4th of July Fireworks in Metro Detroit

By: Amber Ogden | June 22, 2015
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The end of June means the beginning of firework season, as bright explosions in the sky begin long before July 4th. Who doesn’t love celebrating Independence Day a little early? Most likely everyone, except for small dogs, who cower in corners at the sound of the first crackle.

Summer just wouldn’t be the same without taking in a fireworks display or two, and there are plenty to see within the next week or so in southeast Michigan. Here are a few to consider putting on your social calendar:

The 57th Annual Ford Fireworks will be held along the Detroit River tonight at dusk. If you’ve got an extra $250 lying around, you can join the exclusive 2015 Rooftop Party taking place atop the Miller Parking Garage next to the Renaissance Center.

Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks are set for Friday, June 26. The fireworks begin at dusk, but you may want to get there pretty early due to the crowd. Admission to the park costs $10 after 5 p.m., while entrance before 5 p.m. is $7.

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Taylor Summer Festival Fireworks begin around 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. Admission to the display is free, but parking in Heritage Park costs $5 per vehicle.

Lake Orion Fireworks Association is hosting a Margaritaville cruise on Saturday, June 27 from 8 p.m. to midnight. What does this have to do with fireworks? You’ll get to witness a fireworks show around 10 p.m.! Tickets to the cruise cost $50 and include music and Mexican food. Bring your own drinks aboard!

Livonia Spree Fireworks are held on Sunday, June 28 at the end of the weekend festival. The grand finale fireworks begin around 10:15 p.m. Bring your lawn chair!

Stars & Stripes Festival Fireworks also close out this Sterling Heights weekend festival on Sunday, June 28. The show starts around 10:30 p.m. and can be seen anywhere from the festival grounds at Freedom Hill.

Salute to America is an annual event held at The Henry Ford, and it runs Wednesday, July 1 through Saturday, July 4. The Independence Day celebration includes a fireworks grand finale each evening along with patriotic music.

Hazel Park Fireworks celebrates Independence Day on Friday, July 3 with a fireworks display after live races. Races begin at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks to follow.

Grosse Pointe Farms Fireworks begin around 10 p.m. at Pier Park on Saturday, July 4. Fireworks on Lake St. Clair don’t sound too shabby, do they?

Groveland Oaks Fireworks will take place at the Holly campground on Saturday, July 4. Freedom Fireworks weekend, however, begins a day earlier with pony rides, magic shows, patriotic art, outdoor concerts and more. These activities are available throughout the weekend until 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 5. Don’t miss out on the fireworks at dusk on Saturday!

Clawson 4th of July Festival will be held on Independence Day, and fireworks begin at City Park at dusk. The festival also includes a parade, which begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of 14 Mile and Crooks.

Enjoy the fireworks in southeast Michigan, and stay tuned for more 4th of July celebration tips soon!