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FORD FIREWORKS LIGHT UP DETROIT SKYLINE FOR 58TH YEAR

FORD FIREWORKS LIGHT UP DETROIT SKYLINE FOR 58TH YEAR

The Ford Fireworks, brought to Detroit by The Parade Company, is set to light up the city skyline at approximately 9:48 p.m. on Monday, June 27. This year marks the 58th year for The Parade Company’s production of the famous fireworks and the event draws thousands of viewers each year. This year’s theme is “Go Forward Detroit”.

The Parade Company’s Rooftop Party, with Ford as the presenting sponsor of the party for the last three years, is one of the event’s biggest parties and it takes place on top of the Miller Parking Garage next to the Renaissance Center.

The Parade Company’s Rooftop Party offers a one-of-a-kind experience, in addition to food by Andiamo, games, live entertainment by Fifty Amp Fuse, giveaways and more for both kids and adults.

“Now in our 58th year, this event has brought together the city and provided much joy and fond memories over the years,” said Tony Michaels, president and CEO of The Parade Company. “We are thrilled to continue that tradition of putting on a breathtaking show for viewers.

The Parade Company chooses the musical arrangement that Zambelli Fireworks Internationale stages with over 10,000 pyrotechnic effects, visible for miles along the Detroit River. World-renowned Patrick Brault, the man who choreographed the pyrotechnic display at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, will choreograph the Ford Fireworks again this year.

Visit theparade.org for more information.

NEW THIS YEAR: On the night of the fireworks, Ford Motor Company will offer FREE ADMISSION to Belle Isle for the first 1,000 vehicles by giving drivers DNR Recreation Passports. The lucky 1,000 will be able to use the recreation pass for the remainder of 2016 at all participating Michigan State Parks.

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO CATCH THE FIREWORKS:

Rockin’ Rooftop Party @ Courtyard Detroit, 333 E. Jefferson Ave.

COTS, The Empowerment Plan and Humble Design invite guests to watch the fireworks while celebrating partnerships that work to cultivate poverty resistant families. Ryan Ermanni of Fox 2 News is scheduled to host the event with music and family friendly options available throughout the night with doors at 5 p.m. Ticket proceeds go toward the three organizations and are priced anywhere from $25-$100 and can be found here.

Brews, Views & ‘Ques @ Roostertail, 100 Marquette Drive

Guests are invited to experience a street-to-sky view with beer, Detroit’s top food trucks and entertainment by Boji. Over 20 breweries are set to be in attendance and guests must be 21 and over to attend. Part of the event’s proceeds will go to Hantz Foundation, an organization committed to enhancing the lives of the residents on the Eastside of Detroit. The event kicks off at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15-$150 and can be purchased here.

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An expanded vintage planes flyover, featuring six or more World War II-era airplanes are also set to be presented at this year’s firework show, thanks to the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville.

Detroit-area students who were selected for their grades and community service hours will be invited to a VIP student viewing section at the fireworks show.

Ford Pop-Up parties are scheduled to take place on both Belle Isle and Hart Plaza where attendees can win free promotional gear, play games and listen to live music, courtesy of the Ford Fusion Marching Band.

In addition to the fun, Ford is running a social media contest during the fireworks. Attendees can snap a photo at the show, post it on Instagram, and hashtag it #FordFireworks2016, and winners will be awarded a plane ride from the Yankee Air Museum.

Erica N. Rakowicz/After 5