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Bexley’s Independence Day Celebrations on Monday, July 4

Friday, Jul 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm


The 4th of July is always a special day in Bexley. Friends and family travel from all over to celebrate this day, kicking off with the John Barr 5k at 8:00 am! For a full list of details regarding this year’s celebrations, visit The parade lineup has been posted online – click here to download. In an effort to conserve paper, we’re printing fewer copies of the lineup than we normally do. We encourage you to screenshot a picture and save it for Monday!

Schedule of Events for Monday, July 4:

  • John Barr 5k Run/Walk – 8:00 am – Click here to Register
    Sponsored by Bexley Community Foundation and Bexley Automotive
  • Parade – 9:30 am
    This year’s route will be the same as last year, extending one block further south to Astor. To view parade route, please click here.
    Sponsored by Bexley Community Foundation and Ohio State Bank
  • Evening Activities (6:00 pm) and Fireworks (10:00 pm) 
    Sponsored by Bexley Community Foundation and Golden Orthodontics
    Activities include live music, vendors, a welcome from Ben Franklin, presentation of Citizen of the Year, and much more. A full schedule is posted online at!

Volunteers Needed!

We would sincerely appreciate your assistance in volunteering over the course of the 4th of July weekend as volunteer support is vital to putting on these community events. Please click here to sign up for staging ahead of the parade, help with evening activities, and fireworks cleanup on the morning of July 5. Thank you in advance!

4th of July Reminders

  • No trash, recycling, yard waste, or compost pickup on Monday – these services will resume Tuesday, July 5. Please take the extra day to ensure your Fourth of July waste is prepared appropriately! Green Bexley has prepared a sustainable celebration guide, available for download by clicking here
  • Fireworks are banned in Bexley
    Although the State of Ohio recently passed legislation allowing the use of consumer grade fireworks in some situations, they are not permitted for use in Bexley. This does not affect the use of wire sparklers, paper or plastic caps, party poppers, or other explosive devices containing 16 milligrams or less of explosive powder. We have a fantastic fireworks display prepared for the community to enjoy safely! 
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