Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The 4th of July in Northeast Ohio!

Keeping up with tradition, I of course am all over the events and attractions for the fourth of July holiday weekend!  As of right now, the weather forecast isn’t looking so great, however that could definitely change over the next few days!  If it doesn’t there are plenty of other options to keep busy over the coming weekend.

From fireworks displays to parades and fairs- the weekend can be packed beginning to end with fun things in Northeast Ohio- 
Fairport Mardi Gras Festival kicks off on Wednesday with the parade at 7pm and fireworks will be on both the 5th and the 7th at dusk.  Kids Day, Senior Day, a 5K, and even raffle prizes all pack the Mardi Gras event schedule- Visit their Facebook page here!

Most cities are hosting their fireworks displays on the 4th around dusk- Check your city for exact information- Willoughby, Mentor and Wickliffe are each hosting at the same locations as years past!

On the 3rd Debonne Winery has tethered hot air balloon rides from 6-8pm- A great attraction even if you don’t plan to ride!  The balloons look beautiful and the wineries are always bustling with activity this time of year!

Rainy Day Alternatives
If the weather doesn’t cooperate, or if you have some spare time between outdoor activities- The 4th of July weekend is a great weekend to shop sales on everything ranging from project necessities to furniture, plants and appliances- and everything in between!  Stores will typically host huge sales to kick off Summer and get merchandise moving.  If you have had a big ticket item on your wishlist this weekend may be the weekend to shop around!  Area hotels will also often offer discounts for an overnight stay, or package specials-  This could be a great alternative in gloomy weather for a quick getaway!

General Reminders
Trash and mail are delayed on the National holidays, and you may need to reschedule any weekly visits from landscaping professionals!  Even if they are open on the holiday, if you are planning a party you may not want your pros there before or during your get together!  

Regardless of your plans, the Fourth of July weekend should prove to be a fun, relaxing and exciting weekend all across Northeast Ohio!

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