St. Clair Shores to host ‘Fireworks Extravaganza!’

By: Alyssa Ochss | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published June 7, 2024

 The Fireworks Extravaganza is on June 28 this year and will feature the fireworks and other things for eventgoers to enjoy.

The Fireworks Extravaganza is on June 28 this year and will feature the fireworks and other things for eventgoers to enjoy.

Photo provided by the city of St. Clair Shores


ST. CLAIR SHORES — Get ready to say “oohh” and “aahh” as things go “boom.”

The St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation Department will host a “Fireworks Extravaganza!” on June 28 at Veterans Memorial Park, 32400 Jefferson Ave. The rainout date will be June 29.

St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation Event Director Henry Bowman said they have a lot of sponsors for the event. That list includes First State Bank as well as Michael Agnello Jewelers, Chicken Shack and many more.

“The community totally comes together on this to help provide the event,” Bowman said.

Advanced payment admission is $3 for residents and $5 for nonresidents. Admission at the gate is $5 for everyone. Parking is $10, which helps offset the cost of food trucks and other event amenities.

There will also be stilt walkers and strolling magicians.

“Like circus type entertainment,” Bowman said. “And so, there’ll be a lot going on for the evening.”

The event will start around 4 p.m. or 5 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at dusk. The show will last around 20 to 25 minutes.

The fireworks are provided by American Fireworks and they will be launched off a barge offshore.

“You can be anywhere in the park to watch it and have a great view,” Bowman said.

Amy Persyn, chief marketing officer for First State Bank, said they are thrilled to sponsor the event again this year.

“We’re a long-time sponsor. It’s a tradition for the bank to be involved,” Persyn said.

She added they’re not only excited for the residents of St. Clair Shores, but for their friends and families as well.

First State Bank has been a sponsor of the fireworks since roughly 2009, Persyn said, when the city was in need of support. The bank will also have a booth at the event offering free face painting and information about financial literacy.

“First State Bank has been in the local community for 107 years and we’re deeply committed to making sure people have access to family friendly recreational experiences,” Persyn said.

Alcohol is prohibited at the event, and none will be sold. Bowman said security will be checking coolers. Eventgoers are allowed to bring their own food for the barbecue grills located in the park, but Bowman said he encourages people to utilize the food trucks available.

“Me, I can’t sit still,” Bowman said. “And so, I’m walking through, checking everything the whole time. And as soon as the fireworks start, it’s just a total time to relax and just check out the beauty of it.”

For more information, visit the St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation Facebook page.