The Freedom Festival Grand Parade gets underway July 4th, at 2pm and features floats, bands, politicians, local residents, and of course, the Scottville Clown. Thousands line Ludington Avenue to watch this hometown parade as they march downtown from Madison Street to Lakeshore Drive, all sharing the warmth and excitement of our nation's birthday. On the evening of July 4th, starting around dusk (approximately 10:30pm), pick your favorite "viewing" site, such as Stearns Beach or Waterfront Park, and enjoy the show. Basically, anywhere you see water, you'll see the fireworks. Most people make an evening of it, arriving early to picnic or let the kids enjoy their sparklers. The colorful 20-minute display delights the crowd watching on land and from boats. It's the perfect ending to this annual celebration.?