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Fourth of July Parades, Celebrations, Fireworks, and Festivals in the Ann Arbor-Detroit area

2018 List of Independence Day festivities in the Ann Arbor - Detroit area. 

Note: If you are marching in a parade, line-up is usually about 1/2 hour before the start of the parade.

If you know of other Fourth of July Celebrations in the Atlanta area, please email us and we will add them to this list.

June 22, 2018

Shelby Township: Head to Stony Creek Park for amazing 4th of July Fun! Fireworks begin at dusk. $15 to enter the park after 5pm, unless you have an annual pass. Clydesdale preview at 4pm, parade at 6; rent boats, bikes and paddleboards until 7 pm; lake and water slide close at 8; Global Glow Toys will be selling glow products all evening; vendors will sell food and Mystic Kettle will sell kettle corn; Fireworks are shot off at Baypoint Beach but anywhere on the southern portion of the lake will be prime viewing areas.

St Clair Shores: Celebrate Independence Day with the First State Bank Fireworks Extravaganza! The park will open at 2PM for people to pick their spots to watch the show! Fireworks will start when it is DARK! FREE face painting provided by First State Bank, bounce houses, bocce ball courts, horse shoes, the Splash Pad, playgrounds, and music will keep everyone entertained before the show starts! Food trucks will be inside the park. You may also bring your own food, as there are grills to cook on throughout the park! No glass containers please. 

 

June 23, 2018

New Boston: Willow Metropark: Celebrate the 4th of July at Willow Park! Our fireworks shows provide a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks. Each Fireworks display will begin at dusk. Visitors will also learn about the Metroparks past, present, and future through the life-size Metroparks history exhibit. And be able to dance with Hooper of the Detroit Pistons. Joining us again in 2017 will be the Greenwood Farms Clydesdale Horses and multiple hospitality vendors. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily (after 5 p.m. the daily entrance fee will be $15 for this special event). 

 

June 24, 2018

Madison Heights: The fun begins at 7 pm at Madison Heights Civic Center Park! Make sure you are there to see the best fireworks show we've ever had and one of the best bands in the area. Inflatables at no cost (if you forget socks, we've got them for $1) and music starts at 7pm. Fireworks at dusk.

 

June 25, 2018

Detroit: Detroit’s skyline will once again dance with lights and music as The Parade Company and Target bring you the Annual Fireworks along the Detroit River. Experience the Detroit Fireworks, the largest fireworks show in Michigan. For more info, visit theparade.org

 

June 27, 2018

Rochester Hills: The family friendly event will begin at 6:00 pm in Borden Park with family games and live entertainment. The star of the show is Michigan's 2nd largest fireworks show beginning at 10 pm. Arrive early, avoid the rush, and bring an umbrella. This event goes off Rain-or-Shine.

 

June 28, 2018

Romulus: The Romulus Community Fireworks will go off at dusk 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!

 

June 28 - July 4, 2018

Novi: Stars and Stripes Festival Fireworks: This year’s Festival brings all your Stars & Stripes favorites to an exciting new location outside on the grounds of the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Families will enjoy food, music, carnival rides, monster truck rides, and FIREWORKS on Sunday!

 

June 29, 2018

Milford: Kensington Metropark: Our fireworks shows provide a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks. Each Fireworks display will begin at dusk. Visitors will also learn about the Metroparks past, present, and future through the life-size Metroparks history exhibit. And be able to dance with Hooper of the Detroit Pistons. Joining us again in 2017 will be the Greenwood Farms Clydesdale Horses and multiple hospitality vendors.

 

June 30, 2018

Dexter: Hudson Mill Park: Our fireworks shows provide a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks. Each Fireworks display will begin at dusk. Visitors will also learn about the Metroparks past, present, and future through the life-size Metroparks history exhibit. And be able to dance with Hooper of the Detroit Pistons. Joining us again in 2017 will be the Greenwood Farms Clydesdale Horses and multiple hospitality vendors. A Metroparks vehicle permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $35 annually for regular admission, $21 annually for seniors or $10 daily (after 5 p.m. the daily entrance fee will be $15 for this special event).

Lake Orion Dueling Fireworks: Summer wouldn't be the same without the magic of Lake Orion Fireworks! Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display shot off from both ends of the lake beginning at dusk.

 

June 30 – July 4, 2018

Dearborn: A classic Independence Day celebration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that's as full of freedom-loving fanfare as they come. July Fourth is the quintessential American holiday. What better occasion for a four-day party? Picnics, games and festive holiday food from our award-winning culinary staff. Plenty of activities for kids, too. But the centerpiece of each evening is a joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the United States Army Field Band, Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army. Stick around for the grand finale, the DSO playing Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, featuring authentic cannon fire and a spectacular fireworks display accompanied by live patriotic music. Your experience includes: Drum and Fife Parade; Live Preshow Music; Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concert; Cannon Fire; Amazing Fireworks Finale. Discounted Pricing for Members of The Henry Ford. Admission ranges from $13 – 25.

 

July 1, 2018

Brownstown: Lake Erie Metropark: There’s a ton of fun planned at Lake Erie Park! There is a $15 admission fee after 5 pm unless you have an annual pass. Our fireworks shows provide a safe and exciting way for the community to celebrate our nation’s birthday, while enjoying the natural beauty of the Metroparks. Each Fireworks display will begin at dusk. Visitors will also learn about the Metroparks past, present, and future through the life-size Metroparks history exhibit. And be able to dance with Hooper of the Detroit Pistons. Joining us again in 2017 will be the Greenwood Farms Clydesdale Horses and multiple hospitality vendors.

 

 

July 3, 2018

Wolverine Lake: The Wolverine Lake Tiki Night and Fireworks is always a ton of fun for families! The fireworks will be launched from the center of the lake, 425 Glengary in Wolverine Lake, at dusk. Admission is free, but dontations make the event possible.

 

July 4, 2017

Ann Arbor: join us in downtown Ann Arbor for the annual Firecracker 5K and Kids’ Dash! Help us paint the town red, white, and blue and exercise your right to the pursuit of happiness by pursuing better fitness and fun! Run or walk our 5K course as it winds through the heart of Tree Town USA, then stick around for the Ann Arbor Jaycees Fourth of July Parade.

Ann Arbor: Head downtown for the annual 4th of July Parade! The parade begins at 10 am on the corner of State and William Streets. Click here to see the complete route.

Huntington Woods: Celebrate Independence Day in Huntington Woods starting with a fun family parade which starts at 10 am at the corner of Salem and York. The annual parade has half the town marching and the other half watching!. Plan on attending Speeches and awards following the parade, and join us for the Hot Dog Roast at 11:30 am. Old Fashioned Games begin at 1 pm in Scotia Park, followed by a concert from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Fireworks over Rackham Park begin at around 10:05. Families, bring your lawn chairs, blankets and friends to enjoy the fireworks. Please note, there is restricted parking along Ludlow and Scotia and surrounding streets.

Northville: Celebrate the 4th at Mill Race Historical Village! Our  buildings are open from 11 am – 2:30 pm and we’ve got a schedule full of fun. Enjoy Victorian era games, children’s toolbox workshop, military demonstrations, Civil War era baseball, refreshments and MORE!

Oak Park: Celebrate Independence Day in Oak Park starting with our annual parade at 10 am and followed by the annual Fun Fest in Shepherd Park! Between the allure of popcorn, hot dogs, candy corn and ice cream, there's vendor booths, petting farms, playscapes, band performances, game tables, face painters, entertainment and demonstrations abound. Bring your lawn chairs, appetites, smiles and readiness to have some down home fun!

Plymouth Township: The annual 4th of July Parade will be marching down Main St. in Plymouth beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

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.  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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