Special to 1808Delaware

Another All-American day in Delaware is planned for Tuesday, July 4 as a parade, outdoor concert and fireworks will take place.

Byers Auto Group, Meijer and OhioHealth are the main fireworks sponsors. Each renewed pledges – Byers as the Presenting Sponsor, Meijer as the Grand Finale Sponsor, and OhioHealth as the Community Spirit Sponsor – for the July 4 spectacle.

Also supporting the show with donations this year were JEG’s Automotive, the Delaware Fraternal Order of Eagles, CT Consultants, Burgess & Niple, Holowicki McDonald’s and First Commonwealth Bank. An estimated 30,000 people annually pack the viewing grounds along Henry Street and the Ohio Wesleyan athletic fields.

“I am so thankful to our community partners who again have answered the call to help make this special day possible,” Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle said.

All the Independence Day celebration events are on Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks will launch from the traditional location at the City’s Cherry Street property at about 10 pm.

Prior to fireworks, the Central Ohio Symphony will perform its traditional outdoor concert on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus at 7:30 pm. Outdoor seating will be on the Phillips Glen lawn. More information can be found here.

The day’s activities get started with the annual parade, beginning at 11 am this year, a change from the past afternoon start. It once again is sponsored by Citizens for the 4th. The entry form can be found here. The route will be from the fairgrounds’ Liberty Street gate on Pennsylvania Avenue, to Sandusky Street, through the downtown to Wilmer Street to Henry Street.

The City sets a $25,000 fundraising goal each year for fireworks, while using City funds for public safety, sanitation and traffic control for all three events.

Source: City of Delaware; Photo: Creative Commons License

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