By Ohio.org Staff
Posted On: Jul 1, 2021
Celebrate America's independence by watching as the night skies of Ohio illuminate with colorful, astonishing firework shows that'll make you "ooh" and"ahh." Listed below are just a few of Ohio's grand displays for Independence Day.
Several local Columbus-area suburbs and cities are putting on spectacular firework displays over the holiday weekend. Bexley's Evening Celebration & Fireworks on Sunday, July 4th will be from 6-11PM at Capital University. Dublin's firework show will be on Saturday, July 3rd at Dublin Coffman High School. Gates open at 4PM and fireworks will start around 9:50PM. New Albany will start their firework around 10PM, and Whitehall's Fireworks Viewing Picnic will be from 8-10PM at Whitehall Yearling High School.
And while not a firework display, Columbus' Doodah Parade in the Short North Arts District is a celebration not to be missed!
Other Central Ohio firework shows to check out:
- July 3: Marion County Fireworks at 10PM at the Marion County Fairgrounds
- July 4: Delaware Fireworks at 10PM (you can watch the display along Henry Street, Sandusky Street and the Ohio Wesleyan University athletic practice fields)
- July 5: Lancaster Fireworks at 10PM at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds
NOTE: Many places are requiring attendance tickets (and wristbands) to attend fireworks. Check event websites when planning your holiday activities.
One day just isn't enough for this small town! Conneaut is at it again with their annual festival featuring fireworks from July 2nd-3rd. A 4th of July Parade on July 2nd will start at 7PM, followed the next day by fireworks starting around 10PM at Lakeview Park. You can also float on by this holiday with with Fourth of July Float (Freedom To Float) along the Cuyahoga River on July 4th.
Other Northeast Ohio firework shows to check out:
- July 4: Light Up The Lake in Cleveland with fireworks beginning at dusk
- July 4: Fireworks at Akron's Lock3 starting around 9:45PM
- July 4: A Monumental Fourth at the McKinley Monument in Canton with fireworks starting around 9:50/10PM
Cedar Point in Sandusky is celebrating the holiday with a bang! The amusement park's "Light Up The Point" event features classic cookout food and a viewing party on the beach. Fireworks start at 10:30PM.
NOTE: You do not have to attend the "Light Up The Point" Viewing Party to see the fireworks.
Other Northwest Ohio firework shows to check out:
- July 2: Fireworks in the 419 will be from 10-11PM in downtown Toledo (with viewing areas along Promenade Park at the Maumee River waterfront)
- July 4: Port Clinton's fireworks start at 10PM at Waterworks Park
- July 4: Star Spangled Spectacular in Lima has fireworks at 10PM at the Lima Mall
Athens Fabulous Fourth of July takes place once again! The July 3rd event will have their fireworks display along East State Street starting at 10PM. As a fun holiday bonus, the Athens City Pool will also be free (during regular swim hours) on July 4th.
Other Southeast Ohio firework shows to check out:
- July 4: Chillicothe's firework show starts around 9:30/10PM at Yoctangee Park (there's also a Pool Party from 7-10PM that boasts great views of the fireworks)
- July 4: Logan's fireworks start at 10PM at the Hocking County Fairgrounds
- July 4: Thunder in Valley fireworks show starts at 10PM in Nelsonville at Hocking College
Dayton Lights In Flight Fireworks Festival is on Saturday, July 3rd this year at RiverScape MetroPark and will include a fireworks show at 10PM. The festivities start around 12PM and feature everything from live music, food and fun for the whole family!
Other Southwest Ohio firework shows to check out:
- July 3: Red, White & KaBOOM in Fairfield will have fireworks at 10PM at Harbin Park (and will be simulcast on 92.9 Jack FM)
- July 3-4: The 4th of July Spectacular at King's Island in Mason will start each night around 10PM
- July 4: Red, White & Blue Ash fireworks show starts at 10PM at Summit Park