No matter which side of Delaware County you live on, you'll have plenty to do on July Fourth.

In Delaware, a full slate of Independence Day festivities will be capped by the city's annual fireworks show again this year.

The celebration kicks off with the annual Independence Day parade, which steps off from the Delaware County Fairgrounds at 3 p.m. July 4. The parade will travel through the city's downtown before concluding at Selby Stadium on Ohio Wesleyan University's campus.

The Central Ohio Symphony will conduct its annual Fourth of July concert at 7:30 p.m. on Phillips Glen behind Gray Chapel on OWU's campus. The symphony will play a mix of classical and patriotic music, as well as selections from the soundtrack of "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Lawn seating for the concert is free; tickets for seating in chairs near the stage are available for $6.

The concert will be followed immediately by the city's annual fireworks display. The city estimates about 25,000 people will arrive downtown to watch the fireworks show.

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For the eastern portion of Delaware County, the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce also will host a day of July Fourth celebration.

The events kick off July 4 with an antiques, arts and crafts fair on Sunbury's Town Square, with a variety of vendors operating from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Kids Zone on the square will provide activities for children.

The 18th annual Corey Lehman Memorial Volleyball Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. at Big Walnut High School, 555 S. Old 3C Road.

The chamber's annual Fourth of July parade steps off from the high school at 10 a.m., heading north on Columbus Street before circling back to the high school.

When the parade ends, a hot-dog-eating contest will take place on the square with a cash prize of $200 for the winner.

The evening's entertainment begins at 6 p.m. at the high school, with live music and other entertainment as well as food vendors. A fireworks display, sponsored by the Big Walnut Civic Association, will begin at dusk.

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