It’s that time of year when we celebrate independence and eat a LOT of BBQ!  There are plenty of opportunities to celebrate all over central Ohio.  I’ve done some research for you and made a list of all of the 4th of July celebrations happening this week!  Have fun & be safe!



July 4

9:30 a.m.: 4th of July parade, rain or shine

5 p.m.: Community celebration (events, music, food, located at front lawn of Capital University)

10 p.m.: Fireworks (between College Ave & Pleasant Ridge Ave)


July 4

7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Community breakfast (Park of Roses main shelter house)

8:30 a.m. 5K run/walk starting at Whetstone High School (registration opens at 7:15 a.m.)

9 a.m.: Flag raising

10 a.m.: Pet show (sign in at 9 AM near the main shelter house & the daffodil garden)

10 a.m.: NCIL All-Star Games

10 a.m.: Children’s July 4th bike decorating contest (sign in at 10 a.m.)

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Fishing derby

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: The Songbirds

9 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Janet’s Planet


July 3

11 a.m.: Vendor and concession sales begin on Civic Center Drive

12 p.m.: Entertainment begins

6 p.m.: AEP Independence Day parade presented by the Blue Jackets begins

10 p.m.: Fireworks (downtown riverfront)

10:30 p.m.: Entertainment resumes


July 4

7 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Independence Day Flea Market at Sunbury Square (admission: $1 adults/teens; children 10 and under free)

7:30 p.m. – Central Ohio Symphony outdoor concert

10 pm – Fireworks

Central Ohio Symphony July 4th Concert – 7:30 pm (Free concert)


Delaware/Lewis Center

July 4

Orange 4th of July Celebration

10 a.m. – Parade (Starts at Powell Rd. at Oak Creek Center then travels east towards Old State then proceeds north on Old State towards Orange Rd. then east to Orange Middle School)

4:00 p.m. – Beach Bash/Food vendors, kids area, DJ and live music, Champps Beer Garden (Alum Creek State Park Beach)

9:45 p.m. – Fireworks (Alum Creek State Park Beach)

12:00 a.m. – Beach Bash closes



July 4

11 a.m.: Independence Day parade

4 p.m.: Skyhoundz Hyperflight canine Frisbee competition

4:30 p.m.: Gates and children’s area opens

5 p.m.: Emerald City Swing Orchestra

6:30 p.m.: Josh Krajcik performs

8 p.m.: Chicago performs

9:50 p.m.: Fireworks at Dublin Coffman High School (6780 Coffman Rd)



July 4

10:30 a.m.: Fourth of July parade (sponsored by the Lions Club)



July 4

10:45 a.m.: Fourth of July parade (downtown)

12 p.m.: Food concessions, rides, activities

July 6

Dusk: Fireworks at Wildwood Park (799 W Broadway)

More Information: 740-587-0707


Grove City

All events will be held at Beulah Park (3811 Southwest Blvd)

July 4

6-10:30 p.m. Blast at Beulah Independence Celebration

6-9 p.m. Children’s activities and food vendors

6-8 p.m.: Live entertainment with Swing’s the Thing

8-8:30 p.m.: Salute to Veterans and presentation of the Best Central Ohio Hometown award by Ohio Magazine

8:30-9:45 p.m.: Live entertainment with the Grove City Community Winds

10 p.m.: Fireworks



July 4:

11 a.m.: Parade

1:30 p.m.-9:45p Continuous Bands on Wirt Road

3:30 p.m.: Kids Parade at Groveport Elementary

5 p.m.: Kids Tractor Pull

5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.: Summer Breeze

7:45 p.m.: Paradise Island

Dusk: Fireworks at Heritage Park


July 4

10 a.m.: Parade departs from Franklin County Fairgrounds

12 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Rides & food vendors

6 p.m.: The Parrots of the Caribbean performs in Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park (3800 Memorial Dr, Hilliard, OH)

9:45 p.m.: Fireworks


July 3

6 p.m. Family Fun Fest

9 p.m.: Fireworks at Johnstown High School Football Stadium (401 S Oregon St)

More Information: 740-405-3841



July 4

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Fourth of July parade

12:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Rides, food concessions, entertainment (fairgrounds)

Afternoon: 3rd annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

10 p.m.: Fireworks at Fairfield County Fairgrounds (157 East Fair Ave)



July 1-6

Afternoon-Dusk: Independence Day Fair

July 4

10 p.m.: Fireworks at Marion County Fairgrounds (220 E Fairground St)

More Information: 740-382-2558


New Albany

July 4

10 a.m.: Parade

5 p.m.: Festival at New Albany High School; Big Daddy blues performs

7 p.m.: Street players performs

10 p.m.: Fireworks at New Albany High School (7600 Fodor Rd)



June 29

10:30 p.m.: Red, White and Blue Kaboom at Licking County Football Field

July 3

10 p.m.: OSU at Newark Independence Day Fireworks at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheater



July 4

4 p.m.: Victory Park opens

6 p.m.: July Fourth parade

7:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Giant Eagle Main Stage Band- Reaganomics

10 p.m.: Fireworks at Victory Park (829 Hill Road North)

More Information: 614-833-2211


Plain City

July 4

2 p.m.: Parade

More Information: 614-873-3527



June 28

5 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Powell Festival at Village Green Park

June 29

12 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Powell Festival

10:15 p.m.: Fireworks at Village Green Park (47 Hall St)



July 3

6 p.m. Independence Day Festivities

9:45 p.m.: Fireworks at Civic Park (6801 Daugherty Dr.)

Traffic is permitted to enter the park off Daugherty Dr. After the fireworks, vehicle traffic will be held in park for 15 minutes until pedestrian traffic subsides. Once vehicles are released from parking area, motorists headed to Lancaster Ave. will only enter that road at Daugherty. Side streets north of Daugherty will be closed to vehicle traffic, and temporary parking restrictions will be enforced in residential areas near park.

July 4

10 a.m.: Parade and 5K Firecracker Run held along E. Main St.

Following roads will be closed to accomodate parade and 5K run:

8:45 a.m.: Rosehill Rd. closed between E. Main St. and Retton Rd.

8:45 a.m.: Haft Dr. closed between E. Main St. and Foxchase

8:45 a.m.: E. Main St. eastbound curb lane closed between Rosehill Rd. and Haft Dr.

9:45 a.m.: E. Main St. closed between Crest and Lancaster Ave.

Individuals participating in the 5K are required to park in Spangler Park which can be accessed off East Livingston Ave. They will not be permitted to park in Huber Park parking area off Davidson Drive.



July 4

Independence Day Flea Market – 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

Info: 740-965-2860

10 a.m. – Parade (Begins at Big Walnut High School)

11 a.m.- 3 p.m.: KidZone on the Square

6:30 p.m.: Live entertainment at Big Walnut High School

10 p.m. – Fireworks

Upper Arlington

July 4

7 a.m.: Wake up calls

9 a.m.: Parade

5 p.m.: Party in the park

10 p.m.: Fireworks at Northam Park (2070 Northam Rd)



July 4

1 p.m.: Fourth of July parade (uptown Westerville, can be seen from multiple locations)

10 p.m.: Fireworks held at Westerville Sports Complex



July 3

10 p.m.: Fireworks

July 4

10 a.m.: Parade “Old Traditions; New Opportunities”

After parade- 6 p.m.: Family Picnic

More Information: 614-237-8613



July 4

4 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Family picnic with DJ music starting at 8 p.m.

10 p.m.: Fireworks at Thomas Worthington High School (300 W Dublin Granville Rd)


Worthington HillsJune 28

6 p.m.: Firecracker Trot 5K (Worthington Hills Elementary)

June 30

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Family Fun Fest (Worthington Hills Elementary)

July 3

5 p.m.: Stars and Stripes Kids Softball Game (Worthington Hills Elementary)

7 p.m.: Stars and Stripes Adult Softball Game(Worthington Hills Elementary)

July 4

12 p.m.: Parade

Dusk: Fireworks at Worthington Hills Country Club



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