The Fourth of July may seem ages away, but planning for Lake St. Clair Metropark's annual fireworks display is already underway.
Huron-Clinton Metroparks released its 2013 events calendar Wednesday, including dates for Lake St. Clair Metropark's (formerly Metro Beach) Sprint & Splash Duathlon, Voyageur Encampment, boating festival and summer car shows.
2013 events include:
- April 7 – Owl Festival
- April 12 – Sidewalk Astronomy Night
- April 20 – 23rd Annual Earth Week Clean Up Day
- May 11 – Bird Migration Day
- June 9 – 16th Annual Blast from the Past Car Show
- June 15 – 2nd Annual Sprint & Splash Duathlon
- July 1 – Fireworks
- July 14 –Children’s Day with Rosco the Clown
- Aug. 3 – 13th Annual “Bash at the Beach” Car Show
- Aug. 24 & 25 – Voyageur Encampment
- Sept. 7 – Hummingbirds and Monarchs
- Sept. 19-22 – Michigan Boating & Outdoor Recreation Festival
- Sept. 28 – Get Out and Play - Macomb
Through March, Huron-Clinton Metroparks packages including a 2013 Metroparks Annual Vehicle Permit and a $25 Metroparks gift card will be on sale for $39.99 at Costco stores in Southeast Michigan, including the Shelby Township location.
Annual vehicle permits are usually $25 and provide unlimited access to 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. A daily vehicle entry permit is $5.
The gift card included in the package can be used to cover golf course greens fees, annual boat permits, picnic shelter rentals, marina fees, interpretive program fees, Turtle Cove entry fees and cross-country ski rentals, as well as to buy annual bag tags to play at four Metropark disc golf courses.