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.
We’ve put together a list of July 4th celebrations happening around Northeast Ohio. To get your community on the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
4th of July Parade - Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. - Columbus Road, Bedford, OH 44146
Parade starts on Columbus and Washington Street.
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.
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
July 4: Fireworks viewing at various different locations in/near Downtown Cleveland at sundown.
- The Flats
- Voinovich Park
- Whiskey Island
- Wendy Park
The city of Euclid will not be having a public fireworks display during July 2022
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.
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*
*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.
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
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
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
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.
Fireworks - Saturday, July 2, 9 p.m. - 151 Chardon Avenue
Chardon, OH 44024
Independence Eve Explosion - Sunday, July 3 - Kuhnle Motorsports Park @ Thompson Raceway Park, 8233 Sidley Rd Thompson, OH 44086
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
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.
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
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
Independence Day Fireworks Display - Monday, July 4 - 301 Lakeside Avenue, Lorain OH 44052
Fireworks to be launched from 301 Lakeside Avenue at sunset.
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.
Fireworks Display - Sunday, July 3 - 23000 Fairgrounds Road, Wellington, Ohio 44090
Fireworks Display - Sunday, July 3, 9:30 p.m.-10 p.m. - Location TBA
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Summer Sing Off - Friday, July 1, 7 p.m. - 615 W. Park Ave.
Barberton, OH 44203
A Salute to America - July 3-4, Blossom Music Center, 8:00 p.m. start time
- Blossom Festival Band
- Fireworks weather permitting
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
FreedomFest - Saturday, June 25, 12:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Boettler Park 5300 Massillon Road, Green, OH 44720
Independence Day Fireworks Celebration - Friday, July 1, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., Barlow Farm Park, 1965 Barlow Road, Hudson, OH 44236
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
Rock at the Docks - June 23-26, 2459 Canfield Rd., Akron, OH 44312