2015 Ford Fireworks: How to watch from Belle Isle

The annual fireworks show brings thousands to downtown Detroit every year and one of the premiere spots to view the show is on Belle Isle Park.

Pedestrians and bicyclists were allowed to enter the island and pick a viewing spot when the park normally opens at 5 a.m. But the island opened to vehicle traffic starting at 2 p.m.

Those choosing to drive to Belle Isle for the show should be aware that only 3,600 parking spaces are available. State parking passes can be purchased at the gate.

"One of the reasons we did that are, we talked to DPD and you could not move on the island couldn't get an emergency vehicle through," said Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw.

As anticipation builds for the fireworks show, Shaw sent a strong message about who can and can't have alcohol on the island.

"There is no alcohol allowed on the island unless you rented a gazebo or got an alcohol permit," he said.

Michigan State Police will have a presence on the island to make sure everyone has a safe time.

"We'll have plenty of troopers out here and plenty of our Department of Natural Resource law enforcement partners here," Shaw said. "Our job is to have a good time with you as well."

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