Happy Friday Geauga! See the new vendors and non-profit guests at the Peninsula Flea Market this Saturday. Attend a free concert in Chagrin Falls with live music from the 122nd Army Band. Looking for things to do on the 4th of July? Check out our list of 13 awesome July 4th events in Geauga County Ohio. We’ve got all this and more in your Independence Day edition of the Geauga News Weekly Roundup!
Events on Friday, June 29th, 2018
Events on Saturday, June 30th, 2018
13 Family Events for Your 4th of July in Ohio (Part One)
What should you do when the 4th of July comes around this year? What 4th of July events will you attend, and more importantly — where will you watch fireworks in Ohio? Don’t spend the day doing nothing. Check out our list of what to do and where to go to celebrate Independence Day in Geauga County.
July 4th Daytime Activities
- Geauga Park District
- Old Glory Day
- West Geauga Kiwanis
- Auburn Parade
- Chagrin Falls
- Fairport Harbor
- If you are looking for something to do the day before Independence Day, check out Thompson Raceway Park Independence Eve Explosion. See the Bob Motz jet truck drive at 200 MPH. Cap off the evening with a fireworks display. The gates open at 11:00 a.m. and the show starts at 5:00 p.m. Admission to the raceway is $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 6-12.
- If you’re in the mood for dining and nature, you can head to one of the Geauga Park District’s parks for a cookout or picnic.
- Beartown Lakes Reservation has a double grill for grilling and three pavilions for dining and daytime hangouts. They also boast horseshoe pits, a boccie court and a playground.
- The Rookery has two grills for you, your family and friends to cook on. There’s a playground just near this picnic spot.
- If you don’t want to cook out, you can always bring a picnic to any of the other parks in the district. Pack a snack and spend July 4th exploring one of Geauga’s many hiking trails.
- Go to Chardon for their annual 4th of July Old Glory Day. It starts with a children’s bike parade. After the parade, there are games, face painting, music and even a pie-eating contest. This fun, family event runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Looking for more things to do in Ohio for July 4th, 2018? See the rest of our 4th of July events list after Wednesday’s events!
Events on Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Events on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
Events on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
– Keep reading for the rest of our July 4th, 2018 events in Geauga Ohio!
13 Family Events for Your 4th of July in Ohio (Part Two)
- Attend the West Geauga Kiwanis Independence Day Parade. This year’s theme is A Salute to Women of Community Service. The festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. The parade begins at St Anselm Church, along Route 306, and ends at West Geauga High School. If you want to participate in the parade, check out the Kiwanis website. Registration cutoff is July 1.
- Auburn Township celebrates our country’s Independence Day as well as their 200th birthday. Their July 4th parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Meadows on Auburn Center Road. The parade route continues to the Auburn Fire Station. Kids can meet the firefighters, ask questions and explore the fire trucks. To be a part of the parade, contact Patti Phillips at 440-343-0054 or email [email protected].
- Chagrin Falls kicks off their Independence Day early at Triangle Park. The celebration begins at 9:00 a.m. with a bike parade starting and ending on North Franklin. Following the bike parade is a pet parade at 9:30 a.m. Next, from 9:30 – 10:00 a.m., the Crooked River Fife and Drum Band will perform. The performance includes a reading of the Pledge of Allegiance and the Declaration of Independence. Stick around for the car show beginning at 12:00 p.m. Enjoy live music at the Chagrin Falls July 4th concert, featuring The Fevered Dreams Band, Mark Simone’s Band and Kailaka.
- In nearby Lake County, Fairport Harbor starts its annual Mardi Gras celebration on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018. This event runs from July 4th to July 8th. This year’s theme is Fairport Mardi Gras Honors Our FIrst Responders. This 4th of July event start at 4:00 p.m. with a parade through Fairport. Throughout the festival, there will be games, food and rides. On July 8th, Port Mardi Gras concludes with a firework show.
July 4th Evening Festivities
- Burton-Middlefield’s American Legion Post 459 kicks off their Veterans Appreciation Day on July 1st at the Geauga County Fairgrounds. Attractions include military displays, specialty vehicles and the Geauga Fair Band. Concessions and food will be available. The event starts at 6:00 p.m. and finishes with fireworks.
- Chardon completes Old Glory Day with fireworks at dusk. These July 4th fireworks will be between Chardon High School and the Middle School on Chardon Ave.
- Burton will host their firework celebration at the Geauga County Fairgrounds on July 4th. The fireworks start at dusk.
If you want to celebrate Independence Day in Ohio with fireworks, check out any of the July 4th events above. Remember, it’s against most city ordinances to set off your own fireworks, so leave the danger to the professionals.
Wherever you decide to celebrate the 4th of July, have fun and be safe. Go and meet your neighbors and create long-lasting memories!
What are your plans for July 4th, 2018? Which of our 13 July 4th events wil you attend? Write to [email protected] and tell us about it!
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We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s edition of The Geauga News Weekly Round Up! Be sure to check in next week for more local news and events in your area. Have a great weekend!
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