Fourth of July Schedule of Events
Individuals, children and families will gather in Lakeside Chautauqua this weekend for an exciting lineup of Fourth of July festivities. An annual family tradition for many, it is one of our most popular weeks in Lakeside with lively music, parades, cookout, fireworks, and more.
Children’s Bike Parade & Float Parade
Children’s Bike Parade
10 a.m., Second Street
Lakeside’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. with our popular Children’s Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early along the lakefront path near Perry Park 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. Typically, families meet their children on Third Street between Oak and Maple Avenues. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.
Fourth of July Float Parade
10:15 a.m., Second Street
Immediately following the Children’s Bike Parade will be Lakeside’s unique Fourth of July Parade with decorated golf carts, antique cars, and floats. This year’s parade will be one of the largest in Lakeside’s recent history!
The Honorary Grand Marshal, Lakesider Carolyn McDaniel, and special guest Marky Beatty will lead the main parade from Fourth Street down Harsh Road and precede west down Second Street ending at Maple Avenue. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be cancelled.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Pavilion West Deck
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pavilion West Deck with singer/songwriter Jerry Popiel. Popiel plays a variety of hits from the 1970’s through today.
Hey Mavis Duo
6:30-8:30 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand
To round out Lakeside’s Fourth of July entertainment, we welcome back the Hey Mavis Duo to the Steele Memorial Bandstand. The duo will be joined by a special guest, their 11-year-old-son, Roscoe.
More Fun & Activities
12-2:30 p.m. & 3-5:30 p.m.
Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus Pool
The Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus Pool will open at 12 p.m. Monday, July 4. At 2:30 p.m., individuals and families using the pool will be dismissed for cleaning and restaffing. The pool will reopen for afternoon swim from 3-5:30 p.m. The two shifts will allow for more guests to access the swimming pool on the holiday. If pool capacity is reached during either shift, staff will permit guests to enter as individuals and families leave the pool. Thank you for your cooperation. The waterfront is also available for swimming. Please note that lifeguards will not be on duty at the waterfront, swim at your own risk.
Fourth of July Cookout
12-4 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Lawn
Enjoy a taste of summer at the Fourth of July Cookout. The delicious menu, provided by Ward Catering, features grilled favorites: hamburgers, brats, hot dogs and more!
Lakeside Women’s Club: Mah Jongg
3-5 p.m., Women’s Club Green Gables
Join the Lakeside Women’s Club at Green Gables for Mah Jongg offered for experienced players. There’s no cost to participate, both women and men welcome.
Fourth of July Fireworks
9:45 p.m., Waterfront
Fireworks offer a spectacular finale to the day. Launched from a Rescue Marine barge, the barge’s position on the water allows for a wide viewing area along the lakefront. Watch for signs at the Pavilion about dock closure for the day. In the case of inclement weather, fireworks will move to Tuesday, July 5.
Movie: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
10:30 p.m., Orchestra Hall
This week’s movie is “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” starring Simu Liu, Tony Chui-Wai Leung and Awkwafina. There is no cost to attend the movie. (PG-13, 2h 12m)
Hours of Operation for Buildings & Recreation
The Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on July 4. To view hours of operation for the Waterfront Rental Center, Williams Tennis Campus, Wellness Center, Hubbard Pickleball Center, shuffleboard, miniature golf, and more, visit lakesideohio.com/hours.
Shopping, Dining & Services
Our family-friendly business district offers opportunities to shop and dine in downtown Lakeside. Browse our unique storefronts or dine at one of our casual restaurants throughout your stay. For your convenience, an ATM is located in the Fountain Inn lobby in the vestibule of the Third Street entrance.