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Fourth of July Celebrations and Fireworks Displays near Columbus, Ohio (2023)

Celebrate Independence Day in Central Ohio with one of these parades, firework displays or community celebrations! There are so many 4th of July celebrations near Columbus!

This year, the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday so you can find community celebrations happening that day and during the proceeding weekend! Columbus’ main Independence Day event is Red, White and Boom, the largest firework display in Central Ohio. It takes place on Monday, July 3, 2023!

This post was updated on June 26, 2023.

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Fourth of July Celebrations in Columbus and Central Ohio:

These 4th of July Celebrations, Fireworks Displays and Independence Day Parades are listed in alphabetical order by Central Ohio city. Click on the link for exact times and details and for any updates due to weather.

Red White and Boom

  • Date: July 3, 2023

This day long event begins at 11:00 AM with the BOOM! Street Festival featuring vendors, food, activities and more! The parade takes place at 5:30 PM beginning at the Main Street Bridge in downtown Columbus. The fireworks begin at 10:00 PM, fired from Genoa Park.


  • Date: July 4, 2023

Begin the 4th of July in Bexley with the John Barr 5K Run, a parade at 9:30 AM, Evening Celebrations featuring live music on the front lawn of Capital University and fireworks at 10:00 PM.


  • Date: July 4, 2023

July 4th in Clintonville includes a community breakfast, patriotic pet parade, bike decorating contest and parade, baseball and softball games, a youth fishing derby, a community festival in Whetstone park and a car show. The day begins at 8:00 AM!


  • Date: July 4, 2023

Independence Day in Delaware includes a parade, concert and fireworks! The parade begins at 11:00 AM on July 4th and gains at the fairgrounds. An outdoor concert takes place at OWU at 7:30 PM and the fireworks begin at 10:00 PM.


  • Dates: July 3 & 4, 2023

The City of Gahanna holds its Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 3 from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM at Gahanna Municipal Golf Course. The event includes food vendors, music and fireworks at 10:00 PM.

The 4th of July Parade takes place on Tuesday at 10:30 AM beginning on Granville St.


  • Dates: July 1-4, 2023

The Granville Kiwanis July 4th Celebrations take place July 1-4 and include several contests and events! Daily you can enjoy midway concessions and rides!

Party in the Park takes place on July 2nd at Wildwood Park from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and includes live music and food vendors. Fireworks take place on July 2nd at 10:00 PM.

The parade takes place on Tuesday, July 4th at 10:45 AM. See link for entire schedule of events!

Grove City

  • Date: July 4, 2023

The Grove City fireworks display will begin at 9:45 PM on July 4th. The fireworks are launched from Murfin Fields. Parking opens at 8:00 PM.


  • Date: July 1, 2023

Freedom Fest in Hilliard takes place on Saturday, July 1 in Municipal Park. It includes live music, food trucks, swimming, a Kid Zone and a fireworks. Food Trucks begin at 3:00 PM. The Kid Zone takes place from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and requires the purchase of a wristband.

All other activities take place between 5:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Fireworks will be set off at approximately 9:45 PM.

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  • Date: July 4, 2023

The Lancaster-Fairfield County 4th of July celebration begins with a parade at 10:00 AM, leaving from the fairgrounds. Afterwards you can enter the fairgrounds for a craft show, live music and fireworks beginning at 10:00 PM. There is a cost to enter the fairgrounds.

Lewis Center 

  • Date: July 4, 2023

The Orange Township Parade begins in front of Olentangy Orange Middle School at 10:00 AM on July 4th.


  • Date: July 3, 2023

Famous Fortress Fireworks takes place on Monday, July 3 at Fortress Obetz. Gates open at 6:00 PM for this free event. Actives include food trucks, inflatables, yard games, live music, and fireworks!


  • Dates: July 3 & 4, 2023

The Independence Day Celebration in Reynoldsburg takes place on July 3 and July 4! On the 3rd, enjoy a celebration including entertainment, food vendors, a fun zone for kids and the fireworks. Gates open at 6:00 PM and fireworks begin at 9:45 PM. The Fourth of July Parade begins on the 4th at 10:00 AM at the corner of Rosehill Rd. snd Main St.

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  • Date: July 4, 2023

Sunbury’s Independence Day Celebration takes place on July 4th on the Town Square. A parade begins at 10:00 AM and fireworks will be set off at dusk from Big Walnut Middle School. Before the fireworks there will be live music, food and fun activities at the school.

Upper Arlington 

  • Date: July 4, 2023

4th of July celebrations in Upper Arlington begin with a community parade at 9:00 AM, the Party in the Park at Northam Park at 5:00 PM and fireworks at 10:00 PM.


  • Date: July 4, 2023

A day of fun is planned for the 4th of July in Westerville! The morning includes a 5K Walk/Run and the parade begins at 10:30 AM on State Street.

Later, enjoy a free concert, Fun Zone and Food Truck Festival at the Westerville Sports Complex. Music begins at 4:00 PM. Food trucks begin service at 5:00 PM. Stay for the fireworks which begin at 10:00 PM.


  • Date: July 4, 2023

The Worthington Independence Day Celebration takes place on July 4th with a Rotary Family Picnic at 5:00 PM that includes food trucks, music, Supergames and more! The Fireworks begin at 10:00 PM and you can find seating in the stadium and grassy areas at Thomas Worthington High School.

I wish you all a happy and safe Independence Day!

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Sunday 30th of June 2019

We can't go because it's during naptime, but I'd highly recommend the Doodah parade at 1pm on the 4th in the Short North too.