“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.
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