Your Navigator Guide To The 4th Of July In Columbus

It’s almost Independence Day, Columbus!

You can find all sorts of concerts, parades, festivals, and of course, fireworks in the city these next couple days. Some communities are having all-day festivities while others are going all in on fantastic fireworks displays.

If you’re new to town or thinking about going to a different celebration, this list will help you pick the perfect one.

Red, White, and Boom!

What: Red, White, and Boom! draws hundreds of thousands of people to Columbus. The spectacular event is the largest Independence Day celebration in the Midwest. The parade starts at 6 p.m. and the big fireworks show is at 10 p.m.
Celebration begins: July 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Columbus

Whitehall July 4th Fireworks

What: Whitehall’s Fireworks Viewing Party will be at the Whitehall-Yearling High School’s football stadium. The party starts at 6 p.m. and the fireworks will go off around 10 p.m. This party is a ticketed event, but the tickets are free. Whitehall residents with proof of residency (a state ID or bill) can get a ticket at the gate, but only while they last. If you weren’t able to get tickets to the event, you’ll probably be able to enjoy the fireworks display from Lamby Lane Park.
Celebration begins: July 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Whitehall-Yearling High School, 675 S Yearling Rd, Whitehall, OH 43213

City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration

What: Dublin’s Independence Day Celebration kicks off with a fishing derby in Coffman Park Pond at 8 a.m. The parade steps off at 11 a.m. The festivities at Dublin Coffman High School Stadium start at 4:30 p.m. This year’s performers include Chaka Khan and Michael McDonald. Dublin residents can purchase tickets for $3. Any remaining wristbands will be available to the public for $5. A fireworks display will end the night at 9:50 p.m.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 8 a.m., fireworks at 9:50 p.m.
Where: Dublin Coffman High School Stadium, 6780 Coffman Rd, Dublin, OH 43017

July 4 in Delaware

What: Delaware’s annual 4th of July Parade starts at 3 p.m. The Central Ohio Symphony will perform at Ohio Wesleyan University at 7:30. The fireworks are the final event of the day and start at 10 p.m.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 3 p.m.
Where: Ohio Wesleyan University, 249 Park Ave, Delaware, OH 43015

Reynoldsburg Independence Day Festivities

What: The Reynoldsburg Independence Day Celebration is a two-day party. The action starts on July 3 at 6 p.m. at Civic Park. There will be inflatables, food trucks and live entertainment until 9 p.m. At 9:45 p.m. the fireworks will start to launch. On the 4th of July, catch the Reynoldsburg parade while it marches down Rosehill, to Main, to Haft, to Huber Park. It steps off at 10 a.m.
Celebration begins: July 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Civic Park, Daugherty Dr, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Bexley 4th of July Community Celebration

What: The Bexley 4th of July Celebration starts off with a nearly 3-mile-long parade through the city. It starts at 9:30 a.m. while the Community Celebration takes place on the front lawn of Capital University at 6 p.m. The fireworks are set off at 10 p.m.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Capital University Front Lawn, 2257 E Main St, Bexley, OH 43209

Clintonville July 4th Celebration

What: The Clintonville July 4th Celebration has so much going on. There’s a fishing derby, a 5k, a pet and bike parade, concessions starting at 3 p.m., and fireworks at 10 p.m. For all the details, click here.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 8 a.m.
Where: Whetstone Park Soccer Fields, Columbus, OH 43214

Westerville 4th of July Events

What: The Westerville 4th of July Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. and goes south on State Street through Uptown Westerville and ending at Electric Ave. There are all-day activities at Westerville South High School and you can see the rundown here. The fireworks are set to go off around 10 p.m.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 1 p.m.
Where: Westerville South High School, 303 S Otterbein Ave, Westerville, OH 43081

Gahanna Independence Day Celebration

What: The parade steps off at 10:30 a.m. and will go from Clark Hall west on Granville St. ending at Stygler Rd. Family fun can be had throughout Creekside Park and Olde Gahanna from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Catch a great view of the fireworks from the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course. It opens at 8 p.m. for fireworks viewing, and they go off at 10 p.m. The soundtrack for the fireworks will be provided by CD 102.5.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230

Grove City Independence Day Fireworks

What: The Independence Day Celebration starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy some live music and family friendly activities at Grove City High School, followed by fireworks after sundown.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 6 p.m.
Where: Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Rd, Grove City, OH 43123

Hilliard 4th of July Freedom Fest

What: The Hilliard agricultural parade starts at 9 a.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. There will be food trucks, the pool will be open, and there will be a kid zone to enjoy until the big show! Rodney Atkins will be headlining the festival. The fireworks show starts dusk at Roger Reynolds Municipal Park.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 9 a.m.
Where: Roger Reynolds Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr, Hilliard, OH 43026

New Albany 4th of July Celebration

What: The New Albany 4th of July Parade starts at 11` a.m. The festival begins at 6:30 p.m. at the high school, before the fireworks will begin at dusk.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 11 a.m.
Where: New Albany High School, 7600 Fodor Rd, New Albany, OH 43054

Upper Arlington Fourth of July

What: The parade will start at 9 a.m. at the corner of Northwest Blvd and Zollinger Rd. followed by the Party in the Park at 5:30 p.m. The fireworks take to the sky at 10 p.m.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 9 a.m.
Where: Northam Park, 2070 Northam Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

Happy 4th of July, Columbus!

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