Granville Kiwanis July 4th Celebration   #Granville4th

These are the official event sites. Refer to them for all updated info.


Event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Granville since 1962.

2018 Event Highlights

July 4-7, 2018 - Free Entertainment, Rides & Concessions

Located in downtown Granville, Ohio, home of Denison University
Event Highlights:
  • July 4,  Celebration begins with Parade at 10:45 AM along Broadway (Parade theme "Swing into Summer"); Games for All Ages at 2 PM; Rotary Firecracker 5-mile race starts 7:45 am at high school. Street fair opens at noon. Street fair, rides, concessions and music until 11 PM.
  • July 5, Streetfair, rides, concessions and music all day starting at noon.
  • July 6, Fireworks at Wildwood Park, starts at 8 PM with live music by the Conspiracy Band and select food vendors. Sponsored by the Granville Community Foundation. Street fair, rides, concessions and music from noon until 11 PM.
  • July 7, Granville's Got Talent at 6:00 pm.  Street fair, rides, concessions and music from noon until 10 PM. Festival ends.
  • The Kiwanis Club of Granville volunteers host the 4-day festival including parade, fireworks, rides, concessions and free entertainment as a service to the community and as a fundraiser to support the club's projects and programs for children

2018 Premier Sponsors:


Others sponsors:


Free event, thanks to our local business sponsors! Would you like to help sponsor our event?  Click here for the 2018 Event Sponsor Form and 2018 Fireworks Entertainment Sponsor Form

Purchase your 2018 Granville July 4th Commemorative T-shirt at the Granville Farmer's Market on Saturday's from 8-noon starting May 26.  Adult S-2XL and Kids' sizes. All proceeds benefit Kiwanis' projects for children in our community.

Photo by Alison Colvin, "A Celebration Illuminated"
Exhibited in the 2016 Photography Contest Exhibition sponsored by the Granville Arts Commission.
Taken at the Granville Community Foundation Fireworks display on July 1, 2016 at Wildwood Park, Granville, Ohio.
Did you know? The Kiwanis Club of Granville volunteers host the Granville 4th of July Celebration each year!  Contact us if you'd like to be a part of our club and this outstanding community tradition.
Description of event:
During the four-day festival, our downtown Granville, OH is transformed into our festival on Broadway Street, conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown Granville, Ohio.
Local restaurants and businesses remain open during the celebration. The Fireworks at Wildwood Park, sponsored by the Granville Community Foundation, are a short 15-min walk to the west along Broadway. Public parking is available along most streets. The parade on July 4th passes through downtown Granville along Broadway, from west to east, starting at Wildwood Park and ending at Granger Street. Public restrooms are located near the ticket box office, and across from the Post Office. The daily entertainment is free, including the Granville's Got Talent, Whit's Banana Split Eating Contest, Squaredancing and the annual July 4th Game's For all Ages! Granville High School Reunions and family picnics abound. The businesses are open and the restaurants are busy. The streetfair is a celebration for the 4th of July, as well as the largest fundraiser for the local Kiwanis club who hosts the event completely by its volunteers! Support them at their Kiwanis Food Tent and buy a commemorative July 4th T-shirt. You can identify them by their yellow Volunteer Event Staff shirt. The Granville Kiwanis Club hosts the event and works closely with the local fire and police departments to provide and safe, family-friendly event. We work
hard to keep the area clean and are respectful of our downtown businesses and homeowners. We appreciate your support and invite you to join us!

Public Port-a-Johns are located in the parking area behind the Police Station, next to the Post Office. Please help our businesses by using these facilities!

Zero Waste Recycling stations located throughout the streetfair.

Other Questions? Ask a Kiwanis member at the Kiwanis Food Tent during the festival, send email to, or phone (740) 485-2040. The Granville Village Police and fire department will be on call during the event also, in case of any emergency, please contact 911.
Enter our Parade, Granville's Got Talent Show, Photography Contest or Writing Contests!  More info on our event page GRANVILLE4TH.COM.  OR just Share with us any photos or stories, new or old, of the Granville 4th of July on our Facebook page!
                                                                   Above: Photo by Katherine Peden, 2013 photo contest.


Right: Winning 'Going Green Store' float. Photo winner from 2013 Photo contest, by Rod Mayet. Read more about Teresa Peters' (March 26, 1967 - December 16, 2013) inspirational float from the Going Green Store blogs. Former owner Teresa inspired and led the 2013 winning float and inspired the parade themed reading contest for adults..

Right: Sack race, photo by Jennifer Lewis. Games for All Ages, Sponsored by GRD on July 4th in the afternoon. Fun for the entire family!


Historic Granville 4th of July photos, thanks to the Granville Historical Society archives (below):



















Please help us Thank Our Granville 4th of July Festival Sponsors!

Their names are listed on our website, facebook page, and displayed on our Main Stage Wall. Please tell them thank you for their support! The Best way to say thanks is to give them your business! 

2017 Entertainment Schedule
Saturday, July 1
12 noon Midway concessions, rides open
1-3 pm Steel Drum Band Extravaganza
3:30-5:30 pm GHS Jazz Band Concert
5:30-6:30 pm GHS A Capella Concert
6-10 pm Bingo at Opera House Park
6:30-9 pm Granville's Got Talent
9-11 pm Barefoot McCoy & Friends
11 pm Midway closes
Sunday, July 2  
1 pm Midway concessions, rides open
1-2 pm Music by the Ultrasounds
2 pm 1st Annual Community Pinewood Derby Preliminaries - on the front lawn of the Post Office
2-3 pm Shawna Corder's Shining Stars
3-3:30 pm Dave Lehman's Fun Time Magic Show for Children
4-5 pm Millennium Irish Dance performance
5-6 pm Music by REGAN x Yites, featuring Granville native Regan McCrosky
6-8 pm Performance by Columbus Music Workshop Jazz Ensemble
11 pm Midway closes
Sunday, July 2  at  Wildwood Park
8-10 pm PARTY IN THE PARK!  Featuring the big band sounds of THE CONSPIRACY BAND - The Best Party Band in Central Ohio!  Food, drinks, music and fun!  
10 pm FIREWORKS from Rozzi's Fireworks sponsored by the Granville Community Foundation
Monday, July 3
12 noon Midway concessions, rides open
12-2 pm New! 1st Annual Community Pinewood Derby Finals
3-5 pm Christina's Hullabaloo Variety Entertainment
5-6:30 pm JazzHat, Soft Rock with a Touch of Jazz
6-10 pm Bingo at Opera House Park
6:30-7 pm Square Dance Instruction - Come learn the basics!
7-9 pm Community Square Dancing with the Wayfarers
9-11 pm Music Featuring the Big Bad Stache
11 pm Midway Closes
Tuesday, July 4
7:45 am Rotary Firecracker Five Race
10:45 am Mile Long Parade
12 noon Midway concessions, rides open
12-2 pm Licking County 4H Band Concert
2-4:30 pm Granville's GAMES FOR ALL AGES
5-6 pm Whit's Annual Banana Split Eating Contest
6-7 pm Music by the Emperor Chaz, featuring Granville natives Julien Thomas and Adam Davidson
9 pm Festival Ends