Every year Cleveland offers numerous events in honor of 4th of July, and this summer is no different. The days leading up to July 4 are jam-packed with festivals and concerts to get you in the mood to celebrate our nation’s independence. Nearly every city and town in Northeast Ohio is offering their very own firework display, so we are here to help you find the best events in Cleveland. Check out some of these great events that Cleveland has to offer, and scroll down to see a complete listing of local firework displays in your area.
Cleveland Symphony Star Spangled Spectacular
On July 1, the Cleveland Orchestra is hosting its annual free summer concert at Public Square in honor of our nation’s founding. The show will feature patriotic music, classic hit favorites and songs from popular movies and television shows all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display.
Salute to America at Blossom
Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga County is hosting a 2-day 4th of July celebration with the help of the Cleveland Orchestra on July 3 and 4. Both concerts begin at 8pm and conclude with a firework display set to Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” Tickets for each show cost $20-85. For more information visit clevelandorchestra.com.
Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field
Support the Tribe as they take on the Detroit Tigers on July 5 at 7:05pm. Prior to the game, RTA is sponsoring Ralley Alley, a pregame street festival with live music, street performers and appearances from Indians alumni. During the game, enjoy $1 hot dogs from Sugardale and stick around after for the one of Progressive Field’s famous patriotic themed firework displays.
Cleveland 4th of July Fireworks
Start your 4th of July off right at the Family Funfest at Settler’s Landing with live entertainment, games, giveaways and delicious food starting at 6:30. At dusk, the annual 4th of July fireworks will begin, being shot off from the flats. The best areas to view the show include Nautica Pavilion, Shooters, Settler’s Landing and Whiskey Island.
Goodtime III Cruise on Lake Erie
There is no better place to watch the city’s firework show than from the lake itself. The Goodtime III is hosting a 4th of July cruise complete with dancing and a gourmet dinner buffet. Passengers are able to begin boarding the ship at 6:00pm, and the cruise will last until 11:30pm. Tickets for this cruise are $20-80 depending on which of the four decks you choose. For more ticket information visit goodtimeIII.com.
More Local Firework Displays and Celebrations:
- Mayfield Village: Som Center and Wilson Mills, 9pm
- Fairlawn: Bicentennial Park, 8pm
- Bedford: Chanel High School, Dusk
- Orville: Orr Park, 7pm
- Brunswick: Brunswick High School, Dusk
- Massilon: Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, 6pm
- North Ridgeville: South Central Park, 7pm
- Independence: Elmwood Park, 7pm
- Bratenahl: Village Park, Dusk
- Wadsworth: Memorial Park, Dusk
- Oberlin: Hamilton Recreation Complex, Dusk
- Medina: Medina High School, 6pm
- Wooster: Kinney Field, 6pm
- Sandusky: Cedar Point, Dusk
- Wickliff: Coulby Park, Dusk
- Geneva-on-the-Lake: Geneva on the Lake Resort Golf Course, 10pm
- Put-in-Bay: Downtown Harbor, Dusk
- Mentor: Civic Park, 9:50pm
- Lakewood: Lakewood Park, 9:45pm
- Willoughby: Willoughby South High School, Dusk
- Ashland: High School Stadium, Dusk
- Loudonville: Riverside Park, Dusk
- Valley City: Mill Stream Park, Dusk
- Akron: Lock 3 Park, 9:45pm
- Lakeside: Lakeside Dock, 9:45pm
- Aurora: W. Pioneer Trail Ballfields, 9:45pm
- Berea: Downtown, 6pm
- Chardon: Chardon High School, Dusk
- Conneaut: Lakeview Park, 10:15pm