Westlake kicked off July 4th morning with the city’s annual Independence Day parade from Burneson Middle School on Dover to Clague Park.
As hundreds of spectators lined Hilliard Blvd., city leaders, civic officials and community groups all took part in this celebration of freedom.
At 11:15, Mayor Dennis M. Clough, members of City Council, and special guests honored America’s birthday in a short ceremony at the entrance to Clague Park including the National Anthem, patriotic readings, parade awards, and presentations.
Other activities included the city’s 29th annual Charity Classic Car Show, Dog Show, Martial Arts Demo and rides on the Euclid Beach Rocket Car. Balloon clowns and face painters were also among the children’s activities from 10 a.m. to noon. Musical entertainment by DJ Eazy began after 6 p.m. and a spectacular Fireworks show began at dusk to rave reviews.