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Fourth of July Fireworks and Events in Southeast Michigan

Check out fireworks, parades and more! Celebrate Independence Day at these spectacular 2013 festivals in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Manchester Fireworks Display

July 3, 2013

  • Time: dusk Wednesday
  • Address: Carr Park, 600 W. Main St., Manchester
  • Cost: free

Oakland County Boat Club Fireworks

July 3, 2013

  • Time: dusk Wednesday
  • 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

Plymouth Township Fireworks and Fourth of July Fun

July 3-4, 2013

  • Time: 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday
  • Address: Township Park, 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth
  • Cost: free

Enjoy the fireworks Wednesday; then, come back Thursday for a parade (9 a.m.) and the Good Old Fashioned Picnic (11 a.m.-4 p.m.).

21st Annual Salute to America

July 3-6, 2013

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday
  • Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: $27/ages 13-plus, $17.50/ages 5-12 (note: these prices are for nonmembers at the gate; lower prices for members/advance purchases)

This four-day celebration includes kids activities like 19th century lawn games and special visits from members of Greenfield Village's historic "base ball" teams. Patrons can also enjoy picnics and great food from The Henry Ford's award-winning chefs. The night ends with fireworks accompanied by Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and live cannon fire.

Lake Orion Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4, 2013

  • Time: dusk Thursday (rain date is Friday, July 5)
  • Address: Green's Park, 100 S. Park Blvd., Lake Orion
  • Cost: free

The nonprofit Lake Orion Fireworks Association has been hosting this big annual shebang since 1990.

Northville Fourth of July Parade and Mill Race Village Fun

July 4, 2013

  • Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday
  • Address: route goes from Griswold Avenue to Main Street, Main to Wing and Wing to Cady; then Cady to First, First to Fairbrook and Fairbrook to Northville Downs; more activities follow in Mill Race Village (215 Griswold Ave.) (all in downtown Northville)
  • Cost: free/general, some possible small fees/games

Music, floats, clowns, children's characters, vintage and classic cars, a bike parade, pet parade and "even a few celebs" will all be on hand at the parade, which steps off at 10 a.m. Afterwards, visit Mill Race Village from about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for old-fashioned games, food and Civil War-era fun with reenactors. The 2013 event focuses on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Be sure to catch a vintage "base ball" game (2 p.m.) here, too.

Gibraltar July Fourth Festival

July 4, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m. parade, 10:02 p.m. fireworks Thursday (rain date is Friday, July 5)
  • Address: parade goes from Bayview Drive to community center (29340 S. Gibraltar Road), other activities at Hy Dahlka Park (behind center) and in the center, Gibraltar
  • Cost: free

Activities during the day at the community center parks and grounds include rides, beer tents, arts and crafts, entertainment, bingo and more.

Trenton Independence Day Fireworks

July 4, 2013

  • Address: main viewing area is Rotary Park; also great viewing along riverfront
  • Time: dusk Thursday
  • Cost: free

Entertainment abounds in this event that promises to be bigger than ever.

Grosse Pointe Shores Fireworks

July 4, 2013

  • Time: 10 p.m. Thursday
  • Address: Private event at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club, 788 Lake Shore Drive, but fireworks may be viewable from the area
  • Cost: free

Holly Fireworks

July 4, 2013

  • Time: 10 p.m. Thursday
  • Address: Lakeside Park, Bush Lake, Holly
  • Cost: free

Harrison Township Fireworks

July 4, 2013

  • Time: dusk Thursday (attend via water only; no admittance to BMH/MacRay)
  • Address: Belle Maer Harbor / Mac Ray Harbor, Harrison Township
  • Cost: free

Earlier today, come on out for the Decorated Golf Cart Parade; then, the nighttime fireworks display, now in its 26th year, promises "more colorful firepower and loud booms."

2013 Independence Fest

July 4-6, 2013

  • Times: 10 a.m. till about 11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
  • Address: Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston
  • Cost: Parking: $5/car until 2 p.m., $15/car after 2 p.m.

The day kicks off with a 10 a.m. parade in downtown Clarkston. Then, the fest begins at 11 a.m. with a craft show, kids' games, live music, food and much more. Live music will be playing in the evening. Fireworks commence at dusk.

Westland Summer Festival

July 4-7, 2013

  • Times: 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday-Sunday, 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Tuesday, noon-midnight Wednesday
  • Address: Westland City Hall Grounds, 36601 Ford Road, Westland
  • Cost: free/general admission; some fees pay apply

Five days of fun include rides, arts and crafts, food, exotic animals and more. The fireworks display is on Sunday, July 7 at 10:15 p.m.

Hazel Park Raceway Fireworks

July 5, 2013

  • Time: about 10:30-11 p.m. (after last race) Friday
  • Address: Dequindre Road at 10 Mile Road, Hazel Park
  • Cost: free admission, parking

Before the big show, catch a little horse racing action (watch from the big windows of the on-site restaurant). Before the sky show, catch '50s free music by Moose & Da Sharks in the gazebo area. There's an outdoor barbecue, too.

Willow Metropark Fireworks

July 5, 2013

  • Time: 10 p.m. Friday
  • Address: 17845 Savage Road, New Boston
  • Cost: $10 after 5 p.m., free/with annual permit

Hidden Agenda and the Rick Lieder Band perform 5:30-11 p.m., with a break in the action for the 10 p.m. sky show.

Addison Oaks County Park Fireworks

July 5, 2013

  • Time: 10 p.m. Friday (times of kids' activities announced the week of the event)
  • Address: 1480 W. Romeo Road, Leonard
  • Cost: $5/vehicle, $10/after noon; free/with annual permit

The annual public display also features plenty of fun for the kids in advance (in the past, it's traditionally included fun like tie-dying, inflatables and a climbing tower).

Groveland Oaks Park Fourth of July Fun

July 6, 2013

  • Time: check ahead for start times on activities; dusk/fireworks Saturday
  • Address: 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly
  • Cost: $5 daily pass/Oakland County residents, $10/non-county residents

Come earlier in the day for games, entertainment and crafts; the fireworks happen shortly after dusk.

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