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4th of July Celebrations in Northeast Ohio

Summer has officially started; that means 4th of July is just around the corner. This is an exciting time of the year for Americans. It’s a time to celebrate the joys of freedom, family, and friends; not to mention summertime. What are your plans to celebrate the 238th year of independence? If you live near Willoughby Hills, OH you’re in luck. There’s a lot of fun-packed 4th of July activities happening in the area. Here’s a look at some upcoming 4th of July events to look forward to.

Visit the Award Winning City of Willoughby


The city of Willoughby is winner of the APEX Gold Award- Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off. Ribs aren’t the only thing this city has to offer, Willoughby, OH is the perfect stop for site seeing and shopping. Offering fun for people of all ages, this town is a great place to take a break from the barbequing to enjoy a stroll in the sun. Don’t forget to pack your blankets and lawn chairs for the Willoughby 4th of July fireworks display held at South High School.

Celebrating 4th of July in Mentor, OH

Mentor, OH

Mentor, OH was named one of the best cities to live for a reason. Not only is this city flourishing economically, it’s also home to numerous shopping spots and outdoor activities. With long shorelines and trails, Mentor is a great vacation destination for people of all ages. Thunderous fireworks are not the only thing this city has to offer this 4th of July. You can expect to have a good time with the kids at the Mentor Parade and Bake sale. So why not get involved and make this a fun event for the whole family. Find out how you can participate in the parade here.

Take a Stroll at the Painesville Car Show

Car Show

Why not do something for you this 4th of July and head on over to Painesville’s Classic Car Show. This car lover’s paradise will showcase an average of 200 classic cars every Friday this summer. The music and tasty snacks from local restaurants are some of the things to look forward to. The showcase will last through September 26, 2014 and will be held at the Veteran’s Park downtown Painesville. Although there will be no fireworks display at the Classic Car Showcase, you can always take a short drive in your Mazda to the Quail Hollow Resort to watch their 4th of July fireworks display. Find out more here.

In between your grilled meals and summer fun, remember to celebrate the simple joys of freedom this 4th of July. Whether you choose to stay close to home or venture out in your new or used Mazda, be sure to seize the day and explore the beauties of Northeast Ohio. Before you hit the road, make a quick stop in Willoughby and visit us at Eastside Mazda. Our service experts will be waiting to get your Mazda ready for summer driving. Visit us at 28400 Chardon Road Willoughby Hills, OH 44092 or call 800-706-3017 to schedule a service appointment.

Source: http://cityofmentor.com/calendar/