Independence Day festivals

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

• 6-7:30 p.m. -- Music in the Meadow performs.

• 6-9:30 p.m. -- Cookout held by the Boy Scouts.

• 6-9 p.m. -- Bexley Historical Society ice cream sale.

• 6-9:30 p.m. -- Activities including face painting, balloons, games and merchandise, restaurant and artisan displays.

• 7:30-8:25 p.m. -- Urban Transit performs.

• 8:25-9:30 p.m. -- Big Rockin' Blues Band performs.

• 9:30-9:45 p.m. -- Saints Drumline show and march to fireworks launch site.

• 9:45-10:15 p.m. -- Fireworks at the university soccer fields at the corner of Astor and College avenues.

• 10:15-11 p.m. -- Big Rockin' Blues Band performs.

Gahanna's Freedom Festival

Groveport

1-9 p.m.: Children's activities at Groveport Elementary

Hilliard

2 p.m.: Hilliard Community Band performs at The Municipal Park

7 p.m.: Parade Awards, Municipal Park Amphitheatre

7:30 p.m.: "The Ravens" perform at Municipal Park Amphitheatre

Lancaster

10 a.m.: Parade begins from Fairfield County Fairgrounds traveling down Columbus Street, followed by Family Activities at Fairgrounds

8:30 p.m.: U.S. Marine Corp Band performs at the Fairgrounds’ Grandstand

10 p.m.: Fireworks from Fairfield County Fairgrounds

New Albany

7 p.m.: Festival and Carnival at New Albany High School Commons

Ostrander

11 a.m. - 9 p.m.: Food and Family Activities at Buckeye Valley West Elementary School

Pickerington

7:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremony at Victory Park

8:20 p.m.: Larry Lee and Back in the Day perform at Victory Park

Plain City

All events take place at Pastime Park

4:30 p.m.: Little Miss and Little Mister Plain City Contest

4-8 p.m.: Family Activities and Vendors

6-7 p.m.: Slamma Jamma performs

7:15-9:15 p.m.: Kristy Gill performs

July 5

Delaware's Community Day and Bicentennial celebration

7:30-9:30 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast at St. Mary Church on Williams Street

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Delaware Main Street Farmers Market on Sandusky Street

10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Children's activities at the corner of Williams and Sandusky Street

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Bicentennial Stage Events at National City Bank parking lot

1 p.m.: Parade begins from Fairgrounds and travels through downtown Delaware

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July 4 events