Plenty of activities are planned to help you get in a patriotic frame of mind. Here’s a look at many of the holiday-related events you’ll find in the region.
● Fireworks Cruise: Sandpiper Boat will depart downtown from Promenade Park at 7 p.m. for a two-hour cruise with pizza, pop, and water provided. The cost is $50 per ticket.
● Fourth in the 419: A fireworks display in downtown Toledo that starts at 10 p.m. Various viewing parties and participating venues can be found here.
● Hensville Park: Performance by the Grape Smugglers at 6 p.m. followed by free downtown fireworks viewing party.
● ProMedica Summer Concert Series at Promenade Park: The Classic Rock Experience at 6:15 p.m. followed by the Toledo Symphony at 9 p.m. Fireworks starting at 10:05. The downtown show is free. No outside food or beverages are allowed but food and drink will be available for purchase. Rooftop viewing parties at Holy Toledo Rooftop at 6 p.m., Fleetwood’s Rooftop at 6 p.m., and at the Heights. (Tickets available for all three online.)
● Middlegrounds Metropark: Watch the downtown Toledo fireworks and camp out under the stars. You can still register for a camping spot by calling 419-407-9723. Space is limited. $55 for a family of five.
● Fort Meigs Independence Day 1813: Celebration from noon to 5 p.m. at Fort Meigs (29100 W. River Rd., Perrysburg). Re-creation of the original 1813 Independence Day at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for those under 5.
● Lakeside, Ohio: Fireworks from 9:45 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Dock. (Rain date Thursday.)
● Light Up the Point at Cedar Point: A full day of fun culminating in a fireworks display around 10:30 p.m. at Cedar Point.
● Napoleon Parks and Recreation 4th of July Celebration: Fireworks at Glenwood Park at 10 p.m. There are other activities from Monday through Wednesday.
● Port Clinton: Daylong events end with fireworks at 10 p.m. best viewed from Waterworks Park or City Beach.
● Put-in-Bay: Fireworks at dusk, around 10 p.m. Best viewing locations are on the Perry’s Victory lawn and along the seawall.
● Sauder Village Old Fashioned 4th of July Weekend: A weekend of old-fashioned activities like hand-cranked ice cream and patriotic songs on the reed organ. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Wednesday through July 7 at Sauder Village. Starting at 11 a.m. July 4, the U.S. District Court Naturalization Ceremony will be held on the Village Green.
● Tiffin: Family fun for all ages from noon to 10:30 p.m. at Hedges Boyer Park (491 Coe St.). Eric Sowers band playing from 6 to 10 p.m. with fireworks to follow.
● Waterville’s Red White and Boom Festival: Live entertainment, food, and more from 6 to 9 p.m. at Waterville Primary School (457 Sycamore Lane). Fireworks at 10 p.m.
● Oregon BoomFest: Live entertainment, food, drink, and activities at Oak Shade Grove (3624 Seaman Rd.) starting at 6:15 p.m. Fireworks to follow a performance by featured artist Lou Gramm after dark.
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