Ann Arbor Fireworks Display

Where to Find Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays?

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Are you looking for Ann Arbor Fireworks Displays in 2022? We are still gathering information as displays are announced for 2022.

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. Although we have been spoiled to have several simultaneous displays in my neighborhood each year


Metro Detroit’s Top Fireworks Events

Each year Metro Detroit has two top-billed firework events. They are a bit further from Ann Arbor, but are still good choices.

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 27. This year the display will return to downtown Detroit. 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.

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Henry Ford Fireworks – Salute to America

DSO returns to Greenfield Village with Salute to America. This year’s even is a hybrid of the traditional main stage concert and the strolling ensemble concerts last year. Spend the early evening exploring the historical buildings while listening to small ensembles throughout the village. Then head to the Village Green at dusk for the DSO on the main stage concluding with the 1812 overture and fireworks.

Salute to America at Greenfield Village
Event Photography by KMS Photography

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. Recently, the only local event on Fourth of July is in Saline. Saline held their fireworks in fall in 2021 and we are waiting for a 2022 announcement. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are continuing fireworks, but there is not a display at Hudson Mills this year. The closest Metroparks fireworks to Ann Arbor are at Kensington and Willow Metroparks.

Milan Fair & Fireworks
at Wilson Park, Milan Michigan
Canton Liberty Fest & Fireworks
at Heritage Park, Canton Michigan
Hamburg Fun Fest
at Manly Bennet Park, Whitmore Lake Michigan
Hamburg Fun Fest
at Manly Bennet Park, Whitmore Lake Michigan
Michigan Challenge Balloon Festival
at Howell High School, Howell Michigan
at Willow Metropark, New Boston Michigan
Whitmore Lake Fireworks
at Whitmore Lake, Whitmore Lake Michigan
Belleville Lake Fireworks
at Belleville Yacht Club, Belleville Michigan
at Kensington Metropark Nature Center, Milford Michigan
Manchester Fireworks
at Carr Park, Manchester Michigan
Dexter Daze
at Monument Park, Dexter Michigan


Unofficial Fireworks Displays

In the past, the Burns Park and Hunt Park neighborhoods usually have good fireworks. These are usually organized by local residents, but are not publicly announced. If anyone knows if these will be held this year, let us know.

Fireworks at Home

Certain fireworks are legal in Michigan. If you choose to use these fireworks at home, please be sure to be safe. Don’t let kids set them off, have a fire extinguisher handy, and use caution.

We typically watch the displays that are put on by various people in our neighborhood. Last August we added a gravel patio with fire table, so we are looking forward to sitting around it while we watch the fireworks. Unfortunately, as the trees in our neighborhood have grown from a new build in 2003, our view has become more limited. Still, it is nice not to fight traffic or find a place to watch.

Rules for Fireworks at Home

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

  • Fireworks are allowed:
    • December 31 11a through 1a on January 1
    • Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend (May 28 & 29 this year) from 11a-11:45p
    • June 29-July 4 from 11a-11:45p
    • Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend (September 3 & 4 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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