Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Ford Fireworks Finale

Detroit and Windsor jointly celebrate their country's upcoming independence days with a spectacular fireworks show set off over the Windsor River. The event is usually held on a Monday in the third week of June, just before the Canadian July 1st and American July 4th birthdays.

Produced by The Parade Company, supported by the Ford Motor Company and designed by Zambelli Fireworks they set off over 10,000 fireworks in a show lasting about 24 minutes. They started the Ford Fireworks at 9:55pm on Monday, June 25, 2018, fired off three barges in the river, east of the Ambassador Bridge.
Ambassador Bridge

The theme for 2018 is "Come Alive in the D!" and on the American Side at Hart Plaza there were games and live entertainment as well as Yankee Air Museum vintage plane flyovers at 7:30pm. Hundreds of thousands were expected to watch the fireworks on both sides of the river.

'The Parade Company is proud to produce a summertime tradition in Detroit that brings together our community and showcases the beauty of our magnificent skyline,'' said Tony Michaels, president & CEO, The Parade Company. 'With Ford Motor Company's incredible support, the show grows bigger and more vibrant each year. It's hands down one of the best shows in the country.''

In its role as the show's producer, The Parade Company curates the musical arrangement and works exclusively with Zambelli Fireworks to stage more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects visible for miles along the Detroit River. The 2018 display will be choreographed again by world-renowned Patrick Brault, whose experience designing pyrotechnic displays includes past Olympic celebrations. 'We are proud to partner with The Parade Company to support one of our city's most thrilling family traditions,' said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. 'Building stronger communities is core to our mission. Whether you're on Belle Isle, in Hart Plaza or along the riverfront, the Ford Fireworks bring people together.''

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