Downtown Toledo Celebrates 4th of July
Downtown Toledo kicks-off the holiday with hometown hero Robert Easter Jr. defending his 135-pound title against Russian southpaw Denis Shafikov. The matches begin at 6:30 p.m. with Robert expected to fight around 9:15 p.m.
Some fun facts:
Record 19-0-0 38-2-1
KOs 14 (74%) 20 (49%)
Weight 134 lbs 134.5 lbs
Height 5’11” 5’5”
Reach 76” 68.5”
In addition to the Robert Easter fight, the following activities will also take place Downtown:
The Mud Hens play at home tonight through July 3rd with live music at their various venues and theme nights such as honoring the 1992 US men’s Olympic basketball team. Fireworks will be occurring each night. Following the July 3rd game, they are featuring fireworks that extend all the way around the ballpark in a 20-minute show synched to music. This is a must-see experience!
Imagination Station has activities such as designing and building your own simple machine, Super Splatter Science Camp, or the visiting display of Dinosaurs Around the World.
Toledo’s fireworks display with occur at dusk on the 4th returning to their traditional launch location near the volleyball courts at International Park. The best viewing spot is from the west side of the river.
You can watch the fireworks from Middlegrounds Metropark. Space is limited to 50 cars only.
Take a cruise with the Sandpiper throughout the weekend. Their 4th of July cruise offers unique viewing from the Maumee River.
Get closer to the Downtown display by heading to the rooftops at Fleetwood’s or Nine. You can also watch from Hensville Park while enjoying pre-display concerts featuring the Amelia Airharts at 7:00 p.m. and Arctic Clam at 8:30 p.m.
Find the complete listing of events here.
Have a great weekend and 4th of July!