Celebrate Independence Day in the Akron, Ohio and NE Ohio area with fireworks, parades, festivals, and other Fourth of July Independence Day Events.
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.
Green Ohio Fireworks on June 29, 2013
The Green Ohio Fireworks will be on on June 29, 2013 at Boettler Park. Festivities start at Noon with free family fun including inflatables, rock wall, Euro-bungy, mechanical bull, and contests. Enjoy concerts in the evening with the Green Ohio Fireworks at 10:15pm. Rain date for fireworks only is June 30, 2013.
Portage Lakes Ohio Light Up the Lakes Boat Parade on June 29, 2013
The Portage Lakes Boat Parade will be on Sunday, June 29, 2013 at 10pm – midnight, Rain or Shine. Begins at Kieffer’s Marine, East Reservoir and ends at New State Park. For info call 330-703-2732.
Fairlawn Ohio Fireworks on June 30, 2013
Fairlawn Ohio Fireworks and Concert will take place on June 30, 2013 at Bicentennial Park located on South Smith Road. The Brass Band of the Western Reserve will play from 8pm until the fireworks begin at 10pm. Depending on weather, the fireworks will shoot between 8-10pm.
Summit Mall’s Food Court is staying open late to help you celebrate Fairlawn’s Fireworks show on Sunday, June 30.
The Fairlawn Independence Day Parade is on July 4, 2013.
Rib, White and Blue! Akron’s National Rib Festival July 3 – July 6, 2013
The Akron Rib, White and Blue! Akron’s National Rib Festival runs July 3 – July 6, 2013. Enjoy the biggest and baddest rib vendors that will be competing for cash prizes. Admission is FREE into Lock 3 all 4 days!
There will be brands on stage including Bruce in the USA, Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band; Elevation, the International U-2 Tribute Show; and The Machine performs Pink Floyd. For a complete list of Lock 3 concerts visit www.lock3live.com.
For additional fee, enjoy inflatable jumpers. The Magical-Train returns again this year to give rides along the towpath and through the park for a fee.
Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Fireworks and A Salute to America on July 3 and 4, 2013
The Blossom Festival Band performs at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Fireworks A Salute to America on July 3, 2013 at 8pm. and July 4, 2013 at 8pm. Enjoy Fireworks at Blossom Music Center after a concert of performed by The Cleveland Orchestra. Pavilion $25, Box seats $45, Lawn $20. Under 18s free on lawn). Fireworks follow the concert, weather permitting.
Akron Ohio Fireworks on July 4, 2013
There will be a fireworks finale to the Rib White & Blue Rib Festival on July 4, 2013 at Lock 3. The Akron Symphony Orchestra will perform at 8pm with fireworks finale at 9:45pm.
Fairlawn Ohio 4th of July Parade on July 4, 2013
Fairlawn 4th of July Parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013 in front of Fairlawn Town Center. The parade route heads west on West Market Street to Ghent Road and ends in the Dillard’s parking lot at Summit Mall where trophies will be handed out to floats, marching units, bands and novelty units. To be in the parade, you can register at www.cityoffairlawn.com/parks
Stow Ohio Fourth of July Parade on July 4, 2013
The Stow Ohio Fourth of July Parade is on July 4, 2013 from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM at Stow-Kent Shopping Center. For more information call Stow Parks and Recreation 330.689.5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hudson Ohio Fireworks on July 5, 2013
Proud of Hudson fireworks will be on July 5, 2013 with a rain date of July 6, 2013. The show will take place on the grounds of Barlow Farm Park. Great places to sit include the lawn of Jo-Ann Stores or along Barlow Road near Little Tikes. Fireworks will be done by American Fireworks.
Portage Lakes Ohio Sand Castle Building Contest and Boat Parade on July 6, 2013
The Portage Lakes Ohio Boat Parade is on Saturday, July 6, 2013 from 1-3:30 pm. It begins at Kieffer Marine and ends at the State Park Beach.
The Portage Lakes Ohio Sand Castle Building Contest will be on July 6, 2013 – 2 – 4 pm at State Park Beach. There will be 3 cash prizes.
Portage Lakes Ohio Fireworks on July 6, 2013
Portage Lakes Fireworks in Portage Lakes Ohio will be on July 6, 2013 at 10pm. They will be launched from Mason’s Point. Rain Date is July 7.
Kent Ohio Fireworks and Kent Heritage Festival on July 6, 2013
The Kent Ohio Fireworks and Kent Heritage Festival will be on July 6, 2013 from 9am – 11pm in downtown Kent. Enjoy live music, entertainment on 3 stages, 5K race, kids play area, and more than 100 food and craft booths.
Kent Ohio Fireworks will begin at 10pm in downtown Kent, Ohio.
Just Outside of Summit County 4th of July Events
Below is a listing of 4th of July events just outside of Summit County, organized alphabetically by the city name.
Aurora Ohio 4th of July Fun Run on July 4, 2013
The Aurora Ohio 4th of July Fun Run is on July 4, 2013 at 8am. Do the 5K Run or the 1 Mile Walk/Run or both. Race starts at Bicentennial Park at 115 E. Pioneer Trail.
Aurora Ohio 4th of July Parade on July 4, 2013
The Aurora Ohio 4th of July Parade will be on July 4, 2013 at 11am starting at Barrington Town Square.
Aurora Ohio Independence Day Festival on July 4, 2013
The Aurora Ohio Independence Day Festival is on July 4, 2013 from 12pm – 4pm at Kiwanis-Moore Park.
Aurora Ohio 4th of July Fireworks on July 4, 2013
The Aurora Ohio 4th of July Fireworks will be on July 4, 2013 at 9:45pm at West Pioneer Trail baseball fields.
Brecksville Ohio Fireworks and Home Days on June 28, 2013 – June 30, 2013
Celebrate Brecksville, Ohio Home Days are June 28, 2013 – June 30, 2013. Entertainment for the entire family during all 3 days. Friday from 5-11pm, Saturday 1-11pm, and Sunday 1-11pm.
Brecksville Ohio Fireworks are on June 29, 2013 at 10pm, it will be a mini fireworks show. The Big Fireworks show is on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 10pm.
Brunswick Ohio Fireworks and Patriot Party on July 3, 2013
The Brunswick Ohio Fireworks will be at 10:30pm at the Brunswick High School grounds. . Expect a bigger than ever display as the Brunswick Summer Celebration and the City combine efforts. Rain Date is July 5, 2013.
The Brunswick Ohio Fireworks and Patriot Party will be on July 3, 2013 at the Rec Center on from 4-8pm. Enjoy the pool, DJ, and sno-cones. The Brunswick Community band will perform from 7-9pm.
Cedar Point Fireworks on July 4, 2013
Cedar Point has special Independence Day Celebration on July 4, 2013. Active, retired, or honorably discharged members of the US Armed Forces receive 1 free admission ticket. ID required. Special Picnic at the Point pricing and meal available starting at $10.99. Enjoy Cedar Point Fireworks at 10:30pm.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Red, White & Zoo Holiday on July 4, 2013
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo “Red, White & Zoo” holiday is on July 4, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Animal keeperw ill have red, white and blue treats for select Zoo animals. For details, visit clemetzoo.com or call 216-661-6500.
City of Independence Ohio Fireworks on July 3, 2013
The City of Independence Ohio Fireworks will be on July 3, 2013 at dark. Food booths start at 7pm.
Medina Ohio Fireworks Festival July 3, 2013
The Medina Ohio Fireworks Festival is on July 3, 2013 at the Medina Community Recreation Center from 4pm – 11pm. Enjoy inflatables, carnival games, festival foods, face painting, balloon art, and live entertainment. Open swim from 5-9pm for $3. Medina Ohio Fireworks concludes the festival.
Orrville Ohio Firefighters Independence Day Celebration Carnival July 2-6, 2013
Orrville Firefighters Independence Day Celebration Carnival at Orr Park on July 2-6, 2013. Enjoy a carnival with amusement rides, carnival games, and great carnival food.
Orr Park, 400 North Elm Street Orrville, Ohio
Orrville Ohio Firefighters Independence Day Celebration Parade July 2, 2013
Orrville Firefighters Independence Day Celebration Parade is on Tuesday, July 2 at 7 pm. Parade line up starts at North Ella Street.
Orrville Ohio Fireworks July 6, 2013
Orrville 4 of July Fireworks are on July 6, 2013 at 10:15pm at at Orr Park, 400 North Elm Street Orrville, Ohio
Put-in-Bay Fireworks on July 4, 2013
Enjoy Put-in-Bay fireworks on July 4, 2013 at 10pm. Fireworks will be over the downtown harbor. Enjoy a great view from Perry’s Memorial and surrounding lawn. Event starts with a free concert at 7:30 by the United States Army Band.
Wadsworth Ohio Fireworks on July 3, 2013
Wadsworth Ohio Fireworks will be on July 3, 2013 at at 9:30pm. Memorial Park, Ault St. off College St.
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