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61st Annual Ford Fireworks 2019
June 24, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The 61st Annual Ford Fireworks, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company since 2013, go off over the Detroit River on June 24, 2019.
Come out and enjoy the International Windsor Detroit summer fireworks display with over 1 million spectators on both sides of border.
This annual tradition is recognized as one of the largest shows of its kind in the world, the first of more than 10,000 pyrotechnics will burst into the night air at 9:55 p.m.
Zambelli Fireworks Internationale will once again stage the show from riverfront barges. This year’s theme is themed “Detroit. Ready! Set! Go!!”
The production will once again be choreographed by Patrick Brault, the man responsible for the pyrotechnic display at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Brault has worked on the Detroit fireworks since 2009 and is known for designing pyrotechnic displays around the world.
Free Transit Windsor Shuttle Service
For the eleventh year in a row, Parkway Zehrs on Tecumseh Road East, St. Clair Beach Zehrs and Zehrs in LaSalle are coming together to cover the costs of free bus rides across Windsor from 6pm to 12 midnight. This includes a free shuttle service / park-and-ride from Devonshire Mall to the Windsor riverfront and back. McDougall Ave is shut down (by Windsor police) for buses only, which really allows the buses to get in and out of the downtown core, quick and easy.
Free Bike Valet
The Windsor Bicycling Committee is offering a free bike parking service in Charles Clarke Square from 7:00pm to 11:30 pm.
Beginning at 7:00 pm, you can bring your bike to Charles Clark Square (University Avenue East, across from City Hall) and lock it up safely in the WBC’s valet bike parking corral. Volunteers from the committee will be on hand all evening, watching the bikes and ensuring their safety.
Cyclists are asked to bring a lock for their bike- the volunteers will use the lock to keep your bike even safer while they watch over it. Each rider will receive a ticket to hold onto during the evening; you’ll have to return this ticket in order to retrieve your bike. This free service will be available for everyone.
All streets north of Wyandotte Street to Riverside Drive from the Ambassador Bridge to Devonshire Road will close on Monday starting at 6 p.m. Access to municipal and private parking lots in that area closes at 6 p.m., so if you want to park your car there, make sure you do so early in the day. Parking will not be allowed in any waterfront parking lots.
Here’s What Else is Happening on Fireworks Night:
Visit Summer Fest’s thrilling Midway on the Riverfront while you wait for some traditional pre-Fireworks excitement