The annual Stow Fourth of July parade, sponsored by the city of Stow Parks and Recreation Department and the Kiwanis Club of Stow-Munroe Falls, will step off at 10 a.m. from the Stow-Kent shopping center on Kent Road and proceed west to Park Drive, just beyond Holy Family School.

The 2017 Stow Fourth of July parade theme is "Salute to Veterans."

Earlier that morning, the annual Stow Firecracker Run will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church. Runners will go east to Target Plaza, then back to the church.

The Firecracker Run and the parade will result in some road closures. Kent Road will be closed from Marsh Road to Englewood Drive and Darrow Road will be closed from Graham Road in Stow to Pinehurst Road in Munroe Falls from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. for the Firecracker Run and then from 9:30 a.m. to noon for the parade. The only through traffic permitted during the does notcross Kent Road(parade route) during the stated times that roads are closed.