By Michelle Fusco
Metro Detroiters love to celebrate Independence Day with a BANG! Naturally, there are plenty of opportunities for viewing spectacular fireworks throughout the region on a variety of dates surrounding the holiday.
Ford Fireworks Presented by Target
While the word “awesome” tends to be overused, it is a well-deserved adjective here — this 50+ year annual tradition truly is awe inspiring. You can hear the collective “wows” verbalized from the crowd during the show. Catch it if you can!
(Side note: Detroit is the only place in the U.S. that you can look south to Canada. True story — it’s even a Trivial Pursuit question!)
A Celebration of Americana
Sparks Fly in the Suburbs
Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township will celebrate our nation’s birthday with a live concert and fireworks on Tuesday, July 2. The Motor City Brass Band will get the party started with a varied repertoire including classics, jazz, show tunes and marches, ending with a patriotic salute and brilliant fireworks display.
Also of note is the Stars and Stripes Festival at Freedom Hill Park in Sterling Heights. The festival runs June 28-30, 2013 and includes laser shows, national music acts, a carnival midway and fireworks on June 30.
If you’re a fireworks fanatic, check out http://michiganfireworks.com/ to search for shows by date, city or county — including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb.
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Freelance writer Michelle Fusco gives the breathtaking Ford Fireworks presented by Target in downtown Detroit five out of four stars! You’ll be humming Lee Greenwood the rest of the night!
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