4th of July in Bexley
Independence Day celebrations in Bexley begin with the annual John Barr 5k, followed by the legendary parade, community celebration on Main Street, and a mesmerizing display of fireworks. You won't want to miss this one!
This year's celebrations bring more music, more excitement, and more fireworks than ever before. Whether you're running in the 5K, catching candy at the parade, hitting up a neighborhood block party, dancing to The Big Rockin' Blues Band, or "ooooohh" and "aaaahhhh"-ing at the fireworks, it's going to be a big day, Bexley! A huge thank you to the scores of volunteers that work year round to help plan and fundraise for these events – your community appreciates you. Keep reading for all the details you need for your Bexley 4th of July. We hope you can celebrate with us!
Schdedule of Events
8:00 am: John Barr 5k
9:30 am: Bexley Parade
6:00 pm: Evening Activities/Celebrations
See Below for Schedule of Events
Around 10:00 pm: Fireworks
4th of July Overview
The City of Bexley is excited to announce that all traditional Independence Day celebrations are taking place on Tuesday, July 4! Celebrations will include the John Barr 5k, parade, evening celebrations, and fireworks. See below for the schedule of events. Please note, times are subject to change.
The John Barr 5k, presented by Bexley Automotive, is a run that is routed through Bexley, commencing from and returning to Jeffrey Mansion at 165 N. Parkview Avenue. The race begins at 8:00 am sharp, which will leave plenty of time after the race to watch or participate in the parade.
Early Registration Cost: $30 (by June 11 at 11:59pm)
Regular Registration Cost: $35 (June 12 through July 3 at 11:59 pm)
Day of Race Cost: $40 (July 4)
Race Packet Pickup at the Bexley Senior Center (420 N. Cassady Ave.):
- Sunday, July 2, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All participants will receive a race bag. Register by June 5, 2023 to be guaranteed a race shirt. If a participant cannot pickup their race packet ahead of time, packets can be picked up the morning of the race at Jeffrey Mansion.
Sponsored by Bexley Community Foundation and Raymond James
Starts at 9:30 am
The 4th of July parade begins at 9:30 am at Remington and Maryland, and follows the same route as 2019. We've got a great lineup this year - can't wait to see you on the route!
Parade Contact Information:
Elizabeth Ellman, email@example.com
Evening Celebrations & Fireworks
Sponsored by Bexley Community Foundation
From 6:00 - 11:00 pm
All evening celebrations and festivities will take place on Capital University's Main Street lawn. Please be aware parking may be difficult. Residents and guests are encouraged to walk, bike, or utilize public transportation getting to the event!
Music and Festivities Schedule:
Music in the Meadow band
The Big Rockin' Blues band
Around 10:00 pm: