It could be said tonight's opening ceremony is 200 years in the making.
From 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mayor Don Robart and Bicentennial Chairman Jeff Iula will conduct the opening ceremony at , according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
During the ceremony, you can catch kayakers zip down the Cuyahoga River, watch the Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet perform "Birth of the River" and witness thr lighting of the 30-foot Bicentennial Torch.
Then, at 7 p.m., stick around for the Crooked River Summerfest and Bicentennial Fireworks show.
Refer below for the schedule:
7 p.m. -- Outlaws I & I plays the best in reggae music (Stage 2)
7 p.m. -- Midnight Special performs your favorite classic rock songs (Main stage)
10 p.m. -- Spectacular Fireworks Show downtown
10 p.m. to Midnight -- DJ Naeno spins your favorite tunes (Main stage)
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