Family Events Fourth of July Fireworks and Events in Southeast Michigan Independence Day 2017 is here. Celebrate at one of these festival, parades or fireworks displays in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. « Previous Next » Christina Clark • June 2, 2017 1 Comment Total: 134 116 3 4 0 6 5 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. Canton Liberty Fest Fireworks June 17, 2017 Time: dusk Saturday Address: Heritage Park, 1010 S. Canton Center Road, Canton Cost: free; fees apply for rides Phone: 734-394-5360 This display takes places during the 26th annual Canton Liberty Festival, which happens June 15-17, 2017. 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 23, 2017 Time: dusk Friday Address: 4300 Main Park Drive, Shelby Township Cost: $10/vehicle entry, $15/after 5 p.m. Phone: 586-426-8211 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 24, 2017 Time: 10 p.m. Saturday Address: Downtown Lake Orion Cost: free; fees apply for rides The Lake Orion Lions put on their annual Jubilee Carnival June 22-25, 2017 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 24, 2017 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: 734-699-8921 This fireworks display at dusk is preceded by music spun by a live DJ and food and drink for sale. Taylor Summer Festival June 24, 2017 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 22-25, 2017. Kensington Metropark Fireworks June 24, 2017 Time: 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: 810-426-8211 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 25, 2017 Time: 7-10:30 p.m. (fireworks start around 10 p.m.) Address: Civic Center Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights Cost: free; fees apply for food and other 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. Livonia Spree at Ford Field June 25, 2017 Time: 10:15 p.m. Sunday Address: Ford Field, Farmington and Lyndon roads, Livonia Cost: Free; fees apply for rides Phone: 734-427-8190 This annual, which happens June 20-25 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. Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks June 25, 2017 Time: 10 p.m. Tuesday Address: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown Cost: $10/before 5 p.m., $15/after 5 p.m. Phone: 734-379-5020 Catch live music starting at 6 p.m., and enjoy some of the attractions offered at the park, before this annual celebration of America’s independence. Ford Fireworks in Detroit June 26, 2017 Time: 9:55 p.m. Monday Address: Hart Plaza, Detroit Cost: free/general; fees for VIP access Phone: 313-923-7400 The Ford Fireworks display has been happening along the Detroit River every summer for the last 59 years, and always delivers a banging show from barges on the river that can be seen from the RiverWalk. Rochester Festival of the Hills Fireworks June 28, 2017 Time: 6 p.m. (fireworks start at dusk) 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 28, 2017 Time: 10 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 29, 2017 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. Freedom Fireworks at Addison Oaks County Park June 30, 2017 Time: 10 p.m. Friday; times for weekend events will be set closer to the event Address: 1480 W. Romeo Road, Leonard Cost: fees apply Phone: 248-693-2432 Kick off a weekend of fun at this fireworks display at dusk on June 30 . 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. Lake St. Clair Metropark Fireworks June 30, 2017 Time: 10 p.m. Wednesday Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township Cost: $10/vehicle before 5 p.m. $15/after 5 p.m. 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. Get there early to enjoy fun on the beach before the the show. Grosse Pointe Farms Regatta and Fireworks June 30-July 2, 2017 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 2017 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. Salute to America June 30-July 3, 2017 Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; fireworks start around dusk Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn Cost: $25-$29/ages 13-plus, $15.50-$19.50/3-11, free/2 and under, $6/parking 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. Willow Metropark Fireworks July 1, 2017 Time: 10 p.m. Saturday Address: Willow Metropark, 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston Cost: free; $10/vehicle entry before 5 p.m., $15/after 5 p.m. Phone: 734-697-9181 Head to the park early to enjoy the pool and other entertainment before this Independence Day display. Freedom Fireworks at Groveland Oaks Park July 1, 2017 Time: dusk Saturday Address: Groveland Oaks Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly Cost: $15/vehicle Phone: 248-634-9811 Head out to the campground to enjoy a fireworks display, hosted by the Village of Holly. Consider camping June 30-July 4 because more fun happens throughout the weekend. Lake Orion Fourth of July Fireworks July 1, 2017 Time: dusk Saturday (rain date is Sunday, July 2) Address: Green’s Park, 100 S. Park Blvd., Lake Orion Cost: fees apply Phone: 248-343-2215 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 1, 2017 Time: dusk 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 1, 2017 Time: dusk 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. Stars and Stripes Festival July 2, 2017 Times: 10:30 p.m. Sunday Address: Freedom Hill County Park, 15000 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights Cost: free; fees apply for rides 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. Wolverine Lake Tiki Night and Fireworks July 3, 2017 Time: dusk Monday 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, 2017 Time: dusk Monday 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, 2017 Time: 10 p.m. Monday Address: Over Sylvan Lake and Otter Lake, Waterford Cost: free, donations welcome. Parking fees apply Phone: 248-682-9870 The Oakland County Boat Club sponsors this fun display, which shoots off from a barge in the center of the lake. Clawson Fourth of July Festival Fireworks July 4, 2017 Times: dusk Tuesday Address: Clawson City Park, 935 N. Custer Ave., Clawson Cost: fees apply 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, 2017 Times: dusk (10 p.m.) Tuesday Address: Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston Cost: parking fees apply 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. Oakland County Fair July 7, 2017 Time: fireworks dusk on opening day (Friday July 7); Full fair runs July 7-16 (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 16, 2017, for lots more hometown family fun. Uncle Sam Jam July 7, 2017 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. Seymour Celebration Fireworks in Oxford July 7-8, 2017 Time: dusk Friday-Saturday Address: Seymour Lake Township Park, 2795 Seymour Lake Road, Oxford Cost: free, $5/parking after 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, fees/ride wristbands Phone: 248-628-1720 The festival runs July 7-8, 2017, 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. This post has been updated for 2017 by Christina Clark.