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Fourth of July Fireworks and Events in Southeast Michigan

Flaunt your patriotic side Independence Day at these spectacular 2014 festivals, parades and sky shows in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties

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Grosse Pointe Farms Regatta and Fireworks

June 27-29, 2014

  • Time: Saturday: music 7-9:45 p.m., fireworks at dusk; regatta also has events on Friday and Sunday (check ahead for schedule)
  • Address: Pier Park, 350 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 313-885-6600 (Grosse Pointe Farms City Hall)

The 2014 regatta, sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club, is jumping with live music, boat races, fireworks and plenty of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. The Saturday fireworks display follows a free concert featuring Soul Provider Band.

Van Buren Township Fireworks

June 28, 2014

  • Time: 7 p.m./entertainment, 10 p.m. Saturday (rain date is Sunday, June 29)
  • Address: Beck Road baseball fields, between Tyler Road and the I-94 North service drive, Van Buren Township
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-699-8921

There will be a DJ, food and drink vendors, glow products for sale and a great fireworks display at dusk.

White Lake Fireworks

June 28, 2014

  • Time: 2:15 p.m./boat parade, dusk Saturday (rain date is Sunday, June 29)
  • Address: south end of White Lake, Highland Township
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-887-5658

Various fundraising efforts support this spectacular two-barge display, helmed by the White Lake Citizens League. The theme of this year's Independence Day celebration is "Family," and local boaters are encouraged to reflect the theme in the local boat parade held prior to the fireworks display.

Grosse Pointe Woods Fireworks

June 29, 2014

  • Time: 7 p.m./entertainment, dusk/fireworks Sunday (rain date is Monday, June 30)
  • Address: Parcells Middle School grounds, 20600 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 313-343-2408

Come for the live family-friendly music by Digital Vinyl, the spectacular sky show, or both! People tend to arrive early to mark their spots. Buy food from on-site vendors, too.

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks

June 29, 2014

  • Time: 6 p.m./pre-fireworks events, 10 p.m./fireworks, Sunday
  • Address: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
  • Cost: $7/vehicle before 5 p.m., $10/vehicle after, free/with annual permit
  • Phone: 734-379-5020

In addition to the fireworks display, you can catch some live music by Hidden Agenda from 6 to 9:30 p.m., or check out an open wave pool and other attractions at the park. Food items and novelty glow products will be available for purchase until the first fireworks go off.

Madison Heights Festival in the Park

June 29, 2014

  • Time: 7 p.m./event starts, dusk/fireworks Sunday
  • Address: Civic Center Park, 360 W 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights
  • Cost: free/fireworks, fees/some events, activities
  • Phone: 248-589-2294

There will be tons of music, games, and fun activities for kids to enjoy such as face painting, inflatables and more at this annual festival. Events and activities begin at 7 p.m., with a colorful firework display topping off the night at 10 p.m.

21st Annual Salute to America

July 2-5, 2014

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday
  • Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: $24/ages 13-plus, $15/ages 5-12 (note: these prices are for nonmembers at the gate; lower prices for members/advance purchases); $5/parking

This four-day celebration is chockfull of fun games and activities for kids, festive holiday food from The Henry Ford's award-winning culinary staff, music by Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Army Field Band, Concert Band and Soldiers' Chorus and more. 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.

Hudson Mills Metropark Fireworks

July 3, 2014

  • Time: 7-10 p.m. Thursday
  • Address: 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter
  • Cost: $7/vehicle before 5 p.m., $10/vehicle after, free/with annual permit
  • Phone: 734-426-8211

This Dexter fireworks display is at dusk, and beforehand, a DJ spins music in the activity center from 7 to 11 p.m. Why not make a day of it? Food sales start at 3 p.m. Park staff recommends arriving early; the park tends to hit capacity by 9 p.m.

Wolverine Lake Tiki Night and Fireworks

July 3, 2014

  • Time: dusk Thursday
  • Address: Launched centrally from Wolverine Lake
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-624-1710

Enjoy two spectacles brightening up the night sky: a variety of Tiki candles on the shore and, of course, the fireworks show over the lake.

Manchester Fireworks Display

July 3, 2014

  • Time: dusk Thursday
  • Address: Carr Park, 600 W. Main St., Manchester
  • Cost: free, donations welcome
  • Phone: 734-476-4565

The Manchester Men's Club sponsors this annual display, which usually brightens up the night sky at 10:15 p.m.

Oakland County Boat Club Fireworks

July 3, 2014

  • Time: dusk Thursday
  • Address: Over Sylvan Lake, by Oakland County Boat Club, 2330 Ferndale St., Sylvan Lake
  • Cost: free, but community center parking is $15/advance, $20/day of fireworks; donations welcome
  • Phone: 248-682-9870

The Oakland County Boat Club has sponsored these fireworks for over 75 years. With yet another fantastic display by GenX Pyrotechnics, this year's celebration is sure not to disappoint.

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