LAKEVIEW — The Indian Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hoping for the biggest crowd yet at its annual Beach Spectacular & Fireworks celebration Saturday at Old Field Beach on Indian Lake.
Held annually on the first Saturday of July, this year’s event falls right on Independence Day. Lori Newman, with the chamber, said the event annually draws 40,000 to various viewing points around the lake.
Beginning at 11 a.m., pageants begin, which include a beach baby, little miss, junior miss, Miss Indian Lake and Mr. Indian Lake competitions. A cruise-in begins at 10a.m., and an open mic event begins immediately following the pageants at the beach.
The night finishes with a fireworks display viewable from all around the lake at 10 p.m.
Many other Independence Day events are scheduled over the holiday weekend, so take your pick:
Lima Symphony Pops Orchestra, Fountain Park, Van Wert
Today through Saturday
St. Joe July Fourth Festival, Auglaize County Fairgrounds, Wapakoneta
New Knoxville Independence Day Celebration, New Knoxville Community Park, New Knoxville
Delphos Kiwanis July Fourth Celebration, Stadium Park, Delphos
Fort Loramie Liberty Days, Fort Loramie Village Park, Fort Loramie
Today through Sunday
St. Henry Community Picnic, downtown St. Henry
Freedom Days Picnic, Lake Shore Park, Celina
Flag City Firecracker Softball Tournament, Marathon Diamonds, Findlay
Old Fashioned Farmers Days, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert
Rushylvania Fourth of July Celebration, downtown Rushylvania
Beach Spectacular and Fireworks, Old Field Beach, Lakeview
Belle Center Fireworks, Richland Township Park
Fourth of July Parade, downtown Findlay
Independence Day Ice Cream Social, Hancock Historical Museum, Findlay
22nd Annual Firecracker Century Bike Tour, Jubilee Park, Van Wert
Holiday at Home, throughout town, Van Wert
Independence Day Fireworks & Freedom Celebration, Hardin County Fairgrounds, Kenton
Lima Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Northern University, Ada
Old-Fashioned Family Picnic, Town Square, Sidney
Sidney Fireworks, Shelby County Fairgrounds, Sidney
Home Science Spectacular Amphitheater Program, Ottawa Metro Park Amphitheater, LimaReach Lance Mihm at 567-242-0409.