Fireworks in Detroit, MI
For the ultimate summer experience, enjoy a stunning fireworks display while enjoying the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on the beautiful and historic grounds of the Eleanor and Edsel Ford House. The orchestra plays on the terrace, along the Lake St. Clair shoreline, offering guests both spectacular sights and sounds. Families are invited to pack their own chairs and blankets – as well as a picnic – to enjoy. Guests can also choose to indulge in any of the food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available on the grounds as well. Advance ticket prices are $20 for adults; $12 for children 12 and under and parking is $5. Order tickets in advance – this event a sellout each year.
Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and SPREE! Each year, approximately 400,000 people go to Livonia to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the city with a weeklong birthday party. Livonia Spree has something for everyone: delicious food, great music – ranging from country to jazz – a fantastic family carnival and more. The most popular attraction, however, is the Grand Finale Fireworks Extravaganza on the final night, which blows off more than $50,000 in pyrotechnics. Fireworks are free; other activities, such as the carnival, have an admission price – but don’t fret about spending too much – after expenses, the majority of proceeds are donated to Livonia Parks and Recreation and several other local non-profits.
One of Detroit’s can’t-miss events of the year is the Target Fireworks. Running for more than 50 years, the city’s annual tradition keep spectators coming back for more, year after year, and for plenty of good reasons. The show boasts more than 10,000 fireworks illuminating both Detroit and Canada, and, in fact, is the largest international fireworks show of its kind, with fireworks blasting off from three barges on the riverfront. As if that wasn’t enough – the beautiful spectacle is also synchronized with music. The loyal sponsorship by Target and continued support by the City of Detroit allows The Parade Company to do what they do – produce world-class, family-friendly events for the region. Admission is free, so be sure to arrive early to get a prime seating location.
The Stars and Stripes Festival stays true to its name by offering up some of the best Americana-inspired fireworks in the area. The festival itself is loaded with both national and local music acts, cuisine from all around the world, a carnival, a laser show and an art exhibit – but it’s the spectacular fireworks display that really brings out the crowds. Past years have drawn well over 500,000 people into downtown Mount Clemens, so be sure to anticipate a crowd and plan to walk a bit after parking. Fireworks are free, but some activities may have a fee, so bring cash as well.
The Uncle Sam Jam is one of the most popular summer weekend festivals serving the downriver community and has quickly become a family tradition in southern Wayne County. The fest features plenty of live music, a carnival, games, a petting farm and more. The highlight, though, is the Friday night fireworks, which are the biggest in the area and draw a large crowd. The show begins at 10 p.m. on the Friday night of the annual fest, and can be seen anywhere inside the fairgrounds. Fireworks are free, but some activities may have a fee, so bring cash if you’re craving some delicious carnival food.