Family fun and fireworks at Grove City High School

Celebrate Independence Day with family fun and a community fireworks show in Grove City from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4 at Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Road. Parking lots open at 5:30 p.m.

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. The fireworks show starts at approximately 9:50 p.m. Seating is available in the stadium bleachers and in the areas outside the fenced-off blast zone.

“Our community truly appreciates those who made and continue to make sacrifices to protect our freedom and country,” said Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage. “This is our day to celebrate and give thanks in their honor.”

All carry-in items are subject to search by security. Blankets, lawn chairs and most other personal items are permitted. The following are prohibited: grills, alcohol, weapons, personal fireworks including sparklers, skates, bicycles, skateboards, pop-up tents and canopies, and pets other than service dogs. Tailgating with grills is prohibited, as are flatbed trailers and recreational vehicles. Coolers are not permitted in the stadium. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Parking is restricted to one side of the street in the following neighborhoods: Briarwood, Hoover Crossing, Marthas Wood and Clark Drive from 5:30 to 11:45 p.m. Free parking is available at Grove City High School, Grove City Church of the Nazarene and Windsor Park. Parking is also available at Murfin Fields for a fee, to support the Grove City Kids Association. For information regarding traffic flow, visit or call 614-277-3050.

For event-day weather-related updates, call 614-277-3060 or check Grove City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages @GroveCityOhio. In case of severe weather, the fireworks will be launched Friday, July 5. Other activities will not be rescheduled.

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