Several events are planned this weekend and early next week to mark Independence Day in southern Delaware County.
Local group Celebrate Community will host the Olentangy Summer Bash concert from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Olentangy High School. The free event, headlined by Alex Angelo and Liberty Deep Down, also features bounce houses, fireworks and other amusements.
The Freedom 4 Miler will kick off Independence Day activities at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 4, at Olentangy Orange High School. Participants can sign up the morning of the race.
The annual Fourth of July Community Parade will begin at 10 a.m. July 4 at Orange High School and head south down Walker Wood Boulevard toward Walker Wood Park.
The parade does not follow the same route as last year because of construction work on South Old State Road.