Fourth of July Fireworks and Events in Southeast Michigan

Flaunt your patriotic side Independence Day at these spectacular 2015 festivals, parades and sky shows in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties

Fourth of July Events Southeast Michigan

It’s once again that time of year to celebrate America’s independence the best way we know how: with big and colorful explosions in the sky! This Fourth of July, families all over the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas are heading out with their blankets and chairs to kick back and enjoy local fireworks shows. Not sure where to go? No worries. From the small town displays to the ones that can be seen for miles, Metro Parent has rounded up a list of remarkable sky displays and fun activities that is sure to please the whole family. (Note: Events are listed in date-order, and some are part of larger festivals.)

Ortonville CreekFest Fireworks

June 20, 2015

  • Time: dusk/fireworks Saturday; event times vary
  • Address: Brandon Middle School, 609 S. Ortonville Road, Ortonville
  • Cost: free, donations welcome
  • Phone: 248-627-8070

The fireworks accompany the 12th annual Ortonville CreekFest, which takes place June 18-21, 2015 and also features a carnival, contests, parade, educational demos, bed races, and of course, the fireworks on Saturday.

Canton Liberty Fest Fireworks

June 20, 2015

  • Time: 10 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Heritage Park, 1010 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-394-5460

The 24th annual Canton Liberty Fest takes place June 18-20, 2015 and brings family fun, festival food, carnival rides, midway games, a car show and much more! Fireworks close out the three-day event.

Ford Fireworks in Detroit

June 22, 2015

  • Time: 10:06 p.m. Monday
  • Address: Hart Plaza, Detroit
  • Cost: free/general, $200/VIP
  • Phone: 313-923-7400

The Ford Fireworks along the Detroit River has been a spectacular summer tradition for 57 years. The display draws a large crowd to Detroit’s popular RiverWalk, with fireworks shot off from three barges on the Detroit River.

Livonia Spree at Ford Field

June 28, 2015

  • Time: 10:15 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Ford Field, Farmington and Lyndon roads, Livonia
  • Cost: Free/entry, $25/all-day ride bracelets, $50/three-day rides
  • Phone: 734-427-8190

The grand finale of this annual festival, which takes place June 23-28, 2015, features a 30-minute display presented by the Livonia Anniversary Committee. The rides go till 11 p.m., and there’s plenty of other festival fun happening earlier in the day!

Rochester Festival of the Hills Fireworks

June 24, 2015

  • Time: activities begin at 6 p.m.; fireworks 10:06
  • Address: Borden Park, 1400 E. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-656-4664

This family-friendly annual event begins at 6 p.m. with fun games, activities and live entertainment. Stick around for Michigan’s second largest fireworks display at 10:06 p.m. If it’s a rainy day, bring your umbrella: This event is held rain or shine.

Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks

June 26, 2015

  • Time: 10 p.m. Friday
  • Address: 4300 Main Park Drive, Shelby Township
  • Cost: $7/vehicle, $10/after 5 p.m., free/with annual permit
  • Phone: 586-781-4242

Visit this annual fireworks display. Arrive early with the family to enjoy the park in advance, get a discount on entry and maybe bring a picnic dinner.

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks

June 27, 2015

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

In addition to the fireworks display, you can catch some live music 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.

Lake Orion Jubilee Fireworks

June 27, 2015

  • Time: 10 p.m. (rain date is Sunday, June 28)
  • Address: Green’s Park, off of M-24, south of Flint Street, Lake Orion
  • Cost: free

The Lake Orion Jubilee takes place June 25-28, 2015 in downtown Lake Orion. It features midway rides and games, but the fireworks are one of the biggest events. Catch them on Saturday!

Van Buren Township Fireworks

June 27, 2015

  • Time: 10 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Beck Road baseball fields, between Tyler Road and the I-94 North service drive, Van Buren Township
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-699-8900

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

Taylor Summer Festival

June 27, 2015

  • Time: 10 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Heritage Park, near Sheridan Community Center, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor
  • Cost: free; additional fees for rides and entertainment
  • Phone: 734-374-3901

On Saturday, find a spectacular fireworks display kicking off around 10 p.m. Make it a full day of fun with carnival rides, the Heritage Park Petting Farm, live entertainment and more. The four-day fest runs June 25-28, 2015.

Stars and Stripes Festival

June 28, 2015

  • Times: 10:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Address: Freedom Hill County Park, 15000 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights
  • Cost: free/entry, $25/carnival ride wristband
  • Phone: 586-493-4344

This bigger and better fireworks display will close out this epic weekend of fun with a bang at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Madison Heights Festival in the Park

June 28, 2015

  • 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: 248-583-0826

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. The colorful fireworks display tops off the night at 10 p.m.

Lake St. Clair Metropark Fireworks

June 30, 2015

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Cost: $7/vehicle entry fee, $10/vehicle entry fee after 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 586-463-4332

Got a boat or know someone who does on Lake St. Clair? Check out the show with them or hang out at Center Beach to watch the fireworks. Happy American Band performs before the fireworks.

22nd Annual Salute to America

July 1-4, 2015

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; fireworks start around 9:45 p.m.
  • Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: nonmembers: $25/ages 13-plus, $15.50/ages 5-12; $6/parking; members: $21.25/ages 13-plus, $13.25/ages 5-12; $6/parking (prices are $4 more at the door for members and nonmembers)
  • Phone: 313-982-6001

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.

Romulus Community Fireworks

July 2, 2015

  • Time: dusk Thursday (rain date Friday, July 3)
  • Address: Behind Romulus Middle School and Wick Elementary School, Wick and Ozga roads, Romulus
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-942-7540

Presented by the Romulus Rotary Club, this colorful display can be seen from the area of Romulus Middle and Wick Elementary schools. Vendors will be selling food and glowing products to enjoy during the show.

Addison Oaks County Park Fireworks

July 3, 2015

  • Time: dusk Friday
  • Address: 1480 W. Romeo Road, Leonard
  • Cost: $10/vehicle after 5 p.m., free/with annual permit
  • Phone: 248-693-2432

The annual public display also features plenty of fun for the kids, such as a bike parade, bingo, pony rides, games, hayrides, dancing and more! Catch the fantastic fireworks on Friday!

Gibraltar July Fourth Festival and Fireworks

July 4, 2015

  • Times: 10 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: behind Parsons Elementary School, 14473 Middle Gibraltar Road, Gibraltar
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-671-1466

The festival takes place July 3-4, and things kick off with a festive parade, followed by fun activities like pony rides, arts and crafts, games and carnival rides, as well as live entertainment, food and beer vendors. The festival closes with an awesome fireworks on Saturday.

Grosse Pointe Farms Regatta and Fireworks

July 4, 2015

  • Time: dusk Saturday
  • Address: Pier Park, 350 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 313-885-6600 (Grosse Pointe Farms City Hall)

The 2015 regatta, sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club, takes place July 3-5 and is jumping with live music, boat races, fireworks and plenty of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy. Catch a free concert from 7 until 9:45 p.m. on Saturday followed by the awesome fireworks display.

Hazel Park Raceway Fireworks

July 3, 2015

  • Time: 10:30-11 p.m. fireworks (after last race)
  • Address: 1650 E. 10 Mile Road, Hazel Park
  • Cost: free/admission, parking; fees vary/food
  • Phone: 248-398-1000

Organizers suggest arriving early (even around 6 or 7 p.m.) to beat the crowds. Check out thoroughbred racing, some live music, grab dinner or a snack and see it all topped off with a dazzling fireworks display. Minus food, it’s all free!

Manchester Fireworks Display

July 3, 2015

  • Time: dusk Friday
  • Address: Carr Park, 600 W. Main St., Manchester
  • Cost: free, donations welcome
  • Phone: 734-428-8572

The Manchester Mens Club sponsors this annual display, which usually brightens up the night sky around 10:15 p.m.

Sylvan Lake Fireworks

July 3, 2015

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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 sponsors this fireworks display again this year!

Whitmore Lake Fireworks

July 3, 2015

  • Time: dusk Friday
  • Address: Whitmore Lake, viewing area across from the post office (9725 Main St.)
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-678-5679

Catch the annual fireworks display, which helps kick off the holiday weekend.

Oakland County Fair

July 3, 2015

  • Time: fireworks 10 a.m. on opening day (Friday July 4); rest of festival runs July 3-12 (click link above for listing with full schedule of times)
  • Address: Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg
  • Cost: $10/parking and entry, $5/admission if you walk into the grounds
  • Phone: 248-634-8830

A fantastic fireworks display tops off the opening day of this year’s Oakland County Fair, which runs July 3-12, 2015.

Plymouth Township Fireworks

July 3, 2015

  • Time: 10:15 p.m. Friday
  • Address: Township Park, 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-453-3840

Enjoy a fantastic firework display on Friday.

Wolverine Lake Tiki Night and Fireworks

July 3, 2015

  • Time: dusk Friday
  • 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.

Clawson Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2015

  • Times: dusk Saturday
  • Address: Clawson City Park, 935 N. Custer Ave., Clawson
  • Cost: $2/person for park entry
  • Phone: 248-589-0334

Celebrate Independence Day at this annual fireworks show, which takes place at dusk.

Groveland Oaks Park Fireworks

July 4, 2015

  • Time: 9:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Groveland Oaks Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly
  • Cost: $10/vehicle entry after 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-634-9811

The Village of Holly hosts a fireworks show at dusk. Families are welcome to come earlier; sometimes special entertainment is in store.

Huntington Woods Fireworks

July 4, 2015

  • Time: 10:05 p.m. Saturday (rain date is Sunday, July 5)
  • Address: Rackham Golf Course, 10100 W. 10 Mile Road, Huntington Woods
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-541-4300

Catch the fireworks at the local golf course. Residents are encouraged to bike; others can park at the course lot – be sure to get there early.

Independence Fest in Clarkston

July 4, 2015

  • Times: 10 p.m. Saturday
  • Address: Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston
  • Cost: $10/car after 6 p.m., $2/shuttle from Clarkston High School (6093 Flemings Lake Road)
  • Phone: 248-625-8223

The day kicks off with a 10 a.m. parade at St. Daniel Catholic Church (near Miller and Holcomb roads). Also find newly added attractions, carnival rides, food, craft vendors, music, activities for kids and a veterans’ celebration. Fireworks shoot off at dusk.

Lake Orion Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4, 2015

  • Time: dusk Saturday (rain date is Sunday, July 5)
  • Address: Green’s Park, 100 S. Park Blvd., Lake Orion
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 248-343-2215

This giant fireworks display can be enjoyed all around the lake. This year they are going bigger and better! Expect eight inch rounds which will go 200 feet higher and 150 wider that the past years.

Trenton Independence Day Fireworks

July 4, 2015

  • Time: dusk Saturday
  • Address: main viewing area is Rotary Park, off Riverside Drive between Harrison and Atwood avenues, Trenton; also great viewing elsewhere along riverfront
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 734-675-7300

This impressive fireworks display is one of the biggest shows of its kind in Michigan, according to Trenton’s website. Come to Rotary Park early and enjoy a live concert prior to the show that happens 8-10 p.m.

White Lake Fireworks

July 4, 2015

  • Time: 2:15 p.m./boat parade, dusk Saturday (rain date is Sunday, July 5)
  • Address: south end of White Lake, Highland Township
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 231-893-4585

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 float contest should be one to remember.

Seymour Celebration Fireworks in Oxford

July 10-11, 2015

  • Time: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; fireworks at dusk/Friday-Saturday
  • Address: Seymour Lake Township Park, 2795 Seymour Lake Road, Oxford
  • Cost: free, $5/parking after 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Phone: 248-628-1720

The festival runs July 9-11, 2015, and promises three days full of carnival rides, games and live entertainment – and, best of all, two fireworks displays at dusk on Friday and Saturday!

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