Those wishing to participate should arrive no later than 10 a.m. Come to walk or ride in a float, dress like your favorite princess or wear a Northstar Dance Center T-shirt. Parents can walk with participants or pick them up at the end of the parade route.
The fireworks will blast off at dusk on July 4 at the Huron County Fairgrounds.
WILLARD -— Willard is holding its 30th annual Festival in the Parks through Saturday at the park by the depot.
Among other activities the city will hold its Fourth of July parade at 5 p.m. Saturday, with Mercy Health-Willard Hospital presenting fireworks beginning at 10:30 p.m. The parade will begin at Willard High School, traveling down Myrtle Avenue, to Tiffin Street, to Main Street and ending on Laurel Avenue.
For more information call 419-935-1654 or visit www.willardohio.us.
GREENWICH — The 42nd annual Tri-Community Joint Fire District Fireman’s Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at 49 Main St., Greenwich.
In addition to many festivities and concerts, the event will hold its parade at 11 a.m. Saturday. Fireworks will follow the the demolition derby, which begins at 6 p.m. July 3.
For general information, call 419-752-5082 or for specific information on the parade, call 419-752-0902.
FLAT ROCK — The annual Fourth of July lawn social and Flat Rock parade will be held, rain or shine, at 3 p.m. Monday.
The social will be held in the shelter house behind the church from noon to 2 p.m. The menu will feature shredded turkey, hot dogs, coney dogs, baked beans, fresh fruit, pie, chips and beverages. Root beer floats and cold beverages will be available in front of the church beginning at 2 p.m.
The traditional Fourth of July parade will begin at 3 p.m.
Anyone wishing to participate should be at the north end of town by 2:30 p.m. Line up will be on County Road 34. If you aren’t in the parade, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the parade from the boulevard. You can park at the post office or at the church. For parade information, call Kim Root at 419-217-7579. All are welcome.
SANDUSKY — Join Erie MetroParks and many others to celebrate the Fourth of July from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.
Stroll downtown Sandusky’s scenic streets, where you’ll enjoy games, food vendors and family-friendly activities. This Sandusky tradition is located at Washington Row and Columbus Avenue.
Help “Light Up the Point” at Cedar Point from Friday through Monday. A spectacular fireworks show on the beach, VIP viewing experience and 3-D fireworks will take place Monday with special entertainment and more.
PUT-IN-BAY —- The Central Ohio Symphony will perform on the porch at Perry's Victory Visitor Center as part of Put-in-Bay's Community Independence Day celebration at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
HURON — Enjoy Independence Day with “Red, White, and Blues Bang” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Huron Boat Basin.
Spend a summer evening at Huron's scenic boat basin listening to the blues. The concert includes fireworks over the river at 10:30 p.m.
OAK HARBOR — An Independence Day celebration will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Sunday at Mill Street along the Portage River in downtown Oak Harbor.
Activities will include food, entertainment, giant inflatables, a duck race on the Portage River, 50/50 drawing, live bands and beer, all leading up to a spectacular fireworks display starting at dusk.
BELLEVUE — Celebrate an “Old Fashioned 4th” at Historic Lyme Village in Bellevue from 1o a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Step back to the 19th century to enjoy Independence Day the way it used to be, especially during an election year.