Hilliard's fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m. on Monday, July 4.

Hilliard's fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m. on Monday, July 4.

"They are set off at the south part of the Municipal Park along Heritage Golf Club," said recreation and parks director Steven Mazer. "It's in our outfield grass that whole left field is nothing but rocket launchers. Then we have to dig a pit close to the golf course three feet deep and 12 feet long - as a safety factor for the larger rockets."

Mazer said it costs just under $25,000 to shoot 25-30 minutes' worth of fireworks, and 7-Up has pitched in an additional $1,000 in sponsorship.

The annual Fourth of July parade departs at 10 a.m. from the Franklin County Fairgrounds. The Municipal Park will have carnival rides, games and food vendors. At 6 p.m., the Reaganomics will perform two sets of 1980s cover songs, and David McCreary of "Cash Explosion" will emcee.

Also on July 4 is the Hilliard United Methodist Church's annual Pig Roast and Car/Cycle show. Registration runs from 8 a.m. to noon for $10, with proceeds going to the church's youth program. Awards will be presented at 3 p.m.

Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event will also feature live entertainment, auctions, a petting zoo, face-painting and inflatables. For more information, call (614) 361-0225.