Independence Day celebrations get early start


The Fairlawn Community Foundation and the City of Fairlawn will host the Brass Band of the Western Reserve, shown above at last year’s event, followed by fireworks June 28 at Bicentennial Park. The event also will feature several food trucks, as shown below right last year, as well as refreshments for purchase from the Fairlawn City Women’s Club and Boy Scout Troop 380.

The Fairlawn Community Foundation and the City of Fairlawn will host the Brass Band of the Western Reserve followed by fireworks June 28 at Bicentennial Park, 3486 S. Smith Road. The annual free outdoor concert begins at 8 p.m. Fireworks are expected at 10 p.m., but organizers said the show may begin anytime between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., depending on the weather.

The event will include several food trucks, as well as refreshments for purchase from the Fairlawn City Women’s Club and Boy Scout Troop 380. The Peterman Bus Co. will provide free shuttles to and from Summit Mall to Bicentennial Park to ease parking and traffic congestion. The shuttle may be picked up beginning at 6 p.m. in the east parking lot of Dillard’s.

Residents are reminded that the city’s trash compactor will close at 4 p.m. that day.

The city’s celebration continues July 4 with the annual Independence Day Parade presented by the Fairlawn Area Chamber of Commerce. The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. in front of Fairlawn Town Centre on West Market Street, heads west to Ghent Road and ends in the Dillard’s east parking lot at Summit Mall. Following the parade, the American Judges Association will award trophies to floats, marching units, bands and novelty units.

Source: West Side Leader