On the last day of August, the skies above Lake St. Clair Metropark thundered and glowed like the Fourth of July.
The Ford Fireworks show, rescheduled and moved from downtown Detroit amid the coronavirus pandemic, blasted off in the new, previously undisclosed location.
While the park was closed to the public, about a hundred onlookers congregated nearby in cars, bikes and lawn chairs to view a kaleidoscopic spectacle that many said they eagerly anticipate each year.
“They put on quite a display,” said Dennis Dobbins of St. Clair Shores, who joined his wife, Sue.
The couple opted to trek to Harrison Township and find a prime spot close enough to glimpse the pyrotechnics soon after learning about the secret relocation through Facebook and a news report.
They perched atop a small mound near a car wash sign and gas station before the first swirls of gold, green and crimson burst in the evening sky. The show lasted about 25 minutes.