Independence Day: Local Fireworks Displays Have Begun

By: Toni Cunningham | June 19, 2014

Fireworks displays are a necessary aspect of the Fourth of July. One simply can’t celebrate this great country without running around with a sparkler or two and watching a beautiful light display in the sky, now can they?

There are tons of fireworks displays going on in the Metro Detroit area from now through Saturday, July 5. Here’s your official calendar!

Saturday, June 21 

The Lake Orion Jubilee Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. downtown.

Stony Creek Metropark, located in Shelby Township, is hosting its annual fireworks display at 10 p.m., with a performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra beforehand. This one requires tickets: $20 for adults, $12 for children ages five to 12, and free admission for children ages five and under.

Monday, June 23 

The 56th Annual Ford Fireworks take place along the Detroit Riverfront at dusk. If you can’t make it downtown, you can always watch them on television! Which is just about as entertaining as watching golf on television.

Wednesday, June 25 

The Festival of the Hills is an annual event that includes family-friendly games and entertainment beginning at 6 p.m., leading up to the fireworks show at 10:06 p.m.

Friday, June 27

Shelby Township’s Stony Creek Metropark will hold a second fireworks display. Tonight’s does not include a symphony orchestra performance, but it also only requires a $10 entry fee per vehicle.

Sunday, June 29

The Stars & Stripes Festival fireworks show takes place tonight at Freedom Hill and closes out the three-day festival in Sterling Heights.

Wednesday, July 2 

Through Saturday, July 5, Greenfield Village is putting on Salute to America, a four day Independence Day celebration. The fireworks display here includes authentic cannon fire, live patriotic music and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. If that’s not enough ‘merica for you, I don’t know what is.

Thursday, July 3

Hudson Mills Metropark is turning its fireworks display into one big party. While the fireworks don’t begin until 10 p.m., a DJ will be spinning starting at 7 p.m., and festival-like food will be available for purchase. A $10 special event daily pass is required for each vehicle.

Friday, July 4 

The Oakland County Fair begins today and runs through Sunday, July 13. The best part of the whole fair, however, is the fireworks display, which will be held at 10 p.m. tonight.

Clintonwood Park’s Independence Fest includes a fireworks show tonight that promises to be a bigger and better show than in years past. Glow sticks will be available for purchase!

The Lake Orion Fireworks will take place this evening around dusk. If you’ve got $100 to spare, instead of watching from shore, take a cruise around the lake and watch the fireworks aboard the Princess and enjoy a buffet dinner from Christi’s Bar & Grill.

Most of us will be ringing in Independence Day in a similar fashion: with barbecue, family, friends and fireworks!