Ashland Balloonfest

What: Live entertainment, hot air balloons, tournaments, exhibits, food, races and more

Where: Freer Field, 1238 Park Street, Ashland, Ohio

When: June 30 - July 2

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Aurora Independence Day Activities

What: Food, games, parade, fireworks, bounce house and contests

When: July 4

Festival: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Kiwanis Moore Park, 35 West Pioneer Trail, Aurora, Ohio

Parade: 11 a.m., Barrington Town Square to Kiwanis Moore Park

Fireworks: 9:45 p.m., Aurora West Pioneer Ballfields

Conneaut 4th of July Festival

What: Fireworks, parade, live entertainment, rides, festival food and more

Where: Lakeview Park, Conneaut, Ohio

When: June 30 - July 3

Fireworks: July 3, 10 p.m.

Parade: July 1, 6 p.m.

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First Town Days Festival

What: Fireworks, rides, contests, parade, festival food, live entertainment, vendors and more

Where: Tuscora Park, 161 Tuscora Ave NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio

When: June 30 - July 4

Fireworks: July 2, 10 p.m.

Parade: July 1, 6:30 p.m.

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Gnadenhutten Fireworks Festival

What: Contests, fireworks, car show, food, parade, entertainment and more

Where: Heck's Grove Park, Gnadenhutten, Ohio

When: June 30 - July 3

Fireworks: July 2, 10 p.m.

Parade: July 2, 2 p.m.

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Grindstone Festival

What: Zip line, inflatables, games, parade, live entertainment, fireworks, touch-a-truck, outdoor movie, food, rides and paddle boats

Where: Coe Lake, Berea, Ohio

When: July 2-4, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Fireworks: July 4, 10 p.m.

Parade: July 3, 6 p.m. in downtown Berea

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Italian American Summer Festival

What: Live entertainment, wine tasting, contests, traditional Italian food, children's activities, games and more

Where: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Road, Berea, Ohio

When: July 1, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

July 2, 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.

July 3, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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Jackson Community Celebration

What: Food, games, rides, entertainment, fireworks and activities

Where: Jackson Township North Park, 7660 Fulton Road, Massillon, Ohio

When: June 29 - July 2

Fireworks: July 2, at dark

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Kent Heritage Festival

What: Live entertainment, fireworks, food, car show, games, craft booths and children's area

Where: Downtown Kent, Ohio

When: July 2, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fireworks: July 2, 10 p.m.

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Larchmere Festival

What: Chess challenge, martial arts demonstrations, crafts, antiques, live entertainment, food vendors, raffle and more

Where: 12736 Larchmere Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio

When: July 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Oak Harbor Independence Day Celebration

What: Performances, car show, food, fireworks, beer tent and giant children's inflatables

Where: Downtown Oak Harbor, Ohio

When: July 3, gates open at 5 p.m.

Fireworks: July 3, at dusk

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Ontario Fourth of July Festival

What: Car show, contests, parade, raffles, fireworks, entertainment and activities

July 1: Ontario Middle School and Marshall Park,

July 2: Ontario Middle School, 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Fireworks: July 2, 10:05 p.m.

Parade: July 2, 4:15 p.m.

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Orrville Firemen's Festival

What: Parade, fireworks, games, live entertainment, rides and food

Where: Orrville, Ohio

When: June 29 - July 3

Fireworks: July 3, 10:15 p.m.

Parade: June 29, 7 p.m.

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Rib, White & Blue Festival

What: Rib competition, festival foods, live entertainment, fireworks, rides, children's activities and more

Where: South Main Street, Akron, Ohio (Between University Avenue and Bowery Street)

When: July 1-4

Fireworks: July 4, 9:45 p.m.

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Thunder over Holmes County

What: Live entertainment, beer garden, children's play area, fireworks and food

Where: Downtown Millersburg, Ohio

When: July 1-2

Fireworks: July 2, at dark

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Willard's Festival in the Park

What: Parade, food tent, live music, pony rides, garden tractor pull, contests, rides and fireworks

Where: Willard, Ohio

When: June 29 - July 2

Fireworks: July 2, 10:30 p.m.

Parade: July 2, 5 p.m.

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