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Annual fireworks over Detroit River gearing up for 60th year

Posted: 11:54 AM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-18 15:54:29Z

The annual fireworks over the Detroit River is marking its 60th year of lighting up the skyline of Detroit and neighboring Windsor, Ontario.

The theme for the June 25 Ford Fireworks extravaganza is "Come Alive in the D!" The 24-minute show will feature more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects visible for miles along the Detroit River. It's produced by The Parade Co. and Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. has been the title sponsor since 2013.

The Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party  will provide among the best views. The party is also a fundraiser for The Parade Co. All proceeds benefit the  Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation  .

There will be live entertainment, games and giveaways from 5 to 9 p.m. and a vintage plan flyover from  Yankee Air Museum  at 7:30 p.m.