Fourth of July with the Toledo Symphony

Special Event

Promenade Park

July 4, 2018

Concert Time: 6:15 pm

Alain Trudel, conductor

Make memories with your loved ones and join us for this unforgettable event! Bring your entire family down to the waterfront for a spectacular evening of patriotic favorites performed by your Toledo Symphony Orchestra. This concert is FREE and will feature many red, white, and blue selections led by new Music Director Alain Trudel, such as America the Beautiful1812 OvertureStars and Stripes Forever, and more.

The grand finale of the program will be a fireworks presentation accompanied by the power of full orchestra over the Maumee River to celebrate the Fourth of July!

Schedule of Events

3:00 PM             Gates open

6:15 PM             The Classic Rock Experience: Music of Styx, Boston, Led Zeppelin, Journey, Queen, Deep                                       Purple, and more!

9:00 PM             Toledo Symphony Orchestra

10:05 PM           Fireworks

THIS SHOW IS FREE and open to the public. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. No outside food and beverages or coolers are allowed. Beer, wine, water, pop and food will be available for purchase.


Smith - Star Spangled Banner
Sousa - Washington Post March
Howe - Battle Hymn of the Republic
Gould - American Salute
Gould - Yankee Doodle
Bernstein - West Side Story Suite
Sousa - Semper Fidelis
Strauss - Radetzky March
Ward - America the Beautiful
Berlin - God Bless America


Sousa - Liberty Bell
Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Tchaikovsky - 1812 Overture
Sousa - Stars and Stripes Forever

Where can I view the fireworks? 

There are multiple places throughout the downtown area where you will get a great view of the fireworks show. Each one offers a little something different.

Promenade Park

2018 marks the return of Promenade Park to the downtown Independence Day celebration. This is the first time in Toledo history, the Fourth in the 419 fireworks will be accompanied with a live performance by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. The park will open at 3 PM and admission is FREE to the public.  

Hensville Park

The Grape Smugglers will entertain from 6:30 PM to 10 PM from the Owens Corning Stage in Hensville Park. Gates open at 6 PM and admission is FREE to the public. 

Rooftop and Patio Viewing

The Heights at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, H20 Café at Imagination Station, Fleetwood’s Tap Room and Holy Toledo Tavern in Hensville will all host viewing parties. Call ahead to make reservations and to check availability.

River Viewing

There are multiple viewing locations on both sides of the river including International Park, The Docks, the Middlegrounds Metropark, and Summit Street from Jefferson to Adams.

NOTE: The Middlegrounds parking lot has advanced reservations for overnight camping guests. Walk-in guests are welcome for viewing.

Will there be any street closures during Fourth in the 419?

The City of Toledo Division of Transportation and the Toledo Police Department will implement special traffic control measures on July 4. 

Before the Fireworks

Car and Foot Traffic

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge will be closed to vehicles at approximately 9 PM It will remain closed until traffic has cleared the area after the fireworks.  Barricades will be placed at key intersections on both sides of the river near the bridge to prevent access to this Pedestrians will be permitted on the King Bridge.

Summit Street between Washington and Cherry will be closed to vehicular traffic at approximately 9 PM in the inbound directions into downtown. This will require eastbound Jackson Blvd, eastbound Adams Street and eastbound Jefferson Avenue to be closed at St. Clair Street.

Jefferson Avenue is currently closed at Superior Street. Additionally, westbound Jackson is closed at Superior Street.

After the Fireworks

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge will open to boat traffic after pedestrians clear the area. The King Bridge will open to vehicular traffic after the boat traffic clears under the bridge and pedestrians clear the area.

Summit Street will be reopened to vehicles after the pedestrian and vehicular traffic clears the area after the Eastbound Jackson, Adams and Jefferson will reopen at St. Clair at this time also. Anticipated reopening is at 11 PM

The High Tower and Edison Garage on Summit and ProMedica Garage on Jefferson: Vehicles parked in these garages will be held until pedestrian traffic is cleared on Summit St.—expected time 11 PM, Wait time in the garage, post-fireworks, will be about a half hour.

Vehicles parked in the Port Lawrence Garage and Superior Street Garage will be exiting from the structures as directed by law enforcement officers to minimize delay of the traffic flow on the

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