It's time to celebrate America's 243nd birthday, and Northeast Ohio is ready to let freedom ring!

WKYC has compiled a list of some of the best festivities and fireworks displays in the area. If you'd like to submit one you think we missed, please send an email to WKYC-Webteam@wkyc.com

Ashland County

Ashland (July 4)

  • Festivities begin at 5 p.m. from Community Stadium, including a Journey Tribute Band
  • Fireworks at dusk

Ashtabula County

Conneaut (July 4-6)

  • Festival at Lakeview Park with rides, entertainment, food, and more from noon-midnight each day
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 6

Geneva-on-the-Lake (July 4)

  • Festivities all day from GOTL Municipal Golf Course with plenty of food and music
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m.; can be seen all across the strip

Carroll County

Mineral City (July 5)

  • Fireworks begin at roughly 10 p.m at Atwood Lake

Cuyahoga County

Bay Village (July 3-6)

  • Bay Days festival at Cahoon Memorial Park featuring rides, kids parade, and even a vintage baseball game
  • Fireworks at dusk on July 4

Berea (July 4-6)

  • Grindstone Festival takes place from 4-10 p.m. each day at Coe Lake Park, with paddle boat rides, live music, rides and games, and so much more.
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 4

Brantenahl (July 3)

  • Independence Day Celebration at Village park starting at 7 p.m.
  • Fireworks around 10 p.m.

Broadview Heights (July 11-14)

  • Home Days on the Green with live music, activities, and even a petting zoo
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m. each of the first three days

Cleveland (July 4)

  • Fireworks at sundown, with notable viewing spots being Dock 20 on Lake Erie, the William G. Mather Steamship, or even the Goodtime III for dinner and dancing
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium will also hold a special "Fun Before 4" event beginning at 10 a.m., with free admission for all active military and first responders
  • NOTE: This year's Star-Spangled Spectacular featuring the Cleveland Orchestra will not take place until Aug. 7 due to the MLB All-Star Game Festivities

Lakewood (July 4)

  • Parade and concert staring at 10 a.m. at Lakewood Park
  • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., with residents also having a view from Elmwood Park in Independence

Mayfield Village (June 29)

  • Parkview Pool activities starting at noon
  • Music at the Grove at 5 p.m.
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Middleburg Heights (June 27-29)

  • Summer in the City Festival at library and Central Park with parade, games, rides, and even a car show
  • Fireworks at dusk on June 29

North Olmsted (June 30)

  • Boom! 2018 at Great Northern Mall at 7 p.m. with food trucks, live music, and so much more
  • Fireworks at dusk

Solon (July 3)

  • Fireworks at dusk from Solon Community Park
  • Multiple traffic restrictions will be in effect along SOM Center Road; click here for more details

Strongsville (July 4)

  • Fireworks at 10 p.m. from the Foltz Pkwy. athletic fields

Westlake (July 4)

  • Festivities begin at Clague Park at 9:30 a.m., with parade, food, car show, and even patriotic readings
  • Fireworks at dusk

Erie County

Cedar Point (July 4-6)

  • "Light Up the Point" fireworks all three nights, with festivities beginning at 9 p.m. and the best viewing from Cedar Point Beach near Windseeker
  • Free admission for all active and retired military as well as active first responders

Put-in-Bay (July 4)

  • Fireworks at dusk from the harbor
  • Naturalization ceremony will also take place for new U.S. citizens at 11 a.m. from the lower plaza

Sandusky (July 4)

  • Stars & Stripes Festival from Washington Park starting at 10 a.m. with food, games, music, and pony rides
  • Fireworks at dusk

Geauga County

Auburn Township/Bainbridge (July 5)

  • Fireworks at 6 p.m. from Kenston High School

Chardon (July 3)

  • Old Glory Day Festival from Historic Chardon Square beginning at 1 p.m. with children's parade and plenty of food and activities
  • Fireworks at dusk

Holmes County

Millersburg (June 29)

  • Thunder Over Holmes County fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. downtown

Loudonville (July 6)

  • Fireworks begin at dusk from Riverside Park

Huron County

Norwalk (July 4-6)

  • Parade on July 4 for children and veterans with fireworks at dusk on the fairgrounds
  • Norwalk Music Festival also takes place all three days

Lake County

Eastlake/Willowick (July 4)

  • Fireworks at Classic Park
  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 9:55

Fairport Harbor (July 3-7)

  • Fairport Mardi Gras Festival featuring parade and special days for kids, seniors, and veterans
  • Fireworks at 9 p.m. on July 7

Mentor (July 4)

  • Special concert from the Cleveland POPS beginning at 7:30 p.m. from the Mentor Civic Amphitheater, followed by a 25-minute fireworks display

Painesville (July 5)

  • "Freedom Friday" at Painesville Speedway with racing in Ironmen Classic
  • Fireworks to follow

Willoughby (July 4)

  • Fireworks at 9 p.m. from Willoughby South High School

Lorain County

Avon (July 3-4)

  • Fireworks each night following 7:05 p.m. Lake Erie Crushers games at Sprenger Stadium

Avon Lake (July 4)

  • Dog parade at 1 p.m. followed by celebration at Weiss Fields
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Elyria (July 4)

  • Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show at West Park
  • Fireworks at dusk

Lorain (July 4)

  • Fireworks at dusk from Mile-Long Pier

North Ridgeville (July 3)

  • Celebration at South Central Park at 7 p.m. with food, live music, balloons, and bounce houses
  • Fireworks at dusk from American Fireworks

Oberlin (July 4)

  • Fireworks at dusk from recreational compex

Medina County

Brunswick (July 3)

  • Fireworks at dusk from Brunswick High School

Medina (July 3-4)

  • Fireworks at dusk on July 3 from Brunswick High School
  • Parade downtown at 4 p.m. on July 4

Valley City (July 4)

  • Celebration starts at 11 a.m. with parade, music, car show, music, and plenty of food
  • Fireworks at dusk from Mill Stream Park

Wadsworth (July 3)

  • Downtown fireworks at dusk

Portage County

Aurora (July 4)

  • Fun Run at 8 a.m. followed by parade and festival at Kiwanis-Moore Park
  • Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Hiram (July 3-4)

  • Folk music, food trucks, and helicopter tours starting at 7:30 p.m. on July 3 from Hiram College Football Field; fireworks to follow at 9:30
  • Festivities continue on July 4 with parade, car show, sports, and plenty of games and contests downtown

Kent (July 6)

  • Heritage Festival downtown with Kid's Zone and plenty of food and entertainment
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Richland County

Ontario (June 29)

  • Celebration at Ontario High School includes parade, frog jumping contest, laser tag, 5K run, pageant, and plenty of games
  • Fireworks at 10:05 p.m.

Mansfield (June 30 & July 6)

  • Mansfield Motor Speedway Freedom Fest Fireworks at dusk on June 30
  • Fireworks at Charles Mill Lake Park at dusk on July 6

Stark County

Alliance (July 4)

  • Fireworks at dusk from Silver Park

Canton

  • Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. from McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Jackson Township (June 26-29)

  • Celebration all three days at North Park including car show at 5 p.m. and Night Glow 5K run & Kid's Fun Run at 9:15 on June 28
  • Fireworks at dusk on June 29

Massillon (July 3)

  • City of Champions Independence Day Celebration starting at 5 p.m. with food, music, games, and kids pageants
  • Fireworks at dusk

North Canton (July 4)

  • Parade at 10:30 a.m. followed by celebration at 7 p.m. at North Canton Hoover Memorial Stadium with plenty of music, food, and children's activities
  • Fireworks at dusk

North Lawrence (July 6)

  • Fireworks at dusk from Clays Park Resort campground

Summit County

Akron (July 3-6)

  • Annual Rib, White, & Blue Festival at Lock 3 beginning at 11 a.m. with massive rib cook-off
  • Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. on July 4

Barberton (June 29)

  • Auto racing at Barberton Motor Speedway
  • Fireworks at dusk

Cuyahoga Falls (July 3-4)

  • Blossom Music Festival's Salute to America concert featuring patriotic music and fireworks both nights starting at 8 p.m.

Fairlawn (July 4)

  • Parade at 4:30 p.m. followed by concert at Bicentennial Park
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m., although they could go off as early as 7:30 p.m. depending on weather

Green (June 29)

  • Freedom Fest at Boettler Park starting at noon, with food, music, beer garden, inflatables, and even train rides
  • Fireworks at dusk

Hudson

  • Fireworks at dusk from Barlow Farm Park

Portage Lakes (July 6)

  • Portage Lakes State Park at 10 p.m.

Springfield Lake (June 27-30)

  • Rock the Docks Festival with music, rides, food, games, and even an animal show
  • Fireworks at dusk on June 29

Twinsburg (July 3)

  • Cleveland Pops Orchestra concert at 7:30 p.m. at Perici Amphitheater
  • Fireworks to follow

Tuscarawas County

Mineral City (July 4-7)

  • Celebration each day at Atwood Lake Park with crafts, activities, and night hikes
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 5

Wayne County

Orrville (July 2-6)

  • Orrville Firefighters Independence Day Celebration with parade on July 2 followed by days of various fun activities
  • Fireworks at dusk on July 6

Wooster (July 4)

  • Ohio Light Opera Community Pops concert at 7 p.m. downtown
  • Fireworks at dusk from Kinney Fields