Best Places to See Fireworks in Youngstown, OH

June 19th, 2022 by
Multicolored fireworks going off over a city skyline at night.

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Fireworks on the Fourth of July have been how America has celebrated its freedom since the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. On one day each year, all of the country’s residents can join together to celebrate the courage and determination of our nation and are lucky to have the opportunity to show our patriotism. If you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate America’s freedom this year, here are the best places to see fireworks in Youngstown, OH, and the surrounding areas this Fourth of July.

Fireworks Display in Downtown Youngstown

On the Fourth of July at 10 p.m., there will be a fireworks display in Downtown Youngstown near the Covelli Centre. This event is open to everyone, so feel free to invite your friends and family to this Independence Day celebration. Front Street will be closed to vehicles, but lots will be available for parking.

Community Celebration and Fireworks Display in North Canton

You can visit the Community Celebration and Firework Display in North Canton for a family-friendly Fourth of July Event. At around an hour away, the drive is more than worth it. The event will be held at Hoover High School. You and the family can enjoy a 50/50 raffle, face painting, and plenty of other children’s activities. These events, along with live music by The Scenic Route, will start at 7 p.m. Various food vendors will also be available beginning at 5 p.m. American Fireworks will put on a spectacular fireworks display when the sun sets.

Independence Day Event in Fairlawn

Another option for your Fourth of July festivities is the Independence Day Event in Fairlawn. This event will be held July 4 at Bicentennial Park, located at 3486 S. Smith Road, beginning at 5 p.m. Close to a 50-minute drive from Youngstown, it’s worth visiting the food trucks, grabbing a beer from one of the vendors, and listening to live music. The night will finish with a fireworks show after the sun goes down.

Spend the Evening in Cleveland

The Mayfield Village Fourth of July Celebration will be held at 425 N. Commons Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 2, 2022. The Parkview Pool hosts this event, and in addition to the pool open for regular admission pricing, an array of other fun activities are also scheduled.

There will be balloons, face painting, concessions available, and live music by The Diamond Project. The fireworks will begin around 10 p.m., so don’t forget to bring a blanket or a chair. Should it rain on July 2, a rain date has been scheduled for the fireworks on July 3.

Take a Fireworks Cruise

If you don’t mind the drive to Cleveland, we suggest the GOODTIME III’s Fourth of July Dinner and Fireworks Cruise. This attraction allows passengers to enjoy a dinner buffet with specialty foods down the Cuyahoga River. Boarding time is at 6 p.m. at Cleveland’s North Coast Inner Harbor, and the cruise will depart at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 11 p.m. There will be a DJ on one deck and a live band on another, so you can enjoy yourself as you dance to your favorite songs.

A fireworks display will be visible from the boat, and you can choose a spot where you can see the waterfront display best. What better way to spend the Fourth than on a boat on the Cuyahoga River? Tickets may be purchased online in advance until the limit has been reached.

Light Up the Lake at North Coast Harbor

Are boats not your thing? That’s okay because you can also see waterfront lights from ashore with Light Up the Lake at North Coast Harbor. From the Port of Cleveland and all over the downtown area, you can see the fireworks over Lake Erie. This family-friendly event draws in a large crowd every year, so it’s best to arrive early to find somewhere with the best seats for viewing this massive display.

Fireworks at Woodside Lake Park in Sportsboro, OH

The last event on our list takes place at Woodside Lake Park in Streetsboro, beginning around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 3rd. This RV park puts on a spectacular show that is enjoyable for all to see. Bring the kids and something to sit on and head out to find a spot. Sportsboro is only a short 40-minute drive from Youngstown.

Set Up Your Own Fireworks Show

A new Ohio law makes the full line of fireworks legal available at our hometown Phantom Fireworks to discharge on certain days. Of course, some of these days fall on the weekends surrounding the Fourth of July. This new law will allow the discharge of fireworks to be legal for Ohio residents on their property or someone else’s property except in a political subdivision that has chosen to opt-out. This exciting new change will allow you to visit the Phantom Fireworks showroom at 1260 N. Meridian Road in Youngstown.

Phantom Fireworks is the country’s number one retailer for consumer-based fireworks, and it all started here in Youngstown. They’re open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. In their showroom, you’ll find an assortment of aerial fireworks such as rockets, tubes for your grand finale, and parachutes, as well as ground fireworks such as fountains, smoke items, and firecrackers. Remember, it’s still illegal to use fireworks while under the influence of alcohol, so be sure to assign someone at your gathering the task of discharging the fireworks.

If you’re in the Youngstown area or will be traveling here for the Fourth of July festivities this year, we hope you get the chance to enjoy some of the places mentioned above. Please send the team at Sweeney Cars a message if you have any other suggestions on areas that we should check out. We love hearing of local sites that host events for the community.