Fourth of July Fireworks in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Independence Day 2019 is here. Celebrate at one of these Fourth of July fireworks displays in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

Silhouette of a family in front of a forth of july fireworks display

Fourth of July is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate America’s independence than with enormous explosions in the sky? For Independence Day 2019, southeast Michigan residents are celebrating with tons of Fourth of July 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 July festivals.

Canton Liberty Fest Fireworks

June 15, 2019

  • Time: Dusk
  • 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 28th annual Canton Liberty Festival, which happens June 13-15, 2019. 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.

Lake Orion Jubilee Fireworks

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June 22, 2019

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Address: Downtown Lake Orion
  • Cost: free; fees apply for rides

The Lake Orion Lions put on their annual Jubilee Carnival June 20-23, 2019, in the downtown Lake Orion area. It features a midway full of rides and games, and a fireworks display on Saturday.

Lake Orion Fourth of July Fireworks

June 22 and 29, 2019

  • Time: Dusk
  • Address: Green’s Park, 100 S. Park Blvd., Lake Orion
  • Cost: Fees may apply, check ahead
  • Phone: 248-343-2215

Pick a spot on the front or back of the lake and watch these two fireworks displays light up the night.

Ford Fireworks in Detroit

June 24, 2019

  • Time: 9:55 p.m.
  • 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 61 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 26, 2019

  • Time: 6 p.m. (fireworks start at 10 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.

Seymour Celebration Fireworks in Oxford

June 28-29, 2019

  • 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 June 27-20, 2019, 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.

Grosse Pointe Farms Regatta and Fireworks

June 29, 2019 

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

The 2019 Regatta, which is hosted by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club and Pier Park, runs June 28-30 and features a free concert all weekend, plus fireworks display on Saturday.

Taylor Summer Festival

June 29, 2019

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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 27-30, 2019.

Van Buren Township Fireworks

June 29, 2019

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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. Rain date is June 30.

Festival in the Park 

June 30, 2019 

  • Time: 7-10 p.m.
  • Address: Madison Heights Civic Center Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: 248-589-2294

Find live entertainment, food, inflatables, face painting and a brilliant fireworks display at dusk.

Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks

June 30, 2019

  • Time: Dusk
  • Address: 4300 Main Park Drive, Shelby Township
  • Cost: Free; $10/vehicle entry
  • 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.

Livonia Spree at Ford Field

June 30, 2019

  • Time: 10:15 p.m.
  • Address: Ford Field, Farmington and Lyndon roads, Livonia
  • Cost: Free; fees apply for rides
  • Phone: 734-427-8190

This annual, which happens June 25-30 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.

Willow Metropark Fireworks

July 1, 2019

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Address: Willow Metropark, 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston
  • Cost: Free; $10/vehicle entry
  • Phone: 734-697-9181

Head to the park early to enjoy the pool and other entertainment before this Independence Day display.

Hudson Mills Metropark Fireworks

July 2, 2019

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Address: Hudson Mills Metropark, 8801 N. Territorial Road, Dexter
  • Cost: $10/vehicle entry
  • Phone: 734-426-8211

Enjoy music spun by a live DJ and food before this annual display begins.

Fireworks Festival 

July 3, 2019

  • Time: 5-10 p.m.
  • Address: Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
  • Cost: $10/general
  • Phone: 810-908-9976

This celebration kicks off with a full lineup of musical entertainment, shopping and a Kids Korner, which is full of inflatables, slides, a climbing tower and retro games for kids. It ends with a fantastic display at 10 p.m.

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks

July 3, 2019

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Address: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
  • Cost: $10/vehicle entry
  • 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.

Salute to America

July 3-6, 2019

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. daily; fireworks start around dusk
  • Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: $28/general, $21/kids, free/under 5, $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.

Clawson Fourth of July Festival Fireworks

July 4, 2019

  • Times: 10 p.m.
  • 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, 2019

  • Times: 10 p.m.
  • 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.

Freedom Fireworks at Addison Oaks County Park

July 5, 2019

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Address: 1480 W. Romeo Road, Leonard
  • Cost: $5/resident parking, $12/non resident parking
  • Phone: 248-693-2432

Kick off a weekend of fun at this fireworks display at dusk on July 5; plus face painting, patriotic art projects, clowns, pony rides and inflatables.

Oakland County Fair

July 5, 2019

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Address: Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg
  • Cost: $12/parking and entry, $6/admission if you walk into the grounds, $18-$25/ride wristbands, $5-$10/grandstand shows
  • Phone: 248-634-8830

Kick off your fair week with a beautiful fireworks display on opening day. Stick around through July 14, 2019, for lots more hometown family fun.

 Freedom Fireworks at Groveland Oaks Park

July 6, 2019

  • Time: Dusk
  • Address: Groveland Oaks Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly
  • Cost: $5/resident parking, $12/non resident parking
  • Phone: 248-634-9811

Head out to the campground to enjoy a fireworks display, hosted by the Village of Holly. Consider camping because more fun happens throughout the weekend.

Uncle Sam Jam

July 12, 2019

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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.

DSO at the Ford House 

July 12-13, 2019 

  • Time: 8-10 p.m. daily
  • Address: Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores
  • Cost: $20/general, $12/ages 5-12
  • Phone: 313-884-4222

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra performs during this fantastic display.

Farmington Founders Festival 

July 20, 2019 

  • Time: Dusk
  • Address: Shiawassee Park, Farmington
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: 248-919-6917

This four-day fest offers live music, a kids’ carnival a parade and a huge fireworks show on Saturday night.

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

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