Lakewood OH

July 4 weekend activities

Westshore to offer bang-up holiday activities

Bay Village has its annual Bay Days activities for the 4th of July weekend.

Festivities will open Thursday at noon, when the booths and rides open and stay open until 10:30 p.m., with Friday, Saturday and Monday having the same time schedule. There will be a special one-price ticket of $15 for all rides from noon to 4:30 p.m.

There will be plenty of live music from Thursday through Saturday, including The Belaires, 6:30 p.m., Thursday; DJ Cadillac Mike at car cruise-in, 5 p.m.; Sloppy Joe Band, 6:30 p.m., both Friday; 2 p.m, the Elegant Winos, 6:30 p.m., The Four Lads, both Saturday. There also will be a vintage baseball game at noon Saturday between Bay Villagers Club 9 and the national champion Cleveland Blues Club 9.

Cahoon Park will be closed Sunday. On Monday the 4th, there will be a bike, trike and wagon parade at 11:30 a.m., a recitation of the Declaration of Independence at noon, adult and children games at 2 p.m. as well as music by the Keller Brothers. The Dan Zola Orchestra will plat at 6:30 p.m. with the gala fireworks display set to begin at 9:45 p.m. The fireworks rain date is Tuesday.

North Olmsted’s annual bike contest is set to begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the middle school, with the annual parade to follow at 10:30 a.m. The parade will go from the middle school to City Park, where the opening ceremony for the annual picnic and festivities will be at 11 a.m. The picnic and games will start at 11:15 a.m.

There will be ribbons for all parade participants, new carnival games and inflatables and complimentary hot dogs and pop at the picnic.

Olmsted Falls annual parade will step off from Falls-Lennox Elementary at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Games and fun for people and families will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Village Green with entertainment being provided by the Olmsted Performing Arts organization.

The Fairview Park Community Band will perform patriotic music at the Bain Park gazebo at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Independence Day. The concert is free. Following the performance, the public is invited to join the Community Band for a cookout. Tickets for the cookout are $5 for adults and $3 for children age 8 and under. Bain Park Cabin and Gazebo are located at 21077 North Park Drive.

Crocker Park Liberty Fest
Sunday, July 3

11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Main Street Beer Tent to benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training; 3 to 7 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive near Regal Cinemas

Main Stage Entertainment
11 a.m., Evil Ways: Santana Tribute Band; 1:30 p.m., Breakfast Club: 80’s Cover Band; 4 p.m., Hard Days Night: Beatles Tribute Band; 7:30 p.m., Aaron Bonk’s Object Manipulation Specialist Show; 8:30 p.m., Cleveland Pops Orchestra, followed by fireworks.

Vine Theatre Children’s Entertainment
11 a.m., Jungle Bob Reptile Show; 1 p.m., Puppet Show; 2 p.m., Juggling Show; 3 p.m., Red, White & Blue Magic Show.

Monday, July 4
10 a.m., Classic Car Show; 11 a.m., DJ EAZY Spinning Tunes; noon, Mayor Clough, City Council and Westlake students celebrate America’s birthday; 1 p.m., Geeze Cats.

City of Westlake
Monday, July 4
Parade, 10 a.m.

Independence Day parade kicks off from Westlake High School for vehicles and Westlake Christian Church for marchers. Parade will head east down Hilliard Boulevard to Clauge Park.

The city’s fireworks display will be at dusk Monday at Clague Park. Starting at 4 p.m., vendors will be selling food. DJ Easy will start the entertainment at the Clague Park gazebo at 6 p.m.

The annual Lakewood Fourth of July parade will step off at 10 a.m. at Lake Ave. and Kenneth Drive, proceeding to Lakewood Park. Mickey Kirvosh, owner of Around the Corner and Three Birds Restaurants will serve as Grand Marshall.

Kirvosh is a long time Lakewood resident and a 1970 graduate of Lakewood High School. The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce named Kirvosh Business Person of the Year in 2009.

Also highlighting the parade will be yearly musical favorites, the Lakewood High School Ranger Marching Band, The St. Edward Marching Eagles, the Lochaber Pipe Band, and the Red Hackle Pipe Band.

After the parade, festivities will continue at Lakewood Park with games, food, activities and information provided by several of

Lakewood’s community organizations. At 7 p.m., Lakewood Project, the high school’s Youth Rock Orchestra will perform at the bandstand in Lakewood Park. The celebration will conclude with Lakewood’s famous fireworks display at 9:45 p.m.



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