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.
Fireworks start at 10 p.m. on Capital University Main Lawn.
Entertainment (5 p.m. - 10 p.m.) and Fireworks at Whetstone Park (10 p.m.).
Columbus Symphony Orchestra Patriotic Pops (July 5) at dusk. Columbus Commons dowtown.
Chalk it Up! chalk drawing contest. Creative Strings Festival music hop (6-9 p.m.). Central Ohio Symphony outdoor concert (7:30 p.m.), Phillips Glen, Ohio Wesleyan University. Fireworks follow the concert at 10 p.m. Call 740-362-1799 or 888-999-2676.
(Delaware County) Orange Township
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.
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 The Floorwalkers performs at 6:15 p.m., followed by headliner Earth, Wind and Fire at 8 p.m. The fireworks are set to go off at 9:50 p.m. All activities are free.
Blast at Beulah Independence Celebration, Beulah Park (3811 Southwest Blvd). Children’s activities and food vendors start at 5:30 p.m. Salute to Veterans at 8 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.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.
Join the conga line at this year’s July 4 festivities in Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park featuring live entertainment by McGuffey Lane, an American Country Rock tribute band The band is sponsored by AAA, Pepsi and the Hilliard Arts Council. The fireworks display starts at 9:45 p.m. Get Your Ride On in Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park with Durant Enterprises Inc. The rides, games and food begin on July 3 at 5 p.m.
Fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. and will be launched at the Union County Fairgrounds (845 N Main St). More information: 937-645-1050.
A community festival starts at 6 p.m., at New Albany High School with live entertainment, food, activities and more. Fireworks will start at 10 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. Festival will have games, activities and music. Fireworks will be launched at 10 p.m. More information: 614-833-2211.
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. 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.
Party in the park (Northam Park (2070 Northam Rd) at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.
Fireworks held at Alum Creek Park South at 10 p.m.
Picnic in the Park at John Bishop Park.
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.
Fireworks at Worthington Hills Country Club will be set off at dusk.