Fourth of July Fireworks and Events in Southeast Michigan

Independence Day 2018 is here. Celebrate at one of these festival, parades or fireworks displays in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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 2018, 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 16, 2018

  • 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 27th annual Canton Liberty Festival, which happens June 14-16, 2018. 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

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June 22, 2018

  • Time: dusk
  • 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 23, 2018

  • 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 21-24, 2018 in the downtown Lake Orion area. It features a midway full of rides and games, and a fireworks display on Saturday.

Willow Metropark Fireworks

June 23, 2018

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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.

Livonia Spree at Ford Field

June 24, 2018

  • 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 19-24 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 25, 2018

  • 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 60 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 27, 2018

  • 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.

Stars and Stripes Festival

June 28-July 4, 2018

  • Times: 10:30 p.m. Tuesday
  • Address: Freedom Hill County Park, 15000 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights
  • Cost: free; fees apply for rides
  • Phone: 586-493-4344

Head out Thursday-Wednesday for tons of family fun, including this big bad display on Tuesday night.

Freedom Fireworks at Addison Oaks County Park

June 29, 2018

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • Address: 1480 W. Romeo Road, Leonard
  • Cost: $5/resident parking, $12/non resident parking, $15/general parking after noon
  • Phone: 248-693-2432

Kick off a weekend of fun at this fireworks display at dusk on June 29; plus face painting, patriotic art projects, clowns, pony rides and inflatables.

Kensington Metropark Fireworks

June 29, 2018

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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.

Grosse Pointe Farms Regatta and Fireworks

June 29-July 1, 2018

  • 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 2018 Regatta, which is hosted by the Grosse Pointe Farms Boat Club and Pier Park, features a free concert all weekend, and a fireworks display on Saturday.

Taylor Summer Festival

June 30, 2018

  • 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 28-July 1, 2018.

Hudson Mills Metropark Fireworks

June 30, 2018

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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.

Van Buren Township Fireworks

June 30, 2018

  • 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.

 Freedom Fireworks at Groveland Oaks Park

June 30, 2018

  • Time: dusk
  • 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 29-July 4 because more fun happens throughout the weekend.

Lake Orion Fourth of July Fireworks

June 30, 2018

  • Time: dusk
  • 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.

Salute to America

June 30-July 4, 2018

  • Times: 6-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; fireworks start around dusk
  • Address: Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Cost: $30/12-plus, $22.50/5-11, free/four 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.

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks

July 1, 2018

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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.

Fireworks Festival 

July 3, 2018 

  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Address: Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township
  • Cost: $15/advance parking, $20/day-of parking, $10/walk-ins
  • 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.

Manchester Fireworks Display

July 3, 2018

  • Time: dusk
  • 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.

DMF Bait Fireworks

July 3, 2018

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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, 2018

  • 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.

White Lake Fireworks

July 4, 2018

  • Time: dusk Saturday
  • Address: Downtown White Lake area
  • Cost: free
  • Phone: 231-893-4585

There’s a morning parade and an evening fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day.

Independence Fest in Clarkston

July 4, 2018

  • Times: dusk (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.

Oakland County Fair

July 6, 2018

  • Time: 10 p.m.
  • 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 15, 2018, for lots more hometown family fun.

 Seymour Celebration Fireworks in Oxford

July 6-7, 2018

  • 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 6-7, 2018, 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.

Uncle Sam Jam

July 13, 2018

  • 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.

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

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