Cynical Synapse

Thu, 25 Jun 2009

Only in Detroit: Best Fireworks

Filed under: Behavior, Detroit, Life, People — cynicalsynapse @ 7:54 am

Fireworks display over the Detroit skyline

Last night’s international fireworks display over the Detroit River came off without a hitch. There were no arrests and many people made a day of it, arriving at Hart Plaza as early as the morning. The event has a carnival-like air, with food vendors and a variety of entertainment.

With all the black clouds hanging around the D these days, the fireworks are just one of the region’s silver linings. And, except for the temps in the 90s, yesterday’s weather was perfect. From the Freep:

“The fireworks are like a grand finale the whole time,” said [Susan] Marz, 54, who staked out their spot at 3 p.m. “This is the greatest time of year for me, because I was born in July, so to come to the fireworks for free is especially special.”

Sponsored by Target and The Parade Company, Detroit’s fireworks put about 30 tons of pyrotechnics into the sky for Canadians in Windsor and metro Detroiters in Hart Plaza and surrounding areas. Tens of thousands attended the 51st annual display in Detroit which lasted about a half-hour.

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