Groveport plans two day Fourth of July celebration

By Rick Palsgrove
Groveport Editor
The city of Groveport’s Independence Day celebration will take place on two days this year on July 3 and July 4.

“The July Fourth event in Groveport is a quintessential hometown celebration,” said Groveport Mayor Lance Westcamp. “It is always fun to see the streets lined with people for the parade. I appreciate how our events bring the community together for family fun and to celebrate the freedoms we have in this country.”

There will be live music performances on the main stage along Wirt Road on July 3 by Mama Drama at 5 p.m., Devin Henry at 6:30 p.m., and Crush Bon Jovi Experience at 8 p.m. Also on July 3, there will be more than 10 food trucks and family activities along Wirt Road.

Fireworks, accompanied by music on radio frequency 88.3, will launch from Palm Pond in Heritage Park at dusk on July 3.

“While the core activities remain the same, we are excited to feature our headliner, Crush Bon Jovi Experience,” Groveport Community Affairs Executive Assistant Kristiauna Trelay. “They will be performing on the main stage from 8-9:30 p.m., setting the stage for the grand finale of the Fourth of July fireworks. We can’t wait to see the community come together for this expanded celebration. See you there!”

On July 4, the kids parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Middle School Central, 751 Main St., goes west on Main Street and south on Oak Street to Crooked Alley KidSpace, 630 Wirt Road. Kids can decorate their bicycles, scooters, or wagons in red, white, and blue.

The Main Street Fourth of July Parade begins at 11 a.m. on July 4 at Richardson Road and goes west on Main Street, then north on Hendron Road, and ending at Glendening Elementary.

“We’re delighted to announce that Larry and Jan Dowler have been selected as this year’s grand marshals for the Fourth of July Parade,” said  Trelay. “Their longstanding dedication and invaluable contributions to the city of Groveport make them an excellent choice for this prestigious honor.”

Per city ordinance, people are prohibited from bringing animals to city sponsored event and festival areas. The law does not apply to guide or service dogs, police dogs, animal exhibits at the events, or pets on residential properties within the event area.

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