The Fourth of July is on the horizon! We can hardly wait for the many community events happening throughout the Cleveland area, from patriotic cruises to fireworks shows, and everything in between.
Mark your calendars for the Independence Day event nearest you for an unforgettable celebration of our nation’s birthday!
When: June 27-29, Times Vary
Where: Freer Field, Ashland
While the Ashland Ohio Balloonfest isn’t technically a Fourth of July-centered event, it’s still a fantastic way to kick off the patriotic week! This famous festival has been going strong for over 29 years, featuring a splendor of colorful hot air balloons rising high above you and decorating the Ashland sky throughout the weekend. There are also plenty of other fun activities, including a balloon glow, balloon races, stage performances, sports tournaments, food and so much more!
When: July 3-6, Times Vary
Where: Cahoon Park, Bay Village
Live music, a classic car cruise-in, magic shows, carnival rides and a children’s bike/trike/wagon parade are only some of the fun activities Bay Village has in store for you this Fourth of July! Plus, their festive fireworks display will begin at dusk, so settle in with a funnel cake and a freshly squeezed lemonade and enjoy the show!
When: July 3, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Elmwood Park, Independence
Is there a better way to celebrate Independence Day than in Independence, Ohio? This town goes all out for the holiday, setting up a fabulous fireworks display along with booths for food, beverages and games for you to enjoy! Bring your family, friends and neighbors because you’re sure to have a fantastic time.
When: July 3, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Perici Amphitheater, Twinsburg
Head down to Twinsburg this holiday and celebrate Independence Day with some great music! The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will be performing a variety of patriotic songs to get you in the spirit before the annual fireworks extravaganza. The entire family is welcome — grab your tickets here.
When: July 4-6, Times Vary
Where: Cedar Point, Sandusky
Celebrate Independence Day with a bigger bang than ever before! Every night, Cedar Point will feature a spectacular fireworks show, pie eating contests and so much more. Plus, during this three-day event, Cedar Point will be offering free admission to active, retired or honorably discharged military members and active first responders.
When: July 4, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Where: Lakewood Park, Lakewood
Spend the entire day celebrating in Lakewood! The city’s parade will kick off the day at 10 a.m. on Lake Avenue and will end at Lakewood Park, where games and activities will run all afternoon long. A featured concert from the Lakewood High School Youth Orchestra will provide some entertainment in the evening before the fireworks extravaganza concludes the day at 9:45 p.m.
When: July 4-6, 4-10 p.m.
Where: Coe Lake Park, Berea
This three-day free, family-friendly festival will feature paddleboat rides, an outdoor movie showing, live bands, carnival rides and local vendors from all over Berea! There will even be a parade featuring veterans and community groups marching through downtown past the Triangle. A breathtaking fireworks display over Coe Lake will conclude the evening.
When: July 4, 6-11:30 p.m.
Where: Goodtime III
Enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, live music and fireworks while sailing along Lake Erie! Tickets to this unique Fourth of July celebration start at $35 and depend on your viewing level and dinner order. Boarding starts at 6 p.m. and reservations are required.
When: July 4, 8-11 p.m.
Where: The Great Lakes Science Center
Photo courtesy of the Great Lakes Science Center
Celebrate Independence Day from the most patriotic vantage point in Cleveland: aboard the William G. Mather steamship! Food and drinks will be available for purchase in the Great Lakes Science Center café. Tickets start at $16, and are just $13 if you’re a museum member. Guests are welcome (and encouraged!) to bring blankets and chairs aboard to watch the show.
When: July 4, 10 p.m.
Where: Strongsville Athletic Field
We can’t think of a better place to celebrate America’s birthday than the picturesque city of Strongsville. This year, their annual fireworks display will commence at dusk, around 10 p.m., at the Strongsville Athletic Field. So pack up your blanket or lawn chairs and settle in to watch the show!
When: July 11-14, Times Vary
Where: Broadview Heights Community and Recreation Center
Photo courtesy of L. Putka via Homedays on the Green
Make your Independence Day celebration last an extra week or so by heading out to Broadview Heights for one of the region’s biggest Fourth of July festivals. Enjoy carnival games, delicious food, local vendor booths, live music and, of course, fireworks!
Happy Fourth of July!
How are you planning on celebrating this year? Let us know in the comments!