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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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