Family Events Fourth of July Fireworks and Events in Southeast Michigan Independence Day 2016 is here. Celebrate at one of these festival, parades or fireworks displays in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. « Previous Next » Christina Clark • June 3, 2016 1 Comment Total: 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 Fourth of July is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate America’s independence than with enormous explosions in the sky? This Independence Day, southeast Michigan residents are celebrating with tons of fireworks displays – and all you have to do is find the right one for you and your family. In this roundup, Metro Parent lists some of the biggest, brightest and best displays happening all over Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. Take a look at this list, bring some blankets, or a chair, kick back and have a blast at one of these local shows. Note: Events are listed in date-order, and some are part of larger festivals. Lake St. Clair Metropark Fireworks June 1, 2016 Time: 10 p.m. Wednesday Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township Cost: $15/special event vehicle pass Phone: 586-463-4332 Do you have a boat, or know someone who does? If so, park it on the lake to enjoy this display. There’s also fun on the beachfront from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. including a performance by Holy Ghost Tent Revival. Canton Liberty Fest Fireworks June 18, 2016 Time: dusk Saturday Address: Heritage Park, 1010 S. Canton Center Road, Canton Cost: free Phone: 734-394-5360 This display takes places during the 25th annual Canton Liberty Festival, which happens June 16-18, 2016. Head out any one of those days for festival food, carnival rides, midway games and more. If you show up on day three, you’ll see the fireworks display that closes out the event. Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks June 24, 2016 Time: dusk Friday Address: 4300 Main Park Drive, Shelby Township Cost: $10/vehicle entry, $15/after 5 p.m., free/with annual permit Phone: 586-781-4242 Visit the park during the day to enjoy all of the family-friendly fun they offer, and stick around until dusk to see this annual display. Lake Orion Jubilee Fireworks June 25, 2016 Time: 10 p.m. Saturday Address: Downtown Lake Orion near Green’s Park, off of M-24, south of Flint Street Cost: free, fees/ride wristband The Lake Orion Lions put on their annual Jubilee Carnival June 23-26, 2016 in the downtown Lake Orion area. It features a midway full of rides and games, and a fireworks display on Saturday. Van Buren Township Fireworks June 25, 2016 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 This fireworks display at dusk is preceded by music spun by a live DJ and food and drink for sale. Taylor Summer Festival June 25, 2016 Time: 10 p.m. Saturday Address: Heritage Park, near Sheridan Community Center, 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor Cost: free/general, $5/parking; additional fees for rides and entertainment Phone: 734-374-3901 This spectacular fireworks display happens at 10 p.m. on Saturday, but you can make it a complete day of fun with carnival rides, a petting farm, live entertainment and more. The full fest runs June 23-26, 2016. Kensington Metropark Fireworks June 25, 2016 Time: 10:10 p.m. Saturday Address: 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford Cost: $10/vehicle entry before 5 p.m., $15/vehicle entry after 5 p.m. Phone: 810-227-8910 Celebrate America’s independence at this fireworks display over Kent Lake. Get there early to find a good spot. Madison Heights Festival in the Park June 26, 2016 Time: 7 p.m./event starts, 10 p.m. /fireworks Sunday Address: Civic Center Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights Cost: free/fireworks, fees/some events, activities Phone: 248-583-0826 This annual fest will get you outdoors this summer to enjoy music games and fun activities for kids including airbrush tattoos, spin art, face painting and inflatables. A colorful fireworks display ends your day at 10 p.m. Willow Metropark Fireworks June 26, 2016 Time: 10 p.m. Sunday Address: Willow Metropark, 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston Cost: $15/special event vehicle entry Phone: 734-697-9181 Head to the park early to enjoy the pool and other entertainment before this Independence Day display. Livonia Spree at Ford Field June 26, 2016 Time: 10:15 p.m. Sunday Address: Ford Field, Farmington and Lyndon roads, Livonia Cost: Free/entry, fees/rides Phone: 734-427-8190 This annual, which happens June 21-26 this year, goes out with a bang during this 30-minute fireworks display, put on by the Livonia Anniversary Committee. If you come before the show, you can enjoy tons of other festival fun including games and rides. Ford Fireworks in Detroit June 27, 2016 Time: 9:48 p.m. Monday Address: Hart Plaza, Detroit Cost: free/general, $250/VIP Phone: 313-923-7400 The Ford Fireworks display has been happening along the Detroit River every summer for the last 58 years, and always delivers a banging show from barges on the river that can be seen from the RiverWalk. Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks June 28, 2016 Time: 10 p.m. Tuesday Address: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown Cost: $15/special vehicle event pass Phone: 734-379-5020 Catch live music by Cruizin’ Jupiter starting at 6 p.m., and enjoy some of the attractions offered at the park, before this annual celebration of America’s independence. Rochester Festival of the Hills Fireworks June 29, 2016 Time: activities begin at 6 p.m.; fireworks 10:06 p.m. Address: Borden Park, 1400 E. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills Cost: free Phone: 248-656-4664 Enjoy family fun, games and live entertainment starting at 6 p.m. and stick around for the fireworks show, which boasts being the second largest display in the state. Be sure to bring an umbrella because the show will go on, rain or shine. Hudson Mills Metropark Fireworks June 29, 2016 Time: 7-11 p.m. Wednesday Address: Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter Cost: $10/vehicle entry before 5 p.m., $15/vehicle entry after 5 p.m. Phone: 734-426-8211 Enjoy music spun by a live DJ and food before this annual display begins. Romulus Community Fireworks June 30, 2016 Time: dusk Thursday Address: Behind Romulus Middle School and Wick Elementary School, Wick and Ozga roads, Romulus Cost: free Phone: 734-942-7540 This annual display is put on by the local Rotary Club and can be seen from the area surrounding Romulus Middle and Wick Elementary schools. Complete your experience with food and glowing gear for sale in this area. Salute to America June 30-July 3, 2016 Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; fireworks start around 9:45 p.m. Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn Cost: nonmembers: $25/adults, $15.50/kids 3-12 and free for kids 2 and under, $6/parking; members: $21.25/ages 13-plus, $13.25/ages 3-12; $6/parking (prices are $4 more at the door for members and nonmembers) Phone: 313-982-6001 It’s a four-day celebration of America’s independence, which includes games and activities for kids, music by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and a fireworks’ display to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, among much more. Freedom Fireworks at Addison Oaks County Park July 1, 2016 Time: 10 p.m. Friday; times for weekend events will be set closer to the event Address: 1480 W. Romeo Road, Leonard Cost: Fireworks on July 1: $10/vehicle after noon, free/with annual permit; additional festivities and days: $5/residents, $12/non-residents Phone: 248-693-2432 Kick off a weekend of fun at this fireworks display at dusk on July 1. Stick around the whole weekend, through July 4, for tons of family fun including a bicycle parade, DJ, face painters, inflatables, wagon rides, team games and more. Hazel Park Raceway Fireworks July 1, 2016 Time: 10:30-11 p.m. fireworks (after last race) Address: 1650 E. 10 Mile Road, Hazel Park Cost: free/admission, free/parking; fees vary/food Phone: 248-398-1000 Arrive early (around 6 or 7 p.m.) to beat the crowds and to check out some thoroughbred racing and live music. After the last race, stick around for a dazzling fireworks display. There’s food for sale at this event, too. Grosse Pointe Farms Regatta and Fireworks July 1-3, 2016 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 2016 Regatta is hosted by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club and features a free concert all weekend, and a fireworks display on Saturday. Performers include Soul Provider Band, LLC and Rock of Asia. Freedom Fireworks at Groveland Oaks Park July 2, 2016 Time: dusk Saturday Address: Groveland Oaks Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly Cost: $10/vehicle entry after 5 p.m. Phone: 248-634-9811 Head out to the campground to enjoy a fireworks display, hosted by the Village of Holly. Lake Orion Fourth of July Fireworks July 2, 2016 Time: dusk Saturday (rain date is Sunday, July 3) Address: Green’s Park, 100 S. Park Blvd., Lake Orion Cost: $6/single day park pass Phone: 248-343-2215 It’s Michigan’s first dueling fireworks event! Pick a spot on the front or back of the lake and watch the two fireworks displays light up the night, at the same time. There’s a big boat full of kids’ activities happening this night, too. Whitmore Lake Fireworks July 2, 2016 Time: 10 p.m. Saturday Address: Whitmore Lake, viewing area across from the post office (9725 Main St.) Cost: free; donations welcome Phone: 734-449-2880 This annual patriotic display kicks off your weekend of Independence Day celebrations. White Lake Fireworks July 2, 2016 Time: 9-11 p.m. Saturday Address: White Lake, Highland Township Cost: free Phone: 231-893-4585 Gather in Goodrich Park to see this annual display, which is put on by the White Lake Rotary. Wolverine Lake Tiki Night and Fireworks July 3, 2016 Time: dusk Sunday 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, 2016 Time: dusk Sunday Address: Carr Park, 600 W. Main St., Manchester Cost: free, donations welcome Phone: 734-904-2658 This annual display is set to start at around 10:15 p.m., and is put on by the Manchester Mens Club. Get there early to get a good seat. Sylvan Lake Fireworks July 3, 2016 Time: 10 p.m. Sunday Address: Over Sylvan Lake, by Oakland County Boat Club, 2330 Ferndale St., Sylvan Lake Cost: free, donations welcome. The city offers parking at the Community Center for $15/advance, $20/day of fireworks; you must have a pass to park here. Contact the city for parking questions. Phone: event questions: 248-682-9870; parking questions: 248-682-1440 The Oakland County Boat Club sponsors this fun display, which shoots off from a barge in the center of the lake. Plymouth Township Fireworks July 3, 2016 Time: 10:15 p.m. Sunday Address: Township Park, 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, Plymouth Cost: free Phone: 734-453-3840 This fantastic display happens just in time for Independence Day. Stars and Stripes Festival July 3, 2016 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 big bad display closes out this annual shebang on Sunday night, but you can head out Thursday-Sunday for tons of family fun. Clawson Fourth of July Festival July 4, 2016 Times: dusk Monday Address: Clawson City Park, 935 N. Custer Ave., Clawson Cost: $2/person Phone: 248-589-0334 The annual celebration features musical performances, an arts and craft show, a carnival, fun run and more. If you head out on the Fourth, you can celebrate America’s independence the right way with this spectacular fireworks display. Independence Fest in Clarkston July 4, 2016 Times: dusk (10 p.m.) Monday Address: Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston Cost: $5/parking until 6 p.m. $10/car after 6 p.m. Phone: 248-625-8223 The day kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m., followed by a craft show, games for kids, inflatables, music, carnival rides and much more. Stick around until the end because a fireworks display shoots off shortly after dusk. Gibraltar July Fourth Festival and Fireworks July 4, 2015 Times: dusk Monday Address: behind Parsons Elementary School, 14473 Middle Gibraltar Road, Gibraltar Cost: free Phone: 734-671-1466 A carnival kicks off this shindig on the third, and this fireworks display finishes it at dusk on the fourth. Huntington Woods Fireworks July 4, 2016 Time: 10:05 p.m. Monday Address: Rackham Golf Course, 10100 W. 10 Mile Road, Huntington Woods Cost: free Phone: 248-541-4300 The local golf course is the perfect spot to see this annual display. Residents are encouraged to bike; others can park at the course lot – be sure to get there early to get a good spot. Seymour Celebration Fireworks in Oxford July 7-9, 2016 Time: dusk Friday-Saturday Address: Seymour Lake Township Park, 2795 Seymour Lake Road, Oxford Cost: free, $5/parking after 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $20/ride wristbands Phone: 248-628-1720 The festival runs July 7-9, 2016, and features all of the fun of a hometown carnival including rides and live entertainment. Catch two spectacular firework displays Friday and Saturday at dusk. Oakland County Fair July 8, 2016 Time: fireworks dusk on opening day (Friday July 8); Full fair runs July 8-17 (visit website 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 Kick off your fair week with a beautiful fireworks display on opening day. Stick around through July 17, 2016, for lots more hometown family fun. Uncle Sam Jam July 8, 2016 Time: 10 p.m. Friday Address: Civic Center Park, 23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven Cost: Free Phone: 586-493-4344 The whole weekend offers a midway, petting zoo, animal exhibits and more leading up to a huge fireworks display.