Meadville Tribune

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July 3, 2014

Independence Day celebrations set around Crawford County

Fireworks set for Friday, Saturday in county

Whether you’re looking for fireworks, concerts or anything in between, there are numerous events to enjoy throughout Crawford County and its surrounding areas in celebration of the Fourth of July weekend.

The weekend kick starts today at Meadville’s Diamond Park for this summer’s opening of the Downtown Meadville Summer Concert Series. The annual event runs every Thursday in July, beginning with old-time Appalachian music from fiddle-player Rachel Eddy.

The concert series is presented by the Meadville Council on the Arts, which says the concert is at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 356 Chestnut St., if it rains.

A Fourth of July Celebration also takes place Friday through Sunday at Hotel Conneaut, ‘Off the Beach...Club’ and Exposition Hall in Conneaut Lake Park.

Among the acts performing this weekend at Conneaut Lake Park is American country music singer and songwriter Dustin Lynch.

There are also numerous other concerts and events in the region this weekend, including a Fourth of July block party at Voodoo Brewery in Meadville. See Bravo!, the Tribune’s weekly entertainment guide on pages B5 and B6 for more information on those concerts and events.

The big spectacle that Independence Day is known for, fireworks, take place at four different locations throughout Crawford County this year.

The Country Club in Meadville plans to shoot off fireworks on Friday at dusk. Though you need to be a member to enter The Country Club, those who are near the club can simply look up on Friday around dusk to get their fireworks fix on the Fourth.

Also, Canadohta Lake, Conneaut Lake Park and Pymatuning State Park plan to shoot off fireworks on Saturday at dusk. Pymatuning State Park has set Sunday as a rain date if the weather doesn’t cooperate on Saturday.

Those who love the outdoors also have an opportunity to fish for free on Friday from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. thanks to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

The Fish-for-Free Day allows anyone — residents and non-residents — to legally fish in Pennsylvania’s waterways without a fishing license. All other fishing regulations apply. Visit fishandboat.com/fishforfree.htm for more information.

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