“The Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave…”
Celebrating the 4th of July is a big deal in Columbus! In addition to Red, White and Boom, which is one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest, there are so many July 4th celebrations, parades, and fireworks in Columbus in early July.
Several communities hold festivals and fireworks in the days leading up to the 4th of July, so you’ll have the chance to enjoy more than one! Check the links provided below once you decide which ones you’ll attend, as details, dates, and times could change.
4th of July Fireworks, Parades, and Celebrations Around Columbus
June 21-22: Musical entertainment, merchants, food vendors, Mount Carmel Kids’ Zone, activity stations, animal visits, rides, games, and a local beer and wine beverage tent – plus free fireworks on Saturday at 10:15 p.m.
- 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. LC Summer Bash at Olentangy High School Stadium, featuring Truslow, inflatables, and food trucks. Preferred parking is available for $5.
- 10 p.m. Fireworks
Picnic with the Pops: Patriotic Pops featuring the Air Force Band of Flight
June 29 at 8 pm: Enjoy an evening of traditional patriotic favorites and American Top 40 hits topped off with a brilliant fireworks display. Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening at this casual family-friendly event with the Columbus Symphony. Tickets are $25; $10 for children.
June 29 – 8:30 am Firecracker Trot. Join us for a fun-filled 5k run/walk through the Hills! The race begins and ends at Worthington Hills Elementary School. All ages welcome! For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 30 – 4-7 pm Fun Fest at Worthington Hills Elementary. Fun Fest is a family carnival featuring games, inflatables, a DJ, raffles and food trucks. Held at Worthington Hills Elementary School. Tickets are sold and are good for games and raffles. Wristbands are available for unlimited turns on inflatables.
July 4 – Noon Parade, Dusk Fireworks at Worthington Hills Elementary School
Heath Star Spangled Celebration
July 2, July 3, July 5: Streetfest opens at 5 pm each day; rides, food, live music,
July 4: Parade at 11 am, Streetfest opens at Noon with rides, food, live music, and car show. Fireworks at 10 pm.
July 3: Red White and Boom – All day along the riverfront ending with the most recognized firework display in the Midwest.
July 3: Gates open at 5:30 for this sister festival of Red White and Boom at Columbus Clippers Huntington Park Stadium! Live music features Phil Dirt and the Dozers and McGuffey Lane. Admission is just $5 at the gate, with the opportunity to purchase wristbands for extreme fun, inflatables, and more. Concessions will be available. Watch the Red White and Boom fireworks at dusk!
July 3-6: Daily Concessions/Rides/Free Entertainment
- July 3: Streetfair opens; schedule tba
- July 4: Firecracker 5 Mile Race (7:45am), Parade (10:45am) Food concessions, rides, activities
- July 5: Streetfair, rides, concessions and music. Party at Wildwood Park from 8-10 pm, followed by fireworks at 10 pm.
- July 6: Streetfair, rides, concessions and music
July 3: Fireworks will be set off at dusk within the newly constructed Preserve at Raccoon Creek neighborhood near Rolling Meadows (Behind TSC). There will be no on-site parking within the neighborhood.
- 6 p.m.: Independence Day Concert and Fireworks display at Martha Grace Reese Amphitheater with food and beverages for sale.
- Dusk: Fireworks at OSU-Newark Campus (1179 University Dr)
More Information: 740-670-7500
- 6:00 p.m. Festival in Civic Park: inflatables, food vendors, face painting, entertainment
- 9:45 p.m Fireworks
- 10:00 a.m. Fourth of July Parade – Rosehill to Main to Huber Park
July 3, 6 – 10 p.m. Fireworks viewing party at Whitehall-Yearling High School’s football stadium. Tickets required – see info here
July 3 at 10 p.m.: Fireworks at Victory Park (829 Hill Road North)
July 4 at 10 a.m.: July Fourth Parade
- 8 a.m.: John Barr 5K, $30 advance registration fee/$35 on-site day of
- 9:30 a.m.: 4th of July parade, rain or shine “Land That I Love!”
- 6 p.m.: Community celebration (events, music, food, located at front lawn of Capital University)
- 10 p.m.: Fireworks (at Capital University)
- 8 am: 4 on the 4th four mile run
- 8 am – 11 am: Community Breakfast at Whetstone Park Main Shelter House; $10 adult/ $5 kids 7 and under child.
- 9 am: Flag Raising behind the main Shelter House
- 9:45 am: Pet Parade
- 10 am: Kids’ Bike Parade
- 10 am: N.C.I.L All Star Game
- 11 am – 3 pm: Fishing Derby for ages 16 and under. No poles or bait needed!
- 3 pm – 10 pm: Concessions and entertainment in the park
10 pm: Fireworks at Whetstone Park (3923 N High St)
- 8 am – Freedom 4 Miler Run (Starts and ends at Orange High School), followed by the parade
- 10 am: Olentangy Fourth of July Parade steps off from Olentangy Orange High School to Walker Woods Blvd and ends at Walker Woods Park
- 7 pm – 10 pm: Delaware 4th of July concert and fireworks. The Central Ohio Symphony will perform its traditional outdoor concert at Philips Glen on Ohio Wesleyan University campus beginning at 7:30 pm. Chair seating is available for $6 or BYO Blanket. Fireworks cap the day, beginning after the concert at about 10 pm
- 8 a.m. Sherm Sheldon fishing derby
- 9:30 a.m. Inflation celebration for the parade at Graeters
- 11 a.m. Independence Day parade from Metro Place turning north onto Frantz Road, east on Bridge Street, then continues south on High Street ending at Waterford Drive
- 4:30 p.m. Evening celebration at Dublin Coffman HS Stadium (wristband required) featuring Michael McDonald + Chaka Khan. Dublin residents and Dublin School District residents will be able to purchase Stadium wristbands guaranteeing access to the event beginning June 17 at 8 a.m. Proof of residency is required. All sales take place at the Dublin Community Recreation Center during normal operating hours. Wristbands are $3 and are limited to 8 per household. Unsold Stadium wristbands will be $5 for the general public and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. on July 4 at Dublin Coffman High School Stadium.
- 9:50 p.m. Fireworks
July 4 from 4 pm – 11:30 pm. Celebrate the 4th of July at VASO rooftop restaurant and bar at the AC Hotel Columbus Dublin (6540 Riverside Dr). Attendees will enjoy a private evening of dining and the best firework show in Dublin – straight from the rooftop. General admission tickets aree $50, and include access to the rooftop patio, and two complimentary drink tickets. Tables are available for purchase for the entire evening, and include a minimum spend. Purchase tickets on the VASO website.
- 10:30 a.m. Lions Club Parade starting at Clark Hall
- 5 – 9 p.m. Community Family Day with live music Children’s area, family entertainment, and more throughout Creekside Park and Olde Gahanna
10 p.m. Fireworks at Gahanna Municipal Golf Course (opens at 8 for seating)
July 4: Firecracker 5 Mile Race (7:45am), Parade (10:45am) Food concessions, rides, activities, pet parade, and more
- 7:45 am Firecracker 5 Mile Race
- 10:45 am Parade
- Noon – 11 pm Streetfair midway with concessions, rides, entertainment, and more
- 5:30 pm Patriotic Pet Parade and Contest
- Noon – 11 pm Streetfair, rides, concessions and music.
- 8 – 10 pm Party at Wildwood Park
- 10 pm Fireworks at Wildwood Park
- 6 pm – 10:30 pm: Free children’s activities sponsored by the City of Grove City and the Grove City Church of the Nazarene are available from 6 to 9 p.m., including games, inflatables and a rock climbing wall on the Grove City High School training field.
- 9:50 pm: Fireworks (rain date fireworks only July 5)
- 11 am Parade begins at Groveport Recreation Center followed by bands, games, and activities all day long
- 1 pm – 5 pm Free Children’s Activities
- 1 pm – 9:50 pm Free live music and more
- Dusk Fireworks!
- 9 a.m. Parade departs from Franklin County Fairgrounds
- 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Carnival Rides, Games and Festival Food at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park
- 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. The pool will open at noon and offer pool activities and games
- 9:45 p.m. Fireworks at Reynolds Municipal Park
July 4: 10 a.m. Route begins at American Legion Park (line up in the old Kroger parking lot), travels East on 5th St. to South Plum St., turns West on 6th St. and ends at the Union County Courthouse parking lot.
- 7:50 am New Albany Independence Day 5k Orangetheory Fitness 5k, Kids Run, and Toddler Crawl
- 9:30 am Pet Parade
- 10:30 am New Albany Independence Day Parade Starts at the Middle School lot, right onto Dublin Granville Rd., left onto Market St., left onto State Rte. 62, left onto Dublin Granville Rd.
- 6:30 pm Festival with family activities, games, clowns, characters, food trucks, and live music
- Dusk Fireworks
- 10 am Parade
- 11 am – 8 pm Chicken BBQ and festival at BV West School and other activities including tractor pull, contests, live music, and more
- Dusk Fireworks
- Noon Events at Pastime Park with live music, bounce house, and food concessions
- 3 pm Parade
- 6 pm Fun, live music starts at 6pm and ends with the Dublin Symphony playing patriotic music during the Fireworks!
- Dusk Fireworks at Pastime Park (344-350 N Chillicothe St)
- 10 am – 7 pm Block party at Buttles and High
- 1 pm Parade begins to celebrate Liberty & Lunacy! If you’ve never been to this wacky parade, you should check it out!
- 7 am – 3 pm: Antiques, Arts & Crafts Fair on the Square sponsored by the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce
- 8 am – 4 pm: Galena Flea Market and Community Garage Sale at Miller Park
- 10 am: Parade (Begins at Big Walnut High School), Antiques, Arts & Crafts Fair, Hot Dog Eating Contest
- 11 am – 3 pm: Kids Zone on the Square sponsored by the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce!
- 6 pm – 10 pm: Big Walnut High School Festival
- 7 pm: Annual Outhouse Race sponsored by Wells Septic!
- 10 pm: Fireworks at the High School
- 6:30 am Wake up calls – UACA volunteers hustle through the streets of Upper Arlington to noisily announce that the much anticipated day of celebration has begun. Get personalized shout outs to your “favorite” UA residents for only $10.
- 9 am Parade
- 5 pm Party in the park
- 10 pm Fireworks at Northam Park (2070 Northam Rd)
- 8 a.m. Rotary July 4th 5K Run/Walk and Children’s Fun Run at Alum Creek Park North
- 1 p.m. Fourth of July parade and food drive (uptown Westerville, can be seen from multiple locations). Canned and packaged food items will be collected by WARM volunteers with shopping carts.
- 2 – 10 p.m. Fun, food trucks, and music at Westerville South H.S., plus July 4th Concert Series
- 10 p.m. Fireworks launched from Alum Creek Park South near Park Meadow Road and Schrock Road. Rain date: July 5 at dusk
- 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.: Rotary family picnic with music, games, food trucks, costume characters, and more at Thomas Worthington High School.
- 10 p.m.: Fireworks; best viewed from the Family Picnic area at Thomas Worthington, or at the football stadium to the west of the high school. Weather date for fireworks is September 1.