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 Ann Arbor/Detroit 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!Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five county celebration that has been a tradition for years! 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.
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: This year's family friendly event begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, June 27th, with family games and live entertainment. Michigan's 2nd largest fireworks show will begin at 10:55 pm. Thank you to everyone that makes this event possible, from the generous sponsors to all of the many people who come to celebrate with us. We can't wait to see you this year!
June 28 - July 4, 2018
Novi: Stars and Stripes Festival Fireworks: This year’s Festival brings all your Stars & Stripes favorites back to the grounds of the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Families will enjoy food, music, carnival rides, monster truck rides, and FIREWORKS on Sunday!
June 29, 2018
Milford: Kensington Metropark: Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five county celebration that has been a tradition for years! 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.
June 30, 2018
Dexter: Hudson Mill Park: Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five county celebration that has been a tradition for years! 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
Lake Orion Dueling Fireworks: Come enjoy the beautiful dueling fireworks at one of the best viewing sites on Lake Orion! Pelton’s Point on Lake Orion 214 S. Broadway Lake Orion Saturday, June 30, 2018 7:00-midnight Fireworks at dusk.
June 30 – July 4, 2018
Dearborn: Red, white and blue-festooned buildings, classic summer tastes, fifes and drums and fireflies are the backdrop for the most robust expression of the Fourth of July — connecting with family, friends and neighbors to honor the great American experiment. Community goodwill fills Greenfield Village as picnic blankets and chairs are assembled for the joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire followed by a patriotic medley under a canopy of fireworks. An exuberant collection of songs, food and fanfare that is quintessentially American. Join us for this celebratory evening of high notes, from the first glance at Greenfield Village to the last sparkle in the sky.
July 1, 2018
Brownstown: Lake Erie Metropark: Fireworks at the Metroparks is a five county celebration that has been a tradition for years! 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.
July 4, 2018
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.
Huntington Woods: The 45th annual parade boasts half the town marching and the other half watching. The theme this year is America the Beautiful!. Get your block, city organization or family group together and celebrate the 4th. If you have any ideas on new entertainment for the parade please contact Lisa Anderson at 248.541-3030 or at landerson@ HWMI.ORG by June 6. Please note, the parade ends at the Burton Fields.
Northville: Come join us after the parade for an old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration! Buildings open from 11 AM-2:30 PM Food and Refreshments from All City Dogs Hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, fresh squeezed lemonade, bottled water, and ice cream available for purchase. Click here for more details.
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: Join the city of St. Clair to celebrate Independence day with a spectacular fireworks display presented by American Fireworks. The display begins at dusk. If viewing from Palmer Park, alongside our newly renovated boardwalk, parking is available on Riverside Avenue and in the parking lot of St. Clair Riverview Plaza (201 N. Riverside Avenue). Along with several local restaurants open for business, there will also be numerous Vendor concessions.