The Detroit International Freedom Festival and Fireworks is a festival that celebrates Canada Day, which takes place on July 1st and American Independence Day on July 4th. The festival takes place in late June every year to celebrate these two countries right on the border of Windsor and Detroit. Americans, Canadians and people from all over the world come to Detroit and Windsor to enjoy the celebration of two countries being born. The festival draws about 3.5 million visitors each year. The International Freedom Festival and Fireworks began in 1959, and has been a staple in Detroit ever since! In the year of 2007, the festival branched off and became two separate events, The Windsor Summer Fest and Detroit River Days.
Just on the other side of the Detroit River, The Windsor Summer Fest takes place. The Windsor Summer Fest is a 13 day festival that takes place during the end of June and goes until July 1st. The festival sees nearly 500,000 people each and every year, and is somewhat of a beginning to the Detroit River Walk. The Summer Fest in Canada offers so much throughout it's 13 day run. During the 13 days the festival has river cruises, deck tours about the Tall ship, an annual international tug boat race and shore party, puppet shows, Hobie Fishing, Canada Day parade, Canada Day festivities at the festival plaza, Buskers on the Midway, Canadian Folk Grass award wining musicians on the main stage, Summer Fest River Front fireworks party and of course, the Ford Fireworks Display! In 2014, every person who patronized the Summer Fest was entered into a drawing for a chance to win 2 tickets valuing $500 in travel complimentary of VIA Rail and Holiday Inn downtown, Windsor. This festival will rock your body 'til Canada Day!
The Detroit side is home to the International Freedom Festival and Fireworks. The festival is also referred to as the Detroit River Days. This festival has become a tradition to start the summer off for many Detroiters. The very first Detroit River Days, in June 2007, marked the opening of a significant amount of the new Detroit RiverWalk and the rest is history. Ever since that day in June of 2007, they have