10 Metro Detroit Fireworks Shows to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Light up your summer nights with these local displays
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Photograph courtesy of Seymour Celebration

Even though Detroit’s Ford Fireworks show has passed this year, there’s still plenty of great ways to celebrate the Fourth of July. The holiday is just around the corner, which means it’s time to fire up your grill, pick up some sparklers, and head to your nearest local park for a late-night show. These 10 metro Detroit fireworks displays are sure to leave you speechless.

Seymour Celebration

Featuring 20 rides and countless activities, The Seymour Celebration is a three-day festival in Oxford. Day two of the festival, June 28, will feature a 10:00 p.m. firework display. Arrive at 7:00 p.m. to enjoy live music before the display. June 28. No cost for admission. Seymour Lake Township Park, 2795 Seymour Lake Rd., Oxford; seymourcelebration.com

St. Clair Shores Fireworks Display

Hosted by First State Bank, this event isn’t just fireworks. Arrive early and enjoy the Splash Pad, live music, and basketball court. Grills will be available throughout the park, so bring your picnic gear. The fireworks begin at 10:00 p.m. June 28. $2+. Veterans Memorial Park, 32400 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores; scsmi.net

Lake Orion Independence Day Fireworks

The Lake Orion Fireworks Association is hosting its Dueling Fireworks event. The fireworks will be launched from two separate platforms, one on the M24 side of Lake Orion and the other from west of the Bellevue Bridge. The display begins at 10:00 p.m., and passes can be purchased to watch the show from Greens Park. June 29. $2 for park passes. Greens Park, 66 S. Park Blvd., Lake Orion; downtownlakeorion.org

Cars Under the Stars Fireworks Display

Half car show, half fireworks display, the M1 Concourse invites automotive enthusiasts and Fourth of July celebrators alike to celebrate America with them. Owners of show-worthy vehicles can purchase spots on the Skidpad. The event lasts from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin at dusk. Other attractions include food trucks and bounce houses. June 30. $5+. M1 Concourse, 1 Concourse Dr., Pontiac; m1concourse.com

Stony Creek Metroparks Fireworks

As a part of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks fireworks series, this display is accompanied by food vendors, concessions, and family-friendly events. The fireworks begin at dusk. June 30. No cost with park pass. Stony Creek Metro Park, 4300 Main Park Rd., Shelby Township; metroparks.com

Madison Heights Festival in the Park

Hosted at the Madison Heights Civic Center Park, this fireworks show is a part of the city’s annual festival. Live music, airbrush tattoos, and inflatables will be just a few of the attractions featured. The fireworks will begin at 10:00 pm. June 30. No cost. Madison Heights Civic Park, 360 W. 13 Mile Rd., Madison Heights; madison-heights.org 

Shelby Township Independence Day Fireworks

The Shelby Township Downtown Development Authority’s show begins at 10 p.m. Visible across the area, families can also join the organization at Ford Field Central Park. Nearby events include a food truck rally and a festival at the Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site. No cost. July 3. Ford Field Central Park, 7460 23 Mile Rd., Shelby Township; shelbytwp.org

Salute to America

These Dearborn fireworks begin every night between July 3 and 6 at dusk. Other events and activities begin earlier in the day, though, featuring party games and picnics. Live music follows the fireworks. July 3-6. $20.50+. Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; thehenryford.org

Clawson 4th of July Festival

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Clawson Festival, which has been around since the 1930s, includes an opening ceremony, a parade, an arts and crafts fair, Midway games and rides, a hot dog eating contest, and closes with a firework display at dusk. July 4. No cost. Clawson City Park, 935 N. Custer, Clawson; clawson4thofjuly.org

The Uncle Sam Jam

Keep the celebration going after the Fourth with the 10th annual Uncle Sam Jam in Woodhaven. Beginning on July 11, this festival includes a petting farm, camel rides, live music, and of course, fireworks beginning at dusk. July 11. No cost. Woodhaven Park, 23101 Hall Rd., Woodhaven; funfestevents.net


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