July 4th Beach Party at Alum Creek State Park Campground @ Alum Creek State Park
Jul 1 – Jul 4 all-day

July 1-4  Join the Alum Creek Volunteers and staff for a weekend of fun for the whole family.  There will be a variety of fun and games for all.

Info:  740-548-4631 / parks.ohiodnr.gov

New Vocations Charity Horse Show @ Delaware County Fairgrounds
Jul 1 – Jul 3 all-day

Info:  740-362-3851 / 1-800-335-3247/ delawarecountyfair.com

Main Street Delaware First Friday @ Historic Downtown Delaware
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Street Delaware First Friday – 6-9pm “Chalk It Up!”

Sidewalk chalk art competiton! Sidewalk blocks are $10 each and proceeds go to Main Street Delaware beautification, education and family-friendly events.

First Friday is a regular event usually with a theme, special activities & downtown storeowners remaining open til 9pm.

Info: 740-362-6050 / mainstreetdelaware.com

Evening Program at Perkins Observatory @ Perkins Observatory
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Perkins Observatory

Program content varies based on sky conditions, but may include a planetarium-style show, Observatory tours, and star gazing with the 32-inch Schottland Telescope.

Tickets: 740-363-1257


Big Walnut Independence Day Weekend Celebrations @ Sunbury Village Square and Big Walnut High School
Jul 2 – Jul 19 all-day

July 2:  Parade at 10am; Antique, Arts and Crafts Market at 7am to 3pm; Hot Dog Eating Contest TBD

July 3: Sunbury Ministerial Association’s “Old Fashioned Community Picnic at the Square”.  Bring a picnic basket and a blanket for a fun family evening of concessions, activities, games and live music!  6-8pm

July 4:  Freedom 5K Walk/Run at 9am; 17th Annual Corey Lehman Memorial Volley Ball Tournament at BWHS, TBD; Fireworks at 10pm (at BWHS)

Info: 740-965-2860 / sunburybigwalnutchamber.com