Fun and Safe Ways to Celebrate 4th of July this Weekend

By: Scott Davis | July 3, 2020

Summer is in full swing in Metro Detroit as the 4th of July weekend is here! While things might look a little different this year, there are still plenty of great events throughout Metro Detroit to help you get in the patriotic spirit. So here are some local events practicing social distancing or taking place virtually the whole family to enjoy!

Michigan MEGA Food Truck Rally

Canterbury Village will be the site of this year’s Michigan MEGA Food Truck rally on Saturday, July 4. The event will showcase a wide range of unique food trucks along with live entertainment, vendor village, handmade cocktails, and seasonal ciders and beers. There will be two sessions with limited availability due to social distancing and more information can be found on the event’s website.

Hadley’s 4th of July Festival

The annual Hadley 4th of July celebration at Le Fleur Decor will take place on Saturday, July 4. The event will feature local artisans, antique and vintage vendors, henna tattoos, and more fun as you and your family can explore the beautiful gardens. Vendors will be spaced throughout the property so proper social distancing can be practiced.

Union Lake’s Pontoon Light Parade

Union Lake will light up with the annual Pontoon Light Parade taking place at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. Boats are welcome to join the parade with some LED Christmas lights, or you can enjoy the show from various docks across the lake! The fireworks show will take place tonight, July 3 beginning around 10 p.m.

Ann Arbor Jaycees’ Virtual 4th of July Parade

The Ann Arbor Jaycees’ annual 4th of July Parade will be going virtual this year beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. You can stream the event via Facebook and can even submit a fun, family-friendly photo to be included on the live stream! You can also purchase t-shirts to commemorate the event and to support the Ann Arbor Jaycees.

Fireworks by Independence Township

Independence Township will show their fireworks show virtually this year tonight, July 3 starting at 10 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from Pine Knob Ski Resort, and while you can watch online, you can also watch from your vehicles but no parking will be allowed at the resort or DTE Energy Music Theatre. More information on the event can be found on the Independence Township Parks and Recreation Facebook page.