4th of July

A Capitol Fourth's 40th Anniversary!

Jun 30, 2020
Courtesy / PBS

Sat., Jul. 4, 2020 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Celebrate our country's 244th birthday with the 40th anniversary broadcast of America's Independence Day celebration for our entire nation.

The Fourth of July is just days away. Dozens of firework shows and parades will be hosted across the area. 

Firefighters are cautioning you to put safety first when using fireworks in the upcoming few days. 

Pie Made in Michigan Is July 4th Tradition

Jul 4, 2017
Skyler Ashley / WKAR-MSU

The Grand Traverse Pie Company combines fresh cherries grown in northern Michigan with Detroit born Vernors Ginger Ale soda to create a special treat just in time for the July 4th.

Firework-Free Campgrounds For 4th of July

Jul 4, 2017
Naina Rao / WKAR

While the Fourth of July is all about fireworks for lots of people, the loud pops and glaring explosions can be nightmarish for others, including veterans of military service who suffer from mental health challenges like PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder). In Michigan, 11 state parks are designated as fireworks-free zones for that very reason. 


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