4th of July Fireworks and Festivities: In and Around Columbus


The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Check out the fireworks, parades, and fun events happening around Columbus!

Fourth of July Activities in Columbus

As always, the information provided here could change. Be sure to use the links and check directly with each community.


Date: June 23-24, 2023


Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Details: Powell Festival 2023 is the annual, signature event for the City of Powell, Ohio!
This family-friendly, free event offers two days of live music, children’s activities, local shopping, food trucks, and a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA).

There’s a little something for everyone, so come and enjoy!

Powell Website


Date: Monday, July 3, 2023

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Details: The pinnacle of Summer 2023 in Gahanna will be the Independence Day Celebration, which will be on July 3 at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course. Starting at 5:30 p.m. with food and live music. The event will culminate with the fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Parade will be Monday, July 4, beginning at 12:00 pm.


Date: July 1, 2023, and July 4, 2023

Time: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on July 1 and Parade is at 9:00 a.m. on July 4

Details: Hilliard is having a Freedom Fest on July 1 and Parade on July 4.

Freedom Fest: Hilliard’s popular patriotic celebration! Complete with live music, food trucks, a Kids’ Zone, and fireworks.

Join the Hilliard community for the annual parade at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 4.

Hilliard Website

Indian Lake (A bit of a drive but worth it.)

Date: July 1, 2023

Time: 10:00-10:45 p.m.

Details: Tune in your radio to listen to the 32 minute choreographed soundtrack.

Light Up the Lake Website

Downtown Columbus: Red, White & BOOM!

Date: July 3, 2023

Time: Red, White & BOOM! is an experience and a tradition for over 400,000 visitors who come together each Independence Day to celebrate our country, our community and honor our military and veterans. BOOM! is a safe and FREE event which features a parade, street festival, and two stages of live music entertainment.

Details: BOOM! is the largest single-day event in Columbus and could not be possible without all the volunteers, vendors, and sponsors who have invested in the event.

Red, White & BOOM! Website


Date: July 3 and 4, 2023

Time: 10:00 p.m. on July 3 and 10:00 a.m. on July 4

Details: Enjoy the view of fireworks from your homes and join us for the parade through Olde Pickerington Village. Launch site – Pickerington High School Central

Parade on July 4 at 10:00 a.m.

Pickerington Website

Westerville 4th of July 

Date: July 4, 2023

Time: The parade steps off at 10:30

Details: The Rotary Club of Westerville Independence Day Parade will step off on State Street at a new time this year: 10:30 a.m.

Beginning at 4:00 p.m.; food trucks, bands, and fun will begin!

The Westerville Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., is the best site for viewing the show!

Website: Westerville 4th of July Schedule 


Date: July 4, 2023

Time: Begins with a fishing Derby at 8:00 a.m., parade at 11:00 a.m.

Details: Independence Day will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. The City of Dublin plans to host a parade in Downtown Dublin, a fireworks display as well as a concert on Coffman High School grounds. Ann Wilson, lead singer of the bands Heart & Tripsitter

Dublin Website

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New Albany

Date: July 4, 2022

Time: 5k race at 8:00 a.m. Parade at 11:00 a.m.- the parade will start at 11:00 am at the New Albany Primary School and end at the Church of the Resurrection.

Details: This free family-friendly festival features live entertainment, bounce houses, face painters, balloon twisters, and caricature artists. Stop by the Dueling Axes mobile trailer to show off your skills and compete with your friends. Food and beverages available for purchase from food trucks. At approximately 9:45pm, the City of New Albany presents fireworks.

New Albany Website

Upper Arlington

Date: July 4, 2023

Parade: Beginning at 9 am! Party in the park begins at 5:30 p.m. with 10:00 p.m. fireworks! Conspiracy Band!

Upper Arlington Website 


Date : July 4, 2023

The Worthington community will once again celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks on the Fourth of July, with the Rotary Family Picnic returning! Different location this year due to construction at the high school!

Also see Worthington Hills website for parade, 5k run, and much more!

Worthington Website


Date: July 4, 2023

Details: Celebrations will include the John Barr 5k, parade, evening celebrations, and fireworks.

Time: Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.

Bexley Website

Plain City

Date: July 4, 2022

Time: Parade Lineup 9 am—Parade begins in Park 10 am Food, DJ Bounce Houses & Games 11-9 pm

Live Music 8-9:45 pm Fireworks 9:45 pm

Plain City Website

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July! Please remember to check back often (and click on the links to confirm) as websites and events are updated for 2023 and changes may be made. If you still prefer to have a 4th of July at home we have ideas for you too!


    • Thanks for letting us know. It was still listed on their website but someone else commented on Facebook so it seems like Delaware hasn’t updated their website. We have removed Delaware from our post.

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