I’ve been to this a few times and love it, though I’d personally find it difficult to take the baby and kiddo at this point in their lives. Pack some snacks, a couple of chairs and a blanket, because it is an amazing experience, which would explain why each year Public Square is packed on all four quadrants for the show! Which means, if you want to sit near the front, get there around 5:30 or 6 and plan to be there until the end.
Date: Thursday, July 1st
PRE-CONCERT FESTIVAL AT 5 P.M.
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT 9 P.M.
BREATHTAKING FIREWORKS FINALE!
Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in downtown Cleveland for a special evening celebrating Independence Day! The festivities begin at 5 p.m. (full schedule below), and at 9 p.m. The Cleveland Orchestra, led by conductor Tito Muñoz, takes the stage, featuring all-American musical treasures, music from Star Wars, and a Salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, with special guest soloist, Cleveland’s own Grammy-nominated violinist, Caroline Goulding. A beautiful fireworks show cascading over the skyscrapers of Public Square tops off the evening – and it’s all FREE!
For more details, visit clevelandorchestra.com.
Schedule of Events:
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Jazz @ The Music Settlement: The Dameron Institute Ensemble
Youth Jazz Ensemble
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Contemporary Youth Orchestra Ensemble
Contemporary String Quartet
6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Heights Youth Theatre
Musical Theater Ensemble
7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Progressive Arts Alliance All-Stars
Youth Hip-Hop Ensemble
The Cleveland Orchestra
Tower City Star-Spangled Parking Special
Park in any of Tower City’s Self-Park lots on July 1 for just $4 after 5 p.m.
Visit www.towercitycenter.com for directions and maps.
Please Note: The Huron Road entrance to Tower City’s parking is closed. Please follow posted detour signs to the entrance off Canal Road.