Fireworks are a lot of fun, but — as we all know — they come with some risks. That’s why there are laws that try to keep everyone safe.  If you’re gearing up to celebrate this summer with a fireworks extravaganza in Michigan, it’s always a good idea to be aware of the laws in place.

Michigan’s Fireworks Safety Act of 2011 (Public Act 256) underwent some changes in December 2018. As a result, villages, townships, and cities now have the authority to regulate when and where you can unleash the magic of consumer fireworks through local ordinances.

When can you light fireworks in Michigan?

According to the rules, you can enjoy the dazzling display after 11 a.m. on December 31, all the way until 1:00 a.m. on January 1. You can also light up the sky on the Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day, keeping the festive spirit alive until 11:45 p.m. From June 29 to July 4, we can enjoy fireworks until 11:45 p.m., and even on July 5, if it happens to fall on a Friday or Saturday. And finally, we get one last summer hurrah with fireworks on the Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day until 11:45 p.m.

When it comes to fireworks in Michigan, there are some important regulations to keep in mind. Any consumer fireworks you purchase must meet the safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Licensed facilities are the go-to spots for purchasing fireworks, but remember that they can only sell them to individuals 18 years old or older.

State law in Michigan has some clear guidelines regarding where and when you can ignite consumer-grade fireworks. To play it safe and legal, you’re only allowed to light them up on your personal property. That means that you can’t light off fireworks on public property like streets, sidewalks, school grounds, or church property without permission. Here’s an important reminder, it’s illegal to discharge fireworks while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

There are also serious consequences of fire-related incidents involving fireworks. People involved in low impact, or illegal fireworks causing property damage, injuries, or even the tragic loss of life could face misdemeanor or felony charges. The punishment could include imprisonment for a maximum of five years, hefty fines reaching up to $10,000, or both.

Find more do’s and don’t for firework safety here.

Dazzling Displays: Firework Shows In Metro Detroit

Firework displays are incredible. The moment the first spark ignites and dances through the night sky, we’re immediately mesmerized by colors and explosions. Each burst of light and sound creates a moment of pure awe, drawing us into a magical spectacle. Whether it’s on a warm summer night or during a special occasion, fireworks have a way of igniting our spirits and creating unforgettable moments.

But where can you witness magnificent fireworks display in Metro Detroit? From community events and festivals to dedicated fireworks shows, there are plenty of places to experience the magic. With major holidays coming up this summer, there will be a number of fireworks shows that draw in crowds.

Here are Metro Detroit places you can see a fireworks display.

  • Ford Fireworks - Detroit

    Crowd watching fireworks and celebrating new yearThe highly anticipated 65th annual Ford Fireworks, brought to you by the Parade Company. This event is set to take place on Monday, June 26. Held on the Center Garage roof in Detroit, this annual fundraiser event is the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, enjoy delicious food and drink. Tickets for this event can be purchased online.

  • Kensington Metropark - Milford

    Join thousands of people at Kensington Metropark in Milford on July 2nd for a night of fun and excitement under the stars. Don’t forget to bring your Metroparks vehicle entry permit for just $40 annually (regular admission), $29 annually (seniors), or $10 for a daily pass.
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  • Willow Metropark

    Willow Metropark will host a family-friendly event on July 1. The festivities will kick off with live entertainment starting at 6 pm and a fireworks display at 9 pm. Entry is free with a Metroparks pass.
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  • Red, White & Blues in Highland

    Fireworks, music, food, and family fun at the Red, White, & Blues event in Highland. Mark your calendars for June 24th, when the fireworks will be launched at dusk from the field located at the corner of M-59 and John Street. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled to June 25th, ensuring that the festivities go on rain or shine.
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  • Cars Under The Stars - Pontiac

    Fireworks and automotive excitement at the 6th Annual Cars Under the Stars Fireworks Spectacular presented by Coca-Cola! On June 25, head over to M1 Concourse and park your car for a front-row seat to the show. The fireworks display scheduled to start at 9:45 PM. This event also features live entertainment on stage, a range of family activities, food trucks, and even craft beer.
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  • Salute To America - Dearborn

    This summer, you can stroll through Greenfield Village at your own pace, enjoying live music performances along the way. And when dusk sets in, a fireworks finale will kick off. Accompanied by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on the Village Green. It’s happening from June 30 to July 3 at Greenfield Village in Dearborn.

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  • Lake Orion Lions Club Jubilee Fireworks

    It’s the grand finale of the Lake Orion Jubilee in Downtown Lake Orion. This 4-day carnival extravaganza offers something for everyone, including carnival rides, games, a beer tent, and live entertainment. On Saturday, June 24, at 10 p.m., prepare to be dazzled by a fireworks show that will light up the night sky. In case of rain, the Jubilee fireworks have a rain date set for Sunday, June 25.
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  • Riverview Summerfest

    Wrapping up the Riverview Summerfest at Young Patriots Park in Riverview is a fireworks display. There will be a carnival, beer tent, classic car show, and live music. At dusk the fireworks finale will kick on. This event will take place on June 17.
    Crowd watching fireworks and celebrating new year eve

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