Summer in Downtown Cleveland means great live music, the best summer festivals and, of course, the July 4 firework spectacular. Choose from one of your old haunts or discover a new favorite bar or restaurant in the East and West Bank of The Flats, or bring your blankets, family and pets along to beautiful Edgewater Park and sprawl out for fireworks and fun. When the sun sets, this free and family-friendly event begins.
Whether you’re chasing around a furry friend, want to hit the town with your significant other or are traveling into the city with the entire family, here are the best places for you to go in Downtown Cleveland to catch the fireworks on Independence Day.
Where to Watch
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Trying to go easy on the wallet this year? We get it. All the best views in life are free. Grab a blanket and make your own seat for Light Up the Lake at North Coast Harbor, Rivergate Park, Flats East Bank Boardwalk, Settler’s Landing, Whiskey Island, Wendy Park and Voinovich Park just in time for the post-dusk fireworks show.
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Treat yourself to a romantic night celebrating with an evening cruise along Lake Erie. Climb aboard the Lady Caroline for a low-key, unforgettable evening and one of the best seats in the house to watch the fireworks over the lake from the OB Deck. Tickets for the Lady Caroline July 4th Fireworks cruise are limited, so grab yours today.
Goodtime III July 4th Cruise
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Take in some of the most amazing views the city has to offer with a July 4th night out on the water. No matter if you’re enjoying a great dinner before the show, or getting down on the dancefloor after fireworks light up the sky, one thing’s for sure — if you’re on the Goodtime, you know you’re going to have fun. Tickets are available both with and without dinner, but you'll be dancing the night away regardless.
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Celebrate Indpendence Day with The Cleveland Orchestra. The summer season at Blossom is in full swing with a star-spangled concert featuring fan favorite patriotic marches, Broadway favorites, an Armed Forces salute and even more in store, July 2 - 4. Spread out your blanket and get ready for a night of great music and phenomenal fireworks.
There aren't many ways to celebrate the holiday that are more American than a day at the ballpark with the boys of summer. Cleveland
hosts the Atlanta Braves in interleague play for a three game homestand July 3 - 5 at Progressive Field
. Enjoy "Dollar Dogs," a Hawaiian Shirt and fireworks on Monday night, July 3, then grab a 1948 Larry Doby cap on Wednesday, July 5.