Fourth Of July Events – Family Festivals, Cleveland Orchestra & More
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This 4th of July the Blossom Music Festival returns to Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls. The festival will begin Wednesday, July 3rd and continue until Saturday, July 6th. The 4th of July celebrations will kick of July 3rd with patriotic favorites from some of the country’s best-loved composers, including Gershwin and Sousa, topped off with the “1812” Overture and a spectacular fireworks display. Tickets for the family affair are still available through The Cleveland Orchestra and range from $20-$45 but those 18 years of age or under are free. The festival continues throughout the weekend with The Cleveland Orchestra performing Friday and Saturday.
The Port of Cleveland’s Tall Ships Festival will begin the July 4th hosted by the Rotary Club of Cleveland. The festival will be the first U.S. Port to well the Tall Ships, which consist of 10-12 replica historic vessels. While the ships will not be open to the public until Thursday, July 4th, many are welcome to watch for free as the ships enter the Cleveland Harbor Wednesday, July 3rd at 4 p.m. at Voinovich Park. Starting July 4th the gates for the event will open at 9:30 a.m. and attendees will be able to board the ships starting at 11 a.m. The festival continues until Sunday, July 7th. Tickets are available online or at the door and range from $12 with presale to $14. Prices for children, senior citizens and group rates vary. For more information about the festival or to order presale tickets visit the Port of Cleveland website.
If you are looking for a fun filled weekend for the family to get away for the 4th of July, check out Nelsons Ledges Quarry Park for their Gratefulfest meets Rhythmfest celebrations. The events start Thursday, July 4th and continue all weekend until Sunday, July 7th. The music event will host Rusted Root, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Melvin Seals and JGB, and more. The weekend will be a family fun affair with two fireworks displays, music, food vendors, camping and not to forget the quarry. Admission for the whole weekend is just $75 per person, $65 Friday-Sunday or $50 Saturday-Sunday and tickets are available on NLQP’s website. This will be a great way to get away for the 4th!
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will be offering 4th of July discounted price for riders. Starting from 9a.m. Thursday, July 4th until 5 p.m. riders can experience the vintage train ride through the nation park for just $12 a rider from age 3 and older. This price is only available for this one day and includes only the train ride. Tickets for the train ride are still available at the CVSR website or call 800-468-4070 to register.
Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is unleashing something so big this summer that it’s hosting a festival to announce the details, and they’re bringing in a few familiar faces to help deliver the news. The announcement will take place July 5th at approximately 5:15 p.m. during a day-long festival on Public Square, right in front of the casino. Get all the details on the days’ events HERE.
In celebration of America’s birth day the Maltz Museum is offering free admission to all. The Museum is located on Richmond Road in Beachwood and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum offers a look into Jewish Heritage through stories of individuals and families – past and present –through state-of-the-art exhibitions, interactives and films, oral histories, photographs, and artifacts. The Museum includes The Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery, an internationally-recognized collection of Judaica, and a special exhibition gallery featuring important exhibitions of national and international acclaim. For more information regarding the museum visit the Maltz Museum website.
Old Glory Day on Chardon Square will be held this Thursday, July 4th as a celebration for the patriot day. The event will provide a wonderful family friendly festival full of fun events for kids. The activities start at 1:30 p.m. and go until 4 p.m. Admission is free as it is located in the Historic Chardon Square in Chardon. Activities at this event will include a parade in which children can decorate their bikes or wagons before hand and enjoy in! The parade will be followed by ice cream treats, live music, games, pie eating contest, balloon artist and more. For more information about Old Glory Day check out Geauga County’s website.