The annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks display is held annually on July 3rd, on the campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.
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 Amphitheatre. Of course, the crowd-favorite fireworks display begins at dusk to the accompaniment of patriotic favorites performed by the symphony.
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.
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. Sticks and Stones
8:00 p.m. Heisey Wind Ensemble
Dusk: Fireworks display
This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free.
Vendors of food and other family-friendly services or products that are
interested taking part in the Independence Day concert and fireworks can apply
online now through May 4.
Click here for the application form and vendor
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 (inside and outside) is reserved for COTC and Ohio State Alumni and their guests. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to use outside. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Tickets for COTC and Ohio State Alumni and their guests
$7 admission per person through May 31
$10 admission per person beginning June 1
The last day to purchase tickets is Monday, June 22
No rain date or ticket refund. To purchase tickets: please check back closer to the date to purchase tickets.
Reserved parking is limited to the first 100 alumni who purchase tickets
For more information contact 740.364.9514 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.