It's time to celebrate America's 242nd 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

NOTE: All festivities take place on July 4, unless otherwise noted

Ashtabula County

Asthabula (June 28-July 1)

  • Festival at Lakeview Park with ride, entertainment, food, and more
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 1

Cuyahoga County

Bay Village

  • Fireworks at dusk during "Bay Days"


  • Grindstone Festival begins at 4 p.m. at Coe Lake Park
  • Fireworks later on

Bratenahl (July 3)

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

Brecksville (June 30-July 1)

  • Part of Brecksville Home Days celebration
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m. both nights on Brecksville Road

Cleveland (July 6)

  • Star-Spangled Spectacular: Concert begins at 9 p.m., fireworks follow around 10:15 p.m.
  • Great Lakes Science Center "Rock 'n Boom" at 8 p.m. on July 4

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Fairview Park (June 29-July 1)

  • Fairview Park Summerfest featuring rides, games, and food
  • Fireworks on June 30 at Bohlken Park

Independence (July 3)

  • Fireworks at dark, Elmwood Park


  • 9:45 p.m., Lakewood Park

Mayfield Village (June 30)

  • Parkview Pool activities starting at noon
  • Music at the Grove at 4 p.m.
  • Firewords at 10 p.m.

North Olmsted (July 1)

  • Boom! 2018 at Great Northern Mall at 7 p.m.
  • Fireworks at dusk

Solon (July 3)

  • Fireworks at dusk at Solon Community Park


  • Fireworks at 10 p.m. at Foltz Athletic Fields


  • Festivities begin near Clague Park at 9:30 a.m., with parade, food, car shot, and more
  • Fireworks at dusk

Geauga County

Bainbridge Township

  • Music & activities at Kenston High School starting at 6 p.m.
  • Fireworks at dusk

Chardon (July 3)

  • Fireworks at 8 p.m. at Chardon High School

Thompson (July 3)

  • Independence Eve Explosion at Thompson Raceway Park
  • Fireworks at dusk

Lake County


  • Concert at Civic Center Park starting at 8 p.m.
  • 25-minute firework show to follow

Lorain County

Avon (July 3)

  • Alpine Bank's Salute to the USA (featuring fireworks and various activities) starts at 5 p.m.

Avon Lake (July 3)

  • Fireworks at 7 p.m., Weiss Field

Columbia Station (June 28-30)

  • Festival at Columbia Park
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m. on June 30

Elyria (July 7)

  • Fireworks at dusk at Lorain County Speedway


  • Fireworks at dusk at Black River Landing

North Ridgeville (July 3)

  • Star Spangled Celebration at South Central Park, 7 p.m.

Grafton (July 3)

  • Fireworks at 8 p.m. at Willow and Reservoir Parks

Wellington (July 3)

  • Fireworks at dusk at Lorain County Fairgrounds

Medina County

Medina (July 3)

  • Fireworks

Wadsworth (July 3)

  • Fireworks at dusk on High St.

Portage County


  • Fireworks at West Pioneer Trail baseball fields, around 9:45 p.m.

Hiram (July 3)

  • Fireworks at Hiram College football field, 9:30 p.m.

Kent (June 30)

  • Kent Heritage Festival ay Kramer Ball Fields
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Streetsboro (July 6-7)

  • Hayrides, carnival, and bingo at Woodside Lake Park
  • Fireworks at dusk

Stark County


  • Fireworks at dusk at Silver Park

Jackson Township (June 27-30)

  • Community Celebration featuring music, car show, and 5K
  • Fireworks at dark on June 30

Massillon (July 3)

  • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Tommy Henrich Blvd.

North Canton

  • 4th of July races, 7:45 a.m. at North Canton YMCA
  • Fireworks at dusk at Dogwood Park

Summit County

Akron (June 29-July 4)

  • 41st annual Rib White and Blue Festival at Lock 3. CLICK HERE to read more about it.
  • Fireworks on July 4 at 9:45 p.m.

Cuyahoga Falls (July 3-4)

  • 8 p.m. at Blossom Music Center, featuring music from the Blossom Festival Band

Hudson (June 28-July 1)

  • Hudson Booster Days featuring carnival, food, parade, and more
  • Fireworks at dusk on July 1

Portage Lakes (June 30)

  • Sand castle building contest and boat parade at State Park
  • Fireworks at 10 p.m.