Akron says there will be neighborhood fireworks on the 4th


There will be fireworks in the city of Akron on Fourth of July.

The city announced Friday morning that it was not canceling plans for three separate neighborhood expos to go off Monday night.

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The city announced on Thursday that it was however canceling the coast party which was to be held over the holiday weekend in Lock 3.

It is feared that tensions around a shooting involving the police earlier in the week could lead to protests and marches this weekend in the city center.

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The downtown fireworks will be set off at the end of the RubberDucks baseball game on Monday night.

Other city fireworks will be fired from the Patterson Park Sports Complex at North Hill and the Akron Executive Airport at 9:45 p.m. in East Akron.

Residents can tune into WONE (97.5 FM) to get live launch status updates and listen to music that will sync to the screen.

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The Akron Rubber Ducks said Friday that Monday’s scheduled 7:05 p.m. game against the Altoona Curve was also still in progress.

The ball club also plans to host a screening of “Space Jam: A New Legacy” on the stadium’s giant video screen on Sunday night.

Fans can watch the film from the seats or on a blanket in the outfield and stay behind to watch a fireworks display afterwards.

Tickets are $10 at the door to help raise money for the Summa Health Foundation.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts around 7 p.m.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit https://www.milb.com/akron.

Craig Webb can be contacted at [email protected]

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