Rock and boom on a barge
On the Fourth, pyrotechnics will burst forth from a barge on Lake Erie during the Mayor White Star Spangled Rock and Boom. The new location provides better visibility from Edgewater, Voinovich, lower Gordon and Kirtland parks. "We wanted this year's fireworks to continue to be neighborhood-oriented, but we wanted to improve sightlines" for fireworks viewing, says Mayor Michael White says.
Parking for the event will cost $1 at any Cleveland Municipal Parking lot starting at 5 p.m. on the Fourth.
Orchestra will rock, too
Cannon fire and Roman candles will fill the air on Cleveland's Public Square on July 2 as the majestic sound of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture resonates through downtown.
The Cleveland Orchestra's 12th-annual free Independence Day concert begins at 9 p.m. and will culminate at approximately 10:15 p.m. with fireworks, cannons and the orchestra's rendition of the Tchaikovsky favorite.