For metro Detroiters looking to celebrate the Fourth of July, there are plenty of opportunities for family fun and fireworks within just a short drive from home. These five star-spangled celebrations feature outdoor concerts, patriotic tunes, picnic foods and all-around community spirit — a great way to spend the start of summer underneath the rocket’s red glare.
The Festival of the Hills is the second-largest fireworks show in the state of Michigan and will be the biggest fireworks show in the city’s history, according to the Rochester Hills Parks and Recreation Department. The June 27 celebration at Borden Park, 1400 E. Hamlin Road, is free, starts at 6 p.m. and includes bounce houses, a petting zoo and food stands. A concert in the park is set to begin at 8 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Limited parking is available inside Borden Park and on Hamlin Road; handicap parking is available at the Hamlin Road entrance of Borden Park. Pets, drones and alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
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