If you’re going to spend four hours sitting on a blanket in the grass waiting to celebrate our independence with the boom and sparkle of fireworks, then you might as well do it the right away. The Henry Ford puts on, arguably, the best Independence Day celebration by incorporating historical and modern aspects. For example, a fife and drum band in full traditional attire will march the grounds, yet you will still be able to purchase a can of beer. The best part, though, is the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s performance. They’ll play Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture during the fireworks finale and if that doesn’t give you goosebumps then you’re not really an American.