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What Should We Do This Weekend? Columbus, Ohio: Fourth of July Weekend

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

This week’s list is focused on Fourth of July events happening around Columbus and Central Ohio! Enjoy your holiday weekend! 

Please double check the link and/or call to make sure events are still happening! Lots of things are changing during this time and this information may change after it is published!

Multiple Dates:

Independence Day Family Value Week at Young’s Jersey Dairy

Purchase a Family Value wristband ($16 for ages 12 and up, $10 for 11 and under) and enjoy unlimited play at Young’s Jersey Dairy June 25-July 5, 2021.

Lights of Liberty Presented by Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights

Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with a drive through, mini digital light show synchronized to music all from the comfort of your car! This event runs June 25-July 2, 2021 from 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Tickets are available online. Cost is $10/vehicle.

July 2, 2021:

Independence Day Celebration in Reynoldsburg

Celebrate in Reynoldsburg with food trucks, music and fireworks on July 2! 

Grove City Independence Day Fireworks

Celebrate in Grove City with fireworks and simulcast music on Friday, July 2! 

Independence Day Fireworks in Pickerington

Celebrate in Pickerington with fireworks in Victory Park on Friday, July 2! 

July 3, 2021:

Hilliard Freedom Fest

Freedom Fest in Hilliard includes a parade, a party in Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park and fireworks on Saturday, July 3. 

Westerville 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate on Saturday, July 3 with concerts, food trucks, activities and fireworks! 

Sunbury Independence Day Celebration 

Celebrate in Sunbury on Saturday, July 3 with vendors, food trucks, a parade, kids zone, fireworks and more! 

Dublin Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration in Dublin takes place on July 3 and includes a parade, fishing derby, evening celebration and fireworks! 

2021 Independence Day Parade in Marysville

Celebrate in Marysville with a parade on July 3!

Reynoldsburg July 4th Parade

Reynoldsburg continues its celebration with a parade on July 3!

Independence Day at Ye Olde Mill

Celebrate at Velvet Ice Cream with a car show, live music and a firecracker sundae on July 3! 


Join us at Destination Outlets for this unique and exciting experience! Take a FREE ride in a MONSTER TRUCK! All you have to do is just download our free membership app. From the app you will be able to scan a QR redemption code on site for your free ticket to ride!

Rides will be taking place Sunday, July 4th and Monday, July 5th from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

July 4, 2021:

Bexley Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate in Bexley with a parade, community celebration and fireworks. Free tickets are required for the Evening Celebrations and Fireworks! Events take place on July 4.

Worthington Fireworks

Celebrate in Worthington with fireworks on Sunday, July 4!

Delaware Fourth of July

Celebrate in Delaware with a parade, concert and fireworks on July 4! 

City of Gahanna July 4th Celebration

Celebrate in Gahanna with live music and fireworks on July 3! Registration is required. The parade will take place on July 4! 

Upper Arlington Fourth of July

Celebrate in Upper Arlington with a parade party in the park, and fireworks on July 4! 

38th Annual Doo Dah Parade + Party

The Short North’s Doo Dah Parade Party includes live music in Goodale Park on July 4!

July 5, 2021:

Lancaster Ohio July 5th Festival

Celebrate in Lancaster with vendors, rides, music, food and fireworks on July 5th! 

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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!*