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Detroit Fireworks to be a TV-only event on Aug. 31

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Posted at 2:22 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 14:22:04-04

(WXYZ) — The annual Ford Fireworks in downtown Detroit have been moved to August and will be a celebration of frontline workers and Detroiters amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The event will be a TV-only broadcast on Monday, Aug. 31 and will feature Detroiter stories.

The Parade Company CEO Tony Michaels said there will be no congregating of people, and they worked the city for the showing.

"Detroit will see a show they've never seen before. It will be the best fireworks show this country has ever seen," Michaels said.

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