Fourth of July events
• GUSTAVUS — The Fourth of July Homecoming will kick off with a parade at 10 a.m. Monday on state Route 193. Events at the township park after the parade include a Tot King and Queen contest, kiddie tractor pull, dunk tank and turtle races. A clown bubble show and cornhole tournament start at 11 a.m.
• HOWLAND — The township’s annual Fourth of July event has the theme “This Land is Your Land” and will include a 5K Stars and Stripes Run and Walk at 8 a.m. Monday, a parade on East Market Street at 10 a.m. and entertainment, music and food at Richard Orwig Park. The parade is along East Market Street starting at Hunter’s Woods Plaza and ends at Howland High School.
• McDONALD — The McDonald Fire Department Association will host the 89th annual firefighter homecoming festival 5 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday at Woodland Park grounds off Ohio Avenue. Today is a car show with winners announced at 8:15 p.m. Saturday is a craft show noon to 7 p.m., children’s games starting at 10:15 a.m. and bike show with winners announced at 8:15 p.m. There also will be bingo, games and concessions daily.
• MESOPOTAMIA — The 48th annual Mesopotamia Ox Roast Antiques and Flea Market will be today to Sunday at Mesopotamia Center, 8800 state Route 534. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be more than 130 vendors and live entertainment. There will be roast beef sandwiches and other food served each day starting at 10 a.m.
• NEWTON FALLS — The 76th annual parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday at First Church of God on West Broad Street. The festival begins after the parade and will take place at the park off Quarry Street. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. at the park. Events, including rides, games, entertainment and food at the park Thursday through Monday.
• NILES — Avenue and Main will host Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day noon to 6 p.m. Sunday in downtown Niles. The parade begins at noon starting at Niles McKinley High School to Main Street from Federal Street to State Street. Weiner dog races and a costume contest will be at 1 p.m. and a hot dog eating contest will be at 2 p.m. The event also includes music, crafts and cornhole. There will be a fireworks display after the 7 p.m. Scrappers Game on Monday for the City of Niles Appreciation Night.
• WARREN — Packard Band Concert July 4 Spectacular will include a concert at 8 p.m. Monday on the south lawn band shell. Fireworks by Zambelli will fly after concert.
• AUSTINTOWN — The July 4 parade kicks off at noon Monday at Raccoon and Kirk roads and travels north to the Austintown Library and Fitch High School. There will be a flag raising and ecumenical service 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Austin Log Cabin on Raccoon Road. Party in the Plaza will be 5 to 10 p.m. at Austintown Plaza with a concert and fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday.
• BOARDMAN — The annual Independence Day celebration will be at 8 p.m. July 9 at Boardman Township Park with a concert and fireworks.
• CANFIELD — The Fourth of July parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Fireworks will take place at the fairgrounds 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Firecracker Four-Mile Run will be 8 a.m. Monday at Farmer’s National Bank with a children’s run at 8:15 followed by the adult run at 8:30 at Canfield Methodist Church
The Fourth of July parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday from the fairgrounds along state Route 46 to the village green. Activities and performances are planned at the green.
• SEBRING — The Sebring Fourth of July celebration will feature fireworks at 10 p.m. Monday at South Side Park. A free concert begins at 7 p.m.
• STRUTHERS — Struthers Fourth of July Parade will begin at noon Monday.
• YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown’s Independence Day fireworks are at 10 p.m. Friday from the Market Street Bridge.