Why? Fourth of July Events!

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Can you believe it’s almost the Fourth of July? If it snuck up on you like it snuck up on me, you might be searching for some last-minute fun things to do. Never fear! Here’s a sampling of some of the holiday fun in Cleveland:

Tall Ships Festival

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Stopping in their first U.S. port here in Cleveland, the impressive tall ships offer something for all ages. The Tall Ships Festival runs July 3-7 at the Port of Cleveland. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children 6-14, and free for children 5 and under. For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.

Red, White and Brew

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Experience both fish and fireworks at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s Red, White and Brew event on July 4. From 6-8pm, the aquarium exhibits are open. Then, head out to the boardwalk for food, drinks, music, and a beautiful view of the skyline and fireworks. Tickets are $25 for adults (includes 1 drink ticket) and $10 for kids. For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.

Patriotic Concerts at Blossom

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Music and picnicking are a perfect combination for the holiday weekend! On July 3 and 4, the Blossom Festival Band will perform patriotic melodies, such as Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Fireworks will follow the performances. Then, the Cleveland Orchestra opens its summer season on July 5 and 6. Tickets range from $25-$45. For more details and to purchase tickets, click here.

Cleveland Indians

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The Tribe kicks off a home stand on July 5 against the Detroit Tigers. There are plenty of promotions throughout the weekend, including $1 dogs and fireworks to patriotic music on Friday, a 1904 replica cap giveaway on Saturday, and KeyBank Kids Fun Day on Sunday. Tickets are available online or for walk-up purchase.


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From Lakewood to Edgewater and beyond, there are plenty of places to check out fireworks in the area. Check out Cleveland.com’s round-up of local fireworks displays.

However you celebrate, take time to be grateful for our freedom and have a safe, happy Fourth of July!


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