AUSTINTOWN - Austintown Township's July 4 celebration will be 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. July 3 at Austintown Township Park. There will be live bands, safety forces displays, childrens' identification kits, cornhole tournament, bounces and fireworks. Parade is 2 p.m. July 4 along South Raccoon Road from Kirk Road north to Falcon Drive.
GUSTAVUS - The Gustavus July 4 Homecoming will hold a parade 10 a.m. Friday starting at the corners of state Route 193 and Route 87. The event includes contests, a kiddie tractor pull, spaghetti dinner and shows at 1 p.m.
HOWLAND - Howland Township will celebrate 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the gazebo park and high school parking lot off East Market Street. The event includes a car and bike show, music, parade, pizza eating contest, pet show, motorcycle and car show, games, food and 5K run. Parade is 10 a.m. starting at Hunter's Square, 8600 E. Market St., heading west along East Market Street to the high school. The theme is "America." For information, call 330-856-2340.
McDONALD - The 89th annual McDonald Village firefighters festival will be held evenings July 2 to 5 at Woodland Park off Ohio Avenue. Each day will include bingo, amusement rides, games and carnival food. The event will kick off with a 5K race at 5:45 p.m. July 2 with participants running along Ohio Avenue. The parade will follow at 6 p.m. The festival will conclude with fireworks 11 p.m. July 5.
MESOPOTAMIA - Mesopotamia Volunteer Fire Department will host the 41st annual Ox Roast, the fire department's main fundraiser for equipment and gear, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 4 and July 5, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6. It is held at the intersection of Routes 87 and 534. It includes roast beef sandwiches, antiques and flea market with 160 dealers, vendors, live entertainment and games.
NEWTON FALLS - The city Fourth of July Festival will be held July 1 to 5. The parade is 10 a.m. July 4 in the city's downtown, starting at First Church of God. Fireworks are 10 p.m. July 4 at the city park off Quarry Street. Rides, food, games and live music daily at the community center. There will be a pie-baking contest with judging at 3 p.m. and an auction at 5 p.m. July 1.
NILES - The Niles celebration will be 2 p.m. Sunday in downtown Niles during the Harry Stevens Hot Dog Festival. Little Miss Niles is 3 p.m. Sunday at McKinley Memorial Library auditorium followed by the Miss Niles pageant. Fireworks are 10 p.m. July 4 near the safety service complex, with vendors set up at the Niles Senior Center parking lot.
WARREN - The W.D. Packard Concert Band July 4 ''Happy Birthday America'' free concert is 8 p.m. July 4 on the south lawn band shell outside the hall, 1703 Mahoning Avenue N.W., Warren. Fireworks follow at dusk courtesy of the Packard Trust.
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