Austintown will begin its Independence Day celebration a week early.

Plans have been unveiled for the Austintown Fireworks Celebration scheduled for Sunday, June 27, 2021 at the Austintown Plaza.

Gates open at 4 p.m. and admission is free.

At 7 p.m. country music artist Chris Higbee will take to the stage followed by a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

The township is planning a parade at noon on Sunday, July 4.

The parade will start at Kirk and Raccoon Road, and march north on Racoon.

The parade route has been lined with banners with pictures of local veterans.

Last year's celebrations were canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.