On Wednesday night, thousands of spectators will gather for the big fireworks show in Clawson. Here are a few details you may want to know before heading out:
Where to watch
Most spectators will watch the sky light up Wednesday evening from City Park, staking their spots hours before dusk. Some people also gather in the parking lot of , next to the park, to watch the fireworks. Parade chairman Don Michels said the fireworks show typically starts at about 10 p.m. depending on how heavy the winds are.
Ohio-based American Fireworks will be launching the fireworks from the baseball diamond at the park. There will be a safety zone roped off within 350 feet of the pyrotechnicians.
For the fireworks show, some spectators park throughout the neighborhoods surrounding the park. Others leave their cars in the same parking spot from the parade earlier in the day.
Alcohol is strictly prohibited from all Clawson parks. Parks & Recreation Director Mickey Alderman said he discourages the use of sparklers or any other fireworks at the park because there is usually a big crowd and it creates a safety hazard.
If you plan on taking photos of the fireworks show, from a Patch photographer on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
The National Weather Service predicts mostly clear skies Wednesday night with lows between 70-74 deegrees.