Your Ultimate Guide to 2022 Fourth of July Fireworks Shows and Events
It’s time again to celebrate our nation’s birthday with food, fun, and fireworks! We know that people from all over Mahoning County have been looking forward to an incredible fireworks show as part of the upcoming Fourth of July weekend – and you don’t need to drive to Cleveland, Akron or Canton for an amazing show!
Here’s your guide to all of the fireworks displays and Fourth of July events going on in and around Youngstown!
Fourth of July Fireworks Displays Near Youngstown, Ohio
Fireworks Display – Saturday, June 25th
Start the celebration a week early with Celebrate Poland!
Celebrate Poland is a two-day festival that takes place June 24, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and June 25, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Events include a free concert by Disco Inferno, a rock wall, chalk art, vendors, a petting zoo, and, of course, fireworks! The events take place at Poland Village Hall, on Main Street.
Fireworks & Food Trucks – Downtown Youngstown
Fireworks Display – Friday July 1st
Food Trucks will be situated around Wean Park beginning at 8:00pm for your family’s enjoyment, as well as music by DJ Chip Banks!
The fireworks display can be enjoyed downtown with parking and entertainment in the Covelli Centre parking lot at 10:00pm. Fireworks will be launched from the Market Street Bridge.
Fireworks at the Canfield Fairgrounds
Fireworks Display – Saturday July 2nd
Canfield is a busy place when it comes to celebrating the 4th of July!
The 2022 Fireworks at the Fairgrounds show takes place at the Canfield Fairgrounds, and admission is $10/car. Gates open at 5 p.m., and there will be an array of food trucks providing some great eats (like elephant ears, steak sandwiches, lemon shakes, and more)!
The fireworks start between 9:45 and 10 p.m., and all proceeds help fund the fireworks celebration!
Celebration at Austintown Plaza
Fireworks Display – Sunday July 3rd
There’s a whole celebration at the Austintown Plaza, located at 6000 Mahoning Avenue in Austintown. Starting at 4 p.m. in the parking lot, visitors can enjoy great food, inflatables and kids’ entertainment, as well as musical guests 80s Proof, Old Skool and Disco Interno. The fireworks show is slated for 10 p.m.
Sebring 4th of July Fireworks
Fireworks Display – Monday, July 4th
It’ll be a blast from the past in Sebring this 4th of July! New Wave Nation, the 1980s experience, is set to perform at the Sebring 4th of July Celebration at Southside Park (306 West Texas Ave.). The event is free to attend, and is appropriate for all ages.
Music begins at 7 p.m., with the fireworks starting at 10 p.m.
Boardman Park Independence Day Celebration
Fireworks Display – Saturday, July 9th
Keep your 4th of July party going by heading out to the Boardman Park Independence Day Celebration. Enjoy free admission, live music by the Salem Quaker City Band at 8:00 p.m. and Mechling Concessions. Fireworks begin around 9:45 p.m. Come be a part of Boardman Park’s Anniversary – 75 years of being Boardman’s Green Oasis!
Fourth of July Parades and Celebrations: Mahoning County
Independence Day celebrations wouldn’t be the same without a community-focused parade and some great food! Check out these fun options!
Ecumenical Service and Flag Raising – Austin Log Cabin
When – Monday, July 4th
Starting at 8:30 a.m., an ecumenical service and flag raising takes place at the Austin Log Cabin, located at 3797 Raccoon Rd. in Austintown. There will be a short service and guests are invited to tour the cabin and enjoy refreshments provided by the Austintown Historical Society.
Austintown 4th of July Parade
When – Monday, July 4th
The Austintown 4th of July Parade is one of the biggest in the area, and this year will be no different! The parade begins at 12:00 p.m. sharp, starting at Highway Tabernacle Church (at the corner of Kirk and Raccoon Roads), and proceeding north on Raccoon Road to the Austintown Library.
Canfield 4th of July Parade
When – Monday, July 4th
Independence Day activities are a staple around the Village Green in Canfield. Prior to the parade, there’s a morning full of events – at 8:15 a.m., the kids’ race starts in front of Farmers Bank (registration begins at 7:30 a.m.), while the Firecracker 4 Mile Run begins at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Methodist Church. Canfield’s 4th of July Parade departs from the Canfield Fairgrounds at 10:10 a.m. and heads to the Village Green.
Musical guest Ricky Lee will be performing at noon, and will be bringing the Operation Flags of Freedom Display. The display seeks to honor all those in the military, as well as first responders (living and deceased) who have served their country. Last but not least, the car show, located behind Farmers Bank, starts at noon. It’s your chance to get an up-close look at some of the unique cars from the parade!
Struthers School Foundation’s July 4th 5K and Kristy Taffe Kids Run
When – Monday, July 4th
It’s the 5th year for the July 4th 5K run and Kristy Taffe Kids Run! Runners participating in the 5K will run the entire length of the parade route beginning at 11 a.m., and the Kids Run will start at 11:45 at the corner of 5th St. and Rita Drive (and head north to the Struthers Middle School where the kids will turn around and head back to the starting line).
Stick around for the Struthers 4th of July Parade, starting at noon from the 5th Street Plaza! The 3-mile route will travel north on 5th Street to Sexton Street, then turn on Poland Avenue to Smithfield Street, finally ending back at the plaza.
Lake Milton / Berlin Lake KOA Fourth of July Holiday Event
When – July 1st – 3rd
There’s a whole weekend of events for kids at the Lake Milton/Berlin Lake KOA Campgrounds, including crafts, music, hayrides, a cornhole tournament, and bonfire! It starts at 10 a.m. on July 2. The campgrounds are located at 15487 Creed Road, Lake Milton.
Updates to Ohio’s Fireworks Laws
If you’re planning to light up fireworks at home, know that Ohio’s law regarding fireworks has recently changed to allow citizens to discharge consumer-grade fireworks on their own property beginning July 1, 2022, as long as their local government allows it.
Prior to this law, any fireworks purchased in Ohio (at vendors like Phantom Fireworks) had to be set off outside of the state’s borders. The only fireworks previously allowed were smaller ones, such as sparklers and “snakes.” If you’re planning on continuing the July 4th celebration at home after your local fireworks display, remember to exercise caution and always keep a close watch on the kids!
Fun on the 4th of July, In and Around Youngstown, Ohio!
With all of the July fireworks displays and celebrations going on in the Mahoning Valley, it’ll be hard to pick just one. But, this comprehensive guide will point you in the right direction when it comes to fireworks displays in the Youngstown area!
Have a safe holiday and be sure to check back with Youngstown Live to find other great events and fun all year long!