Fourth of July Fireworks in Michigan: 10 Displays to Check Out in 2024

Jake Newby

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Looking for the best fireworks in Michigan in 2022? There are destination fireworks displays and festivals all over the state between June 24 and July 4.
If you’re here, you must be wondering where you can go to watch the best fireworks in Michigan during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Well, the wondering stops here! As you get your Independence Day plans in order, check out this list of 12 of the biggest, most elaborate fireworks displays (and festivals) planned across Michigan in 2024. The events are listed in the order that they occur.

Ford Fireworks

When: Monday, June 24 from at 10 p.m.
Where: 1 Hart Plaza in Detroit.
Details: Detroit’s Ford Fireworks is celebrating its 66th edition. Ford Fireworks put on a large display of fireworks that are visible for miles over the Detroit River with over 10,000 pyrotechnic effects and broadcast live on WDIV-Local 4. The event is free and open to the public with amazing views from Hart Plaza, Belle Isle, and across our beautiful city. For more details, visit the site here.

Shelby Township and Stony Creek Metropark Fireworks 2024

When: Friday, June 28 at 10 p.m.
Stony Creek Metropark at 4300 Main Park Rd, Shelby Twp.
Details: Tens of thousands of our neighbors gather together – over picnics and under the stars – to enjoy this celebration and fireworks display. Live entertainment and vendors keep the atmosphere up until the fireworks display at 10 p.m. A Metroparks car pass is needed to enter and for parking. Learn more here.

Willow Metropark Fireworks

When: Monday, July 1, at dusk.
Where: Willow Metropark at 23200 S. Huron Road in New Boston.
Details: The fireworks display will begin at dusk. Plan to arrive early for this free and popular fireworks event, however. Enjoy the park trails, playground, and live entertainment provided by the American Ages Band prior to the fireworks. A Metro parks vehicle entry permit is required for this event.

Bay City Fireworks Festival

When: Thursday, July 4 through Saturday, July 6.
Where: Wenona Park at 111 Center Ave. in Bay City, and Veterans Memorial Park at John F Kennedy Drive in Bay City.
Details: People travel from all over the United States to witness the Bay City amazing fireworks display. Whether you see the magnificent displays on either of the first two nights, you should know the magnificent grand finale show is put on the third evening. Learn more from the festival site.

Kensington Metropark Fireworks

When: Tuesday, July 2, at 10 p.m.
Where: Kensington Metropark at 4570 Huron River Parkway in Milford. Details: The annual fireworks display in Kensington will start at dusk, so make sure to get there before time. The Kensington fireworks festival brings together tens of thousands of neighbors over picnics and under the stars and fireworks.

Lake Erie Metropark Fireworks

When: Wednesday, July 3 at 10 p.m.
Where: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave. in Brownstown Charter Township.
Details: Lake Erie Metropark hosts its annual fireworks show at dusk. Plan to arrive early to claim your spot and to enjoy the park. Enjoy the park trails, playground, and live entertainment provided by the Rick Lieder Trio prior to the fireworks at 10 p.m.

Frankenmuth Fireworks at Volksläufe, The People’s Race

When: Wednesday, July 3, at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Frankenmuth.
Details: Each year, the Frankenmuth Jaycees present this exciting and enjoyable Independence Day experience which includes races on July 4th, as well as a fireworks celebration the night of July 3rd. Learn more from Frankenmuth’s site here.

Traverse City 4th – The National Cherry Festival

When: Saturday, July 6, at 10:30 p.m.
Where: West Grand Traverse Bay in Traverse City.
Details: Traverse City’s National Cherry festival runs from June 29 to July 6. The fireworks display is scheduled for the festival finale, July 6 at 10:30 pm. There are parades, entertainment, venders are more throughout the festival. Learn more at the festival site here.

Annual Grand Rapids Fireworks

When: Saturday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Ah-Nab-Awen Park at 220 Front Ave. NW in Grand Rapids. Details: The skies over Grand Rapids will explode in vibrant colors of the rainbow as the annual Grand Rapids fireworks return. The fireworks top off an exciting day of activities for all ages, including live entertainment and evening concerts, planned at downtown’ Grand Rapids’ Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Fireworks begin at 10:30 PM, and entertainment and food are available all evening leading up to the display. Learn more from Experience Grand Rapids.

Grandville July 4 Celebration

When: Tuesday, July 4, from 8:30 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Where: Grandville Oakestown Intermediate School at 3535 Wilson Ave SW in Grandville.
Details: Grandville has celebrations, events, and entertainment from June 29 to July 4. Ending the celebrations is the fireworks display at dark on the night of July 4. Learn more at the Grandville site.

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