City of Toledo releases plans to celebrate Independence Day

4th in the 419 (Jaden Jefferson)

TOLEDO, Ohio — Monday, the city of Toledo released its plans to celebrate Independence Day in here in the 419, which include pre-fireworks activities, and of course, the grand finale.

The display will take place Saturday at 10:00 p.m. in downtown Toledo. TARTA will run special events transportation from both Franklin Park Mall (bus shelters on Royer Road) and the Miracle Mile Shopping Center (4925 Jackman Road), with buses leaving at 9 p.m. and heading directly downtown. Trips returning to those sites will depart 20 minutes after the end of the fireworks display, with buses lining up at Jackson and North St. Clair streets.

In addition to special transportation, TARTA customers will also be able to ride regular fixed route service to the area before the show. Customers can check times for routes 2, 19, 20 and 22 (from Franklin Park) and routes 17 and 26 (from Miracle Mile) at

Service will be available until all attendees that utilized the service are safely returned to their parked vehicles. TARPS para-transit riders will also be able to secure trips home from downtown until 11:20 p.m. All trips on TARTA vehicles remain zero-fare through July 31st.

In addition, food trucks will be set up along North St. Clair, with tables and chairs available in Levis Square Park. A breakdown of the 4th in the 419 activities, including traffic and parking information, can be found at

Let this serve as a reminder that the city of Toledo has reaffirmed its ban on igniting, discharging, and/or exploding fireworks in city limits. Residents are asked to call 911 in the case of an active fireworks incident, a Facebook post from the city explained.



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Jaden Jefferson

Jaden Jefferson

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