Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4 with the Children’s Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with an already-decorated bike. In advance of the Children’s Bike Parade, we encourage families to designate a place for children to find their families after they’ve finished passing through the parade.
Following the bike parade will be the Fourth of July Float Parade at 10:15 a.m. Both parades travel west on Second Street and will occur come rain or shine. Spectators are invited to dress patriotically as part of this Lakeside holiday tradition. To participate in the Float Parade, complete the registration form by Saturday, July 1.
Enjoy the taste of summer at the Fourth of July Cookout from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Hotel Lakeside lawn. The menu includes grilled chicken or ¼ rack of BBQ ribs, potato salad baked beans and cookies.
The Fourth of July festivities continue with live music from 12:30-8 p.m. at the Pavilion and the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo.
Other activities throughout the day include, shuffleboard, miniature golf, sailing, swimming and tennis.
At 9:45 p.m., or dusk, fireworks will offer a spectacular finale to the holiday. This year, a barge will be used to launch the fireworks from the north end of the dock, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be moved to Wednesday, July 5.
Purchasing a Daily, Partial Day or Season Chautauqua Pass includes admission into Lakeside Chautauqua and the Fourth of July events, plus additional benefits. As always, children age 12 and under and guests over age 90 are always free. Parking is an additional charge. Chautauqua Passes and Auto Passes may be purchased online at tickets.lakesideohio.com or upon entering the gates of Lakeside. Please allow two weeks for online processing.
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