Fireworks are that rare spectacle that can keep both young and old alike in awe, craning their necks to the sky to take in the visual extravaganza. The colors exploding in the sky never fail to elicit “oohs” and “aahs” from the crowd, and the thunderous booming in your chest with every burst is a feeling that can’t be replicated. Here are 5 places with fireworks displays this Fourth of July weekend.
Light Up the Lake in Downtown Cleveland: July 4
Minute Men HR presents Light up the Lake: a 2022 fireworks celebration. Watch the fireworks launch over Lake Erie with live music and food from Voinovich Park, Whiskey Island, Wendy Park or the Nautica Boardwalk on the Flats West Bank. Free, 10-10:30 p.m., Launched over Lake Erie, 216-736-7799
Fourth of July Concert at Lakewood Park: July 4
The Lakewood Project presents a free concert in the park with food and game booths provided by Lakewood nonprofit organizations. Come for the live performance by Lakewood Highschool’s Youth Rock Orchestra, stay for the fireworks display. Free, 7-9 p.m., 14532 Lake Avenue, Lakewood, 216-521-7580
A Salute to America at Blossom Music Center: July 3-4
The 2022 Blossom Music Festival presents a Salute to America with music, fireworks and family fun! Perfect for a picnic or exploring the concessions at Blossom Music Center, enjoy a performance from the Blossom Festival Band. Tickets start at $25, 8 p.m., 1145 W Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 216-231-1111
City of Westlake 4th of July Celebration at Clague Park: July 4
Mayor Dennis Clough and the Westlake Historical Society present a full day of star-spangled spirit from face-painters to car shows. There’s fun for the whole family starting with the kick-off parade in the morning and ending with fireworks at dusk. Free, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., 1400 Clague Road, Westlake, 216-848-0680
Grindstone Festival at Coe Lake Park: July 3-4
Berea’s signature Fourth of July celebration is back again for 2022! The two-day event includes activities such as paddleboat rides, live music, inflatables and food vendors. Though there won’t be fireworks on night one, an outdoor showing of “Field of Dreams” will get anyone in the American spirit. Free, 4p.m.-10 p.m., Coe Lake Park, Berea, 440-274-5608
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