DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Get ready to “ooh” and “ahh!” From Downriver to Birmingham, there are multiple fabulous fireworks shows coming up in the metro Detroit area through the 4th of July.
Here are our top picks, by date and city…
Thursday, June 30
Romulus – Presented by the city of Romulus and the Romulus Rotary Club, the Romulus Community Fireworks will go off at dusk, viewable from the grounds of Romulus Middle School and Wick Elementary School at Ozga and Wick Roads. Admission is free and food vendors will be on site.
Wixom – The Wixom independence Day ‘Lite the Night’ Fireworks will go off at Sibley Square Park, 48900 Pontiac Trail in Wixom at dusk. Pre-show event begins at 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 30-July 4
Dearborn – The Salute to America at Greenfield Village is complete with a drum and fife parade, cannon fire, and an always fantastic fireworks show following a performance by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, each night — June 30-July 4 from 6-10 p.m. [Find tickets and more information, here].
Friday, July 1
Harrison Township – Fireworks will light up the sky over Lake St. Clair Metropark at around 10 p.m. Like with all the Metroparks shows, if you don’t have an annual parks pass, it will be $15 per car to get in. The park is located at 31300 Metro Parkway. [More Metroparks info here].
Hazel Park – Fireworks will go off at around 10:30 p.m. at Hazel Park Raceway on Dequindre at 10 Mile Road. Admission is free. Friday is also benefit night for the PDJF (Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund). Come early for live horse racing beginning at 6:30 p.m.!
Pontiac – Michigan Ribfest Fireworks will go off at M1 Concourse, 45399 Woodward Ave. in Pontiac, at 10 p.m. Admission is $5. It’ll kick off a 4-day festival that features live entertainment, monster truck rides, slot car racing, an assortment of yard games, pig races, car shows, face painting, bounce houses, karaoke and lots and lots of ribs. [More info here].
Saturday, July 2
Green Oak Township – A “thrilling and patriotic fireworks display” will go off at dusk over Whitmore Lake preceded by music and family fun starting at 7 p.m. Catch the show from the grounds of the post office on Main Street or from anywhere along the lake. No alcohol, please. [The township is seeking donations to keep this show going. More info here].
Grosse Pointe Farms – Catch the big show at 10 p.m., along Lake Shore Drive waterfront; near Moross on Harbor Hill, Lake Shore Drive. There will be a free, live concert beginning at 7 p.m. and a regatta, too! Free admission.
Highland Township – Fireworks will be launched from two barges located near the southern end of White Lake (White Lake Road) at dusk. Gather in Goodrich Park to see this annual display, put on by the White Lake Rotary.
Waterford – The “Big Bang Fireworks” will shoot off over southern Maceday Lake, on Maceday Lake Road, at 10 p.m. Free admission.
Sunday, July 3
Birmingham – Featuring a fantastic grand finale with over 500 shells fired, the annual Birmingham Fireworks Show will take place at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course at Lincoln and Cranbrook, 2666 West Fourteen Mile Road. Gates open at 7 p.m. with the fireworks starting at 10 p.m. No sparklers or alcohol allowed. (Rain date is Tuesday, July 5). [More info].
Plymouth Township – The big show begins at 10:15 p.m. at Township Park, 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, between Sheldon and Beck roads.
Sterling Heights – Fireworks go off at 10 p.m. on the grounds of Freedom Hill Park, 14900 Metropolitan Parkway in Sterling Heights, wrapping up the 10th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival that began June 30. [Festival details here].
Sylvan Lake – Sponsored by the Oakland County Boat Club, shells will be launched from the middle of a lake, making for a spectacular display! Boaters are asked to respect the perimeter around the barge. The show starts at 10 p.m. (Rain date for this one is July 30). [More info].
Wolverine Lake – Funded by domations from the publis, the Wolverine Lake Tiki Night and Fireworks is always a blast! The fireworks will be launched from the center of the lake, 425 Glengary in Wolverine Lake, at dusk. Admission is free, but they’re always looking for donations to fund the event.
Monday, July 4
Clarkston – Clarkston Independence Fest begins at 11 a.m. at Clintonwood Park, wrapping up with fireworks at 10 pm. The festival will feature live music, a Veteran’s Ceremony, arts and crafts show, children’s activities and more. If you’re headed over there early, catch the parade starting at 10 a.m. at St. Daniel Church in downtown Clarkston. [Complete details here].
Clawson – Clawson’s 4th of July Celebration is a day-long event in “The Little City with a Big Heart” — beginning with a parade at 9 a.m. and featuring an ice cream social, live music, food, rides, a fun run and more — at Clawson City Park (935 N. Custer), and wrapping up with fireworks at around 10 p.m. [More information here].
Gibraltar – The Gibraltar July 4th Festival will feature a fireworks show at 10 p.m., behind Parsons Elementary School,
14473 Middle Gibraltar Road, following a full day of fun events, with a parade, food and live entertainment, pony rides, carnival rides, a petting farm, face painting and more at Hy Dahlka Park behind the Community Center. [More details here].
Huntington Woods – The show begins at 10:05 p.m. at Rackham Golf Course, 10100 W 10 Mile Road, preceding by “Run, Walk, Boom!” a 1-mile and 5K fireworks fundraiser. There’s also a parade through town in the morning at 10 a.m. [Parade info here; run/walk and fireworks details here].
St. Clair – The annual City of St. Clair fireworks display will go off at 10 p.m., viewable from Palmer Park, in Downtown St. Clair, and along the banks of the St Clair River. S Riverside Ave. Pro tip: Admission is free, but parking can fill up fast, so walk down to the park if possible. Vendors will be set up in the park from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (Rain date is July 5).
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