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Akron, Ohio Fireworks and Fourth of July Activities 2010

This article is for 2010.  See our 2013 Akron Area Fireworks List.

Many cities have canceled or scaled back on Fourth of July Fireworks in Akron, Ohio this year. I’m so disappointed that the City of Akron scaled back from their $100, 000 fireworks display to a $10,000 display this year. It is hard to imagine such a cost during this hard economic time. I think that even $10,000 seems like a lot of money. Anyway, don’t be sad if your city canceled their fireworks, there are many Fourth of July events in Akron, Ohio area and fireworks scheduled this year. Who knows, maybe we will find that we enjoy more intimate, family oriented Fourth of July fireworks displays and events. I spent a couple hours compiling the below list, searching for events that are still a go this year! Pick one or two and have fun with your family and be safe this Independence Day in Akron, Ohio!

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The below are listed by date, and some events span multiple dates and are listed more than once.

June 26, 2010 Akron, Ohio Fireworks and Akron, Ohio Fourth of July Activities

Green, OH FreedomFest

The 4th Annual Green, OH FreedomFest will be held at Boettler Park, Green, OH on Saturday, June 26 12:00pm to 11:00pm. FreedomFest is a family-fun filled day full of interactive activities and games. Music, fireworks, family fun, festival food vendors and a car show, Inflatables, 9-hole mini-golf course. The Car Show will be from noon – 6:30pm.  Music by 45 RPM from 4-6:30pm and Remember When 8:30-9pm. If weather permits, skydivers will entertain between 8:30 & 9pm.  Following will be Fireworks at 10:15pm.

Price: Free and open to the public.

Boettler Park
5300 Massillon Rd.
Green, OH

Portage Lakes Light Up Lakes

Portage Lakes Light Up Lakes will be at Portage Lakes on June 26, 2010 at 10pm. This event includes Christmas Lights and Fourth of July decor on lake homes and boats. It will be parade style with boats floating by The Ole Harbor Inn, Hook Line and Drinkers, The Upper Deck, and Club Marxx/Dietz’s. Judging and winners will be announced at Club Marxx after float by!

www.Portagelakes.com
330-703-2732

June 27, 2010 Akron, Ohio Fireworks and Akron, Ohio Fourth of July Activities

Hereford/ Highland Square Parade

Hereford/ Highland Square Parade will be at Hereford Park and begin at 2pm. Kids are encouraged to decorate their bikes and scooters or create a float for the event. Prizes will be awarded for best decorations. Registration and lining up for participants will begin at 1:45 p.m. at Hereford Park.

Hereford Park
940 Hereford Dr
Akron, Ohio 44303

June 30, 2010 Akron, Ohio Fireworks and Akron, Ohio Fourth of July Activities

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival is held at Orrville City Parks, Orr Park, Orrville, OH from Wednesday, June 30 6:00pm to 11:00pm through Sunday, July 4th. A huge parade starts the festival at 7:00pm on Wednesday. Carnival midway, with rides, food and games daily. The festival concludes Sunday night with one of the largest and loudest fireworks shows in northern Ohio on July 4th at 10:15pm.
Price: Free and open to the public.

Orrville City Parks, Orr Park
400 N. Elm St.
Orrville, OH 44667
(330) 684-5004 or (330) 684-5051

July 1, 2010 Akron, Ohio Fireworks and Akron, Ohio Fourth of July Activities

Rib, White, & Blue Food Festival

Rib, White, & Blue Food Festival & Fireworks is held at Lock 3 in downtown Akron, Ohio. The 4-day festival includes barbecue vendors from around the country, music, inflatables and rides. The Magical Train also will be available for rides along the canal. The festival will open July 1-3 at 11 a.m. and at noon on July 4. July 1st Entertainment: Blood, Sweat and Beers and Led Zeppelin tribute band Zoso at 7pm

Price: Free admission

Lock 3 Park
200 South Main St.
Akron, OH
330 375-2877

Fairlawn Park Parade

The Fairlawn Park Parade will be held at Croghan Park on Miller Road on July 1 for kids. Participants may bring their bikes and wagons to the park starting at 1 pm. Some decorations will be available for kids to use. The parade will begin at 2:30 pm, winding around the park. Rain Date July 2.

Price: The free event is open to the public.

Croghan Park
The 3487 S. Smith Road
Fairlawn, OH 44333
330-668-9515.

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival is held at Orrville City Parks, Orr Park, Orrville, OH from Wednesday, June 30 6:00pm to 11:00pm through Sunday, July 4th. A huge parade starts the festival at 7:00pm on Wednesday. Carnival midway, with rides, food and games daily. The festival concludes Sunday night with one of the largest and loudest fireworks shows in northern Ohio on July 4th at 10:15pm.

Price: Free and open to the public.

Orrville City Parks, Orr Park
400 N. Elm St.
Orrville, OH 44667
(330) 684-5004 or (330) 684-5051

July 2, 2010 Akron, Ohio Fireworks and Akron, Ohio Fourth of July Activities

Rib, White, & Blue Food Festival

Rib, White, & Blue Food Festival & Fireworks is held at Lock 3 in downtown Akron, Ohio. The 4-day festival includes barbecue vendors from around the country, music, inflatables and rides. The Magical Train also will be available for rides along the canal. The festival will open July 1-3 at 11 a.m. and at noon on July 4. July 2nd Entertainment: Electric Mudd will begin playing at 7 p.m., followed by ZZ Top tribute band Sharp Dressed Men.

Price: Free admission

Lock 3 Park
200 South Main St.
Akron, OH
330 375-2877

Independence, OH Independence Day Celebration

Independence, OH Independence Day Celebration will be held at  Elm Wood Park from on July 2 from 7pm – 11pm.  Fun for the whole Family, Food, Games & Fireworks at dark!!! Rain Date July 3

Elm Wood Park
6200 Elmwood Ave
Independence, OH 44131
(216) 524-7322

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival is held at Orrville City Parks, Orr Park, Orrville, OH from Wednesday, June 30 6:00pm to 11:00pm through Sunday, July 4th. A huge parade starts the festival at 7:00pm on Wednesday. Carnival midway, with rides, food and games daily. The festival concludes Sunday night with one of the largest and loudest fireworks shows in northern Ohio on July 4th at 10:15pm.

Price: Free and open to the public.

Orrville City Parks, Orr Park
400 N. Elm St.
Orrville, OH 44667
(330) 684-5004 or (330) 684-5051

July 3, 2010 Akron, Ohio Fireworks and Akron, Ohio Fourth of July Activities

Portage Lakes 35th annual Boat Parade & Fireworks

The Portage Lakes 35th annual Boat Parade will form at Kieffer’s Marine on East Reservoir on July 3, 2010 at 1pm. The parade will end at Portage Lakes State Park Beach. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best-decorated boats. Following the parade, a sand castle building contest will take place on the beach, with cash prizes awarded to the best structures.

The 25th annual Portage Lakes fireworks display will take place July 3. Fireworks will be shot from Mason’s Point on Turkeyfoot Lake. WKDD will simulcast music to the event. Rain date is July 4.  This is said to be the largest privately funded fireworks in the Ohio! You can support by sending donations to P.O. Box 26923, Akron, OH 44319 or at www.portagelakes.com.

Rib, White, & Blue Food Festival

Rib, White, & Blue Food Festival & Fireworks is held at Lock 3 in downtown Akron, Ohio. The 4-day festival includes barbecue vendors from around the country, music, inflatables and rides. The Magical Train also will be available for rides along the canal. The festival will open July 1-3 at 11 a.m. and at noon on July 4. July 2nd Entertainment: Alex Bevan will perform at 3:30 pm,  Zach at 5:30 pm, and Eagles tribute band Hotel California at 3:30 pm

Price: Free admission

Lock 3 Park
200 South Main St.
Akron, OH
330 375-2877

Salute to the USA Concert & Fireworks at Blossom

Salute to the USA at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on both Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4th 8:00 pm.  The Blossom Festival Band, conducted by Loras John Schissel, performs patriotic holiday favorites, including a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, Sousa marches, and Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture. The All-American Cookout begins 2 1/2 hours before the concert and fireworks following the concert, weather permitting.

Price: $43 box seats; $32, $27, $19; $19 lawn
Children ages 12 & under are free on lawn with an adult ticket. Pavilion tickets for children ages 12 and under are half the adult price.
Phone: (216) 231-1111; (800) 686-1141

Blossom Music Center
1145 W. Steels Corners Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
(330) 920-8040

Jeff Graham Memorial Kent Fireworks

Kent Jeff Graham Memorial Fireworks will be held at Kent’s Heritage Fest on July 3rd  in Downtown Kent, Ohio.  Spend the day (July 3rd) at Kent’s Heritage Fest starting at 9:00 am and come nightfall sit back and relax under the stars to watch the annual Jeff Graham Memorial Fireworks.

330-673-9855

Wadsworth Fireworks at Memorial Park

Wadsworth Fireworks will be held at Memorial Park on July 3, 2010 at dusk. Rain Date: July 5, 2010

Ault St. off College St
Wadsworth, Ohio

Medina FireWorks Festival 2010

Medina FireWorks Festival 2010 will be held at the Medina Recreation Center on July 4 from 4-10pm. Enjoy Community Vendors, Inflatables, Festival Food, DJ, and Fireworks at 10pm. Rain or Shine.

Price: $2 Admission to MCRC after 1pm.

Medina Recreation Center
855 Weymouth Road
Medina, Ohio 44256
330-721-6919

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival is held at Orrville City Parks, Orr Park, Orrville, OH from Wednesday, June 30 6:00pm to 11:00pm through Sunday, July 4th. A huge parade starts the festival at 7:00pm on Wednesday. Carnival midway, with rides, food and games daily. The festival concludes Sunday night with one of the largest and loudest fireworks shows in northern Ohio on July 4th at 10:15pm.

Price: Free and open to the public.

Orrville City Parks, Orr Park
400 N. Elm St.
Orrville, OH 44667
(330) 684-5004 or (330) 684-5051

July 4, 2010 Akron, Ohio Fireworks and Akron, Ohio Fourth of July Activities

Rib, White, & Blue Food Festival & Fireworks

Rib, White, & Blue Food Festival & Fireworks is held at Lock 3 in downtown Akron, Ohio. The 4-day festival includes barbecue vendors from around the country, music, inflatables and rides. The Magical Train also will be available for rides along the canal. The festival will open July 1-3 at 11 a.m. and at noon on July 4. July 4th Entertainment:  Akron and District Pipe Band at 3:30 pm, Brass Band of the Western Reserve at 5:30 pm, Akron Symphony Orchestra Pops at 8pm will perform a tribute to U.S. Armed Forces plus Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture, complete with booming cannons and a fireworks finale at dusk.

Price: Free admission

Lock 3 Park
200 South Main St.
Akron, OH
330 375-2877

Castle Park Neighborhood Fourth of July Parade

Castle Park Fourth of July Parade will start at Dartmouth Avenue and Castle Boulevardin Akron, Ohio on July 4 at 10:30 am. The parade will step off at the intersection of Dartmouth Avenue and Castle. Registration will take place from 10 to 10:25 am. There is a 50-cent registration fee for participants. Certificates and prizes will be awarded for the most patriotically creative in the following categories: Bikes and Trikes, Wagons and Strollers, Walkers and Rollerbladers, and Best Dressed Pet. All Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and U.S. veterans also are invited to march in the parade.

Line sidewalk on Castle between Dartmouth and Garman Road
Lindsey Michel at 330-806-0468.

Salute to the USA at Blossom

Salute to the USA at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, OH on both Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4th 8:00 pm.  The Blossom Festival Band, conducted by Loras John Schissel, performs patriotic holiday favorites, including a salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, Sousa marches, and Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture. The All-American Cookout begins 2 1/2 hours before the concert and fireworks following the concert, weather permitting.

Price: $43 box seats; $32, $27, $19; $19 lawn
Children ages 12 & under are free on lawn with an adult ticket. Pavilion tickets for children ages 12 and under are half the adult price.
Phone: (216) 231-1111; (800) 686-1141

Blossom Music Center
1145 W. Steels Corners Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
(330) 920-8040

The Medina Community Band July 4th Concert

The Medina Community Band July 4th Concert will be held atMedina’s Uptown Park Square & Gazebo, Medina, OH on Sunday, July 4 at 8:30pm.  The special July 4th concert will feature Wadsworth band director Amy McArtor in Claude Bolling’s Baroque and Blue for solo flute and band; mezzo-soprano Denise Milner Howell; North Royalton band director Christopher Burdick performing Trumpeter’s Lullaby by Leroy Anderson; and the Lichtenberg Family Dixieland Band.

Price: Free and open to the public.

Medina’s Uptown Park Square & Gazebo
S Court St. and W Washington St.
Medina, OH 44256
(330) 722-5502 or (330) 725-8198

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival

Orrville Firefighters July 4th Festival is held at Orrville City Parks, Orr Park, Orrville, OH from Wednesday, June 30 6:00pm to 11:00pm through Sunday, July 4th. A huge parade starts the festival at 7:00pm on Wednesday. Carnival midway, with rides, food and games daily. The festival concludes Sunday night with one of the largest and loudest fireworks shows in northern Ohio on July 4th at 10:15pm.

Price: Free and open to the public.

Orrville City Parks, Orr Park
400 N. Elm St.
Orrville, OH 44667
(330) 684-5004 or (330) 684-5051

July 5, 2010 Akron, Ohio Fireworks and Akron, Ohio Fourth of July Activities

North Canton YMCA 33rd Annual July 4th Race & Parade

North Canton YMCA 33rd Annual July 4th Race is at the at North Canton YMCA, North Canton, OH on Monday, July 5 8:00 am. Come join us for Stark County’s oldest and largest race! Part of the Subway Challenge Series, we welcome all, from walkers to elite runners to enter the 2 mile or 5 mile race. 2 mile race begins at 8:10 AM, the 5 mile at 8:30.  The North Canton Jaycees Parade immediately follows the race awards presentation. Come on out and make a morning of it with the family!

Price: $25 per participant; $80 family participants

North Canton YMCA
200 S. Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720
(330) 499-2587

North Canton 4th of July Celebration in the Park

The North Canton 4th of July Celebration in the Park will be held on Monday, July 5, 2010! Celebrate our freedom! The fun begins at 10:30am with our annual kids’ parade down Main Street in North Canton. End the evening at the North Canton Jaycee/Quaker Steak and Lube Celebration in the Park from 6pm-dusk. Food vendors, an inflatable slide, musical entertainment, and fireworks!

Parade: Main Street

Fireworks:
North Canton Memorial Stadium Parking Lot
7th Street
North Canton, Ohio 44720
330-499-5615

Stow 4th of July Parade

The Stow 4th of July Parade is on July 5, 10:00am – Noon. It starts at Stow-Kent Shopping Center on Kent Road and ends at Holy Family School.
The theme is “100 Years of Scouting…When Tradition Meets Tomorrow”. Find detailed iformation here. Parade Route Map

Locations:

RT 59 at Stow-Kent Shopping Center and travels down Kent Road past Holy Family Church in Stow, Ohio, approximately two miles

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