Independence Day Fun & Fireworks Law for Novi, Michigan

Where can my family see a parade around Novi, Mi?

What does Novi’s law say about fireworks?

Independence Day is tomorrow and that means it is time to celebrate our freedoms and honor all those who have fought to protect us. Whether you are barbecuing with friends or having family come visit, there are a number of exciting events this weekend in and around Novi, Michigan.

Today, we are sharing about what you need to know about the Fourth of July in Novi, Michigan.

From good news about highway driving to where to see a parade, this article has the information you need to plan tomorrow’s activities. We will also be including what you need to know if you are planning to celebrate with fireworks.

Where to Find a 4th of July Parade

If you would like to see a traditional 4th of July parade, head over to downtown Northville for the Independence Day Parade. This parade features classic and vintage cars, a bike parade, a pet parade, Northville’s High School Band, and the Plymouth Fife and Drum Band.

This is the 15th parade Northville Community Foundation has hosted and this year’s theme is, “Celebrating America’s Heroes”. The entire parade is dedicated to our heroes.

The parade will start at 10:00 am with Northville High School students singing the National Anthem. DowntownNorthville.com has the parade route for you.

Construction Suspended in Michigan

There is great news for holiday travelers this weekend. According to the Novi Patch, the Michigan Department of Transportation will be suspending construction on 110 of the 145 statewide projects. While the projects have been suspended, there will still be some highways with only 1 lane open. 

For Oakland County, however, it is being reported that the highways will not have any restrictions. If you have family coming in from out of town or plan to leave town make sure to check out Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Website for live updates on what is ahead on the roads.

The construction suspension starts today at 4 pm and will continue until Monday, July 7th. 

Fireworks in Novi – What You Need to Know

In the past 3 years, Michigan’s law concerning fireworks has changed quite a bit.

2012: The Michigan Fireworks Safety Act was passed by the State Legislature. This has allowed more types of fireworks to be sold in Michigan including the following fireworks:

  • Bottle Rockets
  • Sparklers
  • Roman Candles
  • Snaps
  • Snakes
  • Poppers

2013: “The Common Sense Bill”, this has allowed local communities the right to regulate the time of day when fireworks can be discharged. This starts today, the day before a holiday and will continue until the day after a holiday.

According to the City of Novi, the discharge of fireworks between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 pm is strictly prohibited. This includes all major holidays except New Year’s Day when it changes to 1:00 am instead of 12:00 pm.

For more information on restrictions for private use and how to use fireworks safety, please visit the City of Novi’s Celebrate Safely By Practicing Firework Safety Tips from the Novi Police and Fire Department.

Summary

Independence Day is an annual celebration on July 4th that is filled with parades, fireworks and spending time with family and friends. From all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group, we would like to wish you a safe and happy Independence Day!