Detroit Fireworks Extravaganza: Your Complete Guide to Parking, Viewing, and Restrictions

DETROIT — As Detroit gears up for its highly anticipated annual Ford Fireworks display, here’s your comprehensive guide to making the most of this spectacular event. Scheduled for June 24, 2024, at 10 p.m., the 66th edition promises to draw hundreds of thousands to Downtown Detroit for a night of dazzling pyrotechnics.

Where to Watch

The best spots to catch the fireworks include Hart Plaza, Belle Isle, and Spirit Plaza. Hart Plaza and Spirit Plaza will open to the public until capacity is reached, with security screenings mandatory for all attendees due to the designation as weapons-free zones.

Belle Isle, accessible from 5 a.m. for pedestrians and bicyclists, opens to vehicular traffic at 2 p.m. Drivers need the Recreation Passport, available for $14 at the entrance.

Where to Park

According to sources, parking options include city-owned garages such as Ford Underground Garage ($10) and Eastern Market Garage ($5). Parking facilities strictly prohibit fireworks viewing and tailgating.

What Not to Bring

Prohibited items at Hart and Spirit Plazas include tents, alcohol, drones, pets, and weapons. Fires and cooking are also banned. Belle Isle regulations prohibit alcohol consumption, tents, and consumer fireworks.

Street and Freeway Closures

Starting at 6 p.m., Woodward Avenue will close to northbound and southbound traffic, with additional closures south of Fort and east of Woodward. Freeway closures commence at 6 p.m., with changes subject to Detroit Police Department discretion.

Curfew Enforcement

Minors under 17 must adhere to a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. within specified boundaries. Accompanied by adults, minors can watch the fireworks safely from approved public areas.

Disclaimer: This article includes details about public events and closures. Readers should review relevant information for personal safety.

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