a part of it,” said owner Victor D'Ercole. “There really is no other event where we can unabashedly show our patriotism.”

A limited number of VIP viewing tickets are available where the fireworks will be choreographed to music. Seating will be at a prime location at the north side of the Open Space. The ticket price includes food, soft drinks, entertainment and a cash bar is available. Tickets are on sale now at for $30 a seat and up to $1,500 for a ten-person table. If tickets are still available on the day of the event, they will be sold at the VIP Party Gate.

Organizers are encouraging everyone who attends to get a COVID vaccination before the fireworks. "There is still time for the vaccine to have a full effect before the show if people get their vaccine soon," said Hinkley. "We want this to be a great show, but we also want everyone to be safe."

The 2021 Fireworks Show coincides with the National Cherry Festival. Boaters should note that a safety perimeter will be set up around the launch barge and maritime traffic will be prohibited.



The Traverse City Boom Boom Club was formed in 2011 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was established as a means to provide regular organization and funding for Fourth of July fireworks in Traverse City. Donations can be eligible for a tax deduction. More information is available at

Mike Kent | Public Relations Manager 
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