Your Guide to 2023 Holiday Fireworks in Southeast Ohio

If you’re a fan of fireworks, this is the perfect weekend to do a tour and see as many as you can! There is no official ‘Southeast Ohio Fireworks Tour’ but it is possible to take in more than one pyrotechnic extravaganza thanks to staggered display dates! Here’s where to find the fireworks fun Saturday, July 1st through Tuesday, July 4th in Southeast Ohio:


Saturday, July 1st

Somerset Community Celebration
Somerset Memorial Park | 301 Dr. Mike Clouse Drive, Somerset, Ohio
Fireworks at 9:45 pm

Old Fashioned Community Picnic and Fireworks – Village of New Straitsville
Village of New Straitsville | 118 W. Main Street, New Straitsville, Ohio
Fireworks at Dusk

Corning Independence Day Celebration
Washington Street | Corning, Ohio
All day activities starting at noon. Parade starts at 5:00 pm. Car Show registration 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | Awards at 3:30 pm.
Fireworks at 10:00 pm

Sunday, July 2nd

Junction City 4th of July Celebration
Junction City Park | W. Main Street, Junction City, Ohio
Parade at noon, activities follow at Junction City Park.
Fireworks at 10:10 pm

Monday, July 3rd

Buckeye Lake Area Star Spangled Tradition (BLASST)
Millersport, Ohio
Pick your spot anywhere around the Lake or on the water!
Fireworks will be set off at Fairfield Beach – 2871 Liebs Island Rd, Millersport – for all to enjoy.
Please note that public parking spaces are marked – if you park in a restricted area, you may be towed.
Tune into KOOL 101.7 WNKO to follow along with the simulcast and for updates!
Fireworks around 10:00 pm

Pickerington Celebration & Fireworks Watch Party at Combustion Brewery & Taprooom
Combustion Brewery | 80 W. Church Street, Pickerington, Ohio
Bring lawn chairs & blankets and get a spot early! Schmidt’s Sausage Truck 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, My Chick’N Bites Truck 4:00 – 10:00 pm.
Fireworks are launched at Pickerington High School Central and viewable from many vantage points as well.
Fireworks at 10:00 pm

Tuesday, July 4th

Lancaster-Fairfield County 4th of July Celebration
Fairfield County Fairgrounds | 157 E. Fair Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio
Parade at 10:00 am. Community Festival opens on the Fairfield County Fairgrounds at 12:30 pm with rides, concessions, and music. A Craft Show starts at 2:00 pm under the Grandstand. Parking is $15/car, $30/large truck/trailer, $50/RVs and motorhomes, $5/motorcycles – gates open as soon as the parade is over.
Fireworks at 10:00 pm

New Lexington 4th of July Celebration
Arethusa Springs Park | 426 Fowler Lane, New Lexington, Ohio
Parade at 1:00 pm starting at St. Rose School on Water Street. Food, fun and games including a petting zoo, bounce houses, pony rides to follow at the Arethusa Springs Park until fireworks.
Fireworks at 10:00 pm

Pickerington 4th of July Celebration Parade
Olde Pickerington Village | Water Street
Fireworks were the night before; now enjoy the 4th of July Parade through Olde Pickerington Village!
15 E. Columbus Street, Pickerington, Ohio
Parade at 10:00 am

The Buckeye Lake 4th of July Boat Parade
Millersport, Ohio
This year’s theme is American Jukebox Jamboree! Participants will be showcasing their favorite musical artists by turning their boats into floating music stages. They’ll travel from Liebs Island to the Waterfront for judging. Prizes: Most Patriotic ($200), Most Creative ($200), People’s Choice ($200) – text the number of your favorite boat to (740) 242-7676.
Parade starts at 11:00 am

Thornville 4th of July Celebration
Jake Shane Park | 115 Clum Drive, Thornville, Ohio
The 4th of July Parade starts at 11:00 am followed by activities at Jake Shane Park. Live music and square dancing from 2:00 – 6:00 pm.
No Fireworks

Thunder in the Valley in Nelsonville
Hocking College Area
View near Hocking College; parking every other spot at Hocking College or ride the bikepath.Parking will not be permitted on Hocking Parkway or State Route 691. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the Hocking College Campus.
Fireworks at 10:00 pm.

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