Ford Fireworks in Detroit

The 61st annual Ford Fireworks show returns June 24, 2019. Celebrate Independence Day on the downtown Detroit RiverFront.

Fireworks going off over the Detroit River near the Ren Cen
Photo courtesy of the Detroit News

Note: Due to COVID, Ford Fireworks has been canceled in 2020. Find out more about the 2020 televised event here

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

The fireworks is start at 9:55 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019, and can be enjoyed from many points throughout Detroit. The theme this year is “Come Alive in the D!”

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 Center 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, family fun won’t cost a thing.

For more information on the 2019 Ford Fireworks display in Detroit, or details on other Fourth of July fireworks and additional family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

This post was originally published in 2016 and is updated regularly. 

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