Where to see July 4th fireworks, other holiday events in Greater Akron

Looking for fireworks, parades or other Fourth of July holiday events? You have plenty of choices. The night sky across Northeast Ohio will be lit up by the rockets’ red glare practically nightly as communities mark the Fourth of July.

July 4 event ideas in Akron area:Ribs, White and Blue Festival returns downtown

Rib fest is back:After two years, the Rib, White and Blue Festival will return to Akron for Fourth of July weekend

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Here are some of the celebrations happening across the region:

Wednesday, June 29-Sunday, July 3: Orville

Orrville: Parade at 7 pm Wednesday. Carnival midway with rides, games and food at Orr Park through Sunday. Fire in the Sky Fast Pitch Softball Tournament, girls 14 or younger, Friday-Sunday. Fireworks about 10:15 pm Sunday.

Solomon Williams, owner of Carolina Rib King of Spartanburg, South Carolina, is assisted by Quan Pruitt, one of his crew members, in setting up his barbecue stand for 2019 Rib, White, and Blue Festival in Akron. This year's festival begins Friday.

Friday, July 1-Monday, July 4: Akron Rib, White and Blue Festival, fireworks and free Lock 3 concerts

Akron: Rib, White and Blue Festival. Free admission in downtown Akron. Events go 11 am-11 pm at Lock 3 park and will feature national rib vendors competing for best ribs, best sauce and people’s choice award. Food includes ribs, pulled pork, chicken No outside food is permitted, except drinks purchased from downtown bars included in the designated outdoor refreshment area.

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