Friday, June 30, 2017

Hip in Detroit's Guide to 4th of July 2017

The 4th of July is almost here! Since the holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, we wanted to make sure to have you covered whether you're celebrating on the weekend or on the actual 4th. Here's a list of some of the best Independence Day festivities that we could find!

We'll start things off with probably the best 4th of July bash around, Nancy Whiskey's Rock & Roll BBQ. It's in its 7th year and there is a full lineup of awesome bands playing all day long. A couple of the highlights include The Cheetahs and Outrageous Cherry. $12 gets you in and the party starts at 3 p.m. For a full list of who's playing and all of the details, click here.

If you're up for a bit of a drive and/or you love the '90s, you'll want to make your way to Stars & Stripes. The festival moved all the way to Novi to the Suburban Collection Showcase, but there are some acts on the bill that might make you want to make that drive. The festival runs thru July 2nd and some of the bands playing include Rick Springfield, the Spin Doctors and Smash Mouth. There will also be a big fireworks display on Sunday night. For more info, click here.

This one isn't quite as patriotic, but it will be a ton of fun! Corktown Strut is going on all weekend long and thru July 3rd. Bands, food, what more could you want? Get the low down on this event here

If you're in the mood for some BBQ, but you don't feel like firing up the grill, Royal Oak has you covered. Michigan Rib Fest is taking over Downtown Royal Oak June 30 - July 2nd. There will be over a dozen restaurants on site and there are some great bands playing too! Highlights include The Messenger Birds, Ryan Dillaha and Honeybabe. For all of the details head to

Not only is it America's birthday, but it's also Broke's birthday! The band is celebrating 2 years with a big 4th of July bash. They'll be playing alongside their friends in Undesirable People and Come Out Fighting. Get more info on this one on the Facebook event here.

Keep the party going after the 4th with two of the funniest people around! Ray and Laura will be hosting their July Comedy Showcase on Thursday, July 6th at Small's in Hamtramck. They will be joined by a long list of hilarious comics from the area. And they claim that they might shoot bottle rockets out of their butt. Will they? You'll have to show up to find out! Click here for more details.

The Henry Ford will be saluting America all weekend long along with the DSO! Head to Greenfield Village now thru the 3rd to watch an amazing Fireworks Display while listening to patriotic tunes played by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band. You'll want to purchase tickets in advance for this one. You can do that by clicking right here.

Let's be honest, you mostly just want to see stuff blow up in the night's sky! So, here are some of the best fireworks displays coming up this weekend and into the week.
Friday, June 30th - Hazel Park Raceway
Friday, June 30th - St. Clair Shores Fireworks Extravaganza
Saturday, July 1st - Grosse Pointe Farms Regatta & Fireworks
Monday, July 3rd - Ford Field in Shelby Township
Tuesday, July 4th - Clawson Fireworks

We hope you all have a blast this weekend! (Get it? Fireworks, blast.) Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday to the good old US of A!


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