The city of Grove City to host Independence Day events

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The city of Grove City is set to celebrate Independence Day, Saturday, July 2 with a car show and concert in the Town Center, followed by a grand fireworks show at dusk, launched from Murfin Memorial Fields.

Celebrate Independence Day with family and friends at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 2 in Town Center Park, 3359 Park St., with patriotic entertainment featuring the Central Ohio Brass Band. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and mingle with friends for a festive afternoon before the fireworks. The Heart of Grove City is hosting a car show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., east of Town Center Park.

At 9:45 p.m., the annual community fireworks display is launched from Murfin Fields, with simulcast music on Qfm96, WLVQ-96.3 radio.

For the safety of all, parking and spectators are not permitted at Murfin Fields, but free parking is available at Grove City High School, Grove City Church of the Nazarene, Windsor Park, and Hayes Intermediate and J.C. Sommer Elementary schools. Blankets, lawn chairs and most other personal items are permitted. Due to parking restrictions/limitations, 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.

“We look forward to celebrating our nation’s freedom with family, friends and community,” said Mayor Richard “Ike” Stage. “A spectacular fireworks show is planned to celebrate and honor the sacrifices and resulting achievements of our country’s forefathers and military brothers and sisters.”

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 (Grove City Codified Ordinance, Chapter 1519) and poses a significant health and safety risk.

For information regarding traffic flow, visit GroveCityOhio.gov or call 614-277-3050. For weather-related updates, call 614-277-3060 or check Grove City’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages @GroveCityOhio and @GroveCityParks. Rain date is Sunday, July 3.

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