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Fourth of July events: Find something to do near you!


ELYRIA — Banks, post offices, financial institutions and governmental offices at the local, state, county and federal levels will be closed on Monday in observance of the July Fourth holiday.

E-Check stations also will be closed for the day. City sanitation services will be idle for the day and will resume collections on Tuesday with routes being one day behind the entire week with collections concluding Saturday. Allied Waste, meanwhile, will work on Monday and pickup on schedule all week.

Many retail and convenience stores will be open for business during their holiday schedule. Some in-store bank branches and ATM services will be available throughout the area.

Area communities have fireworks and other events planned for the holiday weekend. They are:


Nothing planned


Fireworks are being cosponsored with the Lake Erie Crushers and will be after Sunday evening’s Crushers game at All Pro Freight Stadium. The city is clearing an area next to the BP gas station near the stadium for additional parking.

Avon Lake

Fireworks will be at Miller Road Park at dusk Sunday following Artsfest.

Artsfest begins 1:30 p.m. and will feature local artists, face painting, family activities, food and entertainment.

Visitors are encouraged to park at Nautical Lanes and the Reliant Energy construction and employee parking lots. There will be no street parking near Miller Road Park on Lake Road or Miller Road.

Columbia Township

Nothing planned


Nothing planned


Nothing planned


Nothing planned


Fireworks will be 10 p.m. Sunday along the Black River.

There will be a concert by Victor Highway at 7 p.m. at Black River Landing, while Big Bill’s DJ service will spin tunes at 7 p.m. at Lakeside Landing. Refreshment vendors will be on hand.

Fireworks will be launched from Spitzer Marina.

North Ridgeville

Fireworks will be at dusk Saturday at South Central Park.

Events kick off with a Rangers 3 on 3 Holiday Basketball Tournament at 9 a.m. at South Central Park.

The tourney offers age divisions of 12 and younger, 13 to 15, and 16 to 18. Fee is $50 per team. Sign up at the Parks & Recreation office or call (440) 353-0860. There will also be a noon tennis tourney, and martial arts class demonstration.

Vendors will begin selling food at 3 p.m.

Free family activities will be offered 6 to 8:30 p.m., including music by the Christian Brothers and Skylark. A magic show, inflatable slide, games and boogie body dancing are also on tap.


Oberlin will have fireworks at dusk Sunday at Hamilton Road Recreation Complex, 225 W. Hamilton St. The rain date is Monday. As part of the 18th annual Oberlin Summer Concert Series, rhythm and blues group E.T.

King and the Determination will perform a free concert 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Tappan Square’s Clark Bandstand at the southwest corner of state routes 58 (North Main Street) and 511 (West Lorain Street.)

Sheffield Lake

Fireworks will be July 17 as part of Community Days.


Nothing planned

South Amherst

Nothing planned


The Hebrew National Better-Than-A-Picnic Picnic will be 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Saturday at Victory Park. The free event features a mechanical bull ride, giant cow puzzle, radio remote, street teams, hot dogs and other food.

An art show will be at the Main Street Vermilion Gallery beginning Saturday and continuing to July 31.

The city will have no fireworks.


There will be an ice cream social and a free concert by the Patriots Community Band at 7 p.m. Saturday in front of Wellington Town Hall, followed by fireworks at the Lorain County Fairgrounds at dusk.

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