The 4th of July!

Cleveland and Columbus have many events and attractions planned for the upcoming 4th of July Holiday- and we also put together a short list of reminders to consider as you make your plans!  Take a look, share and enjoy the upcoming week!

Cleveland Area Events

City firework displays are scheduled (weather permitting) at dusk on Thursday the 4th.  Check your local municipality websites for details on schedules and parking!  Pack a blanket or chairs, and it is usually a good idea to arrive early and claim a good viewing spot!  If the weather doesn’t allow for the displays to occur, cities will typically quickly release a secondary date for the display to take place.  Rain, strong winds and storms can all have an impact on whether or not the cities will cancel and reschedule a firework display.

The Fairport Mardi Gras also kicks off this week, with the parade on Wednesday and firework displays on Friday and Sunday.  In addition to fair rides and games, the Mardi Gras scheduled is packed with fun things for all ages and is conveniently located off route 2 East of Downtown Cleveland at Fairport Beach Park.

Columbus Area Events

Columbus cities are also planning their 4th of July celebrations, with firework schedules on each city site.  The Doo Dah Parade is also scheduled for the streets of Short North and Victorian Village, voted the cities #1 parade!  Starting at 1pm on the 4th, the parade is complimented by the Block Party from 10am-6pm.

Downtown Columbus is hosting their Red White and Boom fireworks display on Wednesday the 3rd, visit their site for details!  The City of Columbus also released a firework safety guide, you can download a copy here.  The Columbus Visitor’s Bureau has a full list of all the activities and details that will occur through this week.

Important Reminders

The mail delivery schedules, trash and recycling pick-up, and yard waste collection will all be affected by the 4th of July holiday.  Check with your cities to ensure that you have the proper dates!  Also keep in mind that parking and parking meters can be different with the influx of people for the special events, and it’s a good idea to plan ahead for traffic.  When the firework displays end it can often lead to delays and long traffic lines, keep that in mind when making your plans!