Avon and Avon Lake are readying for Fourth of July festivities. And with fireworks held on consecutive nights, residents in both communities can catch two days of celebrations. Not enough fireworks? At deadline, there were 312 firework shows scheduled for Ohio.
The city of Avon will be hosting a “two for one” Fourth of July event.
Baseball fans can take in the Lake Erie Crushers game as they take on the London Rippers on Wednesday, July 4. After the game at All Pro Freight Stadium, visitors will be treated to a fireworks display.
The city and team will be sharing the costs of the fireworks.
For those who can’t make the show, find a (legal) parking spot along SR 611 or in a lot to take in the fireworks.
The game starts at 7:05 p.m. with fireworks following. Tickets are available at the box office or online.
After several years of holding a Fourth of July celebration at Miller Road Park in conjunction with ArtsFest, this year’s celebration will be moved to the landlocked Weiss Field.
The city will host fireworks with some pre-fireworks entertainment on Tuesday, July 3. ArtsFest was scuttled after Mayor Greg Zilka said the cost of the festival, including overtime, was too high.
The evening is expected to start about 6 p.m. Fireworks will go off at dusk.
Weiss Field location was deemed safer without Lake Erie winds to contend with. The field also provided more visibility, more bathrooms and better traffic control.
Parking for Avon Lake
Avon Lake Police Lt. Duane Streator said both parking lots at Weiss Field will be open. Additional parking will be available at nearby businesses that have given permission and on street parking in the Waterside South development.
When the parking lots at Weiss Field become full there will be no traffic permitted on Webber Road between Moore and Crossings Way.
Parking will not be permitted on Moore Road, Webber Road, the east side Crossings Way between Webber and Ambleside or at any nearby business that has been barricaded off.
After the fireworks, all traffic from the parking lots at Weiss will be directed to go eastbound on Webber Road. Also, any traffic that is southbound on Crossings Way will be directed eastbound on Webber Road.