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These festive and fabulous events are all taking place over the long holiday weekend, with several happening on the big day itself.
Edgewater Beach House concessions open every day 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Edgewater Beach, Cleveland
Spend the day basking in the sun while checking out the Cleveland Metroparks' new beach house. Frolic in the waves of our great lake, treasure hunt for blue and green sea glass gems, grab a bite "to go" from the beach house restaurant and cool off with a scoop (or three) from Honey Hut Ice Cream. Finish the day snuggled up on the beach as you watch the fireworks reflect on Lake Erie.
Lock 3 Live Rib, White and Blue
June 30-July 4: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
South Main Street, Akron
Head south to Akron's rib festival where you can nosh on smokey bones made by 12 vendors from both Canada and, of course, the U.S. of A. Bands covering the likes of Queen, Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, and Journey will fill the air with your favorite all-American rock and roll songs until the Akron Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at 8 p.m. Fireworks will fill the night sky starting at 9:45 p.m.
Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom – Tchaikovsky Spectacular & A Salute to America
July 1-2: 8 p.m.
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls
Be one of the first to enjoy the Cleveland Orchestra’s summer season at Blossom Music Center. This combination of Gershwin and Tchaikovsky favorites – followed by fireworks under the stars – is a surefire way to start a fun-filled holiday weekend.
July 3-4: 8 p.m.
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls
Spend the evening at the summer home of our world-class orchestra as they honor America by performing patriotic Sousa marches, Broadway favorites, an Armed Forces Salute, and more – concluding with the “1812 Overture” and fireworks.
Great Lakes Science Center – Star Spangled Science
July 2-4: demo times vary
Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland
Bring your little ones down to investigate the science behind the sounds and sights of 4th of July. They can experiment with the chemistry, physics and chromatography of fireworks. And, be sure to watch a watermelon explosion demonstration outside at North Coast Harbor before heading home.
Greater Cleveland Aquarium – Fun Before 4 on July 4th
July 4: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Cleveland
Need something to do on the way to Uncle Sam’s cookout? Head to the Aquarium between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for fun and activities, including "star"fish crafts and a red, white and blue scavenger hunt.
Red, White and BBQ at Music Box Supper Club
July 4: Concerts at 7 p.m; view of Cleveland fireworks afterward
Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland
Music lovers can choose between the Beatles and Motown to kick off your July 4th evening at Music Box Supper Club. Both shows will wrap in time for the City’s fireworks, providing you with a front row seat alongside the beautiful Cuyahoga River.
A Boom with a View
Check out these spots for more great views of the City of Cleveland's fireworks display, which shoot off in the Flats at dusk:
Steamship William G. Mather Rock and Boom
Already have plans in place for the 4th?
Light the fuse to your festivities a little early with these can't-miss events:
Crocker Park's Liberty Rocks on June 25
June 25: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
Crocker Park, Westlake
Go West, Clevelanders, and check out Liberty Rocks, Crocker Park's vibrant celebration full of musical entertainment, including Cleveland's own Welshly Arms. There will be a mix of interactive vendors and exhibitors, performances by Thriller BMX and Jasmine Dragons and roaming entertainers to keep attendees of all ages entertained. Go for the fun and stay for the fireworks, which are scheduled to start at 9:45 p.m.
28th Annual Cleveland Orchestra Star-Spangled Spectacular on June 30
June 30: 9 p.m.
Mall B, Cleveland
Before they head to Blossom, the Cleveland Orchestra will bring Downtown Cleveland's Mall B to life with patriotic sounds during its much-anticipated and free community concert, the Star-Spangled Spectacular.
As American as Apple Pie and Baseball!
Our Cleveland Indians will face the San Diego Padres at 7:10 at Progressive Field on July 4th. Earlier in the day, you can catch the Lake Erie Crushers as they take the field at 2:05 p.m. against the Evansville Otters.