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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.
What: Whitehall’s Fireworks Viewing Party will be at the Whitehall-Yearling High School’s football stadium. The event starts at 8 p.m. and the fireworks will go off around 10 p.m. This party is a ticketed event, but the tickets are free. There won’t be rides this year, but attendees can look forward to food trucks. 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 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Whitehall-Yearling High School, 675 S Yearling Rd, Whitehall, OH 43213
What: Dublin’s Independence Day Celebration kicks off with a fishing derby in Avery 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. There will be live music, food trucks, and of course, fireworks. Dublin residents can purchase tickets for $5. Any remaining tickets will be available to the general public for $10 after July 3. 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
What: The Reynoldsburg Independence Day Celebration is a two-day party. The action starts on July 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Civic Park. There will be food trucks and live entertainment the fireworks will launch at 9:45. On July 3, 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 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Civic Park, Daugherty Dr, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
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. This year, the event will be ticketed, but tickets are free.
Celebration begins: July 4 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Capital University Front Lawn, 2257 E Main St, Bexley, OH 43209
What: The festivities in Westerville will kick off at 5 p.m. with concerts, food trucks, and other activities at the Westerville Sports Complex. The fireworks will be set off at 10 p.m. and those hoping for the best view are encouraged to watch from the Sports Complex.
Celebration begins: July 3 at 1 p.m.
Where: Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave.
What: You can catch a great view of the fireworks from the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course. It opens at 5 p.m. and there will be food trucks, activities, and live music. The fireworks will kick off at 10 p.m. On July 4, the parade will commence at Clark Hall (380 Granville St.) at 1 p.m.
Celebration begins: Festivities begin July 3 at 5 p.m.
Where: Gahanna Municipal Golf Course, 220 Olde Ridenour Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230
What: The Independence Day fireworks will be set off from Murfin Fields at 9:50 p.m. This year, viewing won’t be allowed ad Murfin Fields, but spectators can park at Grove City High School, Grove City Church of the Nazarene, Windsor Park, and Hayes Intermediate and J.C. Sommer Elementary schools.
Celebration begins: July 2 at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Grove City
What: The Hilliard parade starts at 9 a.m. at the Franklin County Fairgrounds. There will be food trucks and the pool will be open Rodney Atkins will be headlining the festival. The fireworks show starts dusk at Roger Reynolds Municipal Park.
Celebration begins: July 3 at 9 a.m.
Where: Roger Reynolds Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Dr, Hilliard, OH 43026
What: The New Albany 4th of July Parade starts at 11` a.m. The festival begins at 6:30 p.m. at New Albany Middle School and includes entertainment, kids activities, bounce houses, ice sculpture demonstration, caricature artists, The Beauty Bus, costume characters, food trucks, and more. The fireworks will begin at dusk.
Celebration begins: July 3 at 11 a.m.
Where: New Albany Middle School, 6600 E. Dublin Granville Rd.
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
What: Red, White, and Boom! has been postponed in 2021. You can read more here.
Delaware has decided to postpone their 4th of July Celebrations until 2022.
Happy 4th of July, Columbus!
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