21st Annual Salute to America July 3-6, 2013 (6-10pm) at Greenfield Village

A classic Independence Day celebration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
The party offers music Americana, 19th-century lawn games, picnics and favorite eats from The Henry Ford’s award-winning chefs. Concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture featuring the historic cannon of Loomis Battery. Amazing fireworks display accompanied by live patriotic music to immediately follow.

July 4th is the quintessential American holiday. No single event defines us quite like that day in 1776 when we declared our independence from the tyranny of British rule. Small wonder that July 4th remains our most festive public holiday: parades, concerts, fireworks, ceremonial readings of the Declaration of Independence — they have been mainstays of this most American celebration for 236 years. Join us as Greenfield Village and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra continue this tradition by proudly presenting the 21st annual Salute to America concerts.

This is an outdoor event and is held rain or shine. Click here to read our severe weather policy before purchasing tickets.

Bank of America customers click here to download your Family Fun Nights coupon.

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activities
Gates open at 6:00pm for general public.

Pre-concert musical entertainment featuring the First Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps led by Mark Logsdon

Kids activities including 19th-century lawn games and a special visit from members of Greenfield Village’s historic baseball teams!

Prelude Concert featuring the River Raisin Ragtime Revue with musical direction by William Pemberton

Detroit Symphony Orchestra concert. Leonard Slatkin, Conductor

Amazing fireworks finale accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannon fire.

We regret there can be no refunds, even in the event of inclement weather. All programs and artists subject to change. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted unless purchased on site. A complete list of entrance policies will be included with your tickets.

pricing
VIP TICKETS (special parking and seating package) $50 PER PERSON

Members & Non-Members
ADVANCE MEMBER ADULT age 13 & up $19
ADVANCE MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12, $12
ADVANCE NON-MEMBER ADULT age 13 & up $22.50
ADVANCE NON-MEMBER YOUTH age 5-12, $14
DAY OF MEMBER ADULT $23
DAY OF MEMBER YOUTH $15
DAY OF NON-MEMBER ADULT $27
DAY OF NON-MEMBER YOUTH $17.50
CHILDREN 4 & under are free

Parking is $5 per vehicle.
A service fee of $2.50 will be applied to all Call Center sales. No service fees are applied to online orders.

Pricing subject to change.
what to bring, what to wear
Greenfield Village is spread over dozens of acres– the location of the concert stage is in Walnut Grove (approximately 1/2 mile from the front gates of Greenfield Village). Comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes are a must. The concert will be held outdoors, rain or shine. Dressing for the weather is a must. Bring umbrellas / rain gear and prepare for a wide range of temperatures.

Lawn seating only. Seating will not be provided! We recommend you bring folding chairs or lawn blankets.

Wheelchairs can be rented, but must be rented in advance of the event– please inquire when purchasing tickets, or call the call center at 313-982-6001 to make a reservation. You are welcome to bring your own wheelchair or scooter, however, upright scooters (Segways) are not allowed on premises. You are welcome to bring your own children’s stroller or wagon, however, recreational scooters, bicycles or in-line/in-sole skates are not allowed inside the Village gates.

Bring a camera; photography is allowed in all areas of the Village.

Please do not bring alcoholic beverages; outside alcohol is not permitted. All packages will be searched for alcohol at the Village gates. Beer and wine are available for purchase inside Greenfield Village.

Attire is business casual to casual.
special
Tickets to Salute to America are available online, through The Henry Ford Call Center (open 7 days a week, 9am – 5pm) 313-982-6001 and at all admissions counters. Tickets can be mailed when reservations are made 2 weeks or more in advance. Tickets purchased less than 2 weeks out will be held at Village Will Call. General ticket holders enter at Greenfield Village main entrance gates.

VIP Tickets include priority front-stage seating and parking passes to Eagle Tavern Parking Lot (closer to the event field). VIP ticket holders may enter from Eagle Lane Gate and drive around the back of the Village to the Eagle Tavern Parking Lot.

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