Below is a list of some central Ohio area activities, events and ceremonies planned in observance of the Independence Day holiday. All activities are on July 4 unless noted otherwise.
Community breakfast (Park of Roses main shelter house - 7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.); 5K run/walk starting at Whetstone High School (8:30 a.m.); Flag raising (9 a.m.); Pet show (sign in at 9 AM near the main shelter house & the daffodil garden); NCIL All-Star Games (10 a.m.); Children's July 4th bike decorating contest (sign in at 10 a.m.); Fishing derby (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.); Entertainment (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.) and Fireworks at Whetstone Park (10 p.m.).
Red, White & Boom! (July 3) 11 a.m. - midnight. Downtown riverfront. Parade at 6 p.m. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.
Independence Day Parade starts at 3 p.m. Parade goes from the Delaware County Fairgrounds through downtown Delaware. Central Ohio Symphony outdoor concert (7:30 p.m.). The concert will consist of all-American music and features Tchaikovasky's 1812 Overture. Phillips Glen, Ohio Wesleyan University. Fireworks follow the concert at 10 p.m. Info: 740-362-1799 / 888-999-2676.
Orange 4th of July Celebration starts with a 4 Mile Run at 8 a.m. from the Little Bear Golf Club, 1940 Little Bear Loop, Lewis Center) A Kids Firecracker Run will start at 9:15 a.m. The Orange Township Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from 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. Following the parade a Beach Bash with food vendors, kids area, DJ, live music, Champps Beer Garden and more at the Alum Creek State Park Beach from 4 p.m. until midnight. Fireworks will be launched from Alum Creek State Park Beach at 9:45 p.m.
Dublin Fouth of July celebration (Coffman Park) will kick off with the annual Sherm Sheldon fishing derby at 8 a.m. Afterwards, guests can watch balloons being inflated for the annual parade starting at 9 a.m. The parade winds through Historic Dublin at 11 a.m. After the parade, the Skyhoundz Hyperflight canine Frisbee competition starts a 4 p.m. at Coffman Park. Gates at Coffman High School Stadium open at 4:30 p.m. and the annual pre-fireworks concert starts at 5 p.m. with the Emerald City Swing Orchestra. Opening act Josh Krajcik performs at 6:30 p.m., followed by headliner Chicago at 8 p.m. The fireworks are set to go off at 9:50 p.m. All activities are free.
Fourth of July parade winds through Olde Gahanna at 10:30 a.m. (sponsored by the Lions Club).
Fourth of July parade (downtown) starting at 10:45 a.m. Food concessions, rides and other activities start at noon.
July 6 - Fireworks at Wildwood Park at dusk (799 W Broadway). More Information: 740-587-0707.
Blast at Beulah Independence Celebration, Beulah Park (3811 Southwest Blvd). Children’s activities and food vendors 6-9 p.m. Live entertainment with Swing’s the Thing 6-8 p.m. Salute to Veterans and presentation of the Best Central Ohio Hometown award by Ohio Magazine 8-8:30 p.m. Live entertainment with the Grove City Community Winds 8:30-9:45 p.m. Fireworks (simulcast on K95 at 107.1 FM) at 10 p.m.
Parade starts downtown at 11 a.m. Continuous Bands on Wirt Road from 1:30 p.m.-9:45 p.m. A Kids Parade will be held at Groveport Elementary at 3:30 p.m. A Kids Tractor Pull will start at 5 p.m. Live music starts in Heritage Park at 5:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk.
July 2 - 5 - 10 p.m. - Star-Spangled Celebration at Geller Park. Fireworks will be set off at 10 p.m.
Parade departs from Franklin County Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. Rides & food vendors from noon - 10 p.m. The Parrots of the Caribbean performs in Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park (3800 Memorial Drive) at 6 p.m. Fireworks will be launched at 9:45 p.m.
July 3 - 6 p.m. Family Fun Fest. Fireworks at Johnstown High School Football Stadium (401 S Oregon St) will be launched starting at 9 p.m. More information: 740-405-3841.
Independence Day Parade starts at Legion Park at 10 a.m. Fireworks show starts at dusk and will be launched at the Union County Fairgrounds (845 N Main St). More information: 937-645-1050.
July 4 Parade winds through town starting at 10 a.m. A community festival starts at 5 p.m., New Albany High School with live entertainment, food, activities and more. Band highlights: Big Daddy blues performs 7 p.m. Street players performs after Big Daddy. Fieworks are set for 10 p.m.
July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks set for 10 p.m. at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheater, OSU Newark Campus.
Community Parade starts at 10 a.m., followed by a Chicken BBQ and other activities 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. A Kids Tractor Pull will be at 1 p.m. Ball Games will start at 4 p.m. Other activities from 7- 10 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
Victory Park (829 Hill Road North) opens at 4 p.m. The annual July Fourth Parade starts at 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies at Victory Park start at 7:30 p.m. On the Giant Eagle Main Stage the Reaganomics will perform from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Fireworks will be launched at 10 p.m. More information: 614-833-2211.
Parade starts at 2 p.m. More information: 614-873-3527.
July 3 - Independence Day Festivities start at 6 p.m. followed by fireworks at Civic Park (6801 Daugherty Dr.) at 9:45 p.m.
(July 4) Independence Day Parade will be held along E. Main St. starting at 10 a.m.
Independence Day Flea Market at Sunbury Square from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (admission: $1 adults/teens; children 10 and under free). Info: 740-965-2860. July 4 Parade starts at 10 a.m. (Begins at Big Walnut High School). KidZone on the Square 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Live entertainment at Big Walnut High School starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
Annual Independence Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. Party in the park (Northam Park (2070 Northam Rd) at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
Fourth of July parade set off at 1 p.m. (Uptown Westerville, can be seen from multiple locations). Fireworks held at Westerville Sports Complex at 10 p.m.
July 3 - 10 p.m.: Fireworks
Parade starts at 10 a.m. (July 4). 2013 theme is “Old Traditions; New Opportunities”. After the parade will be a family picnic until 6 p.m. More information: 614-237-8613.
Family picnic at Thomas Worthington High School (300 W Dublin Granville Rd) from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. DJ music starting at 8 p.m. Fireworks will start at 10 p.m.
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)
Community Parade starts at noon (July 4). Fireworks at Worthington Hills Country Club will be set off at dusk.