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4th of July events around Northeast Ohio: Your guide to fireworks, festivals and more

Find out what 4th of July events are going on in your city and around Northeast Ohio this summer!

OHIO, USA — Editor's Note: The video above is from a previous story on Ohio's new fireworks laws published on June 15, 2022.

America is set to celebrate its 246th birthday on July 4. And while consumer-grade fireworks have been legalized for the first time in Ohio, many Northeast Ohioans will be heading to their community festivals for fireworks, fun, food and more. 

RELATED: More cities in Northeast Ohio ban consumer use of fireworks despite state's new legalization

We’ve put together a list of July 4th celebrations happening around Northeast Ohio. To get your community on the list, email cbeeble@wkyc.com.

ASHTABULA COUNTY 

Conneaut

Annual 4th of July Parade - Saturday, July 2, 2 p.m.

Conneaut City 4th of July Fireworks - Saturday, July 2, 9:45 p.m.

The Conneaut Port Authority is seeking donations to support this year's fireworks display. 

Fireworks can be seen at any of the following locations:

  • Conneaut Township Park
  • Conneaut Public Dock
  • Lakeview Park

Rain date: July 3

Geneva on the Lake

Geneva-On-The-Lake Fireworks - Monday, July 4 @ 10 p.m.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY

Bay Village

Bay Days 2022 - Thursday, June 30 - July 4 - 27134 Lake Road
Bay Village, OH 44140

Open each day from 12 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 30

  • 7:00 pm Live Music by Perfect Choice at the Gazebo

Friday, July 1

  • 5:00 pm Classic Car Cruise-In at Cahoon Park with DJ Cadillac Mike
  • 7:00 pm Live Music by The Geeze Cats at the Gazebo

Saturday, July 2

  • 2:00 pm Vintage Baseball Game: Bay Men's Club Villagers vs Whiskey Island Shamrocks at south end of Cahoon Park
  • 7:00 pm Live Music by the Bay Village Community Band at the Gazebo

Monday, July 4

  • 8:30 am Bay Days 5 Mile Run and at 8:45 am Kids 1 mile Fun Run at the High School
  • 11:30 am Children's Bike, Trike, and Wagon Parade at the Gazebo
  •  7:00 pm Live Music by Hubb's Groove at the Gazebo
  •  9:45 pm Gala Fireworks Display

Bedford/Bedford Heights 

4th of July Parade - Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. - Columbus Road, Bedford, OH 44146

Parade starts on Columbus and Washington Street.

Berea

Grindstone Festival, 4-10 p.m. - Coe Lake Park, 85 S. Rocky River Dr., Berea, OH 44017 

July 3: Food & business vendors, paddle boats, live music, face painters, parade, inflatables & outdoor movie.

July 4: Food & business vendors, paddle boats, live music, inflatables & fireworks.

Broadview Heights

Home Days - 9543 Broadview Rd., Broadview Heights, OH 44147 

Thursday July 7:

5-11 p.m. - Rides
5-11 p.m. - Beer Garden
6 p.m. - 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run Registration
7 p.m. - Mayor's 5K and 1 Mile Walk/Run
7-10 p.m. - Band Herzog
10:30 p.m. - Fireworks

Friday July 8:

5-11 p.m. - Rides
5-11 p.m. - Beer Garden
5-9 p.m. -Caricature Artist Tent by Beer Garden
7-10 p.m. - Joe Bell & the Swing Lizards
10:30 p.m. - Fireworks

Cleveland 

Light up the Lake

July 4: Fireworks viewing at various different locations in/near Downtown Cleveland at sundown.

Locations:

  • The Flats
  • Voinovich Park
  • Whiskey Island
  • Wendy Park

Euclid

The city of Euclid will not be having a public fireworks display during July 2022

Lakewood

4th of July Parade - Monday July 4 @ 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The parade will begin at Kenneth and Lake Avenues going east to Lakewood Park.

4th of July Concert - Monday July 4 @ 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

A free concert at Lakewood Park before the fireworks start

4th of July Fireworks - Monday July 4 @ 9:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Fireworks display at Lakewood Park approximately 45 minutes after the concert concludes.

Mayfield Village

Independence Day Celebration - Saturday July 2

11:30-4 p.m. - Parkview Pool will host various activities
6:30 p.m. @ The Grove - Neil Diamond Tribute Band
10:00 p.m. - Fireworks show

*A variety of concession providers will also be on-site. Cars can park in the pool parking lot, the softball parking lot, or the lots at Progressive*

North Olmsted

*No fireworks show will be presented on week of July 4. Fireworks show has moved to Homecoming weekend on August 28, 2022*

Red, White, Blue and You! 4th of July Celebration - Saturday, July 2, 1-3 p.m. - Great Northern Mall, 4954 Great Northern Blvd.

Strongsville

Fourth of July Fireworks and Festival - Monday, July 4, City Commons, corner of Pearl and Royalton Roads

6:30-9 p.m. - Inflatables, face painting, balloon animals and Kona Ice truck
9:30 p.m. / Dusk - Fireworks show

University Heights

The University Heights Symphonic Band's Annual Patriotic Show - Thursday, June 30, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118

Westlake

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks - Monday, July 3, 1400 Clague Rd, Westlake, OH 44145 

  • 10 a.m. - Parade starts on Dover Center Rd 
  • 10 a.m. - Classic car show, face painting and balloon twisters, food vendors at Clague Park. 
  • Dusk - Fireworks display

GEAUGA COUNTY

Chagrin Falls/Bainbridge

Bainbridge and Autumn 4th of July Celebration - Friday, July 1, 6 p.m. - 9500 Bainbridge Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Fireworks start at dusk; rain date is Sunday, July 3.

Chardon

Fireworks - Saturday, July 2, 9 p.m. - 151 Chardon Avenue
Chardon, OH 44024

Thompson

Independence Eve Explosion - Sunday, July 3 - Kuhnle Motorsports Park @ Thompson Raceway Park, 8233 Sidley Rd Thompson, OH 44086

LAKE COUNTY

Fairport Harbor

Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras - July 1-4 - 301 Huntington Beach Dr., Fairport Harbor, OH 44077 

Featuring rides, games, live entertainment and food. 

Friday, July 1 - Mardi Gras Parade
Sunday, July 3 - Fireworks at dusk

Mentor

Independence Day Celebration - Monday, July 4, 6 p.m. - 8600 Munson Road, Mentor, OH 44060

Concert by The Verve Pipe at 8 p.m. at Mentor Civic Amphitheater, with fireworks immediately after. Food trucks, alcoholic beverages available beginning at 6 p.m.

LORAIN COUNTY 

Avon Lake

Independence Day Fireworks Celebration - Friday, July 1 - Weiss Park, 33401 Webber Road, Avon Lake, OH 44012 

5:30 p.m. - Seeing Scarlet
6:30 p.m. - Anne E. DeChant
7:30 p.m. - Independence Day Celebration
8:00 p.m. - Dave Matthews Tribute Band
10:00 p.m. - Fireworks

Elyria

Fireworks & Festivities - Friday, July 1 - West Park, 1200 Foster Ave, Elyria 

Food, games, and live bands will be on site.

6 p.m. - ET and the Determination
7:30 p.m. - Lydian Jazz Band
9-10:10 p.m. - The Domans
10:10 p.m. - Fireworks

Lorain

Independence Day Fireworks Display - Monday, July 4 - 301 Lakeside Avenue, Lorain OH 44052

Fireworks to be launched from 301 Lakeside Avenue at sunset.

RELATED: Private fireworks scaled back in city of Lorain

North Ridgeville

Freedom Festival and Fireworks - Sunday, July 3 - Victory Park Ohio, 777 Victory Lane, North Ridgeville

Gates open at 5 p.m. Will feature an evening full of events before the nighttime fireworks display.

Fireworks to begin around 10 p.m.

Wellington

Fireworks Display - Sunday, July 3 - 23000 Fairgrounds Road, Wellington, Ohio 44090

MEDINA COUNTY

Brunswick

Fireworks Display - Sunday, July 3, 9:30 p.m.-10 p.m. - Location TBA 

Medina

July 4 Parade - Monday, July 4, 4 p.m.

Parade route begins at Medina High School parking lot, heading south on Spring Grove, then west on Liberty Street and around the square.

Valley City

Fourth of July Parade, Car Show, Music & Fireworks - Monday, July 4

10 a.m. - Parade
11:45 a.m. - Car Show at Mill Stream Park
7 p.m. - Music by Soundcheck (a 4 piece female fronted classic rock band)
Dusk - Fireworks

Wadsworth

Main Street Wadsworth’s “July First Friday: Fireworks and Food Trucks” - Friday, July 1, 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

  • Fireworks at dusk (around 10 p.m.)
  • Over 20 food trucks
  • Downtown streets closed to vehicles at 5 p.m.

PORTAGE COUNTY

Aurora

July 4th Fun Run, Parade, Festival and Fireworks - Monday, July 4

Fun Run: Click on link above for details, pricing and location

11 a.m. - Parade starts at Barrington Town Square
12-3 p.m. - Festival at Kiwanis-Moore Park
Dusk - Fireworks at Pioneer Trail ballfields

Kent

27th Annual Kent Heritage Festival - Saturday, July 2, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. - N. Water St. & W. Main St., Kent, Ohio 44240

Fireworks at dark. Other activities include a classic car show, children's activities, live entertainment on two stages, local restaurants and food trucks.

STARK COUNTY

Massillon

City of Champions Independence Day Celebration - Sunday, July 3, 5 p.m. - 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 

  • 6 p.m. - Li'l Miss Liberty and Li'l Uncle Sam Pageant
  • 7:30 p.m. - Concert by New Wave Nation 
  • 9:45 p.m. - Fireworks display

Canton

Independence Day Fireworks and The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps - Monday July 4 - McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

  • 7:00 p.m. - Grounds Open
  • 7:30 p.m. - The Bluecoats Drum and Bucle Corps and The Bluecoats Alumni Corps begin
  • 9:50 p.m. - Fireworks begin

North Canton

Jaycees July Fourth Parade - Monday, July 4, 10:30 a.m. - Seventh Street Northeast, North Canton

Community Celebration & Fireworks Display - Monday, July 4, 5 p.m. - 525 7th St NE, North Canton, OH 44720 

  • 5 p.m. - food vendors and other activities open
  • 7 p.m. - Concert by The Scenic Route
  • Fireworks shortly after dusk

SUMMIT COUNTY

Akron

Fireworks - Monday, July 4, Downtown Lock 3, 9:45 p.m.-10:15 p.m.

Akron RubberDucks Fireworks Night - Monday, July 4,

  • First pitch - 7:05 p.m.
  • Postgame Fireworks show at conclusion of game

Rib, White and Blue Festival - Friday, July 1 - Monday, July 4, Downtown Lock 3, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

  • Concerts - each day at 7 p.m. 
    • Friday, July 1: E5C4P3 –The Journey Tribute with Monica Robins & The Whiskey Kings
    • Saturday, July 2: Bruce in the USA, World’s #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Sinners and Saints
    • Sunday, July 3: The Best of Queen, presented by Break Free! GEORGIA PLAYERS GUILD with XCESS featuring ANDREA
    •  Monday, July 4: Creedence Relived, A Tribute to CCR with Brave and Crazy

Barberton

Summer Sing Off - Friday, July 1, 7 p.m. - 615 W. Park Ave.
Barberton, OH 44203 

Cuyahoga Falls

A Salute to America - July 3-4, Blossom Music Center, 8:00 p.m. start time

  • Blossom Festival Band
  • Fireworks weather permitting

Fairlawn

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks - Monday, July 4, 5:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m. - 3486 S Smith Road, Bicentennial Park, Fairlawn, OH 44333

  • Music will start at 5:30 p.m.
  • Food truck and alcoholic beverages will be available

Green

FreedomFest - Saturday, June 25, 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Boettler Park 5300 Massillon Road, Green, OH 44720 

Hudson

Independence Day Fireworks Celebration - Friday, July 1, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Barlow Farm Park, 1965 Barlow Road, Hudson, OH 44236

Stow

4th of July Parade - Monday, July 4, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Route map found here

Firecracker Run - Monday, July 4, 7:30 a.m. start time

  • Pre-registration: Sunday, July 3 from 3-6 p.m. at Holy Family Church (3179 Kent Road, Stow)
  • Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup: Monday, July 4, 6-7:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church

Road closures on the fourth will take place on Kent Road and related arterial roads from:

  • 7:15am – 8:30am for the Firecracker Run 
  • 9:30am – 12:30pm for the parade

Springfield Lake

Rock at the Docks - June 23-26, 2459 Canfield Rd., Akron, OH 44312

 

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