As dusk sets, everyone settles into their lawn chairs and blankets. The light from the sun disappears leaving nothing but a quiet chatter underneath a sky of stars.
A high pitched whistle sounds as the first firework is lit. The next 30 minutes are filled with resounding booms, snaps and crackles as red, white and blue colors decorate the night sky.
Fireworks displays are set off in honor of Independence Day all over the U.S. including many communities in and around Oakland County.
In spite of unseasonably warm temperatures and no snow in the forecast, the Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester will fire up this weekend, Jan. 20th – 22nd. The festival, sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, is replacing some of its winter-driven events with a variety of outdoor family-friendly activities from Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Admission and events will remain free.
“‘The show must go on,’ as they say in show biz,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “Families from all over Michigan will still be able to experience many outdoor activities and the nice weather at the Fire & Ice Festival.” Continue reading
Celebrate Independence Day at one of the many fireworks displays throughout Oakland County. Most of these events take place at dusk, but times may vary. Parking at many of the sites may be limited, so plan to arrive early. Click HERE to view our list of events.
Be safe, be respectful to your neighbors and leave the fireworks to the professionals.
Celebrate cabin fever with a little snow, a little Ice and a little Fire!
Winter has finally set in. It’s time to jump in and enjoy it at the 2015 Fire & Ice Festival.
Oakland County, Oakland County Parks, the City of Rochester and Downtown Rochester have come together to host a wild weekend of winter fun, with a variety of activities to celebrate winter.
Some of the Activities & Events at this year’s Fire & Ice Festival include ice carving demonstrations, tube sledding, face painting, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, dog sled demos and rides, ice skating (bring your skates), broom ball exhibitions, ice sculptures and on Friday and Saturday nights – FIREWORKS! Continue reading
For most people, the 4th of July is nothing without spectacular fireworks illuminating the night sky. A number of Oakland County communities
will be celebrating over the next few weeks.
Here is our list of upcoming firework displays around Oakland County– most of these shows begin at dusk, so grab a blanket or some lawn chairs and be prepared to be amazed.