July 3rd Concert and Fireworks

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July 3rd Concert and Fireworks

The annual family-friendly event — jointly sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College, The Ohio State University at Newark and the J. Gilbert Reese Family Foundation — has been a long-standing free gift to the community and returns for your enjoyment on July 3, 2022.

The evening’s celebration begins with popular local musical groups with all performances held at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheatre. The crowd-favorite fireworks display begins at dusk to the accompaniment of patriotic favorites performed by the symphony.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free.​​ 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 private alumni celebration has been discontinued. 

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

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Patriotic man holding eagle stuffed animal

Veterans Display at COTC

Group gathered for 3rd of July celebration

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Picture of family at 3rd of July Celebration

Picture of pink firework

Woman sitting with Abraham Lincoln statue

Picture of the band

Picture of crowd at 3rd of July celebration

A bunch of fireworks going off over COTC

A band playing at the celebration