The first time our country had a display of fireworks was July 4, 1777 in Philadelphia. John Adams wished us to celebrate our independence with “pomp and parade,” with “illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more” and that we would see “rockets, serpents, wheels, table rockets, cherry trees, fountains, and sun flowers” as we celebrated (quotes from a letter he wrote to Abigail Adams on July 3, 1776). So we celebrate every year. Whether we go to the beach, spend time shopping downtown, grilling on our patios, we always celebrate the freedom we have in the United States of America. But our celebrated freedom wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t end our evening as a community watching a beautiful display of fireworks. Listed below are several locations that will be displaying fireworks for Independence Day this year.
Lake Orion Jubilee Fireworks
Green’s Park Lake Orion
37 E. Flint St. #1
Lake Orion, MI 48362
(248) 693-8391
www.oaklandcountymoms.com/lake-orion-jubilee-carnival-fireworks

Date: June 27, 2015 at 10pm and July 4, 2015 at 9pm

This lists two events in Lake Orion. First, there is the Lake Orion Jubilee Festival. This is a festival that lasts for four days. There will be a carnival, games and live entertainment. The fireworks end this festival on June 27th at 10pm. Then, there will also be the Lake Orion Fireworks, which celebrates the Fourth of July at dusk.

Stars And Stripes Festival Fireworks
Freedom Hill
14900 Metropolitan Pkwy
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
(586) 268-9700
www.starsandstripesfest.com

Date: June 28, 2015 at 10:30pm

All weekend long, you can hear live music.This is a three day festival. There is entertainment for everyone including a carnival, food, and a family fun zone. The fireworks will be held at the end of the festival on June 28th at 10:30pm.

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Salute To America Fireworks
Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 271-1620
http://www.thehenryford.org/events/annualSalute.aspx

Date: July 1, 2015 at 6pm through July 4, 2015 at 10pm

Do you want to learn more about the 19th century? Come to this festival and experience award-winning chef food, 19th century garden games, favorite foods during the festival picnic, a concert including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and see the historic cannon of Loomis Battery. This is a festival that lasts for four day. Fireworks will end the festivities on July 4th at 10pm.

Sylvan Lake And Oakland County Boat Club Fireworks
Sylvan Lake
2456 Pontiac Dr.
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
(248) 681-7728
http://www.oaklandcountyboatclub.roundtablelive.org/

Date: July 3, 2015 at 10pm

This festival is a pre Independence Day filled with fun events and adventures. Have fun swimming and boating in the morning and afternoon. Then the fun begins at 6pm with live entertainment. Beginning at 10pm, fireworks will be shot from the middle of the lake from a barge. Pay in advance for parking to attend this event or wait until the last minute and pay a slightly higher fee.

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Oakland County Parks Fireworks
Groveland Oaks Campground
14555 Dixie Highway
Holly, Michigan 48442
(248) 634-9811
http://www.destinationoakland.com/Pages/default.aspx

Date: July 4, 2015 at 9pm

Spend a day at the park with family and friends. There will be entertainment and activities for all ages of people. Come to the park and celebrate Independence Day. There will be a nice display of fireworks at the end of the day shortly after dusk. Admission to the park is $10 or free admission with an annual park pass.

Uncle Sam Jam Fireworks
Civic Center Park
23101 Hall Rd.
Woodhaven, MI 48183
(586) 493-4344
www.unclesamjamfest.com

Date: July 12, 2015 at 9pm

For people who are not able to celebrate Independence Day, this is a great after event. Uncle Sam Jam Fireworks is a festival that lasts four days downriver. Food, good music, good people, games, and carnival activities will be here. The festival begins on July 9th and ends July 12th at 9pm with fireworks.

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