City of Saginaw MI -

The City of Saginaw is ready for another fabulous 4th of July celebration and we want to ensure it is a safe and entertaining day for all. We’d like to remind Saginaw residents of the FREE activities they can enjoy on Wednesday, July 4 and a few other guidelines to make the holiday safe and enjoyable!

126 Army Band – “Governor’s Own” Performances – The 126 Army Band of the Michigan National Guard, also known as the “The Governor’s Own” Band, will be touring Saginaw this week as part of their Independence Day celebration. The band will perform July 4 at 10 a.m. on the Court Street Bridge as the American flag is raised over the Saginaw River and again at 7:30 p.m. on Ojibway Island before the fireworks presentation. The band will also perform Friday, July 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saginaw Children’s Zoo.

Free Admission at Saginaw Children’s Zoo – The Saginaw Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square wants to say a big thank you to Saginaw residents for their support. The zoo is celebrating Independence Day by offering free admission to all residents of Saginaw County. The zoo will be opened 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on July 4th. Come celebrate all day with a ride on the iconic, little red train or have lunch with the tamarins and kangaroos at the Children’s Zoo.

Splash Park Opened 10 a.m. to 7p.m. -- Saginaw Splash Pad, located in the Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park at 1830 Fordney, will be opened from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 4. Families can enjoy a refreshing day in the water or try out our exciting boulder climbing structures of various sizes in the playscape area. The park also includes sidewalks and paths for those who love to walk and many benches in scenic locations along the way. A pavilion area is also available for your 4th of July celebration. Admission to the Splash Pad is FREE.

Saginaw Area Fireworks. End the day with a Saginaw tradition as the night sky fills with spectacular colors during the Saginaw Area Fireworks at Ojibway Island. The show, beginning at approximately 10:15 p.m., will ignite the sky over the Saginaw River and Ojibway with thousands of shells and effects launched from the north end of Ojibway Island and the Holland Avenue Bridge.

If your 4th of July plans include a celebration at home, the City of Saginaw reminds residents to be safe and use good judgement when handling fireworks, including ground and handheld sparkling devices. Fire Marshal Ralph Martin cautions residents, “The 4th of July holiday is just around the corner. Be safe and avoid fire-related injuries and fire-related destruction of property. Even sparklers should be used with caution as the average temperature may exceed 1,200 degrees. Have a backup plan with a charged water hose or bucket of water in case of emergency. Let's make this 4th of July a fun and safe holiday. Remember alcohol and fireworks do not mix.”

Residents are reminded that the City’s Pyrotechnics and Consumer Fireworks Ordinance only allows for the use of consumer fireworks from the hours of 8:00 am to 1:00 am the day proceeding, the day of, and the day after a national holiday. Residents are asked to comply with the City’s ordinance, and to be considerate of neighbors and safety while celebrating this 4th of July holiday.

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