Motor City knows how to celebrate the Fourth of July! The Detroit and Ann Arbor metropolitan area hosts community festivals, parades, runs, music, car shows, and, of course, fireworks!
Ford Fireworks (June 26, 2023)
Ford Fireworks is the largest display in Detroit and one of the best in the United States. Held by The Parade Company, it is the ultimate highlight of Detroit summer. Amazing fireworks over the Detroit River are seen best from Hart Plaza or along the Detroit Riverwalk. Belle Isle Park and Campus Martius Park also provide a decent view. The Rooftop Party for the fireworks is held on the Center Garage roof. The celebration features food, drinks, interactive games for kids, and live entertainment.
Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade (July 4, 2023, unconfirmed)
The Ann Arbor Jaycees Parade is one of the best Fourth of July traditions in the region. This free event begins at 10 am with the procession, which starts on State St & Liberty St and then goes north on State to Washington, west on Washington to Main, south on Main St, and back to Liberty St. Lots of local children participate in the parade with their decorated bicycles.
Kensington Metropark Fireworks (early July 2023, unconfirmed)
Milford, Michigan, northwest of Detroit, hosts a vibrant Independence Day celebration at Kensington Metropark. Festivities begin after dark at 10 pm. Tens of thousands of spectators have picnics under the sky, waiting for the dazzling displays. A Metroparks pass will be required to drive into Kensington Metropark.
Willow Metropark Fireworks (early July 2023, unconfirmed)
Every July, Willow Metropark, located southwest of Detroit, holds a free celebration of America's Birthday. Live entertainment starts at 6 p.m. The popular fireworks display is scheduled for 10 pm. Plan to arrive early and make sure to have a Metropark vehicle pass to get in.