Parks and recreation
For more information on the programs listed here, call 614-876-5200. The Hilliard Recreation and Parks Department is located at 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive.
Tidd Family Camp-Out
Bring your sleeping bags and tents (no RVs or campers) to the Family Camp Out and sleep under the stars in Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park. This fun-filled sleepover includes the movie Finding Nemo, a Dutch auction, a scavenger hunt, a horse-drawn hay ride, a group sing-a-long and a fishing derby.
The camp-out will be from 6 p.m., Friday, July 19 to 8 a.m., Saturday, July 20, at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park Lake. The cost is $5 per person with a maximum of $25 per family, which includes all activities, an evening snack and a light breakfast the next morning. Youth 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age or older. Register the day of the event.
Splash Day will feature a number of events Saturday, Aug. 3, East Pool.
From 3 to 7 p.m., Super Games Inflatables will be available; a concert will run from 4 to 6 p.m. The Dive-in Movie The Lorax begins at 9 p.m. (No charge to get in beginning at 9 p.m.)
A Dog Swim Splash Day will be held Friday, Aug. 23, at East Pool. Cost is $5 per dog.
Swim time for lightweight (under 40 lbs.) dogs is 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.; swim time for heavyweight (over 40 lbs.) dogs is 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
4th of July in Hilliard
The parade begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Registration required. Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m.
The parade departs from the Franklin County Fairgrounds, proceeds to Main Street, to Norwich, west on Cemetery Road to the roundabout to Scioto Darby Road and ends at Memorial Middle School. Parade registration forms must be submitted to Parade Organizer, 5274 Norwich St., Hilliard, Ohio 43026 by July 1. The theme of this year's parade is "Be True to the Red, White and Blue." The grand marshal is Theresa Montgomery in honor of Norwich Township's Bicentennial.
Carnival rides in Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park begin at 5 p.m. July 3. Food vendors also will be available. Wristbands are $15 from 5 to 10 p.m. July 3. On July 4, a wristband is $10 from noon to 5 p.m.; $20 from noon to 10 p.m.; and $15 from 5-10 p.m.
Parrots of the Caribbean will perform in the park beginning at 6 p.m. July 4. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
H-Town Throw Down Disc Golf Tourney
The second annual disc golf tourney is set for 3:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 19. Tee times are not required, but registration in advance is recommended. The event is sponsored by Play it Again Sports and Skyline Chili.