The Grindstone Festival is Berea’s signature Fourth of July celebration. This three-day event includes activities for all ages. There are paddleboat rides on Coe Lake, an outdoor movie, live entertainment with band concerts, games, rides and food vendors. The Grindstone Festival parade includes community groups, veterans’ organizations and local businesses marching through downtown Berea past the Triangle. A spectacular fireworks display over Coe Lake ends the event and attracts thousands of visitors from throughout the region.