Those who came down to watch the 59th annual Ford Fireworks were rewarded with a rainbow and colorful sunset over the city.
As a small rain shower left the downtown area around 6:30 p.m. a full rainbow could be seen beginning in the heart of downtown Detroit and arching towards New Center.
A few hours later as the sun began to set, everyone with a view to the northwest got to see the sky lit up with brilliant oranges, yellows and purples as the next line of rain showers approached.
The show started at 9:55 p.m. and the rain held off for a few minutes before a light drizzle turned into a steady downpour. Many students who came out to the parking structures sought out shelter at the lower levels while some went back to their dorms. Those who stuck around were treated to a fireworks show that did not disappoint.