The Ohio State University at Newark


July 3rd Concert & Fireworks

The annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks display is held on July 3, on the campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.
The event is free and open to all.

Approximately 25,000 Licking County children and families attend this fun, free, family friendly event annually. The evening’s celebration begins with popular local musical groups with all performances held at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheater. The crowd-favorite fireworks display begins at dusk to the accompaniment of patriotic, favorite, musical selections.

A number of local vendors will be serving food and beverages. The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnics and blankets for a fun-filled evening of music and entertainment. Free parking is available at the campus.

The annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks is funded by the Reese Family Foundation, The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

6:00 p.m. Concessions available
6:30 p.m. Music to be announced
8:00 p.m. Music to be announced
Dusk: Fireworks display

Free parking

Vendors

Please check back for the 2020 vendor application.


INDEPENDENCE DAY ALUMNI CELEBRATION

The Annual Independence Day Alumni Celebration held simultaneously with the public fireworks event takes place in the John Gilbert Reese Center and seating area around the building is reserved for COTC and Ohio State Alumni and their guests.

Please check back June 2020 to purchase tickets for COTC and Ohio State Alumni and their guests

Bring lawn chairs and blankets for special reserved seating to watch the fireworks.
Fireworks begin at dusk.
For more information contact 740.364.9514 or walsh.276@cotc.edu.

THANK YOU

We appreciate everyone coming out to support this event.

We are especially grateful to The Reese Family Foundation, COTC, and Ohio State Newark for making this one-of-a-kind community event possible.