Area Fourth of July celebrations


By Rick Palsgrove
Managing Editor

The Fourth of July celebrations are back!


“Our annual Famous Fortress Fireworks event is back this year and it’ll be bigger and better than ever!” said Obetz Mayor Angela Kirk. “There will be live music, food trucks, inflatables, games, and, or course, fireworks.”

The event will be held on July 2 at Fortress Obetz, 2015 Recreation Trail, starting at 6 p.m. fireworks will start at approximately 9:50 p.m.

“I am excited that we are able to have the event this year at Fortress Obetz,” said Kirk. “Our community always enjoys celebrating this holiday with family and friends. This past year has been extremely hard on all of us. Being able to come together and celebrate as a community again makes this year even more special and exciting for us all.”

The city of Groveport will hold its Independence Day celebration on July 3, which will feature a parade and fireworks.

The parade will start at 11 a.m. at Richardson Road and travel west on Main Street, then turn right onto Hendron Road and end at Glendening Elementary.

The fireworks will be launched at dusk on July 3 from Palm Pond in Heritage Park on Wirt Road.

Musical entertainment begins in the parking lot along Wirt Road with the Sirens from 7:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. and McGuffey Lane from 8:30 p.m. until 9:40 p.m. There will be food vendors.

The children’s parade will be held on June 29 at 6 p.m. The children’s parade will begin at Middle School Central, 751 Main St., then proceed west on Main Street to Crooked Alley, south to Wirt Road, east along Wirt Road back to 751 Main St.

Ohio Flags of Honor
The Ohio Flags of Honor Traveling Memorial honors the men and women of Ohio who have given their lives in service to their country. Specifically, those fallen in the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terrorism since Sept. 11, 2001

The Ohio Flags of Honor Traveling Memorial event will be held July 2-5. The opening ceremony is July 3 at 2 p.m. and the closing ceremony is July 5 at 11:50 a.m. The event will be held at Madison Christian School, 3565 Bixby Road, Groveport.

Set up day for the flag display at Madison Christian Church’s soccer field will be July 2 from 7 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are welcome to join.

The flag display will be open to the public beginning at noon on July 2 and will remain open until the closing ceremony on July 5.

“We do not have any events around the Fourth of July,” said Lockbourne Mayor Christie Ward. “But Phase 1 of the Historical Hall renovations should be completed soon and we will be planning other events.”


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