2018 FORD FIREWORKS GUIDE

Monday, June 25

Monday June 25, 2018. Fun is definitely in store as Canada and the US celebrate their Canada Day and Independence Day! Thanks to The Ford Motor Co., the title sponsor of this event for 2018, you can bring your kids out to see one of the world’s most incredible fireworks displays. This annual tradition is sure to entertain and “wow” the entire family. Grab a blanket and head for downtown Windsor for the 60th annual fireworks show!

Recognized as one of the largest shows of its kind in the world, more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects will attract more than one million revelers to both sides of the border! Admission is free and, weather permitting, the fireworks will be set off at 9:55 pm, and last for over 30 mins!

Windsor offers a family friendly environment on 5km of uninterrupted, landscaped gardens with a dramatic view of the fireworks set against the Detroit skyline.

While waiting for the show, enjoy a fabulous meal in downtown Windsorlaugh with the kids at the Windsor Summer Fest Midway, or take a stroll through the stunning Windsor Sculpture Park. Even better, splurge with a day at Adventure Bay Family Water Park, prime seats at the Riverfront Fireworks Party and an overnight stay at a downtown Windsor hotel.

ROAD CLOSURES AND BUS ROUTES

All roads north of Wyandotte Street from the bridge to Devonshire Road will be closed starting at 6 pm Wyandotte and Ouellette Avenue will be the end of the line for all buses operating out of the Windsor International Transit Terminal. Bus routes affected by the road closures are the Transway 1A and 1C, Central 3 West, Dominion 5, Dougall 6, Ottawa 4 and Walkerville 8. For more information, contact Transit Windsor at 519-944-4111 or call 311.

For the 2018 road closure map click here

Useful tips for a great night:

  • Visit Summer Fest’s thrilling Midway on the Riverfront while you wait for some traditional pre-Fireworks excitement.
  • Fireworks is scheduled to be set off at 9:55 pm. That time has been known to change if any sudden severe weather begins forming.
  • Police remind people they will be strictly enforcing liquor laws, and drinking outside of licensed establishments is prohibited.
  • Zehrs and Transit Windsor have teamed up to offer FREE rides on city buses beginning at 6 pm. A park-and-ride shuttle will be offered from Devonshire Mall to the Ford Fireworks from 6 pm – 1 am.
  • The Windsor Bicycling Committee is offering a free supervised bike parking service in Charles Clarke Square from 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm.  Cyclists are asked to bring a lock for their bike. 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. Visit www.cyclewindsor.ca for details

Want to be sure of a spectacular view? Try one of the Fireworks Parties below for an experience to remember.

Windsor’s Riverfront Fireworks Party
Look no further than this event for a front row seat for the world renowned Ford Fireworks. Guests receive complimentary VIP parking, appetizers, delux dinner, entertainment and the best seats anywhere for this amazing event. Find out why our guests return year after the year. The view in unparalleled, the entertainment is outstanding, and the experience is unforgettable

6 pm–11 pm, $110 per person
519.254.2880, eventbrite.ca
Riverfront Festival Plaza – 370 Riverside Dr. E., Windsor

Fireworks Live! Art Gallery of Windsor
The AGW invites the public to this exciting family friendly night during Windsor’s fabulous annual fireworks display! Watch the fireworks light up the sky with your family and friends. The AGW offers dazzling views of the waterfront from three terraces and floor to ceiling windows!  Take in the latest exhibitions, on-site activities, a cash bar, and sandwiches of all sorts.

7 pm – 11 pm, $40/non-members, $20/children 12 and under
519.977.0013 ext 117, agw.ca
Art Gallery of Windsor – 401 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor 

7th Annual Fireworks Fundraiser
Includes a spectacular view of the entire fireworks show and a DJ dance party. All ages welcome. Presented by In Honour of the Ones we Love. Activity tickets sold at the door. Food available for purchase.

Doors open at 7 pm, $15
519.972.0083, www.inhonour.ca
Alumni Skyline Room, St Clair Centre for the Arts – 201 Riverside Dr. W., Windsor

Dine at Fourteen Skylounge
Join us for a special fixed menu and enjoy the fireworks! Call for reservations.

226.526.7214, fourteenrestaurantandskylounge.com
Fourteen Restaurant & Skylounge – 14th Floor, 100 Ouellette Ave, Windsor


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