Akron’s Rib, White and Blue Festival. This event coincides with Akron’s National Rib Festival. This event runs through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fireworks will be at 9:45 p.m. after a concert by the Akron Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Free.
Avon Lake celebration will start off with music by Says She at 7 p.m. and Anne E. DeChant at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks will start immediately after at Weiss Fields, 33401 Webber Rd.
Grindstone Festival. Coe Lake, Front and Bridge streets, Berea, behind Berea’s City Hall and the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Berea branch. Play miniature golf, examine police, fire and service department vehicles, watch a movie outdoors and listen to live music. The parade is on Monday and a fireworks display is on July 4. Sunday-Tuesday.
North Olmsted presents “Boom.” Great Northern Mall, 4954 Great Northern Mall Blvd., North Olmsted. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday at Great Northern Mall’s southern parking lots. This year’s event features a family zone, music by DJ Gaz, street performers, face painters, balloon artists and food trucks Manna Food Truck, Barrio Tacos, Fire Truck Pizza Co., City Grow Green Machine, Fired Up Taco Truck, Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe and East Coast Original Frozen Custard. The rain date is July 9.
Brunswick is calling its party Summer Celebration that runs from Friday through Tuesday. Fireworks will be at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. A parade will step off at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Star Spangled Science at the Great Lakes Science Center. 601 Erieside Ave. Cleveland. Themed activities such as, red, white and boom science spectacular, watermelon explosion and Alka-Seltzer rockets are planned. Sunday-Tuesday.
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