Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays

Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays in 2021? Many firework displays are still cancelled for 2021. Despite being outdoors, fireworks typically draw large crowds. They also require advance planning to get prime dates. With local restrictions changing mid-June many communities didn’t have the chance to schedule a fireworks show around July 4.

When I moved to Ann Arbor I was surprised to learn that Ann Arbor doesn’t have a Fireworks display and that many local displays are spread throughout the week before Fourth of July instead of that night. Growing up Fourth of July Fireworks were an annual tradition.


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Local Ann Arbor Fireworks Display

Typically Ann Arbor area fireworks display start with local fairs on Memorial Day Weekend and end with Dexter Daze in mid August. Locally, the Hudson Mills fireworks are usually earlier in the week of Fourth of July. Recently, the only local event on Fourth of July is in Saline. Saline has cancelled their fireworks this year. Hudson Mills is not having fireworks, but they will be at Kensington MetroPark.

Date/Time Event
06/18/2021
2:00pm-11:30pm
Hamburg Fun Fest
at Manly Bennet Park, Whitmore Lake Michigan
06/19/2021
11:00am-11:30pm
Hamburg Fun Fest
at Manly Bennet Park, Whitmore Lake Michigan
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07/01/2021
10:00pm-11:00pm
Fireworks
at Willow Metropark, New Boston Michigan
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07/02/2021
6:30pm-10:30pm
Whitmore Lake Fireworks
at Whitmore Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
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07/02/2021
10:00pm-11:00pm
Fireworks
at Kensington Metropark Nature Center, Milford Michigan
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07/03/2021
9:00pm-11:00pm
Manchester Fireworks
at Carr Park, Manchester Michigan
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07/04/2021
9:00pm-11:00pm
Fireworks
at Grass Lake Park, Grass Lake Michigan

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Detroit Fireworks

Each year Detroit typically holds fireworks over the Detroit River. Viewing is available in both Detroit and Windsor. This year, the Ford Fireworks will be on Monday, June 28. The fireworks will be set off in Lake St Clair Metropark. The televised program will start at 9p with the firework show when it is dark. When my daughter was younger, I would DVR the fireworks for her to watch the next day.

Henry Ford Fireworks – Salute to America

Each year the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Henry Ford Museum present Salute to America at Greenfield Village. We attended in 2019 and it was a spectacular show. They have modified the event for 2021. They will be having a strolling event this year to minimize the people gathered. When we attended in 2019, we were on the hill by the railroad tracks and had a decent amount of space, but directly in front of the stage was much more packed.

The 2021 Salute to America Stroll runs June 30-July 3. Small ensembles from DSO will play at smaller sites throughout Greenfield Village. There will be historical decades vignettes, historical buildings to visit, and free carousel rides. The night will still conclude with fireworks. I may prefer the modified program with access to the buildings and historical activities. However, with the forecast of rain the single location might be better. It rained the year we attended and we could huddle in our chairs with ponchos.

Fireworks at Home

Certain fireworks are legal in Michigan. If you choose to use these fireworks at home, please be sure to be safe. We have been mostly staying home, but I have not seen as many fireworks stands around town as I have in past years.

I’ve heard the Burns Park and Hunt Park neighborhoods are usually good for displays. These are usually organized by local residents, but are not publicly announced. I did hear that Burns Park will not have a display this year.

We typically watch the displays that are put on by various people in our neighborhood. I was expecting them to return to normal level with gatherings returning, but the weather is likely to put a damper on displays in 2021.

Some Rules for Fireworks at Home

If you are going to use fireworks at home, be sure to follow the law and other safety recommendations.

  • Fireworks are allowed:
    • December 31 11a through 1a on January 1
    • Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend (May 23 & 24 this year) from 11a-11:45p
    • June 29-July 4 from 11a-11:45p
    • Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend (September 5 & 6 this year) from 11a-11:45p
  • Consumer fireworks may only be lit on private property. Consumer fireworks are not allowed in parks, streets, sidewalks, schools, churches, and property of others
  • Fireworks should only be handled by sober adults
  • Keep a bucket of water on hand. Sand is also good to have around.
  • With our hot/dry conditions, be extra vigilant for fires on dry grass

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