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Issue Date: July 2010 Issue


Have a Blast

There's no better way to celebrate our nation's independence than with some patriotic pyrotechnics. Follow our Fourth of July plan, and get your fill of fireworks all weekend long.
Kim Schneider
schneider@clevelandmagazine.com
July 1: Public Square
During the free Star-Spangled Spectacular with the Cleveland Orchestra, our city's world-class performers play works by John Williams and John Philip Sousa followed by fireworks above Tower City. Downtown

July 2: Independence
This city takes its name to heart with an all-American feast (think hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream) followed by a 20-minute fireworks display at Elmwood Park. 6800 Brecksville Road

Other July 2 Displays:
Maple Heights: Starts at dusk, rain date July 3
Stafford Park, 5400 Mayville Ave.
Hudson: Starts at dusk, rain date July 3
Barlow Farm Park, 1965 Barlow Road

July 3: Progressive Field
After seeing the Cleveland Indians take on the Oakland Athletics, watch the fireworks display from the best seat in the house — the visitors' dugout — for an additional $40. 2401 Ontario St.

Other July 3 Displays:
Berea: Starts at 10 p.m.
Coe Lake (behind Berea City Hall), 11 Berea Commons
Brunswick: Starts around 10 p.m.
Brunswick Senior High School, 3581 Center Road
Chardon: Starts at dusk
Chardon High School, 151 Chardon Ave.
Medina: Starts at dusk
Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road
Parade the 4th starts at 6 p.m. in Recreation Center parking lot.

North Ridgeville: Starts at dusk
South Central Park, located at Bainbridge Road and state Route 83

July 4: Westlake
The city's daylong holiday celebration starts with a 1 p.m. parade followed by a DJ at the Clague Park gazebo from 6 to 10 p.m. before ending with half an hour of fireworks.
Clague Road and Hilliard Boulevard
 
Other July 4 Displays:
Avon: Starts after the game
All Pro Freight Stadium, 2009 Baseball Blvd.
Avon Lake: Starts at dusk
Miller Road Park, 33760 Lake Road
Aurora: Starts at 9:45 p.m.
Sunny Lake Park, 885 E. Mennonite Road
Eastlake: Starts at 10 p.m.
Captains Stadium, 35350 Vine St. (corner of Vine and Route 91)
Lakewood: Starts at dusk
Lakewood Park, corner of Lake and Belle avenues
Lorain: Starts at approximately 10 p.m., rain date July 5)
Black River Landing, 421 Black River Lane
Mentor: Starts at 9:45 p.m., rain date July 5
Mentor High School, 477 Center St.
Shaker Heights: Starts at dusk
Shaker Heights Middle School, 20600 Shaker Blvd.
Solon: Starts at dusk
Solon Community Park, 6679 SOM Center Road
Strongsville: Starts at dusk, rain date July 5
Foltz Athletic Fields, 15301 Foltz Parkway
Westlake: Starts at dusk
Clague Park, corner of Clague Road and Hilliard Boulevard
Wickliffe: Starts at dusk
Coulby Park, 28730 Ridge Road
Willoughby: Starts at 9:45 p.m.
South High School, 5000 Shankland Road

July 5 Firworks Displays:
Bay Village: Starts at dusk, rain date July 6
Cahoon Park, the corner of Cahoon and Wolf roads

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