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Annual Detroit River Fireworks Moved To August

Wednesday May 20th, 2020, 3:16pm

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The annual Ford Fireworks over the Detroit River have been rescheduled for later this summer due to COVID-19.

Officials in Detroit announced Wednesday the fireworks will now take place on Monday, August 31st 2020 as a televised-only show on Detroit’s WDIV Local 4.

City of Detroit officials say Hart Plaza and other public spaces will not be open for viewing and public safety guidelines will be communicated to citizens of Michigan by state and city officials in the coming three months.

There is no word yet on what will happen on the Windsor side.

“Detroit is one of the most remarkable and resilient cities in America and we are proud to bring the Ford Fireworks to our community in a very special way this year,” said Tony Michaels, President and CEO, The Parade Company. “We have an unwavering commitment to this tradition, which has brought us together as one for over six decades, and are grateful to Mayor Duggan, the City of Detroit, WDIV Local 4 and our many amazing partners who are joining efforts to make this possible.”

Officials say the fireworks will honour front-line and healthcare workers this year.

The fireworks were originally scheduled for June 22nd.

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