Detroit Fireworks: Top 10 Best Shows

Modified: July 22, 2019 | Story by Lori Bremerkamp | Photos by The Parade Company, Waterview Loft at Port Detroit

Celebrate the 4th of July — and the days leading up to it — with a bang. From small-town displays to sky explosions that can be seen for miles, we’ve come up with 10 fireworks events you won’t want to miss. So grab your blankets and chairs, sit back and enjoy the show.

Metro Detroit Fireworks

Canton Liberty Fest Fireworks – June 15

Fireworks close out three fun-filled days of festival food, carnival rides, midway games and more at Canton’s beautiful Heritage Park.

Ford Fireworks – June 24

Watch the skyline light up from along the Detroit RiverWalk, as fireworks shoot from three barges on the Detroit River during Michigan’s largest fireworks show.


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Rochester Festival of the Hills Fireworks – June 26

Fun games, activities and live entertainment are capped off with Michigan’s second-largest fireworks display, held rain or shine.

Memorial Park Fireworks – June 28

One of the community’s largest annual gatherings, with thousands watching from the park and others able to view the colorful display from boats on Lake St. Clair.

Festival in the Park Fireworks – June 30

Civic Center Park in Madison Heights hosts fireworks, live music and more. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks – June 3o

Enjoy all the park has to offer and then stick around after dark for this popular fireworks display.

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks – July 3

Watch gigantic fireworks on the shores of Lake Erie–or take a boat ride and see the spectacular event from the water.

Shelby Township Independence Day Fireworks – July 3

Fireworks close the day at Shelby Township’s Independence Day celebration at the Packard Proving Grounds.

Salute to America – July 3-6

A mesmerizing joint concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band, the premier touring musical representatives of the United States Army, overwhelms Greenfield Village with goodwill. The finale is the DSO’s stirring rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, played in harmony with authentic cannon fire under a canopy of fireworks.


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Clawson 4th of July Fireworks – July 4

Fireworks in City Park cap off Clawson’s annual Independence Day parade and carnival.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    Detroit International RiverWalk
    1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207
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    The Henry Ford
    20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124