Thursday, June 29, 2017

How to Ring in the Fourth of July in Michigan

The 4th of July is almost here and here at Roof One Michigan, your go-to Port Huron roofing contractors, we couldn't be more excited to celebrate. We wanted to share this list of things to do in our beautiful state in July.

Fourth of July Fireworks and Events in Southeast Michigan

Fourth of July is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate America’s independence than with enormous explosions in the sky? This Independence Day, southeast Michigan residents are celebrating with tons of fireworks displays – and all you have to do is find the right one for you and your family. In this roundup, Metro Parent lists some of the biggest, brightest and best displays happening all over Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Take a look at this list, bring some blankets, or a chair, kick back and have a blast at one of these local shows.

Note: Events are listed in date-order, and some are part of larger festivals.

Lake St. Clair Metropark Fireworks

June 30, 2017

  • Time: 10 p.m. Wednesday
  • Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Cost: $10/vehicle before 5 p.m. $15/after 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 586-463-4332

Do you have a boat, or know someone who does? If so, park it on the lake to enjoy this display. Get there early to enjoy fun on the beach before the the show.

Grosse Pointe Farms Regatta and Fireworks

June 30-July 2, 2017

  • Time: dusk Saturday
  • Address: Pier Park, 350 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 313-885-6600 (Grosse Pointe Farms City Hall)

The 2017 Regatta is hosted by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club and features a free concert all weekend, and a fireworks display on Saturday. Performers include Soul Provider Band, LLC and Rock of Asia.

Salute to America

June 30-July 3, 2017

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; fireworks start around dusk
  • Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: $25-$29/ages 13-plus, $15.50-$19.50/3-11, free/2 and under, $6/parking
  • Phone: 313-982-6001

It’s a four-day celebration of America’s independence, which includes games and activities for kids, music by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and a fireworks’ display to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, among much more.

Willow Metropark Fireworks

July 1, 2017

  • Time: 10 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Willow Metropark, 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston
  • Cost: free; $10/vehicle entry before 5 p.m., $15/after 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 734-697-9181

Head to the park early to enjoy the pool and other entertainment before this Independence Day display.

Freedom Fireworks at Groveland Oaks Park

July 1, 2017

  • Time: dusk Saturday
  • Address: Groveland Oaks Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly
  • Cost: $15/vehicle
  • Phone: 248-634-9811

Head out to the campground to enjoy a fireworks display, hosted by the Village of Holly. Consider camping June 30-July 4 because more fun happens throughout the weekend.

Lake Orion Fourth of July Fireworks

July 1, 2017

  • Time: dusk Saturday (rain date is Sunday, July 2)
  • Address: Green’s Park, 100 S. Park Blvd., Lake Orion
  • Cost: fees apply
  • Phone: 248-343-2215

Pick a spot on the front or back of the lake and watch the two fireworks displays light up the night, at the same time. There’s a big boat full of kids’ activities happening this night, too.

Whitmore Lake Fireworks

July 1, 2017

  • Time: dusk Saturday
  • Address: Whitmore Lake, viewing area across from the post office (9725 Main St.)
  • Cost: free; donations welcome
  • Phone: 734-449-2880

This annual patriotic display kicks off your weekend of Independence Day celebrations.

White Lake Fireworks

July 1, 2017

  • Time: dusk Saturday
  • Address: White Lake, Highland Township
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 231-893-4585

Gather in Goodrich Park to see this annual display, which is put on by the White Lake Rotary.

Stars and Stripes Festival

July 2, 2017

  • Times: 10:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Freedom Hill County Park, 15000 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights
  • Cost: free; fees apply for rides
  • Phone: 586-493-4344

This big bad display closes out this annual shebang on Sunday night, but you can head out Thursday-Sunday for tons of family fun.

Wolverine Lake Tiki Night and Fireworks

July 3, 2017

  • Time: dusk Monday
  • Address: Launched centrally from Wolverine Lake
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-624-1710

Enjoy two spectacles brightening up the night sky: a variety of Tiki candles on the shore and, of course, the fireworks show over the lake.

Manchester Fireworks Display

July 3, 2017

  • Time: dusk Monday
  • Address: Carr Park, 600 W. Main St., Manchester
  • Cost: free, donations welcome
  • Phone: 734-904-2658

This annual display is set to start at around 10:15 p.m., and is put on by the Manchester Mens Club. Get there early to get a good seat.

Sylvan Lake Fireworks

July 3, 2017

  • Time: 10 p.m. Monday
  • Address: Over Sylvan Lake and Otter Lake, Waterford
  • Cost: free, donations welcome. Parking fees apply
  • Phone: 248-682-9870

The Oakland County Boat Club sponsors this fun display, which shoots off from a barge in the center of the lake.


Clawson Fourth of July Festival Fireworks

July 4, 2017

  • Times: dusk Tuesday
  • Address: Clawson City Park, 935 N. Custer Ave., Clawson
  • Cost: fees apply
  • Phone: 248-589-0334

The annual celebration features musical performances, an arts and craft show, a carnival, fun run and more. If you head out on the Fourth, you can celebrate America’s independence the right way with this spectacular fireworks display.

Independence Fest in Clarkston

July 4, 2017

  • Times: dusk (10 p.m.) Tuesday
  • Address: Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston
  • Cost: parking fees apply
  • Phone: 248-625-8223

The day kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by a craft show, games for kids, inflatables, music, carnival rides and much more. Stick around until the end because a fireworks display shoots off shortly after dusk.


Oakland County Fair

July 7, 2017

  • Time: fireworks dusk on opening day (Friday July 7); Full fair runs July 7-16 (visit website for listing with full schedule of times)
  • Address: Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg
  • Cost: $10/parking and entry, $5/admission if you walk into the grounds
  • Phone: 248-634-8830

Kick off your fair week with a beautiful fireworks display on opening day. Stick around through July 16, 2017, for lots more hometown family fun.

Uncle Sam Jam

July 7, 2017

  • Time: 10 p.m. Friday
  • Address: Civic Center Park, 23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: 586-493-4344

The whole weekend offers a midway, petting zoo, animal exhibits and more leading up to a huge fireworks display.

Seymour Celebration Fireworks in Oxford

July 7-8, 2017

  • Time: dusk Friday-Saturday
  • Address: Seymour Lake Township Park, 2795 Seymour Lake Road, Oxford
  • Cost: free, $5/parking after 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, fees/ride wristbands
  • Phone: 248-628-1720

The festival runs July 7-8, 2017, and features all of the fun of a hometown carnival including rides and live entertainment. Catch two spectacular firework displays Friday and Saturday at dusk. For more events, visit


Originally Posted over here: How to Ring in the Fourth of July in Michigan

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