Rick Novak, Executive Director, Lorain Port Authority

July 4th - Come celebrate our Nation's birthday at Black River Landing. To celebrate our nation’s independence, the Lorain Port Authority and Rockin’ on the River will be hosting a fireworks display over Lake Erie on Saturday, July 4th at dusk. Families can gather at Black River Landing which is hosting Rockin' on the River, or many other lakefront locations such as the Spitzer Marina, Riverside Park or Lakeview Park to view the fireworks.

Rockin’ on the River will host a celebration prior to the fireworks with the following schedule:

Festival Schedule 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Admission: $5.00, children 12 and under are free

Rockin' on the River is held at Black River Landing, and there will be a charge to sit at this festival site for the entertain and fireworks.

Gates Open: 5:30 p.m.

Musical Entertainment on the Stage

6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. ---> Human Nature

8:30 p.m. - 10:00 ---> FINS TO THE LEFT, Jimmy Buffett Tribute  

                                    Performing with the Fins will be two of Jimmy Buffet’s current Coral Reefers: Michael Utley and Robert Greenridge

10:00 p.m. Fireworks Display

11:00 p.m. Festival Closes


The spectacular fireworks display begins at dusk (1OPM) on Saturday evening. Fireworks will be launched from the mile-long pier at Spitzer Marina.

For more information contact: Lorain Port Authority (440) 204-2269.