Jul 04


Fourth of July in Hilliard

9:00 am - 10:00 pm Roger Reynolds Municipal Park

The City of Hilliard is excited to announce Freedom Fest, the City’s annual 4th of July celebration with a new name, bigger entertainment and plenty of fun for everyone!

The lineup of Freedom Fest activities will include the annual parade through Old Hilliard followed by a day of patriotic fun at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park. The fun will include live music from local and nationally known artists, a large kid zone featuring SuperGames, 20 food trucks and one of the biggest and best firework shows in central Ohio.

4th of July Parade
Fourth of July in Hilliard kicks off with the annual parade hosted by the Franklin County Agriculture Society. This year the parade will begin at 9 a.m., an hour earlier than prior years.

The Route:
Franklin County Fairgrounds; Main Street; Norwich Street; west on Cemetery Road to the roundabout; south on Main Street; and end at the United Methodist Church.
*Please note that there will be street closures in the area of the parade and parking will be limited.

Theme: Freedom To The Moon and Back
Grand Marshal: Jim Rice

For more information regarding the parade: http://hilliardindependencedayparade.org/

Freedom Fest
The City of Hilliard’s Freedom Fest celebration will continue at Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park starting at noon and going until the always-amazing fireworks finale.

One of the most exciting changes to this year’s event is the addition of nationally known performers, Rodney Atkins  https://www.rodneyatkins.com/home and Simba Jordan https://www.simbajordan.com/

Event Schedule:

  • Pool activities Noon – 6 p.m.
  • Live music by student rock bands from Hilliard Bradley High School, Hilliard Darby High School, and Hilliard Davidson High School – 2:45-5 p.m. (Main Stage)
  • Live music by Hilliard alumni band Threat Level Midnight – 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. (Main Stage)
  • 20 food trucks – 3-11 p.m.
  • Kid Zone featuring SuperGames – 5-9 p.m.
  • Parade awards – 6:00-6:15 p.m. (Main Stage)
  • Live music by Simba Jordan – 6:15-7:30 p.m. (Main Stage)
  • Live music by one of country music’s biggest stars –national recording artist – Rodney Adkins – 8:15-9:45 p.m. (Main Stage)
  • Fireworks – 9:50 p.m.