Fourth of July: Fireworks, Food, & Friends in Detroit!

July 02, 2018 | Detroit
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If you think about it, Independence Day is the perfect reason to celebrate ‘Home’—especially when the home you love is Downtown Detroit!

Every year, my Downtown Detroit luxury loft leasing office puts on a Rooftop Party for me and all of my neighbors and friends!

First, if you don’t live in Detroit, you should! But, second, you should also know that we kick off our celebrations early with the Windsor-Detroit Freedom Festival—our fireworks are the Monday before Canada Day and we can carry on the celebrations through the 4th of July!

And my Leasing Management Company helps me kick off the celebrations even earlier by holding a pre-fireworks party on our rooftop that makes my hosting job that much easier! (One million people attend the Ford Fireworks every year, and while I don’t have to host all of them, I have lots of friends who want to be in Downtown Detroit for the festivities.)

Since I don’t have to do anything but put my friends’ names on the guest list and then show up, I get to enjoy the evening from start to grand finale!

The fireworks don’t start until 10 p.m., but the Lofts of Merchants Row puts out a BBQ spread (catered by the Hudson Café, which is on my first floor) starting at 6 p.m. We had Pulled Pork (my favorite), Ribs (my other favorite), Corn on the Cob (yep, that’s a favorite too), and a whole bunch of Potato and Pasta Salads (basically, ALL the FAVORITES)! Oh. And Cupcakes, Brownies, and Cookies too. The only thing that would make this more Down Home would be if my Mom had made it herself. But then I would have to do dishes. For the Lofts of Merchants Row party, I have to do nothing. Except show up and eat (THE Absolute Favorite!).

While there are incredibly cool planes and jets (which my camera was incredibly inept at capturing) circling above us as part of the Windsor-Detroit Freedom Festival and Ford Fireworks celebrations, the Lofts of Merchants Row makes sure we are entertained with LIVE music from The Circle of Sound!

And you know how you’re supposed to bring a hostess gift? Not with my luxury loft’s party. Instead you got to leave with one! The swag included Amazon Gift Cards and a Gift Voucher for a 3 Day/2 Night Vacation!

Since every party should have a twist, my leasing company also brought in Painting with a Twist, so we could all enjoy the Detroit skyline before the fireworks and also go home with a painting of Detroit to display on our walls!

Everyone who wanted to went home with a permanent piece of art to display on their walls, which is also perfect, because (while we have unique floorplans rather than cookie-cutter layouts) all of our lofts have lots of wall-space that is perfect for hanging paintings.

But even if you didn’t go home with a picture, every one of us left with a permanent memory of great times with good friends, new neighbors, and the city we all love to call home!


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