Ford Fireworks and ‘Live in the D’s Summer Spectacular’ air Monday, June 28

Live in the D Summer Spectacular followed by the Ford Fireworks

The 2021 Ford Fireworks will be celebrated as a televised and online show -- broadcast exclusively on WDIV-Local 4 and live streamed on ClickOnDetroit.

To get the fun started before the fireworks show begins, a one-hour prime time special, “Live in the D’s Summer Spectacular,” will showcase summer fun in Metro Detroit. Join hosts Jason Carr and Tati Amare poolside and check out:

  • Some of the best outdoor dining spots in and around Detroit
  • The new social districts popping up in local communities
  • Outings the entire family can enjoy

Plus, learn some fun facts about the D that may not be well known, watch Jason shake up some cocktails, find out how Tati loves to spend a perfect summer day in Detroit, and more.

The annual “Ford Fireworks” show will stay in the suburbs for a second consecutive year due to COVID-19 precautions. The Monday, June 28 show will be broadcast on Local 4 from Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township. The park will be closed to spectators.

Devin Scillian and Kimberly Gill will host this super-sized fireworks display, with more pyrotechnics than last year, live along Lake St. Clair.

Contest: At-home viewers have a chance to win a $3,000 Gardner-White gift card. Details on how to enter the contest will be announced during the broadcast of the “Ford Fireworks.”

Performances: Zania Alake, one of the finalists on last season’s “The Voice,” will sing the American and Canadian national anthems. Local 4′s own Devin Scillian and his daughter Quinn will sing together, as well as exciting performances by Apropos, Tosha Owens, Nicole New & Ben Sharkey.

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Celebrity interviews in our Zoom Boom Room (via Zoom) include “TODAY” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, Jeopardy! Executive Producer Mike Richards and actor James Wolk, star of NBC’s “Ordinary Joe” premiering this fall, and Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield native.

The 2021 “Ford Fireworks” is themed Turn the Page. The “Ford Fireworks” is produced by The Parade Company and is in its 63rd year as a beloved summer tradition. The Parade Company selects the musical arrangement and works exclusively with Zambelli Fireworks and international choreographer Patrick Brault to stage more than 10,000 pyrotechnic effects. The “Ford Fireworks” is the largest display in the country for Zambelli Fireworks. For more information, please visit

“Live in the D’s Summer Spectacular” can be seen at 8 p.m. followed by the “Ford Fireworks” from 9 to 11 p.m. on Monday, June 28 only on Local 4 and

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