TOLEDO, Ohio - This July, Downtown Toledo will see its biggest Independence Day celebration yet.
Fourth in the 419, presented by Taylor Automotive Group, will be a multi-day downtown celebration leading up to Independence Day. Events will begin on June 29, stretching for six straight days and culminating with the all-new Fourth in the 419 fireworks display high above the Maumee River on July 4.
For the first time in Toledo history, Fourth in the 419 fireworks will be accompanied with a performance by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, performed live in Promenade Park as part of the ProMedica Summer Concert Series. The performance will also be broadcast on 101.5 The River.
The multi-day festivities, lead by City of Toledo and its community partners, will feature nine downtown concerts at multiple venues, five Mud Hens games with four postgame fireworks shows, and many family friendly events and activities at Imagination Station, Metroparks Toledo and more. The festivities kick off on June 29 with the ProMedica Summer Concert Series and legendary musician George Thorogood at Promenade Park.
Fourth in the 419 comes to a roaring finish on July 4 with Toledo's preeminent fireworks show beginning at 10 p.m. from International Park, along the Maumee River. Promenade Park and Hensville Park will host free public view parties with live entertainment leading up to the fireworks show. Fleetwood's Tap Room, Holy Toledo Tavern and The Heights at the Renaissance Hotel will also hold rooftop viewing parties.
"The city of Toledo is really excited about Fourth in the 419. This will be an incredible six-days of fun for our community and I want to thank all of our partners and the downtown businesses helping to make this happen," Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said. "We hope this will be a record-breaking year for attendance downtown at Toledo's Independence Day festivities."
A full list of events and activities will be announced soon. For updates on events, visit fourthinthe419.com.