Monday, June 25, 2012

Oooooooh! Aaaaaaaaah!

It's that time of year again! The time when the sky is lit up with pretty colors from explosives. With the 4th being right around the corner, many cities are beginning to have their firework displays. Tonight, the sky will be lit up in Downtown Detroit with the Target Fireworks.
 As most of you probably know, the Detroit Fireworks are set off over the Detroit River. The streets near the Riverfront and Hart Plaza tend to be pretty insane on this night. But, if you like fireworks, it might be worth it to brave the crowds to get a good seat. The display is set to start at 10:06 p.m. tonight. If you are interested in seeing the pretty colors, but aren't too keen on giant crowds, I suggest going to The Magic Stick instead. There's a great show there, too, with Snakewing, Child Bite, S.N.A.F.U., Old Gods and Retox. You can usually get a pretty good look at the fireworks from the Alley Deck, but I think the view from the sidewalk patio or the middle of Woodward are a little better.

If you can't make it down to the Target Fireworks tonight, don't fret. There are tons of firework displays everywhere this week. Here's a list of a few of our favorites:  

Wednesday, June 27th: Rochester Hills, Borden Park, 1400 E. Hamlin. Fireworks are at Dusk, but there's music and fun starting at 6 p.m.  

Friday, June 29th: Mt. Clemens @ City Hall Parking Lot. Fireworks at Dusk. Don't forget, Stars & Stripes Festival is also this weekend!

June 30th, July 1st, 3rd and 4th: Dearborn @ Greenfield Village. This one isn't free, though. Advance tickets are $22.50, $14 children 5-12. Event day tickets are $27, $17.50 children 5-12, 4 and younger free.

Sunday, July 1st: Madison Heights @ Madison Heights Civic Center Park, 360 W. Thirteen Mile. Fireworks start around 10, but there's music and inflatables starting at 7 p.m.  

Sunday, July 1st: Shelby Township @ Stony Creek Metropark, 4300 Main Park, off 26 Mile. $10 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5 p.m. or free admission with annual permit.

 Tuesday, July 3rd: Birmingham @ Lincoln Hills Golf Course, 2666 W. Fourteen Mile. Starts at Dusk.

 Wednesday, July 4th: Clawson @ Clawson City Park, Elmwood and Washington. Starts at Dusk. There's also a parade at 9 a.m.!  

So, there are plenty of places to get your fill of fireworks and celebrate America this week. If you are really patriotic, you can even go every night! For a full list of fireworks in the area, check out the Detroit Free Press. 'Merica!


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