July 3rd Concert & Fireworks Scheduled 

The annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks display will be held on Thursday, 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 10,000 Licking County children and families attend this fun, free, family friendly event annually. The evening’s celebration begins with popular local singing group Sticks & Stones followed by the Heisey Wind Ensemble 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.

All performances will be held at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheatre. A number of local vendors will be serving food and beverages you may apply to be a vendor here  on the campus grounds during the event. 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 partially funded by the Reese Family Foundation.


For more information contact Andy Ellinger: 740-364-9530 or tellinger@cotc.edu

The Newark Campus

1179 University Drive
Newark, OH 43055

The Coshocton Campus

200 North Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812

The Knox Campus

236 S. Main St
Mount Vernon Ohio 43050

The Pataskala Campus

8660 East Broad Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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