July 4th Celebration Guide
June 27, 2024 by Staff Report

The Auburn Township parade starts in The Meadows and ends at the Auburn Fire Department...

Auburn Parade

July 4, 11 a.m.

The Auburn Township parade starts in The Meadows and ends at the Auburn Fire Department, where hot dogs and drinks will be for sale by the Auburn Scouts.


July 5

The 4th of July celebration will be held on the Kenston High School campus with live music, food trucks, face painting and bounce houses. Fireworks will go off at dusk. Rain date with fireworks only is July 7.


July 6

Fireworks will be set off at dusk on Loreto Way (Meadowlands Extension). Water Street leading into that area will be closed and no parking is permitted. Rain date is July 7.

Old Glory Day

July 4, 1-4 p.m.

The Chardon Square Association, the City of Chardon and Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce sponsor Old Glory Day on Chardon Square, 101 S. Hambden St.

Decorations are provided for the children to decorate their bikes, scooters or wagons, followed by a children’s parade around the square lead by the Chardon Fire Department.

Following the parade is an afternoon of games, music, face painting, balloon animals and a pie-eating contest. The Rotary will be providing ice cream, the Kiwanis will have balloons for the bikes and Wal-Mart is providing water.

Other snacks will be available for sale by the Chardon Square Association.

Thompson Township

July 4, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The annual parade begins at 11 a.m. The theme is “Bold Stripes, Bright Stars and Brave Hearts.”

There will food vendors, a car show at Hemly’s Hardware, activities and games at Thompson United Methodist Church, an open house at the new administrative building and more.

There is no charge for vendors or crafters on Thompson Square for this event only. There may be a small charge if electricity is needed.

Contact Audrey Kerr at 440-862-0043 or call or text Pat Downing at 440-968-3558 with any questions.


Veterans Appreciation Day

July 6, 6-11 p.m.

Join for a show of appreciation for veterans at the Geauga County Fairgrounds in Burton. Sponsored by Atwood-Mauck American Legion Post 459, fireworks will go off at dusk. Rain date is July 7.

Village of Middlefield

July 3

Village of Middlefield is hosting fireworks at Yoder Brothers Park located at the corner of North Thompson Avenue and Almeda Drive.

Use the address 16060 Almeda, Middlefield for directions. Rain date is July 5.


West Geauga Kiwanis

July 4, 11 a.m.

The West Geauga Kiwanis Club Independence Day Parade leaves from St. Anselm Church, proceeds south on state Route 306 and ends at West Geauga High School. The theme is “Honoring Volunteerism in Our Communities.” Grand marshals are Les and Laura Scott.
Judging begins at 9:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 11 a.m.
Visit wgkiwanis.org for registration. Questions? Call Jim Metcalf 440-759-9787.