Uncle Sam Jam at Civic Center Park in Woodhaven

Music and fireworks keep the patriotic spirit going after the Fourth of July at the annual Uncle Sam Jam festival, happening July 12-15, 2018.

Just because the Fourth of July is over doesn’t mean you can’t keep the party going longer – and the best place to party is the Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, July 12-15, 2018.

Come out for the free-admission July festival. There will be a bunch of music acts, including big names like Candlebox, Sebastian Bach, Your Generation and many others.

The carnival will be in full swing all weekend. Rides include a roller coaster and a water slide, as well as 30 other rides for the whole family to enjoy. Bonus: Thursday is Family Day, so wristbands are half price.

Keep the merriment going with a fireworks show at dusk on Friday, July 13.

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If pyrotechnics and a smoking guitar aren’t your style, there are plenty of other activities that are family friendly and fun. The petting zoo is open every day, so bring the kids to see all of the cool animals. They can even ride a camel, for an extra fee.

Or, if your child doesn’t want to ride a camel, maybe they want to ride in a monster truck! You read that right: Shell-Camino is on display and offering rides Friday-Sunday all day long!

There’s so much more to explore at this can’t-miss event, which has become a tradition for southern Wayne County families, and your family can join in:

  • 4-11 p.m. Thursday
  • 4 p.m.-midnight Friday
  • noon-midnight Saturday
  • noon-11 p.m. Sunday

Admission is free, but there’s a $25 fee for ride wristbands.

For more information on this year’s Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven, and other upcoming events in metro Detroit, visit the Metro Parent calendar.

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