Complete guide to July 4th in Detroit 2017
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It's nearly time to bust out the sparklers and red, white and blue dancing shoes to help celebrate the Forth of July

Detroit is a wonderful city to celebrate Independence Day and there is tons of American fun happening all throughout the city. For those that don't have time to hit up Pinterest and plan an elaborate backyard bash, no need to fret — Detroit has a ton of fun happening for July 4th and the preceding weekend (since July 4th is on a Tuesday this year). Not to worry, this isn't bad news, it just means theres a whole weekend of fun before the holiday. Use these handy guides to help plan your fun; be it fireworks, family friendly activities, or anything free you can get your hands on. 

Where to watch fireworks: Detroit has tons of colorful and explosive fun planned with a number of fireworks show throughout the city. Check out some of the show in this guide and be sure to get there early to snag a good spot. Don't forget the blankets, chairs and snacks to make the night that much better. 

Family friendly events: The whole family will find something to enjoy at one of the many family friendly July 4th events happening through Detroit for the American loving holiday. 

Free events: If the wallet has your July 4th day plans in a bind, you'll definitely want to check out some of these awesome and free events going on for July 4th and Independence Day weekend in Motown.