Independence Day: July 4th in Detroit

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Looking for some ways to celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend in Detroit?

Detroit celebrates the nation's 239th birthday in style with firework displays and special festivals, but if a private picnic is more your style, it's all good! Check out some of the things to do on (or around) the Fourth of July Weekend in Detroit:

July 4th, 2015: Saturday

Community Firework Displays

Let's face it, Independence Day celebrations are all about the fireworks, whether they occur on the Fourth of July or in the weeks preceding it.

To help you get the most bang for your buck, check out the Community Firework Displays in (or around) Metro Detroit, Michigan in June and July.


The 4th of July falls on a Saturday in 2015, which means Detroiters can look forward to a long weekend for a proper Independence Day celebration. There are several concerts scheduled throughout the holiday weekend as well, including:

  • The Tragically Hip at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
  • Brian Wilson at The Fox Theatre in Detroit
  • Whitesnake at Harpos in Detroit
  • Ben Lee at The Ark in Ann Arbor
  • John Fogerty at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo


Northville: The Independence Day Parade takes place on Saturday, July 4th. Kids who want to be part of it can join the bike parade at 9:15 AM or bring a dog, cat, bird or fish to the pet parade. 

Wyandotte: The Independence Day Parade takes place on Saturday, July 4th at 10 AM and runs along Biddle Avenue.

Festivals and Events:

Ann Arbor: The Ann Arbor Summer Festival continues throughout the holiday weekend. The entertainment lineup includes Pink Martini and The Capital Steps.

Clarkston: The 2015 Independence Day Parade takes place in Downtown Clarkston on Saturday, July 4th. The theme is "Grand Old Flag" and the parade starts at St.

Daniel Church.

Clawson: The Clawson 4th of July Festival includes a parade on the holiday. It starts at 9 AM at Clawson Center (14 Mile Road and Crooks). Fireworks start at Dusk at City Park.

Dearborn: Greenfield Village celebrates with the 24th Annual Salute to America in the Walnut Grove Historic District. The event runs on several evenings from July 1st to July 4th, 2015. Each evening includes a Fireworks Finale that will be accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overature, as well as 19th-century lawn games, picnics and food.

Oakland County: The 2015 Oakland County Fair kicks off starting July 3rd with a concert by TJ Craven & Grant Rieff and Fireworks. July 4th is Americana Day and continues the fun with more circus acts, racing pigs, lumberjack shows and the Globe of Death -- just to name a few of the events available at the fair. July 5th is Pinewood Derby Day.

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