Youngstown to Unveil Walk of Fame at July 4 Festival

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Walk of Fame will be unveiled at a ceremony at 5 p.m. on the Fourth of July.

The Walk – which honors notable people from the city who have made their mark in the arts, science and business – will be on the walking path in Wean Park, near the Market Street Bridge.

Also at the event, which is free and open to the public, Mayor Jamel Tito Brown will announce the 2024 inductee.

The ceremony will be part of the city’s annual Fireworks and Food Trucks festival in the park, which will include food trucks and free parking at Covelli Centre. It will culminate in fireworks.

Admission to the Walk of Fame ceremony and the festival is free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Youngstown’s legacy and honor those who have significantly contributed to our community’s cultural and historical fabric,” Brown said in a press release. “This event marks a new tradition of recognizing the individuals and groups that make our city proud.”

The Walk was launched last year with its first inductee, Kool & the Gang, honored. The legendary R&B band is led by Robert “Kool” Bell, who was born in Youngstown and lived in the city as a child. His late brother, Ronald, was also an original member of the band.

Kool & the Gang was present at last year’s induction and played a concert at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre that evening.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.