Celebrate the nation’s birthday with a doggie pool party, festivals, and, of course, fireworks!
Compiled by Ri’An Jackson
Featured photo by Jessica Barris
June 26-July 4
Clawson Fourth of July Festival Fireworks
Clawson City Park
935 N. Custer Ave., Clawson
At the Clawson Fourth of July Festival, you can expect live entertainment, parades, a 5K run, arts and crafts fair, a hot dog eating contest and more. Following these festivities, there will be a fireworks show on July 4 at dusk. More information is available at clawsonrthofjuly.org.
Salute to America at Greenfield Village
Gates open at 6:00 p.m., concert begins at 8:30 p.m.
Walnut Grove in Greenfield Village
At this four-day event, you can sit outside and enjoy a Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert and live pre-show music by the Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band. There will also be a fife and drum parade, a live cannon, tasty food and a fireworks display. More information and tickets available at thehenryford.org
Red, White, and Woof: An All-American Pawl Party
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Detroit Shipping Company
474 Peterboro St., Detroit
Celebrate the holiday partying with dogs! Your pooch can play in swimming pools and eat treats while you spend the day enjoying drinks, food trucks, lawn games, ice cream and much more. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. More information is available on Eventbrite.
Clintonwood Park Independence Fest
11 a.m. to dusk
6000 Clarkston Road., Clarkston
This Fourth of July extravaganza features a parade, delicious food, an art festival, frisbee dog competition, carnival games, live entertainment and more. There will also be a fireworks display at dusk. More information is available at indetwp.com.
July 5 – 14
Oakland County Fair
12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg
The 10-day Oakland County fair will have carnival rides and games, fireworks, free concerts, monster trucks and much more. There will also be plentiful fair foods and space for picnics. There will be a fireworks show on July 5 at dusk. More information available at oakfair.org.