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Ford Fireworks Display to light up Detroit

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A Motor City tradition lights the skies over the Detroit River Monday night.

It’s the 60th edition of the Ford Fireworks display.

The joint celebration of the US and Canadian Independence Days typically brings thousands of people to Detroit’s downtown.

And this year they’ll be greeted by 10 thousand fireworks in a show that starts just before ten in the evening and is expected to last just under a half-hour.

Belle Isle – a prime viewing spot – will be closed until two in the afternoon, and those watching the fireworks there or at Hart Plaza will be subject to security checks.

That includes checking backpacks and coolers for alcohol, firearms, and – in a nod to ever-expanding technology – private drone aircraft.

Parking meters will NOT be enforced after five in the evening, but portions of both the Riverwalk and Jefferson Avenue will be closed, and other roadways will be restricted.

There will also be a curfew beginning at eight in the evening for those younger than 18. They must be accompanied by an adult in areas near the fireworks display.