Portage Lakes

Making Fireworks Happen Year After Year!
The Largest Privately Funded Fireworks in Northeast Ohio!

This Years Fireworks will be   July 6, 2024. Rain date July 7, 2024. The Boat Parade will be held July 6, 2024 at 1 p.m.  to sign up or for more information contact Andy Shriner at (330) 400-4470.

Antique Boat Show

August 19, 2024

Will be at Picks at Portage Lakes and Harbor  Waterfront Grille


July 6, 2024

Will be shot from the State Park
July 7, 2024 rain date for fireworks only

Boat Parade

The Boat Parade will be held July 6, 2024 at 1 p.m.


It’s your donations that make this event happen.          Thank you.

Business and Corporate Sponsors

Does your Business want to sponsor this years event?

 Funding this event, takes the co-operative efforts of businesses, neighbors and friends. Enclosed, you will find a list of sponsorship packages, offering your business local media exposure, for your tax deductible donation. We thank you, in advance for your continued support.  Donations must be received by June 16 for your business name to be printed on the shirts.


Donations must be received by June 12 for your business name to be printed on the shirts.

Platinum Package – $1,000 or more

  • Business mentioned on the night of the simulcast on The Summit 91.3 FM
  • Business will be posted on this website the week before the fireworks
  • Business name on back of PLFA t-shirts
  • You will receive 2 PLFA printed t-shirts
 learn more

Gold Package – $500 to $999

  • Business mentioned on the night of the simulcast on The Summit 91.3 FM
  • Business will be posted on this website the week before the fireworks
  • Business name on back of PLFA t-shirts
  • You will receive 2 PLFA printed t-shirts
 learn more

You may donate by clicking the donate button or you may send your donation by mail to: Portage Lakes Fireworks Association                               P.O. Box 26923 Akron, OH  44319  learn more

Silver Package – $250 to $499

Business name on back of PLFA  t-shirts You will receive 1 PLFA printed t-shirts  learn more

Say Hello


    Thank You to Our Business Sponsors


    Akron Rotary Camp
    Ayers Insurance
    Barberton Printcraft
    Basement Sports Bar
    Boat Masters Marine, Inc.
    Bryan, Kelly and Alexis Kepler
    Bud Light-Nutrl
    Creat Roofing Services
    Creative Designers
    Dano, Tammy & Family- In Memory of Father Lou
    Dano’s Lakeside Pub
    Dusty’s Landing/Dusty’s II Pontoon Rental
    Dusty’s Yacht Club
    E.I.B. Construction
    Esber Beverage- Laker Lager
    First Security Title Corp.- Dick Lowrey & Andrea Norris
    For the love of PLX – The Walton Family
    Gardner Pie Company
    Glenn Fisher Jewelry, Inc.
    Honeymoon Grille
    John Scaglione Lakefront Specialist Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty
    Lakefront Excavating & Seawalls
    Picks At PLX
    REMCON Inc.
    Rose Villa Restaurant
    Shriner Marine
    Shultz Design & Construction
    Smoke On The Water
    Sully’s Tool & Party Rental
    TAR Financial Services
    The Ramp – In Memory of Jim Genovese
    The Tudor House
    Toth Buick GMC
    Upper Deck Bar & Grill


    American Attitude
    Bearing Engineered Solutions, Inc.
    Bells Custom Concrete
    Bling It On Apparel
    Brooks, Janey and Trace Ames
    Caston & Main Brewyard
    Cornerstone Benefit Svcs LLC
    Ed Diebold – Coventry Township Trustee
    Employ-Temps Staffing Services
    Friess Welding, Inc.
    Guiseppes Pizza
    Haulin Hottubs
    In Memory of Andrew Morrison
    In Memory of Phil and Betty Rock
    In memory of Steve Norris; 3/15/2023 and his love of PLX friends; family; and never-ending celebrations with fireworks!
    Integrity Print Solutions, Inc.
    John and Laura Forret
    Kaster Eye Clinic
    Kelly Pariso – Ameriprise Financial
    Kiwanis Club of Portage Lakes
    Lamanna Tree Service
    Mia’s Big Heart
    Mosquito Joe Of Akron
    Nauti Vine Winery
    Next Day Access of NEO-Vesco Family
    Nova Structural Steel, Inc.
    O’Neil Lube
    Pav’s Creamery
    Pier 619 Pontoon Rentals
    Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump coming Feb 2024
    Savage Family Foundation
    SER Coating Solutions LLC
    Shoemaker Rigging and Transport – Shoemaker Rigging and Transport
    Showcase Meats
    The Dick Farkas Family
    The Ducks of Portage Lakes
    The Kevin Adkins Family
    The Manchester Tavern
    Thomas P. Conway Attorney At Law
    Turkeyfoot Lake Golf Links
    Welty Facility Management Services


    Aldawood Hills Association
    Buckeye Title Reserve
    C.S.E Solutions
    Castle Noel – Castle Noel
    City Yellow Cab Company
    Clint Stott Insurance
    Deborah Weber
    Doug’s Upholstery & Canvas
    Foxy Golf
    Goodyear Boat & Yacht Association
    Harvey Wallbangers Cocktail Lounge
    Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home
    Hudson Tech Partners
    Industrial Hardware Distributors
    Lakes Water & Outdoor Store
    Lucy The Iron Channel Dog
    Masters Electrical Services Corp.
    Mike & Debbie Rutherford
    Mike & Susie Sikora
    Mike Hahn
    Papa Roni’s Pizza
    Patrick and Amy Szuch
    PLX Property Inspections LLC
    Point Comfort Association
    Portage Lakes Advisory Council
    Portage Lakes Aesthetics and Wellness
    Portage Lakes Cruises
    Random Products Inc.
    The Kulick Family
    the Walmer Family
    Thristy Gator Drive Thru
    Turkeyfoot East Shore Assoc
    Woody’s Restaurant

    Thank you to our Resident Sponsors

    Andrew Dzurovcin
    Barak M Kraus
    Barry Dunaway & Peter McDermott
    Becky Shookman
    Bill Allen
    Bob & Beth Moyers
    Bud & Ginger Long
    Carol Forret
    Carolyn Pauley
    Cathy A Blackie-Glassner
    Charlene & Rick Hanger
    Charlene & Thomas Morris
    Charles Colitrie
    Chett Workman
    Chuck & Joanne Zahler
    Clarence & Linda Hartong
    Daley Chiropractic
    Daniel A Matuszewski
    Dave & Rosie Chris
    David & Jane Zito
    David Leffler
    Dawn & Joe Pittinger
    Debra & Michael Rubino
    Debra J Rankine
    Denny & Cathy Church
    Diana Kay Bennett
    Don Forret
    Doug and Brenda D Vogley
    Doug Coutts Dr
    Dr. Judson & Kim Sprandel
    Dr. Peter & Mary Leahy
    E.G. Shackleford
    Edward & Kenneth Peglow
    Eric R Eggert
    Eric Schlentner & Patricia Schwalbach
    Esther Clouser
    Frank & Peggy Weaver
    Frank O Hill
    Gale E Podnar
    Gary & Debra Seller
    George Nutial
    Georgiana & Dudley Colvin
    Gilbert & Cheryl Maringer
    Gregory & Susan McInnes
    Harry & Angie Claypool
    Harry & Linda Carson
    Helen F Thigpen
    Jack Finerock
    James & Nancy Robeson
    James & Teresa Guspodin

    James Cotts
    Jan & Patricia Ries
    Janet Sours
    Jeff & Carolyn Butler
    Jeffrey & Beverly Ash
    Jennifer Bauer
    Jessica E Meighen
    Jody Spardy
    John & Jane Parman
    John & Joanne Spaid
    John & Vivian Harig
    John E Sheppard
    John M Springer
    John R Warner
    John/Kim Vorhies
    Joseph A Eberz
    Judith Tettelbach
    Karen A Peluso
    Karen & Timothy Snyder
    Karen Rose
    Kathleen A Schindewolf
    Katie Yoder
    Keith & Julie Phillips
    Kenneth & Marlene Shoemaker
    Laura Smiley
    Loretta Rufener
    Louis Mahshie
    Lynne Dougherty
    Marcia Adair & Richard Edwards
    Marilyn Millmier
    Mark & Ellen Fryer
    Mark Schoenbeachler
    Mark Simpson
    Mary & David Pilversack
    Mary Miller
    McKenney for Judge
    Michael Boyle
    Michael H Hoffman
    Michael J Novachek
    Michael Woodford
    Micheal & Marguerite Erme
    Michelle & Todd Mellon
    Moses Detray
    Nancy, Floyd & Harry Bagwell
    Pam Droder
    Patrick Conry

    Paul Suloff
    Peggy & Kevin Gaffney
    Peter A Keslar
    Philip Getz
    Pin Oak Point Inc
    Priscilla McCartt & Matthew Kiraly
    Ralph & Patricia Leadbetter
    Randy Snyder
    Rex & Chris Sourwine
    Richard & Stacey Kyle
    Richard & Vitina Bednar
    Rick & Jeff Cockrell Brothers
    Robert Buehrle
    Roberta Mosey
    Rochelle & Curt Crews
    Ron & Maryanne Carter
    Ronald & Amy Schonk
    Ronald & Janet Porosky
    Sandra K. Becker-Neidert
    Shawn Swaino & Kim Zink
    Shirley Prinzo
    Stephanie Pribonic
    Stephen Funk & Tracy Thomas
    Stephen Wascak III
    Steve & Shirley Mervosh
    Steven & Linda Hartman
    Straub Family
    Sue Salem
    Susan & Kenneth Keller
    Susan Moats Dr
    Susan Wolak
    Tara McCune
    Ted & Joanne Branham
    Theresa Moore
    Thomas & Beverly Fry
    Thomas Cook
    Tim & Shari Arfons
    Tod Smith
    Todd Schopp
    Tom & Janis Polczynski
    Tom & Linda Seib
    Turkeyfoot Sportsman Club
    Vicki L Hayes
    Vicki & Michael Lonteen
    Wesley Cox
    William & Kathleen Reinhard
    William and Cindy Volk