Independence Day events around central Ohio.


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.


July 3 - Red, White, & Boom downtown Columbus along the Scioto Mile at 10 p.m.

July 4 - Doo Dah Parade at 11 a.m.

Glorious Fourth: Independence Day Celebration, noon at Columbus Commons

Columbus Symphony Patriot Pops, dusk at Columbus Commons

Fireworks (MAPFRE Stadium) dusk, after Crew game.


John Barr 5K Race (Jeffrey Mansion) at 8 a.m.

Bexley Parade at 9:30 a.m.

Community Celebration (Capital Front Lawn) at 6 p.m.

Fireworks (Capital Soccer Field) at 10 p.m.


Community festival during day. Fireworks (Whetstone Park) at 10 p.m.


Parade, sponsored by the Delaware County Farm Bureau at 1 p.m.

Central Ohio Symphony Concert in Phillips Glen on the OWU campus at 7:30 p.m.

Fireworks (Henry Street) at 10 p.m.


Sherm-Sheldon Fishing Derby at 8 a.m.

Dublin Wind Symphony at 10 a.m.

Parade (Metro Center through Historic Dublin) at 11 a.m.

Chris Jamison performance at 6 p.m.

John Fogerty performance at 8 p.m.

Fireworks (Dublin Coffman High School Stadium) at 9:45 p.m.


July 3 - Boom Fest (all day). Fireworks (789 Science Blvd.) at dusk

July 4 - and parade at 10:30 a.m.


July 2 - Midway concessions, rides open at Noon. Fireworks (Wildwood Park) at 10 p.m.

Grove City

Grove City July 4 Celebration at 6 p.m. Fireworks (Grove City High School) at 9:50 p.m.


Children’s Parade at 9:30 a.m.

Parade (Main St.) at 11 a.m.

Fireworks (Heritage Park) at dusk


July 2 - Fireworks (Geller Park) at dusk


Parade at 10 a.m. Fireworks (Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park) at dusk


July 3 - Fireworks (Johnstown HS Stadium) at 8 p.m.


Parade at 10 a.m. Rib fest all day. Fireworks (Union County Fairgrounds) at 9 p.m.

New Albany

Parade at 10:30 a.m., Fireworks (New Albany High School) at 10 p.m.


Newark Granville Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Fireworks (Newark OSU Campus) at 10 p.m.

Orange Township/Lewis Center

Freedom 4 Miler, 8 a.m. Orange MS (benefitting Honor Flight)

Parade, 10 a.m. Orange HS to Olentangy HS

Lewis Center Summer Bash & Fireworks, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Olentangy HS


Parade at 10 a.m. Fireworks at Dusk


Fireworks (Foundation Park) at 10 p.m.


Parade at 6 p.m. Fireworks (Victory Park) at 10 p.m.

Plain City

Parade at 3 p.m. Fireworks (Pastime Park) at 9:45 p.m.


July 3 - Fireworks (Civic Park) at 9:45 p.m.


Fireworks (Big Walnut HS) at 10 p.m.

Upper Arlington

Parade at 9 a.m.

Party in the Park at 5 p.m.

Fireworks (Northam Park) at 10 p.m.


Parade along State Street (Brooksedge to St. Paul's) 1 p.m.

Fireworks (Alum Creek Park South) at dusk


July 3 - Fireworks (John Bishop Park) at 10 p.m.

July 4 - Parade at 10 a.m.


Fireworks (Thomas Worthington HS) at 10 p.m.

Worthington Hills

Parade: Noon. Fireworks (Worthington Hills Country Club) at dusk


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