Anne Erickson

Michigan Has One of the Best Spots to See Fireworks, Says USA Today

Fireworks season is officially here. As it turns out, Michigan has one of the best spots to see fireworks in the U.S., according to the experts at USA Today. I've already heard a bunch of people setting off fireworks when the sun goes down by where I live, and that trend is only going to continue as the summer moves forward. Of course, it may be illegal to shoot off fireworks outside of the July 4th holiday, so do your research and check your local laws before going to town on launching your town fireworks. Michigan Has One of the Best Places to See Fireworks USA Today recently had a poll asking readers to vote for their favorite fireworks displays in America, under their section. First, they had their panel of experts pick a handful of national fireworks displays to have in the poll. Then, USA Today had readers vote for their picks. "The first 4th of July fireworks display dates back nearly 250 years, and fireworks have long been a mainstay for a wide variety of other holidays and festivities as well," the publication states. "Beyond being such a feast for the eyes, public fireworks displays are a shared experience that can bring a community together." Before we get to Michigan, let's check out the No. 1 best place to see fireworks in America. According to the USA Today experts, it's Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois. So, that's not even very far from Michigan. "One of Chicago's secret pleasures is that you can enjoy fireworks at the iconic Navy Pier almost any time of year, including shows twice a week during the summer and when welcoming in the new year with a blast every December 31," they write. What's cool about these fireworks is that you can watch them from a boat off Lake Michigan. Now, let's get to us. Which Michigan spot has been named one of the best places to see fireworks in America? It's the Ford Fireworks display in Detroit, coming in at No. 2. "The Ford Fireworks show in Detroit is so big that it takes not one, not two, but a total three barges to hold the pyrotechnics," they write. "In addition to the colorful display exploding above the Detroit River, spectators can enjoy live music and plenty of food and drinks." It's true that the Detroit fireworks are legendary. They're always very early, too. This year, the fireworks will take place on Monday, June 24. My friend has a rooftop overlooking the city, so hopefully I'll get to see the fireworks display from up high this year.

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