The Ohio State University at Newark

July 3rd Concert & Fireworks

The annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks display held on July 3, 2020, on the campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College has been cancelled.

After careful deliberation and with a deep sense of responsibility for the well-being of our community, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark announce that the 2020 Independence Day concert and fireworks event at the shared Newark campus has been cancelled. The annual family-friendly event, jointly sponsored by COTC, Ohio State Newark and the Gilbert Reese Family Foundation, has been a long-standing free gift to the community. The annual COTC and Ohio State Newark alumni celebrations held in conjunction with the event have also been cancelled.


Event cancelled

The Annual Independence Day Alumni Celebration held simultaneously with the public fireworks event is reserved for COTC and Ohio State Alumni and their guests. The event has been cancelled for 2020.


We appreciate everyone who has supported this event in the past.

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