By SUE SUCHYTA
DEARBORN – Fireworks will return to Greenfield Village during its Salute to American celebration June 30 to July 3, with modifications, to eliminate the crowded conditions in Walnut Grove.
The nightly fireworks display, which signals the end of the evening’s festivities, will be more in line with the program held in the winter, during Holiday Nights, which is visible from much of the village grounds.
“The 4,000 guests will not be gathered down in Walnut Grove to watch the DSO, but will have the entire Greenfield Village to enjoy the festivities,” said Marcus Klinger, senior manager of program production. “We feel it is important to continue the tradition of the fireworks display, but due to the COVID-19 safety concerns, we will not be holding the event in a singular location.”
He said multiple vignettes and live musical performances will be spread throughout the venue.
“The DSO and the Village Singers will perform throughout the evening, from the front porches of our historic homes, the stage in front of Town Hall and our gazebo,” Klinger said. “They will continue playing up until the end of the fireworks display.”
While the Village Green is the best vantage point for the fireworks display, it will be readily visible from throughout the village, so, with reduced admission capacity to the event, guests will be able to safely spread out.
“The fireworks display will allow us to continue a beloved tradition, and provide a solid signal that the event has ended, and it is time to leave,” Klinger said.
For more information about Salute to America event tickets, go to thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/salute-to-america.