From street parties and neighborhood shindigs to beer bashes in the park, Detroit and its surrounding areas know how to party. Celebrate the 4th of July in a major way by attending a festive blowout. From fireworks to live bands, there are enough events to fill the weeks surrounding this holiday with fun and excitement. Commemorate this grand occasion by checking out the featured parties below.
Summer Beer Fest
Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226
Date: June 21 and June 22, 2013
Get geared up for the fireworks by sipping on some stellar brews during the Summer Beer Fest held downtown. This popular event is held at Campus Martius Park and features a diverse range of beer from around the globe. Local, regional and out-of-town breweries will be on site offering selections from their latest recipes, as well as showcasing rare varieties to try. Rockin’ music and tasty treats will be featured at this event. Celebrating craft beer of all varieties, this is a great opportunity to welcome the 4th with fellow beer lovers.
Detroit Target Fireworks
1 Hart Plaza
Detroit, MI 48226
Date: June 24, 2013
Experience the city’s premier party atmosphere by enjoying a fireworks display with the Detroit River as the backdrop. Music will be performed by live bands, a competitive singing event will take place and great food and drink from an array of eateries all can be found at this event. Fireworks are actually shot from three barges stationed in the river to create a patriotic display of incomparable beauty. In its 55th year, don’t miss this opportunity to create memories during this Detroit tradition.
Stars and Stripes Festival
Freedom Hill County Park
14900 Metropolitan Parkway
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Date: June 28 through 30, 2013
The Stars and Stripes Festival will get the packed crowds pumped for the July 4th holiday. Every day is filled to the max with events and performances. From music to monster trucks and the circus to a petting zoo, this festival has something for everyone in attendance. Performing live is Randy Travis, Collective Soul and Kool and the Gang, to name a few. Check out the arts and crafts or head over to the bmx show featuring stunts by experienced riders. An amazing fireworks display takes it to the next level, closing down this multi-day party with a bang.
Greenfield Village “Salute to America”
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Date: July 3 through 6, 2013
For a classic 4th of July party, hit Greenfield Village for its “Salute to America” celebration. Experience our history as a nation with lawn games, picnics and traditional treats. This soiree is the true American experience at its finest. This festive event features an outstanding fireworks display accompanied by resounding classical music performed live by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
36601 Ford Road
Westland, MI 48185
Date: July 4 through July 7, 2013
Each year, the city of Westland throws a proper bash. Filled with amusement rides, thunderous fireworks and delicious food and drink, this event is greatly anticipated and is the way to kick-off to the 4th of July. This neighborhood party is held at City Hall and also features an art show, games for children and an auto show. Celebrate the 4th by having a rollicking good time with friends and family.
After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.