Toledo Independence Day celebration: Fireworks, food, fun, and vaccines
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Toledo’s Independence Day fireworks will be set off Friday, July 2 from International Park. The display is set for 10:00 p.m.
The city said Promenade Park, Glass City Metropark, and Middlegrounds Metropark will offer the best views. It recommends arriving by 9:00 p.m.
Food trucks will be set up in the surrounding parks in advance of the show, starting at 5:00 p.m in Promenade Park and Glass City Metropark.
Road closures begin July 2 at 9:00 p.m. The impacted roads include the Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge; Jefferson Avenue, Adams Street, and Jackson Street from North St. Clair Street to Summit Street; Summit Street from Cherry Street to Washington Street, and Monroe Street from North Superior Street to Summit Street.
Starting at 9:45 p.m., Front Street from Main Street to East Broadway will close, according to city officials.
Spectators also have a chance to get vaccinated ahead of the fireworks display. The health department and the VProject will administer COVID-19 vaccinations in Promenade Park from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m and at the Glass City Metropark from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
If you need a lift to the event, TARTA will be providing free bus service from nine locations, including:
- All Saints Church in Rossford
- Centennial Terrace
- Franklin Park Mall
- Lucas County Recreation Center
- Miracle Mile Shopping Center
- Meijer at 1500 E. Alexis Road
- Southland Shopping Center
- St. Luke’s Hospital
- Waterville Kroger
Buses will arrive at those locations at 8:15 PM and will depart for downtown at 8:30 PM.
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