The Ohio State University at Newark


Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

Event Date: Sunday, July 3, 2022
Event Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Martha Grace Reese Amphitheatre

Sponsored by the J. Gilbert Reese Family Foundation, Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark.

The evening’s celebration begins with popular local musical groups in the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheatre. The crowd-favorite fireworks display begins at dusk. The public is encouraged to 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.

Entertainment Schedule:

6:30 p.m. Sticks & Stones
8 p.m. Heisey Wind Ensemble
10 p.m. Fireworks
10:30 p.m.: Sticks & Stones encore

For the safety of our guests, we ask that you follow these guidelines:

  • Reserving space on campus is prohibited until 10 a.m. on July 3. Any items, such as tents, chairs or stakes, on campus grounds prior to 10 a.m. July 3 will be confiscated.
  • The COTC and Ohio State Newark campus is 100% tobacco free. No tobacco use at any time, anywhere on campus.
  • Alcohol is not allowed on campus.
  • Political campaigning and posting political signs on campus is not allowed during this event.
  • Refrain from riding bicycles, skateboards, scooters and other similar devices on campus during the event.
  • Drones are prohibited.
  • Personal fireworks, including sparklers and smoke bombs, are prohibited.
  • Please leave pets at home.