Perfect Fourth of July in Ohio

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and you know what that means! Fireworks, hot dogs, music, beer, and basically all things America! What better way to celebrate your independence than attending one of Ohio's many amazing Fourth of July events. Here’s how to have a perfect holiday in the Buckeye State! 

1. Red, White, and BOOM, Columbus, OH

Red, White, and BOOM is one of the biggest Fourth of July fireworks displays in the country, with an annual attendance of more than 400,000 people and 48,750 pounds of fireworks used. With live music, alcohol stands and food vendors at every corner, this is Independence Day done right. 

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2. Lights in Flight, Dayton, OH

The Lights in Flight Festival is Dayton's best Fourth of July celebration. At this multi-cultural festival, families come from miles around to enjoy the food, fun, live entertainment, and of course, the stunning fireworks display. 

3. Bay Days Festival, Bay Village, OH

The Bay Days Festival is a mind-blowing four-day carnival where you can get all your favorite carnival foods, ride all the best carnival rides, and win prizes at one of the many game stands. 

4. Firefighters Association Parade, Orrville, OH

The Orville Firemen's Association knows how to throw a celebration for the Fourth of July. Their aim is to bring together and strengthen local communities through shared patriotism and selflessness. With a carnival, parade, and fireworks, this celebration has everything you need. 

5. LaRosa's Balloon Glow, Cincinnati, OH

LaRosa's Balloon Glow is a unique celebration that you'll never be able to find the equal to. Along with music, entertainment and rides, the evening sky is illuminated with glowing hot air balloons, and the grand finale is a massive firework display on the banks of Lake Como.

6. Blossom Music Festival, Cleveland, OH

The Blossom Music Festival is presented every year by the Cleveland Orchestra and features a weekend full of concerts by the orchestra, the festival band, and visiting artists and performers including ballet and Broadway shows. 

7. Fourth of July Car Show, Xenia, OH

The Fourth of July isn't all about fireworks and flags though. It's really about celebrating America, and what better way to do that than to attend a classic car show in the country that invented them. With live music and food vendors, any car lover will want to spend their whole day here. 

8. Americana Concert, Centerville, OH

The Americana Festival started in 1972 as a sidewalk sale promoted by the city's downtown merchant, but it's grown to a massive festival with attendance at more than 85,000 people. This event includes a 5K run, parade, street fair, and of course, fireworks! 

9. Grindstone Festival, Berea, OH

The Grindstone Festival is an extravaganza of rides and games. You can take a trip out to Coe Lake and enjoy the water in a paddle boat or with inflatables. Grab some grub at one of the local food trucks, and top the night off with an incredible firework display!

10. Home Days on the Green, Broadview Heights, OH

Home Days on the Green is one of the most unique Fourth of July celebrations you're likely to ever find. With a game garden, beer garden, carnival rides, line dancing, a tractor pull, and even a casino, Home Days on the Green has something for people of all ages to enjoy!

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