Your guide to the 4th of July holiday weekend

10:50 PM, Jul 4, 2006   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Put your patriotism on parade this weekend -- Channel 3 has compiled this comprehensive guide to 4th of July happenings in Northeast Ohio. The City of Cleveland's fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, with best viewing in the Flats. In fact, the Flats will host a full day of activities on July 4, including:

  • Cleveland Rowing Foundation free exhibition from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Flatstock, a free music festival from noon-8:30 p.m.
  • Art on Wheels, a free arts festival from noon-8:30 p.m.
  • Bras Across the Cuyahoga, a fundraiser for the Northern Ohio Breast Cancer Coalition Fund at 1 p.m.
  • RTA Family Fun Fest, featuring music and children's activities from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Visit ClevelandFlats.org for more information. For fireworks in other Northeast Ohio cities, look no further. Just click to view our complete listings. Planning on photographing fireworks this weekend? Here's a how-to guide. The Cleveland Orchestra brings its annual Fireworks for Band concerts to Blossom July 1 - 4 at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit ClevelandOrchestra.org. The orchestra's annual free concert in Public Square is on Friday, July 7 at 9 p.m. Several festivals are being held throughout Northeast Ohio this weekend:
  • Summerfest ‘06
    June 30 – July 2
    Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 164 Eastland Road, Berea
    SummerFest06.com
  • St. Malachi Center Old Angle Family Fun Festival
    July 1, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Superior Viaduct, Cleveland
    StMalachiCenter.org
  • Kent Heritage Festival
    July 1
    Downtown Kent
    KentOhio.net
  • Fab 4th Car Show at the Falls
    July 4, noon - 3 p.m.
    Triangle Park, Chagrin Falls
    ChargrinFalls.net
The City of Lakewood 4th of July parade will be held at 10 a.m. on July 4. The parade route is on Lake Avenue from Kenneth Drive to Lakewood Park. The Indians take on the Yankees at home July 3 - 6. If you won't be at the Jake, you can watch Monday's game on WKYC, and the remainder of the games on SportsTime Ohio. For start times, visit Indians.com. "Superman Returns" and "The Devil Wears Prada" are both new in theaters this weekend. To find show times, visit cleveland.com/movies. Later in the week, Brook Park hosts the first area display of the Ohio Flags of Honor. From July 7 - 9, the public can view at City Hall more than 450 flags memorializing fallen soldiers in Irag and Afghanistan. For more 4th of July and weekend event listings, visit Cleveland.com. Don’t forget to stay tuned to WKYC.com for up-to-date weather forecasts throughout the holiday weekend. wkyc.com/weather

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