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Fourth of July Festivities


Several communities hold festivals and fireworks in the days leading up to the 4th of July. Here’s a list of the festivities at or within a short drive of Buckeye Lake:



  • Granville, Wildwood Park – 10pm


  • Buckeye Lake – Fairfield Beach – 10p
  • Red, White & Boom – Riverfront, Columbus – 10p
  • Newark – OSU Newark approximately 10p
  • Pickerington – Pickerington High School Central – 10p


  • Lancaster-Fairfield County Fairgrounds – 10p


Granville Independence Day Celebration:
July 1: Streetfair opens, live music, concessions, rides, and more
July 2: Party at Wildwood Park with Conspiracy from 8-10 pm, followed by fireworks at 10 pm.
July 3: Streetfair, Granville’s Got Talent, Food concessions, rides, activities
July 4: Firecracker 5 race, Decorated Bike contest, Mile-long Parade, Streetfair, Games for All, Decorated Pet contest, music, rides, concessions.

Heath Star Spangled Celebration
Sunday, July 2, 2023: 5:00 PM 10:30 PM. Free family-friendly celebration at Geller Park for Independence Day. Live entertainment, food, and activities for kids of all ages.

Red White & Boom Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2023
All day along the riverfront ending with the most recognized firework display in the Midwest. This annual festival features music, entertainment, children’s activities, and food on the Scioto Mile, Nationwide Blvd., Long Street, and North Bank Park beginning at 10 am.

Newark Independence Day Concert and Fireworks
July 3, 2023 at 6 pm – OSU Newark.
Bring lawn chairs, picnics and blankets for a fun-filled evening of music and entertainment. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free. A number of local vendors will be serving food and beverages.

The crowd-favorite fireworks display begins at dusk to the accompaniment of patriotic favorites performed live.

Buckeye Lake Area Star Spangled Tradition (BLASST)
July 3, 2023
The fireworks show will be launched from Fairfield Beach at about 10pm.

July 4, 2023
The annual 4th of July Boat Parade on Buckeye Lake – Residents and visitors alike celebrate Independence Day each year with a fun, patriotic boat parade starting at approximately 11am! Decorated boats depart from Liebs Island and make their way along the North shore, through Cranberry Bay, past Harbor Hills and end at Papa Boo’s. Prizes are awarded based on a different theme each year. Come out and enjoy the red, white, and blue parade and spend a day on the water.

Pickerington July 4th Celebration
July 3, 2023 at 10:00pm
Fireworks – Pickerington High School Central

July 4, 2023 at 10:00am

Lancaster-Fairfield County
Fairfield County fairgrounds on July 4
Day-long event with a parade, craft show, music and fireworks at 10pm