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Published on April 12, 2024
Detroit Set to Dazzle with the 66th Annual Ford Fireworks on June 24Source: Unsplash/Trust "Tru" Katsande

The 66th annual Ford Fireworks is set to go off with a blaze of glory on June 24. This hallmark event for Detroit will light up the skies with more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects, marking this as one of America's largest fireworks displays, CBS Detroit reports.

The Parade Company, renowned for organizing America's Thanksgiving Parade, is busily preparing for an event that draws throngs of spectators along the river's edge. This year's theme, "Color the Sky with Sunshine," is expected to reflect the community spirit and vibrancy of Detroit. "The Ford Fireworks inspire awe and excitement in Detroit and well beyond, with a magnificent fireworks display lighting up a truly iconic American skyline," Tony Michaels, president and CEO of The Parade Company, told CBS Detroit. Spectators can expect the show to start at the stroke of 10 p.m.

Ford Motor Company, as the presenting sponsor, is throwing a Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party. This exclusive event will offer live music, catering by Andiamo restaurant, and a chance to schmooze with some of Detroit's business and civic leaders. The soirée, which doubles as a fundraiser for the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation, is known for selling out, according to the Detroit News. Tickets for the rooftop bash are available on a "first come, first serve" basis with a deadline to respond by May 3, as detailed on The Detroit News.

Quality entertainment won't be in short supply, with live performances lined up from Your Generation In Concert. The event promises, not just a visual feast, but a festive atmosphere complete with games, giveaways, and even a live broadcast by WDIV-TV (Ch. 4) and a radio pre-broadcast with Paul W. Smith on WJR-AM (760). For those aiming to get the best view of the fireworks, it'd be wise to snag a spot on the Center Garage roof, figures.

Mary Culler, president of Ford Motor Company Fund, emphasized the importance of the event in bringing together the community, saying, "We look forward to bringing everyone together again to celebrate and honor America, our great city and the people and communities that make Detroit so special," in a statement obtained by The Detroit News. For further information on the fireworks show or to purchase tickets for the Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party, interested individuals can visit The Parade Company's official website.