Ford Fireworks, Detroit

The 58th annual fireworks show is June 27, 2016. Celebrate Independence Day on the downtown Detroit riverfront.


If your kids love fireworks, then bring them down to the Motor City for the Ford Fireworks over the Detroit River.

The fireworks start at 9:48 p.m. on Monday, June 27, 2016, and can be enjoyed from many points throughout Detroit. The theme this year is “Go Forward Detroit” to commemorate the progress that the city has made in the past year and continues to make.


Ford Motor Company will offer free admission to Belle Isle Park for the first 1,000 vehicles that come to see the fireworks. But, even if you don’t make the cut, the DNR Recreation Passports are $11/Michigan vehicle and can be used at all participating Michigan State Parks for the rest of 2016.

Some of the best places to view the show are Belle Isle, Hart Plaza, and of course, from the rooftop party on top of the Miller Parking Garage. Tickets for the rooftop party are still available. The rooftop party has food from Andiamo, as well as games for kids and live entertainment.

If you don’t feel like going out, no worries. WDIV Local/ClickOnDetroit will be broadcasting the fireworks live on Channel 4, so you don’t even have to leave your couch.

And if you don’t want to go to the rooftop party, WJR-AM Radio (AM 760) will be broadcasting the rooftop party over the airwaves, so you can still enjoy the music.

There are plenty of places throughout downtown to view the fireworks, and plenty of places to park as well. Updates will be made available through the Parade Company.

Since the show is visible from so many points, it’s completely free to watch. Some parking may cost, but if you view it from your favorite place by the river, or if you’re one of the first 1,000 vehicles on Belle Isle, family fun won’t cost a thing.

Get all the details you need for the 2016 Ford Fireworks Detroit in the Metro Parent calendar!

Photo courtesy of the Detroit News



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