Several events planned in the Fremont area
FREMONT – The city and community have planned a number of activities this year to celebrate Independence Day.
The fireworks return downtown in Fremont on Saturday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Parking is available at Walsh and Rodger Young Park.
The city will again host its traditional Independence Day Parade at 10 am on Saturday.
Car Show in downtown Fremont
There will be one
At 6:00 p.m., the Down Thyme Cafe hosts the Fremont Frankfurt Eating Contest on Front and Garrison Streets. Entry forms are available in the café or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 419-332-8696.
American PAGE, Young Republicans plan July 4th rally
On July 4th, American Patriots Against Government Excess (American PAGE) will share their Fourth of July Rally with the Sandusky-Ottawa County Young Republicans, with the latter group hosting this and future events.
This event starts at 11am and ends around 1pm in Birchard Park.
Andrew Dean performs on July 4th. There’s free popcorn, as well as hot dogs and soft drinks. American PAGE will present its current public service project and accept donations.
There will also be auction items, a 50/50 draw and door prizes. Political candidates and officials from the region were invited. Participants should bring a beach chair.
Celebrate with a free patriotic concert at the Hayes Presidential
On July 4th, a patriotic concert will be performed by the Toledo Concert Band with members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on the porch of the historic Hayes Home.
The annual Hayes Presidential Library and Museums Independence Day Concert is from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m
Admission is free. Concert-goers are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the expansive lawn of the Hayes Home in Spiegel Grove, the estate of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes.
The concert will also be broadcast on WGTE-Radio FM 91 on July 8 at 7:00 p.m. and on WGTE-HDTV on July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Viewers can listen on both dates at wgte.org and on the WGTE app.
The Toledo Concert Band will perform a variety of songs, including Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” while Civil War reenactments fire cannons in sync with the music.
Bruce Moss is the conductor and Brad Cresswell, Classical Music Host on WGTE FM 91, is the announcer. Jennifer McFarland Barrett, President of the Board of Directors of the Hayes Presidential Library and Museums and descendant of President Rutherford and First Lady Lucy Hayes, will read the Declaration of Independence.
Food Trucks Kitchen 212 and Smyles Icy Treats sell snacks and lunches on-site.
On-site parking is available when the weather is nice. Parking is available on street and in the ProMedica Memorial Hospital parking lots at Buildings A and B at 605 Third Ave. Hayes Presidential is a short walk east of the hospital parking lot.
Visit rbhayes.org for the latest parking information.
Clyde has suspended Sunday fireworks, park activities
CLYDE – Clyde Community Fireworks takes place at dusk on Sunday at 246 South St, Clyde Community Park.
There are many great places to view from including Clyde Eagles, McPherson Middle School, Limerick Park, Clyde High School. For free.
City recreation director Konner Garcia said activities will begin at 5 p.m. at the community park, which features inflatable bouncy castles from Fremont’s Journey Family Fun Center. Children’s games take place in the ball diamond area.
A DJ will be playing at TAZE Music from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m
Garcia said the activities will be much the same as those the city sponsored before COVID-19.
Church of God hosts free special events
CLYDE – The Clyde Ohio Church of God is hosting free special events Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1461 S. Main St. There are bouncy castles, games, food and face painting.
Green Springs starts with a parade and hosts badminton and fireworks
GREEN SPRINGS – The village celebrates Independence Day on Saturday.
The annual parade will line up at Green Springs Elementary School and begin at 5 p.m. and follow the traditional route south along Broadway, according to Village Councilor Bill Young.
Registrations for the parade are still being accepted. Before setting up, call Young at 419-639-3924.
The fireworks display takes place at dusk that day and is sponsored by Green Springs VFW and others in the community.
The Green Springs Volunteer Fire Department opens the beer tents at 7pm and entertainment from 8pm to midnight is provided by the Bar Code Band. There will be food vendors and concessions in the park.
This year there will be a badminton tournament for teams and individuals. The event is coordinated by Brad Farrar. It’s scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per team and $10 per person if playing
Stemtown Museum curator Brenda Stultz will be selling water in the park as a fundraiser for the museum.
Fireworks scheduled for dusk in Oak Harbor
OAK HARBOR – The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce will hold its Independence Day celebrations Sunday from 5:00 p.m. until dusk on the Mill Street Riverfront.
The night ends with fireworks at dusk.
The chamber opens the pop and beer tent at 5 p.m. and the concessions also open.
The Haywire Band will perform on Sunday from 8pm to 10pm.
Other activities include Class A Dance at 5:30pm and Harbor Lites at 6:30pm
The Royal Duck Race is scheduled for 8pm
Port Clinton is host to Red, White and Vroom
PORT CLINTON — The community is hosting their annual Firecracker Cutie Contest again on July 4th, along with fireworks and more.
The Red, White, and Vroom celebration begins July 4 at 9:00 a.m. with the Star Spangled Squirt Gun 5K Run-Walk. Registration begins at 8:00 am in the Jefferson St. Pavilion. Registration is $30 on the morning of the race.
The Fire Cracker Cuties, Princess, Queen and Ms./Mrs. plus Most Photogenic competitions will be held at 12pm at Trinity United Methodist Church. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Participants are asked to wear red, white and blue. The crowning comes after the competitions. Applications are available at Mary’s Blossom Shop, Lily and Gert’s, Coffee Express, Catawba Clean Scene, Ida Public Library, Truth Resale and the Port Clinton Area 4th of July Celebration page.
The Food Truck Feast will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Second and Adams Streets from 3pm to 7pm.
A Classic Car, Truck and Cycle Show will be held at 100 and 200 Blocks of Adams Street from 3pm to 7pm. Registration is $5 per vehicle.
The Ice Cream Social is also at the church from 3pm to 7pm
The Freedom Community Choir concert will also be held at Trinity UMC at 7pm.
From 20:00 to 22:00 there will be a family dance party at Waterworks Park featuring DJ Von and the PC Lion’s Club Food Wagon.
Then at 8:30 p.m., the United Way of Ottawa County hosts the Incredible Rubber Duck Race at Derby Pond in Waterworks Park. Purchase a duck by calling 419-734-6645.
The evening then ends with a fireworks display at dusk.
Woodville is planning a three-day celebration
WOODVILLE – The Village Fourth of July Celebration begins Wednesday, June 29 and lasts through Saturday, 10 p.m. when the fireworks are set off.
Wednesday activities include the Beer Tent opening at 5pm and live entertainment at the Solomon Lutheran Church at 7pm
On Thursday at 5 p.m. the Midway opens and at 5 p.m. there is a car show in the orchard. At 7 p.m. there will be a dance party with A and J Sound Mobile DJ Service in the beer tent.
The Midway reopens at 5:00 p.m. and the 5K at 7:30 p.m. The Kids One Mile Fun Run takes place at 7:04 p.m. Dem Bonz performs on the front stage at 6:00 p.m. and Wolf Creek Project performs in the beer tent at 7:30 p.m
The parade begins at 12 noon on Saturday. The parade route begins at Cherry Street, includes portions of College Avenue and Erie Street, and ends at the park. The Midway also opens at 12pm with the Glittering Stars Dance Company on stage at 1pm
The Woodville/Woodmore High School Alumni Reunion begins Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Beer Tent. The annual bicycle raffle takes place at 5:00 p.m. More live entertainment is scheduled for the evening with Kindred Soul on the front stage at 6pm and Dem Bonz in the beer tent at 7.30pm. The night ends with fireworks.
For more information and to register for the parade or 5K, visit woodville4th.com.
Cedar Point’s Light Up The Point takes place on July 4th
SANDUSKY – The show begins July 4th at 10pm (weather permitting), but the fun begins before there’s even a spark in the sky.
Just before the fireworks, Cedar Point will be serving a buffet in the Lakeside Pavilion from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and it’s all included in a Light Up the Point VIP ticket.