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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio: 4th of July Weekend 2022!

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend in Columbus? Try out one of these family-friendly Columbus and Ohiobased events and activities!

This weekend’s list includes local fireworks and 4th of July celebrations all weekend and Monday! Happy Independence Day!

1. Ocean Craft: Sharks At Miller Park Library

Visit Miller Park Library on Friday July 1st starting at 10am for a fun ocean themed craft featuring sharks! No registration required.

2. Red, White & BOOM! In Downtown Columbus

This is the 40th presentation of Red, White & Boom in Downtown Columbus! The celebration starts on Friday July 1st at 11am with concessions,  entertainment, street festival and parade! The evening will conclude with the grand fireworks display at 10pm. See link for complete list of times and events.

3. 2022 Granville Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration

4 days jam packed with festivities starting on Friday July 1st and going through Monday July 4th in Downtown Granville! There will be live music, concessions, games, a parade, fireworks and much more! See link for complete list of times and details for this patriotic event!

4. Field Day Fun At Worthington Library 

Friday July 1st at 3:30pm visit the Northwest Worthington Library for a fun afternoon of hula hooping, relay races, water games, ice pops and more! This event is recommended for ages 6-11, no registration is required.

5. 2022 Gahanna Independence Day Celebration

Friday July 1st the kick off of the holiday weekend will start in Gahanna with food and live music at 5:30pm and fireworks at 10pm. The party continues Saturday July 2nd with the Red, White and Blue Block Party. Monday July 4th  the city of Gahanna will have their annual parade. See the link for details on time and location.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Gahanna

6. Fourth Of July Celebration In Worthington Hills 

Visit Worthington Hills Friday through Monday for all kinds of celebrations for the 4th of July. Friday July 1st there will be Stars & Stripes Softball Games, Saturday July 2nd kicks off the Firecracker Trot 5K. Sunday July 3rd the Fun Fest complete with games, carnival games & raffles will all be happening at Worthington Hills Elementary. Monday July 4th at noon there will be a 4th of July parade. See link for times and pricing of festivities.

7. Famous Fortress Fireworks In Obetz

Friday July 1st starting at 6pm enjoy this family friendly event of live entertainment, food trucks and inflatables at Fortress Obetz! The evening concludes with fireworks at 9:50pm.

8. Freedom Fest At Municipal Park In Hilliard

Saturday July 2nd enjoy a day long event celebrating freedom! This event is held at Municipal Park in Hilliard and is filled with fun for the whole family! Live music, Kids Zone, food trucks and fireworks at dusk! See link for complete list of times and details.

9. Fredericktown 4th Of July

Saturday July 2nd starting at 10am celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Fredericktown. There will be live music, karaoke, the splash pad will be on, a tractor show, vendors and great food! 

10. Independence Day Weekend at Ohio Village

Celebrate Independence Day 1890’s style! There will be activities throughout Ohio Village including a patriotic procession, local elections, traveling performers, old fashioned games, a performance by Columbus Symphony and more! Hours are 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

11. StoryWalk Saturdays At Fancyburg Park

Saturday July 2nd at 10:30am visit Fancyburg Park for a leisurely morning with StoryWalk Saturdays. Join a librarian and other families as you enjoy a story, the park, playground and books!

12. Buckeye Lake Independence Day Boat Parade

Saturday July 2nd at 11am celebrate Independence Day with a boat parade at Buckeye Lake! Decorate your own boat to show or watch from afar. This event is sure to float your boat!

13. Patriotic Pops At The Columbus Commons

Saturday July 2nd at 8pm visit the Columbus Commons for a great evening with the Columbus Symphony as they present Patriotic Pops! The concert will begin with a fly over of the Cincinnati Warbirds and end with a fireworks display, all while enjoying great music! See link for complete list of details and pricing.

14. Grove City Independence Day Fireworks

Saturday July 2nd at 9:45pm visit Murfin Field in Grove City. This annual firework display never disappoints! See link for complete list of details regarding events leading up to the fireworks display and details on parking.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Grove City

15. Community Day At Franklin Park Conservatory

Sunday July 3rd starting at 10am visit Franklin Park Conservatory for a fun free day enjoying the conservatory. This day there will also be a live performance by TransitArts youth group at 1pm on Wolfe Terrace.

16. Red, White And Bikes At Lane Road Library

Sunday July 3rd starting at 2:30pm visit Lane Road library outside for an afternoon of decorating your bike for all of the July 4th events to come!

17. Johnstown Fireworks At Chambers Stadium

Sunday July 3rd starting at 6pm visit Chambers Stadium in Johnstown for live entertainment, food trucks and fireworks at dusk!

18. DIVE-IN MOVIE: Sing 2 At North Orange Pool

Sunday July 3rd at 9:30pm visit the North Orange Pool for a presentation of Sing 2 all while enjoying the movie from your pool chair or the water!

19. City Of Dublin Independence Day Celebration 

Monday July 4th starting at 8am enjoy a day long event of celebrating independence in the city of Dublin! Fishing derby, parade, live music and of course fireworks are all happening at this patriotic event! See link for complete list of times and details!

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Dublin

20. Independence Day 5K In New Albany

Monday July 4th starting at 8am visit Market Square in New Albany for a race the whole family can enjoy! There will be everything from a toddler crawl to a full 5K! See link for list of details, times and pricing for this event.

21. 2022 Hilliard Independence Day Parade

Monday July 4th at 9am visit the city of Hilliard for the annual Independence Day parade! The parade will start at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

22. Plain City 4th Of July!

Monday July 4th starting at 9am visit Plain City for a fun day visiting the farmers market,a parade, festivities in Pastime Park and a grand finale of fireworks at 9:45pm. See link for complete list of times and details surrounding this patriotic event!

23. UACA Fourth Of July Celebrations

Monday July 4th at 9am visit Upper Arlington for their annual 4th of July parade! Enjoy the parade on Northwest Boulevard, followed by food trucks and live entertainment in Northam park. The day concludes with fireworks at 10pm. See link for complete list of times and details. 

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Upper Arlington

24. 4th Of July Celebrations In Bexley

Celebrate the 4th of July in Bexley! The day starts with a 5k at 8am, followed by a parade at 9:30am and an evening of celebration with fireworks starting at 6pm. See link for complete details of this festive event.

25. Bison, Our National Mammal At Battelle Darby Creek

Monday July 4th at 10am visit Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park for a 2-mile hike with a naturalist to see the bison and learn about our nation’s mammal.

26. Independence Day At Ye Olde Mill In Utica

Monday July 4th at 10am celebrate America’s independence by visiting the Ye Olde Mill in Utica for a fishing derby, food trucks and a special cherry pie cookie sundae! 

27. Reynoldsburg July 4th Parade

Monday July 4th at 10am visit Reynoldsburg for their annual 4th of July parade! The parade starts on Rosehill. 

28. Pickerington 4th of July Celebration

The Pickerington July 4th Celebration includes a parade at 10:00 AM and fireworks at 10:00 PM at Pickerington High School.

29. 4th Of July In Westerville

Visit the city of Westerville on Monday July 4th for a full day of celebrating the 4th of July! The fun starts with a parade at 10:30am and ends with fireworks at 10pm. See link for complete list of times and details for this patriotic event!

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Westerville

30. Drop-By Creeking At Battelle Darby Creek

Monday July 4th starting at 11am stop by the streamside classroom at Battelle Darby Creek for some creaking! Be sure to wear proper shoes for the water and clothes that can get messy!

31. Groveport 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

Enjoy a parade and all day activities including music and food trucks beginning at 11:00 AM. Fireworks begin at dusk.

32. Doo Dah Music Fest & Parade In The Short North 

Monday July 4th at 11am visit the Short North and Goodale Park for a parade celebrating “Liberty & Lunacy” with the annual Doo Dah Parade! This isn’t your traditional 4th of July parade.

33. Worthington Family Picnic And Fireworks

Monday July 4th at 4pm visit the city of Worthington for the Worthington Family Picnic & Fireworks on the lawn of Thomas Worthington High School. Be sure to bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs to wait for the firework display scheduled for 10pm.

Related: 5 Super Fun Playgrounds in Worthington

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*Please be aware,  information is gathered from multiple community sources.  Times, dates and locations are subject to change. There may be a fee to participate in a featured activity.  Please call ahead or check links to confirm activities. Inclusion of an event on this list is not considered an endorsement. Please use your best judgement when attending public events and consult your doctor if you have questions regarding the safety level of a public event. Read my disclaimer here. Enjoy what you do today!*