Fireworks in northeast Ohio | 2016 July 4th weekend

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 17:03:47-04

Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and now is the time to find the perfect spot to watch fireworks.

Be sure to double check with the city/event website before heading out in case of possible changes.



Bay Village Fourth of July

Where: Cahoon Memorial Park in Bay Village, Ohio

When: July 4, 2016 at 9:45 p.m. (Rain date Tuesday, July 5)

Berea Independence Day Fireworks

Where: Coe Lake

When: July 4, 2016 at 10 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk, weather permitting. Bring a blanket or lawnchair.

Bratenahl Fourth of July Fireworks

Where: Village Park, Bratenahl, Ohio 44108

When: July 3, 2016 7 p.m.

Cleveland 4th of July Fireworks

Where: Where Lake Erie meets the Cuyahoga River. Enjoy the view from various locations.

When: July 4, 2016 at dusk

Home Days On The Green

Where: 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

When:  July 7, 2016 at 5-11 p.m.

             July 8, 2016 at 5-11 p.m.

             July 9, 2016 at 3-11 p.m.

             July 10, 2016 at 3-11 p.m.

Independence 4th of July

Where: Elmwood Park 6363 Selig Drive Independence, Ohio 44131

When: July 1, 2016 at 10 p.m.

Lakewood 4th of July Celebration 

The parade is scheduled to step off on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on Lake Avenue at Kenneth Drive and conclude at Lakewood Park.

After the parade, festivities will continue in Lakewood Park with games, food, activities and information provided by several of Lakewood’s community organizations

The Lakewood Project, Lakewood High School’s Youth Rock Orchestra, performs before the fireworks extravaganza.

Where: Lakewood Park

When: July 4, 2016 at 9:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

North Olmsted Bicentennial Boom

Where: 4954 Great Northern Blvd North Olmsted, Ohio 44070

When: July 3, 2016 7-11 p.m.

The celebration this year features food trucks, live music, street performers, face-painters, balloon artists & much more. This is event is perfect for all ages, so don’t miss this summer showcase event at Great Northern Mall!

Progressive Field

Get the full Progressive Field experience on this Independence Day with 12 local foodie favorites and the Beer Garden inside the ballpark. Grab some nachos from Barrio Gateway, a cold locally made brew from Great Lakes Brewing Company and enjoy the magic of the post-game firework show. Cheer on the Indians while they play the Tigers on July 4th!

Solon Independence Day Fireworks

Where: Solon Community Park, 6679 SOM Center Rd, Solon, Ohio

When: July 4, 2016 at dusk

Star Spangled Science

Ever wonder how fireworks are made? Venture over to the Great Lakes Science Center for hands-on experiments. Let children learn the chemistry behind fireworks in a fun way from the staff at Star Spangled Science. Make and take your own wearable patriotic art to show off this 4th of July!

Where: Great Lakes Science Center

When: July 1-4

Strongsville 4th of July

Strongsville will have its annual Fourth of July fireworks show at 10 p.m. July 4 at the Foltz Athletic Fields. The display is made possible by donations from local sponsors.

Where: Foltz Soccer Complex on Foltz Parkway and West Lunn Road in Strongsville, Ohio 44136

When: July 4 at 10 p.m.

Westlake Fourth of July

Where: Clague Park

When: July 4

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Balloon Clowns & Face Painters at the Hilliard Road (east) entrance to Clague Park near stage

10 a.m. - Parade Kicks Off at Burneson Middle School on Dover Center Rd., then onto Hilliard Blvd traveling east to Clague Park. Classic Car Show at Clague Park

11:15 a.m. - Americana - Mayor Clough & City Council Celebrate America’s birthday at Clague Park entrance. National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, Patriotic Readings, Parade Awards, and Special Presentations

4 p.m. - Various food vendors will be available including; Bailey’s Boardwalk Fries, Bulldog Ice Cream, Romeo’s Pizza, The Original Greek Gyro Company, River Dog Café, Barrio Taco Truck & Island Delights Smoothies

6 p.m. - DJ EZ @ Gazebo

Dusk - Fireworks begin

Warrensville Heights Fireworks

Where: Warrensville Heights High School, 4270 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44128

When: July 3, 2016 at dusk

Limited seating in the football field bleachers behind Warrensville Heights High School.



Orrville Firefighters July 4th Fireworks

Parade: Wed., June 29, 7 p.m.

Fireworks: Sun., July 3, 10:15 p.m.

Carnival: June 29 - July 3, 2016

Softball Tournament: June 30-July 3

Wooster Fireworks

Where: Oldman and Burbank Soccer Field

When: July 4. Starts at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.



Brunswick Summer Celebration Festival

Where: Brunswick High School 3581 Center Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212

When: June 29 to July 4, 2016. Fireworks July 2 at 10:30 p.m.

Medina Fireworks Display

Where: Medina High School

When: July 3, 2016 at 9:45 p.m.

Wadsworth 4th of July Fireworks

Where: Downtown Wadsworth, on High Street in Wadsworth, Ohio 44281

When: July 3, 2016 at Dusk

Spencer July 4th Festival

Parade line up at noon and steps off at 1 p.m. Festival begins after parade

Where: Firestone Park on Park Drive in Spencer, Ohio 44275

When: July 4, 2016 at Dusk

Valley City July 4th

Where: Mill Stream Park, Maple Street Valley City, Ohio 44280

When: July 4, 2016 at sundown




Akron Rib White & Blue Festival

The City of Akron presents Rib White and Blue, Akron's National Rib Festival, July 1st through the 4th on South Main Street in downtown Akron. Admission is FREE all 4 days, and gates open at 11am.

Where: Lock 3 200 S. Main St, Akron, Ohio 44308

When: July 1-July 4. Fireworks 9:45 p.m.

Blossom Festival – Salute to America

Where: Blossom Music Center 1145 West Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223

When: July 4, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Portage Lakes Fireworks

Where: Portage Lakes State Park 5031 Manchester Road, New Franklin, Ohio 44319

When: July 2, 2016 at 10 p.m.

Hudson Fireworks Celebration

Where: Barlow Farm Park 2100 Barlow Rd, Hudson, Ohio 44236

When: July 5, 2016 at 10 p.m.

The day will include activities beginning at 5 include: food trucks/vendors, beverages, children’s activities, a chalk walk art display, and performances by the Western Reserve Community Band and Funkology, a 10 piece band playing hits from the 1960's through today.




Avon Fireworks after Crushers game

4th of July Fireworks will be after the Lake Erie Crushers game, which starts at 7:05 p.m. Organizers estimate that fireworks will start close to 10 p.m.

Where: All Pro Freight Stadium

When: July 4 after the game

Avon Lake Fireworks

Where: Weiss Field 33401 Webber Rd, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

When: July 1, 2016 at dusk. (Rain date July 6)

Rockin' on the River

FIREWORKS! Bruce in the USA, The Worlds #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band with Victory Highway

Where: Black River Landing 421 Black River Lane, Lorain, Ohio 44052

When: July 3, 2016 

Elyria Fourth of July Fireworks

Where: West Park 1200 Foster Ave, Elyria, Ohio 44035

When: Thursday, June 30. Music at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Grafton Community Fireworks

Where: Willow Park Main St, Grafton, Ohio 44044

When: July 2, 2016 at 10 p.m.

North Ridgeville Independence Fireworks

Games, face painting and live music. The event will be held from 7-9:30 p.m. and a spectacular fireworks show will follow at dark. The event is FREE to the general public. Rain date: July 3 (fireworks only). Please Note: Bainbridge Road, between Root Road and Route 83, will be closed at 4:00 PM on Saturday, July 2 and will reopen Sunday morning July 3; Splash Pad will close at 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 2 in preparation for the annual fireworks display. 

Where: South Central Park, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

When: July 2, 2016 at dark.

Oberlin July 4th Fireworks

Where: Oberlin Recreation Complex 225 West Hamilton Road

When: July 4, 2016 at Dusk. Rain day: July 5.

Wellington Fourth of July

Where: Lorain County Fairgrounds 23000 Gas St., Wellington, Ohio 44090

When: July 3, 2016 at Dusk

Town Hall lawn. 6 p.m. Ice Cream Social, 7 p.m. Patriots Community Band Concert (Rain Location - Patricia Lindley Center). Fireworks at Lorain County Fairgrounds.

Rochester Homecoming

Where: Eagle Street Park and Fire Station, Rochester, Ohio 44090

When: July 4, 2016 at dark




Bainbridge Township Independence Day Fireworks

Where: Kenston High School 9500 Bainbridge Rd, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023

When: July 3, 2016 at dusk

Live music, bounce houses, food, face painters, balloon sculpting, and safety & service
vehicle demonstration.

Burton Community Fireworks

Where: Geauga County Fairgrounds 14373 N Cheshire St.  Burton, Ohio 44021

When: July 4, 2016 at dusk

Chardon Old Glory Days

Where: 151 Chardon Ave, Chardon, Ohio 44024

When: July 4, 2016 1-4 p.m.

Independence Eve Explosion

Where: Thompson Raceway Park 8233 Sidley Road, Thompson, Ohio 44086

When: July 3, 2016. Gates open 11 a.m. Show at 5 p.m.




Cedar Point 3D 4th of July Fireworks

Where: 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44871

When: July 4, 2016 at dusk

Huron Red White and Blues Bang Fireworks

Where: Huron Boat Basin 330 Main Street

When: July 2 at 10:30 p.m.




Alliance Silver Park Fireworks

Where: Silver Park, 2930 South Union Ave, Alliance 44601

When: Saturday, July 4 at Dusk

Carnation Festival

Where: Silver Park, 2930 South Union Ave. Alliance 44601

When: July 4 at 9:50 p.m.

Massillon City of Champions Independence Day Celebration

Where:  Massillon Recreation Center

When: July 3 at 9:45 p.m.




Ashland Community Stadium

Where: Ashland Community Stadium, Katherine Avenue Ashland, OH 44805

When: July 4 at 9 p.m.

Loudenville Riverside Park Fireworks

Where: Riverside Park 

When: July 2 at dusk




Aurora Fourth of July Fireworks

Where: West Pioneer Trail 

When: July 4, 2016 at 9:45 p.m.

Hiram Fireworks

Where: Hiram College Football Field

When: July 3 at 9:30 p.m.

Kent 4th of July Fireworks

Where: Downtown Kent 

When: July 4th at dusk




Conneaut 4th of July Fireworks

Where: Lakeview Park, Conneaut, OH 44030

When: July 3 at 10 p.m.


Where: Geneva-on-the-Lake Resort Golf Course, Al Mraz Drive

When: July 4 




Fairport Harbor Mardi Gras

Where: Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, 301 Huntington Beach Drive, Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077

When: July 4 at Dusk

Mentor 4th of July Fireworks

Where: Civic Center Park 8500 Civic Center Blv

When: July 4, 2016 9:50 p.m.




New Philadelphia 4th of July Fireworks

Where: Tuscora Park

When: July 2 at 10 p.m. 




Red, White and Blue Fest

Where: Charles Mill Lake Park

When: July 2 at Dusk

Ontario 4th of July Fireworks

Where: Behind Ontario Middle School 467 Shelby-Ontario Road

When: July 2 10:05 p.m.


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