11 Fireworks Shows to Celebrate Fourth of July

Nothing says “Happy Fourth of July” quite like the booming atmosphere of a fireworks show. Head to one of these local displays to celebrate.
The Ford Fireworks take place in Detroit on June 24. // Photograph courtesy of The Parade Co.

Nothing says “Happy Fourth of July” quite like the booming atmosphere of a fireworks show. Head to one of these displays to celebrate.

Cars Under Stars Fireworks Spectacular

Gates open at 5 p.m. for this event and fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. Along with the show, attendees can enjoy food trucks, craft beer stands, and live music. $15 for Pontiac residents, $30 for walk-ins. June 30. M1 Concourse, ; .

Ford Fireworks

The Ford Fireworks will light up the Detroit Riverfront with more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects. The show can be viewed in-person at the Rooftop party or virtually via WDIV Local 4’s live broadcast. 760 WJR will provide special radio coverage of the event. No cost to watch the fireworks downtown. Fees apply and vary for area viewing parties. June 24. Downtown Detroit area; .

Festival of the Hills Fireworks

Rochester Hills hosts its Festival of the Hills at Borden Park each year. The fireworks show, which is the largest display in Oakland County, is the finale to an evening of family-friendly entertainment, games, food, and fun. The festival includes inflatable play centers, a petting zoo and a screening of Kung Fu Panda 4 at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. No cost, donations accepted. June 26. Borden Park, ; .

Salute to America at Greenfield Village

Greenfield Village presents Salute to America to honor and celebrate America. In partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, patrons can enjoy drinks, food, and music in celebration Independence Day. The finale will conclude with an “1812 Overture” performance, cannon fire, and a fireworks finale. This celebration is from July 2-5 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. $29.50-$35.75 for members, $35.75-$42 for general admission, free for kids 4 and under. Greenfield Village, ; .

Clarkston Independence Fest Fireworks

Each year, Clarkston hosts its Independence Fest at Clintonwood Park. The day begins at 11 a.m. and includes a K9 show, live music, a classic car display, kids activities, and a fireworks display at 10 p.m. No cost. June 29. Clintwood Park, ;.

White Lake Fireworks

White Lake is known for its Fourth of July celebration. Following the annual boat parade, the White Lake community hosts a fireworks show over the water. Viewers can watch from shore or take their boats out to get a front row seat to the excitement. No cost. July 1. White Lake Road area, White Lake; .

Field of Flight Fireworks

The Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival offers two separate fireworks displays to celebrate the Fourth. The 15-minute-plus displays are scheduled for 10:30 p.m. on July 4 and 6, and they’ll be set to patriotic music as well as rock, pop, and country tunes. The festival also includes live music, food and craft vendors, a carnival, an incredible airshow, and a hot-air balloon launch. $15 general admission. July 3-7 with fireworks on July 4 and 6. Battle Creek Field,; .

Frankenmuth Volksläufe Fireworks

German for “The People’s Race,” Volksläufe celebrates friends, family, community, and fitness with a racing event for all ages and fitness levels. The fireworks show takes place at the end of the first day of the races and is visible throughout Frankenmuth, but the best spot in town to watch the display is at Heritage Park. No cost. July 3. Heritage Park, ; .

Tiki Night Fireworks

The 37th annual Wolverine Lake Tiki Night features music, food, and fireworks. It’s a major event for the community and a celebration that many look forward to all year. The fireworks begin at 9 p.m. and are open to the public. Watch from shore or take the boat out with your friends and family to watch the display. No cost. July 3. Wolverine Lake area; .

Lake Erie Metropark

The fireworks begin at 10 p.m. over the park grounds and viewers can watch from the comfort of their cars, picnic blankets, and lawn chairs. No cost, Metroparks pass required. July 3. ;.

Clawson 4th of July Celebration in the Park Fireworks

This all-day festival celebrates Independence Day with tons of family-friendly fun. The celebration has been a tradition in Clawson since 1933 and includes a 5K and 1-mile fun run, an arts and crafts fair, parade, music, and a carnival midway full of games and rides. It concludes with fireworks at 10 p.m. No cost, donations accepted. July 4. Clawson Park, ; .

This post has been updated for 2024.