Celebrate 4th of July in Metro Detroit with These Fireworks Shows

The Salute to America: Summer Stroll, Willow Metropark Fireworks, and Kensington Metropark Fireworks are among the local events
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Greenfield Village’s Salute to America events end with a fireworks show each night. // Photograph by KMS Photography

The Ford Fireworks will light up the sky tonight a televised-only event. And while we wish that we could gather in downtown Detroit to see them in person, luckily, there’s still plenty of other ways to get your fireworks fix this year. Here’s a quick peek at shows happening around metro Detroit this month.

Stony Creek Fireworks

Lots of spectators are expected at this classic southeast Michigan event. While the show begins at dusk, consider arriving early to secure a prime viewing spot. A daily or annual Metroparks pass is required for entry. $10 for a one-day Metroparks pass. 10 p.m. on June 30. Stony Creek Metropark, Eastwood Beach, 4300 Main Park Dr., Shelby Township; 586-781-4242; metroparks.com

Salute to America: Summer Stroll 

Each day of Greenfield Village’s Salute to America: Summer Stroll will conclude with an exciting fireworks display. Tickets to the celebration also include performances by Detroit Symphony Orchestra chamber ensembles, historical performances, street food, and craft beer. $19.25+ for kids; $27.25+ for adults. Venue opens at 6 p.m. June 30-July 3. Greenfield Village, Dearborn; 313-982-6001; thehenryford.org

Shelby Township Independence Day Fireworks

The Downtown Development Authority of Shelby Township will host its 2021 fireworks show at Ford Field Central Park. While the show won’t begin before dark, spectators can arrive early to kick off the festive evening with a food truck rally starting at 4 p.m. No cost for fireworks. 10 p.m. on July 1. Ford Field Central Park, 7460 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township; 586-731-0300;  facebook.com/events

Willow Metropark Fireworks

Enjoy fireworks under the stars at this New Boston Metropark. A daily or annual Metroparks pass is required for entry. $10 for a one-day Metroparks pass. 6 p.m. on July 1. Willow Metropark, 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston; 734-697-9181; metroparks.com

Red Run Fireworks

While this event is private for members of Red Run Golf Club, the display can also be viewed from neighboring Wagner Park. Admission, which includes dinner and live entertainment, starts at $34 for members. 5 p.m. on July 1. Red Run Golf Club, 2036 Rochester Road, Royal Oak; 248-548-7500; redrungolfclub.com

Kensington Metropark Fireworks

A fireworks display with a backdrop of Kent Lake awaits you at this festive event. A daily or annual Metroparks pass is required for entry. $10 for a one-day Metroparks pass. 10 p.m. on July 2. Kensington Metropark, 4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford; 810-227-8910; metroparks.com 

White Lake Citizens League Fireworks

The White Lake Citizens League, a nonprofit representing over 600 property owners in the White Lake area, will hold its annual fireworks display this weekend. No cost. Dusk on July 3. White Lake; wlcl.org

The Oakland County Fair

This annual event will host a fireworks show on its opening day. Prior to the display, enjoy entertainment from the Grant Reiff band and the crowning of the 2021 Oakland County Fair Royalty. Carnival rides, hermit crab races, and a high dive show will also take place at the fair that day. $12+. July 9. Springfield Oaks County Park, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg; oakfair.org

Cars Under the Stars Fireworks Spectacular

Later this month, M1 Concourse in Pontiac will hold its fourth annual Cars Under the Stars. The event will feature a fireworks show as well as food trucks, craft beer, and live music. $5-$45. Gates open at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. on July 18. M1 Concourse, 1 Concourse Dr., Pontiac; m1concourse.com