Ford Fireworks will electrify Detroit skyline on Monday, June 24

'Detroit. Ready! Set! Go!!' is theme for the 61st Annual Ford Fireworks

2018 Ford Fireworks over the Detroit River (WDIV)

DETROIT – The Ford Fireworks will light up the Detroit skyline on Monday, June 24 at 9:55 p.m. ET, with breathtaking views of downtown Detroit and beyond.

Produced by The Parade Company and recognized as one of the country’s largest and most magnificent fireworks displays, the beloved annual summertime event is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of spectators each year.

"The Parade Company is thrilled to celebrate 61 years of producing one of the largest and most beloved fireworks shows in the country,” said Tony Michaels, president & CEO, The Parade Company. “We are incredibly appreciative of Ford Motor Company’s continued commitment to this annual event and for all they do in our community. Ford, along with all of our many generous sponsors, help to keep this tradition alive for our great city to enjoy.”

As a longtime supporter of The Parade Company, Ford Motor Company has served as title sponsor of the Ford Fireworks and presenting sponsor of The Parade Company’s Rooftop Party since 2013.

“We are proud to have the Ford name on this great fireworks display put on by The Parade Company,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. “As we celebrate our independence and honor those who have fought for our freedom, we see events like the Ford Fireworks bring people in our region together to build stronger communities."

As producers of the Ford Fireworks, The Parade Company selects the musical arrangement and works exclusively with Zambelli Fireworks to stage more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects visible for miles along the Detroit River. This year’s show is themed “Detroit. Ready! Set! Go!!”

Limited tables are still available for the Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party presented by Ford Motor Company, offering the best seats in the city to view the fireworks. Guests will enjoy live music with Your Generation in Concert, catering by Andiamo, games, giveaways and more. To learn more, visit www.theparade.org or call 313-923-7400. All proceeds benefit the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation.

The Ford Fireworks can be viewed on WDIV-Local 4’s live broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. News/Talk 760 WJR and Paul W. Smith will do a special radio simulcast throughout the event and provide up-to-the-minute traffic and weather information throughout the day. For more information on The Parade Company events, visit www.theparade.org. Follow the event on social media at #fordfireworks.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 194,000 employees and 66 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

About The Parade Company

Founded in 1984, The Parade Company is a not-for-profit organization governed by the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade Foundation whose board of directors is comprised of key civic and corporate leaders in the greater Detroit region. The Parade Company is celebrating more than 90 years of Parade tradition in Detroit and is committed to funding, creating and executing the best family events in Michigan. The Parade Company staff, board of directors and thousands of parade volunteers work year-round to bring a wide variety of magnificent events to the City of Detroit and the region including the Ford Fireworks, Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot, and America's Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van. Follow The Parade Company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.