Free July 4th events in Cleveland and Akron 2017
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Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks and community events in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio in 2017. Following are some of the free events for 4th of July.

 Light Up the Lake in Downtown Cleveland
July 4
Flats East Band, Downtown Cleveland, OH 44114

The fireworks show will be held over Lake Erie at sundown. Plan to arrive early to enjoy time with family and friends.  The free viewing areas will be in The Flats, Voinovich Park, Whisky Island, and Wendy Park.

Lakewood  4th of July Celebration
July 4 @ 10 a.m.
Lakewood Park, Lakewood, OH 44107

Independence Day will begin with a parade on Lake Ave. at Kenneth Dr. at 10 a.m. The celebration will continue in Lakewood Park with family-friendly activities, games, food, and community organizations. The Lakewood High School’s Youth Rock Orchestra will perform at the Bandstand at 7 p.m. The fireworks display will start around 9:45 p.m.

Rib White and Blue National Rib Festival
June-30-July 4 @ 11 a.m.
S. Main St., Akron, OH 44301

The rib festival will be free admission for all five days of the event. There will be barbecue from12  different vendors. The musical lineup includes Absolute Journey on July 3 and the Akron Symphony Orchestra on July 4. The official fireworks display will be a 9:45 p.m. on July 4.

Red, White, Kaboom
July 4@ 10 p.m.
Downtown Toledo, OH 43537

The Blade’s Red, White, Kaboom will light up the sky over the Maumee River in downtown Toledo on July 4. The fireworks will be synchronized to music on WRVF” The River.”

Independence Day Fireworks Display
July 4 @ 9 p.m.
Fort Meigs, 29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551

The fireworks will ignite the sky over the river at dusk.

Delta Chicken Festival
July 7 @ 5 p.m.
Delta Municipal Park, Taylor St., Delta, OH 43515

The Delta Chicken Festival will be a family-friendly event with free admission. The event will feature sports, music, and more. Food will be available at the Pavilion. There will be a fireworks show on July 7 at 10:30 p.m.Independence Day will be celebrated with fireworks and community events in Cleveland and Toledo, Ohio in 2017. Following are some of the free events for 4th of July.