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.
Address: Pier Park, 350 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms
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.
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
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.
Address: Clawson City Park, 935 N. Custer Ave., Clawson
Cost: fees apply
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.
Address: Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston
Cost: parking fees apply
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.
Address: Seymour Lake Township Park, 2795 Seymour Lake Road, Oxford
Cost: free, $5/parking after 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, fees/ride wristbands
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 metroparent.com