Crack, Boom, Bang!

Summer’s Quintessential Event “Booms” Accross the Region


“Do they have 4th of July in England?”
–Dad Joke Repeated Every Independence Day

One of the great things about living on the shores of a Great Lake is that we have just enough “resort” surrounding our neighborhood to really put on glitzy Independence Day shows. In 2019 none of our neighbors are disappointing. There is an explosive array of fireworks shows and festivals over the week-long holiday that is bound to satisfy even the biggest fireworks fans.

Besides the usual booms and bangs, many local communities are taking advantage of the weekend to throw good old hootenannies. And yes, we said “hootenanny.” With so much going on over the long holiday week there is no reason to sit around the house and watch…well…Independence Day.

Check our entertainment and community calendars for all the week’s activities. From picnics to pyrotechnics, food trucks to fireworks, our region is commemorating our nation’s independence in style!

Wednesday July 3rd

Bowling Green – BGSU Intramural Field (near football stadium), approx. 10 p.m.

Findlay Hancock County Fairgrounds, 10 p.m.

Maumee & Perrysburg – near Fort Meigs State Memorial, 10 p.m.  

Sylvania – Star Spangled Celebration @ Centennial Terrace, dusk

Toledo Mud Hens 4th of July Weekend (at conclusion of game) approx. 9:30 p.m.

Thursday July 4th

Sandusky – Cedar Point Amusement Park, dusk

Fremont – Walsh Park, dusk

Put in Bay Fireworks and Concert: Fireworks at dusk plus a concert by the Patriots Symphonic Band

TOLEDO – Fourth in the 419, downtown Toledo along the Maumee River, dusk  

Waterville – Waterville Primary School

Oak Harbor – along Portage River, dusk

Port Clinton – between Portage River and City Beach, dusk

Put-in-Bay over the downtown harbor (Bay View Ave), dusk

Friday July 5th

Whitehouse Village Hall, dusk

Sandusky – Cedar Point Amusement Park, dusk

Saturday July 6th

Fostoria – Meadowlark Park, dusk

Oregon – Boomfest, Oak Shade Grove, dusk

Woodville– Trailmaker Park, 10 p.m.

Sandusky – Cedar Point Amusement Park, dusk