Life in Delaware County

Thirty Thousand Expected For Independence Day Fireworks

20 Jun , 2019  

The calendar is inching toward the end of June, and the Fourth of July holiday is beginning to come into view.

Speaking of Independence Day, this year Byers Auto Group, Meijer, and OhioHealth are again the main sponsors of the City of Delaware fireworks show. Each renewed their pledges – Byers as the Presenting Sponsor, Meijer as the Grand Finale Sponsor, and OhioHealth as the Community Spirit Sponsor – for the July 4 spectacle.

An estimated 30,000 people are expected downtown to view Delaware’s annual fireworks display that Thursday. The half-hour show will cap an Independence Day in Delaware that includes a parade and free outdoor concert.

Also supporting the show with donations this year are JEG’s Automotive, the Delaware Fraternal Order of Eagles, American Structurepoint, CT Consultants, Scioto Energy, PPG, and First Commonwealth Bank.

“I want to thank all of our wonderful local partners for their generous support and sponsorship, and for once again making this year’s fireworks display possible,” Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle said.

Prior to fireworks, the Central Ohio Symphony will perform its traditional outdoor concert on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus beginning at 7:30 PM. The day once again gets started with the annual parade, beginning at 3 pm. and sponsored by Citizens for the 4th. Parade and concert information is available in the Calendar at

As in past years, fireworks viewing will be available on the Ohio Wesleyan athletic fields and parking lots along Henry Street, between Wilmer Street and Olentangy Avenue.

The “City of Delaware Community Fund,” for fireworks remains active. Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the fund, care of the Delaware County Foundation, 737 Enterprise Dr., Suite A, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035.


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