Columbus July 4th Fireworks Finder!

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Columbus celebrates the birth of our nation with festivals, parades, and especially fireworks! Check the list below for Fourth of July fireworks and beyond! If you love the booms and bangs, the bright lights in the night sky, and can’t wait to oooh and ahhh with the rest of the crowd, this list of area fireworks events is just your thing.

Happy Independence Day, and enjoy the fireworks all month long!

2022 July Fireworks Finder

Bexley Fireworks

Capital University
E Main St & College Avenue,
Bexley, Ohio 43209
July 4, at 10:00 PM

Columbus Fireworks

Columbus Symphony Patriotic Pops
160 S. High Street
Columbus 43215
July 2, 8:00 PM
Tickets required for the concert.
Red, White, and Boom
East bank of Genoa Park
Columbus 43215
July 1, 10:00 PM
Fireworks are free; some events may require $.
Ballpark Boom
330 Huntington Park Lane
Columbus Ohio
July 1, starting at 5:30 PM
Don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance!

Delaware Fireworks

City of Delaware’s annual Independence Day Celebration
Henry Street, Sandusky Street and the OWU athletic practice fields
Delaware 43015
July 4, 10:00 PM

Dublin Fireworks

Dublin Coffman High School
6780 Coffman Road
Dublin 43017
July 4, 9:50 PM

Gahanna Fireworks

Gahanna Independence Day Celebration
Gahanna Municipal Golf Course
220 Olde Ridenour Road
Gahanna 43230
July 1, 10:00 PM

Grove City Fireworks

Grove City Independence Day Fireworks
Murfin Fields
4570 Haughn Road
Grove City 43123
July 2, 9:45 PM
Please bring a chair.

Groveport Fireworks

Groveport 4th of July Celebration
Wirt Road
Groveport 43125
July 4, at Dusk

Hilliard Fireworks

Hilliard Freedom Fest
Roger Reynolds Municipal Park
3800 Veterans Memorial Way
Hilliard 43026
July 2, 10:00 PM

New Albany Fireworks

New Albany Middle School
6600 E Dublin-Granville Road
New Albany 43054
July 4, 9:45 PM
Food and beverages available for purchase from food trucks.

Pickerington Fireworks

Pickerington July 4th Celebration
Launch site – Pickerington High School Central
Pickerington 43147
July 4, 10:00 PM

Powell Fireworks

Powell Festival
Village Green Park
47 Hall Street
Powell 43065
June 25, at 11:00pm

Reynoldsburg Fireworks

Civic Park
1600 Daugherty Drive
Reynoldsburg 43068
July 1, 10:00 PM

Upper Arlington Fireworks

Northam Park
2070 Northam Road
Upper Arlington 43221
July 4, at 10:00 PM

Westerville

Westerville Sports Complex
325 N Cleveland Avenue,
Westerville, 43082
July 4, 10:00 PM

Whitehall Fireworks

Whitehall-Yearling High School’s Football Stadium
675 S Yearling Road
Columbus 43213
July 3, 10:00 PM
Tickets and/or proof of residency are required for entry.
Tickets are available from City Hall (360 S. Yearling Road) until 5 p.m. on Friday.

Worthington Fireworks

Worthington Family Picnic and Fireworks
Thomas Worthington High School Athletic Fields
300 W. Dublin-Granville Road
Worthington 43085
July 4, 10:00 PM

This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check with your local city government or chamber of commerce to make sure dates, times, and venues remain the same.

Columbus Top 10 City for Fastest Growing Job Markets

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Columbus has Jobs!

Abodo.com, a site meant to help renters search for a great apartment, has done research on the jobs market in major U.S. cities, to help them predict hot apartment markets.

Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 20012-15, Abodo says that Columbus is a top 10 city for the fastest growing jobs market. We rank 7th in the nation for community and social service jobs, 9th for high tech jobs, 8th for health care, 10th for arts, entertainment, sports, and media jobs.

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How is this relevant to you or to The Columbus Team? People move where the jobs are, and this data shows the Columbus housing market is not only heating up, but has a great outlook for the months ahead, too. A healthy jobs market means more people will be looking to move to here to take advantage of our jobs growth.

It’s a great time to sell or buy a house in Columbus.

Want to know more? Contact The Columbus Team today to learn more about buying or selling a home here!

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Spring Break Camps for Columbus Kids

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Are you looking for spring break camps for Columbus kids? School holidays can be an obstacle for parents who can’t take the time off work to match school schedules. Central Ohio offers many options to match the interests and budgets of local families. Luckily, we’ve collected a great list of local camps that keep kids busy and happy so parents can work worry-free!

    1. COSI
      Everyone’s favorite science museum has camps for every school holiday, including spring break. Camps are full-day week and include two daily snacks and all supplies. Campers must pack their own lunches. Camp weeks are available for most local school districts’ calendars. Spring break camps this year are all about space! For grades K-5, sessions organized by age group.See website for pricing, schedule, and ages.
    2. Columbus Metro Parks and Rec Center Camps
      Columbus Metro Parks offer a variety of camp programs for spring break. The Cap4Kids website has a list of the parks and links to the various offerings. They also have links for Dublin Rec Center, Worthington Rec Center, and the Jewish Community Center, all of which offer spring break camps for kids! Choose a facility or park near you, and explore your options.See website for pricing, schedule, and ages.
    3. Columbus Zoo School’s Out Camps
      In the past, Columbus Zoo has had spring break camps that include a full day of exploring the zoo and animals, snacks, and a tee-shirt. Campers should bring a lunch and wear close-toed shoes and play clothes. In the past, single day camps were available for grades K-2, and two-day camps for grades 3-5. No full weeks have been available in previous sessions. At publishing time, the spring break camps were not yet listed on the website, so be sure to check the website for exact details about dates, times, and cost.
    4. The King Arts Center
      The King Arts Center offers Spring Break Camps with a Black Arts Movement theme. The week available is the Columbus City Schools spring break week. As of time of publishing, the camp is not yet currently listed in their programming. Use the link to check the website, or call the Arts Center directly. No information available as to ages or cost. 614-645-5464
    5. McConnell Arts Center / Thurber House
      Thurber House is holding a Spring Break Writing and Arts Camp for grades 4-6 at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington. Campers will create crazy characters, wonderful worlds, and then bring their stories to life with art. Campers need to pack a lunch and bring their creativity, all other tools will be supplied. Camp runs March 22-24 for three days only…so this camp is a perfect choice to combine with a single-day program for Monday and Friday of that week.
    6. OSU Sport Camp
      Does your kid love sports and games? This may be the camp for them. Held at the Rec Center on campus, you can register your child for a single week of spring break for 1-5 days March 28-April 1. Campers must pack their own lunches and wear close-toed shoes and play clothes. Ages 5-12.$31 per day for members, $38 per day for non-members.
    7. SportsOhio Field Sports Camp
      Whether you choose a single day, a week of half-days, or a full week of full-day camp, there’s a ton of fun to be had at this SportsOhio spring break camp! Three weeks are available, which match most school districts’ schedules, and you and your camper can choose which activity themes are interesting, or go for the whole week and experience all of them. Includes snacks, tee-shirt, and merchandise, campers must pack a lunch.$99 for single day, $175 for a half-day week, $310 for a full-day week.

 

The information above was correct as of the publishing date. Weather and other issues can cause changes, however, so please use the provided link to check websites or contact the venue directly to ensure accuracy before you make your plans.

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University District Art Walk includes a Rich OSU History and Beautiful Architecture

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Rich with public art and filled with local history, Columbus Art Walks are entertaining and educational self-guided walking tours. When you walk the University District Art Walk, the printable map and downloadable mp3 tour lead you from one piece of public art to another, telling you stories from the past and present-day Ohio State University along the way. You learn all about the history, community, and the amazing art available to the public on these historic Columbus streets. Long enough to be a day trip, or to split into two walks, this is an Art Walk you won’t want to miss.

The Ohio State University’s grounds are rich with public art. From architectural art such as the Student Union and panels depicting 6 important scenes from Ohio’s history, to outdoor sculptures galore and award winning landscaped gardens that integrate art, science, and nature. Even accidental art is included on this walk…take special notice of the fescue test plot!

Art Deco, Modernism, Neoclassical Revival, Classical, Arts and Crafts, Romanesque, and other styles of art and architecture are represented here. There’s something for every aesthetic taste.

The Wexner Center for the Arts is featured on the tour, and is not to be missed. From the beautiful architecture to the varied arts housed within, visitors should enjoy the entire center. Even the grounds are a wonderful example of landscape art. Do take the time to visit the whisper wall behind the building…a great favorite for all ages! Psst, there’s a whispering arch on campus too, another fun stop.

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Fun facts you’ll learn along the way make this walk worth the time and steps. Did you know that the original football stadium at OSU was built to house more football fans than the total population of Columbus when it was built in 1922? Do you know what the only non-university building on the campus is? You will! Which building is nicknamed Moby Dick? Where is a scarlet and gray hidden meeting place? What does the OSU campus have in common with Beijing and Madrid? How was Orton Hall designed to represent the study of geology, and does Dr. Orton really haunt the hall? Find out the answers to these and many more.

Enjoy the walk into history as well as the wonderful art. The fascinating stories included about the beginnings of OSU’s football program, the reason for an Underground Railroad marker, a favorite watering hole, and a stop at a replica of the very first building for OSU, built in 1872. You will also discover interesting facts about early faculty and academics: For instance, the college’s first Physics professor was recruited even though he had no Physics degree, simply because of his notable teaching ability at a local high school. No matter what your field of interest, there is history steeped into the grounds and walls of this fine institution everywhere you look.

Explore the University District! Whether you are a student, alum, prospective student, or you are just interested in art and history, walk the University District Art Walk: It’s the perfect way to get to know the history, beauty, and character of this great and historic campus. Enjoy!

University District Real Estate

If you’re looking to buy a home or invest in the University District, here is what is currently for sale there. We’ve also included any University District rentals appearing on the Multiple Listing Service.  This list updates automatically to display current properties on the market.

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Fall Festivals Around Columbus

Looking for fun things to do this autumn? Why not celebrate the season and sample a few of the fall festivals around Columbus this year? Below is a list of festivals by month, so you can make plans to enjoy fall foods, games, and activities all over Central Ohio!

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September Fall Festivals Around Columbus

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival
Northam Park
2070 Northam Road
Upper Arlington, 43221
Enjoy food, live music, local artists, games, crafts and purchase art from local artists.

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Community Arts & Music Festival
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, 43205
Enjoy live music, art for sale, a gathering of Art Cars, poetry, kids activities, food, and more!

Old Hilliard Fest
Main Street
Hilliard, 43026
Games, food, carnival rides, live music, sunflower and car shows, an old-fashioned street festival.

Arts in the Alley
Grove City Town Center
Grove City, 43123
A juried art show and sale, this festival also includes food, arts and crafts for families, and live music.

Columbus Oktoberfest
Ohio Expo Center/ State Fairgrounds
717 E. 17th Ave
Columbus, 43211
Live German Polka music, dancing, beer, German food, and plenty of activities for the whole family.

Columbus Caribbean Festival
Franklin County Fairgrounds – 400 Columbia Street, Hilliard, OH 43015
Live music, dancers, food and more to celebrate the heritage and culture of the Caribbean Islands.

Columbus Coffee Fest
Ohio Village
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211
Celebrate all things coffee at the Columbus Coffee Fest.  There will be activities, music, and coffee, of course!

October Fall Festivals Around Columbus

Columbus Italian Festival
720 Hamlet Street
Columbus 43215
Enjoy Italian food, live music, bocce ball, kids events, a casino night, and more.

Old Worthington Market Day
N. High Street
Worthington, 43085
An old-fashioned fall harvest market festival with live music, food, flea market, book sale, and more.

For other events further out from the Central Ohio area, please check out the Ohio Festival Schedule online. They provide a list of dates and links to festivals all over Ohio.

At the time of publishing, the information above was correct. Please check with the venues on their websites before making plans to insure that times, dates, and locations have not changed.

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