7 Events to Celebrate Independence Day in Cleveland
Different days provide different ways to show your patriotic side this upcoming Independence day. Whether it’s the fireworks on Lake Erie or the red, white and blue animals at the Zoo, Cleveland is bursting with patriotic pride for the Fourth of July!
Morris Cadillac Buick GMC Liberty Fest at Crocker Park, Westlake
Start to celebrate the Fourth of July early at the Morris Cadillac Buick GMC Liberty Fest at Crocker Park, full of Family friendly activities throughout the day. Visitors can take a ride on a Ferris wheel, stop and listen to Jersey Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute, or take in the sounds of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Various vendors and booths will be set up alongside the regularly open stores of Crocker Park. Entertainment for children will not be in short supply and there will be a beer tent to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for adults. Then, end the night with a boom while watching the fantastic fireworks display!
Cleveland Symphony Star Spangled Spectacular, Downtown
There’s no better place than the heart of Cleveland to celebrate Independence Day with The Cleveland Orchestra. Join the patriotic festivities and attend this free concert in Public Square. At 5pm a pre-concert festival will kick-off the night with local performing arts organizations and, make sure you come hungry because Cleveland’s gourmet food trucks will be on site to provide a variety of cuisines to concertgoers. The concert begins at 9pm and will end with Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture followed by a patriotic display of fireworks.
Cleveland Indians vs. Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland
What would be more patriotic than celebrating America’s greatest past time at a Cleveland Indians baseball game? On July 3rd, the Cleveland Indians play the Los Angeles Angels at Progressive Field. Tribe games are enjoyable for fans of all ages, especially with the newly-opened Kids Clubhouse play area that allows kids to play while adults watch the game. The Indians will donate $5 from each ticket sold on Tuesday to the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. Following the tribe game will be remarkable display of fireworks.
Game begins at 7:05pm
July 4th Fireworks Cruise, Cleveland
Board the Nautica Queen and enjoy a night filled with dining, drinks, entertainment and fireworks. View Cleveland’s spectacular Fourth of July fireworks from the Nautica Queens open-air observation deck alongside the beautiful night sky. There’s no doubt about it, this location is one of the best seats in town! The fireworks cruise will leave at 7:30pm and returns upon the conclusion of the fireworks.
Limited tickets for the open-air observation deck are available, other guests will be able to view fireworks from the bow and stern.
Red, White and Brew, Downtown
Check out the Greater Cleveland Aquarium this Independence Day for Red, White and Brew! Experience some of the aquarium’s favorite exhibits such as the Touch Pool or Underwater Sea Tube, then enjoy the Cityview Patio and Riverview Patio Bar and Grill exclusively open to Red, White and Brew guests. Here you can take in the beautiful views of the Cuyahoga River and the Cleveland skyline while listening to some outdoor entertainment and watching the Cleveland fireworks. Concessions and beverages are available throughout the night.
Red, White and Brew begins at 6pm and the last aquarium admission is at 8pm
Free drink vouchers with purchase of admission (2 per adult, 1 per child)
Red, White & Zoo, Cleveland
Let out your wild side and celebrate Independence Day with the animals of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo! To show their patriotic pride, the animals enjoy red, white and blue enrichment treats between 11am and 3pm on Wednesday. Make sure to complete your own “Parade the Red, White & Blue” to check out the special list of red, white and blue animals, including the red kangaroo and the blue poison dart frog. And, a trip to the Zoo wouldn’t be complete without checking out Professor Wylde’s Live Animal show or the new live animal presentation in Australian Adventure.
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10am to 7pm
Rock and Boom, Downtown
Climb aboard the William G. Mather Steamship, “The Ship That Built Cleveland,” and experience one of the best views of the fireworks over Lake Erie. Families can participate in the Fourth of July science-themed work shop, watch indoor fireworks as well as view the Cleveland fireworks from the deck of the William G. Mather. This event allows visitors to take in a bit of science and history while celebrating the Fourth of July.
Rock and Boom is offering family group tickets that include the workshop, admission to Rock and Boom, as well as food and beverages.
Rock and Boom begins at 7pm
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– MaryKate McHugh