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Grosse Pointe Farms to Host Fireworks Show on Saturday

The city of Grosse Pointe Farms is planning an all-day celebration of the nation's independence for its residents.

will be hosting its Annual Regatta and Fireworks show on Saturday at in celebration of Independence Day.

According to the Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Parks and Recreation, the all-day, no-cost event is open only to Grosse Pointe Farms residents, but non-residents can trek to Lakeshore Drive to park and catch a glimpse of the show that night.

Starting at 10:30 a.m. with a bicycle parade, the event will continue on throughout the day with a pie-eating contest, an inflatable boat race, face-painting, a yellow rubber duck race—one duck for $3 and two for $5—a sandcastle contest, a pie-baking contest and a magician before finally reaching the fireworks display. Live music will begin at dusk and the spectacle in sky will follow.

If residents of Grosse Pointe Farms can't wait until Saturday to see the night sky burst with color, they can travel to the nearby St. Clair Shores where that city will be setting off its . That event will cost $2 per entrant and will be held at Memorial Park starting at dusk.

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Danny Krsteski June 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Is this open to all Grosse Pointe residents?
Danny Krsteski June 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Sorry read the article too quickly. Got my answer!
Sara Eaton Martin (Editor) June 29, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Outside of Pier Park, where is your favorite spot to watch the Farms fireworks? Last year, I watched them from the edge of the lake. We walked over to the lake from a friend's house. Great spot but watch out for those fishflies!

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