Thursday, July 3, 2014

The 4th of July Fireworks Guide

Although 4th of July isn't 'til Friday, it may seem like you have missed all of your chances to see giant firework displays. The Ford Fireworks in Detroit were over a week ago on the 23rd. Stars and Stripes was last weekend. Rochester, Stony Creek and Madison Heights all already put on their big shows too! Well, don't you worry! There are still quite a few chances to "Ooh" and "Aah" before the holiday passes by.

July 2nd-5th: Greenfield Village
$24 for 13+ or $15 for kids 5-12 will get you access to the Village and all of the activities they have planned for their Annual Salute to America. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will provide the soundtrack for the fireworks, which will also be accompanied by canons.

If you have a Metroparks Pass, it's free to get into these ones. Otherwise it is $10 a car after 5 p.m. There's also entertainment starting at 7 p.m. with the fireworks set to start at 10:10 p.m.

Whether you own a yacht or you just feel like acting fancy for a night, head out to the boat club to check out a huge display. It's free to watch, but there is a charge for most parking in the area.

These fireworks take place in the park and will light up the sky starting at 10:15. Admission is free, but most parking in the area is around $5. 

July 4th: Huntington Woods @ Rackham Golf Course
The parade is at 10 a.m. and the fireworks are just over 12 hours later at 10:05 p.m. Parking is limited, so biking or walking is encouraged.

This city actually has an entire association in charge of their fireworks, so they must be pretty awesome. The pyrotechnics will be over the lake, so you can watch from the area surrounding for free. Or, the Grand Princess will be out on the lake if you'd rather be right in the middle of it all. Tickets for the boat are $100, but that includes dinner and a 3 hour tour.

July 4th: Oakland County Fair
The 4th kicks off the first day of this week long fair in Davisburg. There are also rides, music, and a ton of events. The fireworks will take place at 10 p.m. on Friday night.

July 4th: Clarkston @ Clintonwood Park
Believe it or not, there is more than in Clarkston than just DTE. Head up 75 early to catch the parade and stay all day for activities and the fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 4th: Gibraltar
This is the 50th year that Gibraltar has thrown a bash for the 4th, so we're sure they will do it big. The fireworks will hit the sky at 10:02 p.m. behind Parsons Elementary, but there are events all day long throughout the town, including some awesome impersonators.

July 4th: Trenton Michigan @ Rotary Park
Trenton is calling their display a "Pyro Musical" which sounds pretty awesome to us! There will be a concert starting at 8 p.m. leading up to the fireworks.

July 4th: Hazel Park Raceway
The fireworks start at 10:30 p.m., but it's dollar night so you might as well go early! Hot Dogs, pop and popcorn are all only $1 and there are even $2 beers. Catch a race in the evening or check out Moose & Da Sharks, then stick around for the fireworks!

July 4th: Clawson
This is probably one of the most popular displays around. Head down Main St. into Downtown Clawson and check out the fireworks in City Park, along with a ton of other festivities throughout the streets. They've been doing it since 1933, so we think they know how it's done.

Whether you attend one of these displays or you shoot bottle rockets off in your backyard, we hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July! 


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