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Celebrating Independence Day in Detroit
Downtown Detroit’s 54th annual Target Fireworks extravaganza lit up the night sky on Monday, June 25. If you missed the show on the Detroit River, or if you’re anxious for more Independence Day celebrations, Detroit is just getting started. There’s still plenty of opportunity to celebrate our nation’s independence in the Motor City. From local fireworks displays and parades to baseball games and concerts, Detroit is ready for a celebration. Here’s just a bit of what’s happening over the next 10 days.
Detroit Tigers: The Tigers will play two home series at Comerica Park - the Minnesota Twins July 2-5, followed by the Kansas City Royals July 6-8. In addition to the standard fireworks displays at Comerica Park, there will be a special post-game fireworks display on July 4, and fans 21 and over will receive a red, white and blue Tigers hat courtesy of Miller Light.
Local Shows: Birmingham, July 3 at 10 p.m., Lincoln Hills Golf Course; Belleville, July 4 at 10 p.m., Willow Metropark; Brooklyn, July 4 at Dusk, Columbia Middle School Football Field; Brownstown, June 30 at 10 p.m., Lake Erie Metropark; Plymouth Township, July 3 at 10:30 p.m., Plymouth Township Park; Rochester/Washington Township, July 1 at 10 p.m., Stony Creek Metropark; St. Clair Shores, June 29 at dusk, Veterans Memorial Park.
Concerts, Parades & Festivals
Stars and Stripes Festival, Mt. Clemens: The Stars and Stripes Festival (June 29 through July 1) includes a laser show on June 30, a banana derby, classic K-9 performance team, carnival, live entertainment, a BMX show and Huntington Fireworks at 10 p.m. on June 29.
Salute to America, Greenfield Village, Dearborn: Food, picnics, 19th-century lawn games and a fireworks finale with cannons, set to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture: June 30, July 1, 3 and 4.
Concerts at DTE: Toby Keith with Brantley Gilbert (June 29), the Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour (June 30), Neil Diamond (July 3) and Def Leppard with Poison and Lita Ford (July 7). And at Meadowbrook Music Festival, Rochester Hills: Death Cab for Cutie / City and Colour (July 4).
Wyandotte Independence Day Parade: July 4 at 10 a.m. - The parade route begins at Northline Road near the Police/Court Building and ends at Eureka Avenue, and features 100 marching troupes, pipe and drum and marching bands, schools and organizations from throughout Michigan and Canada.
With the 4th of July landing square in the middle of a week, we have the pick of weekends this year. What are your plans for celebrating Independence Day in Detroit?
Photos by Bill Bowen