The city of Grove City is set to celebrate Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4 with a grand fireworks show at dusk.
At 9:45 p.m., the annual community fireworks display is launched from Murfin Fields, with simulcast music on Qfm96, WLVQ-96.3 radio. Listening on the radio is recommended as streaming from a cell phone results in a 30-second delay.
For the safety of all, parking and spectators are not permitted at Murfin Fields, but free parking is available at Windsor Park, and Hayes Intermediate and J.C. Sommer Elementary schools. Parking opens at 8 p.m. at Grove City High School and the Grove City Church of the Nazarene. Blankets, lawn chairs and most other personal items are permitted. Due to parking restrictions/limitations and public safety, the following are prohibited: grills, alcohol, personal fireworks including sparklers, skates, skateboards, flatbed trailers, recreational vehicles, tents and canopies, and pets other than service dogs.
Hoover Road will close to northbound and southbound traffic from White Road to Orders Road beginning at approximately 9:15 p.m.
All traffic exiting the north high school exit will be directed north on Hoover Road. All traffic exiting the south high school exit will be directed straight across onto Gershwin Avenue. All traffic exiting The Nazarene Church will be directed south on Hoover Road. Eastbound Orders Road traffic must turn right heading south.
Grove City police officers will be directing traffic. Cones will be set up to divide lanes.
Participants are encouraged to use their personal GPS after exiting the parking areas as you may not be able to take a familiar route home.
The city of Grove City permits the use of novelty fireworks, such as sparklers, party-poppers, snaps, smoke devices or glow worms. Setting off aerial fireworks including shells and rockets without an exhibitor’s license continues to be illegal in the city and poses a significant health and safety risk.
For additional information, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation office at 614-277-3050.
Weather-related cancellation information is available at the Grove City Parks and Recreation Facebook and Instagram pages or the Grove City Facebook and Twitter pages or call the weather hotline at 614-277-3060 the day of the event.