Let Freedom Ring at the City of Dublin’s 2024 Independence Day Celebration

(Dublin, Ohio) — The City of Dublin is ready to celebrate all things USA on July 4! The daylong celebration begins at 8 a.m. with the 38th Annual Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby at the Avery Park Pond (7401 Avery Road). A traditional parade will follow at 11 a.m. in Downtown Dublin. The day will conclude with evening performances headlined by multi-Grammy nominee Martina McBride at Dublin Coffman High School, along with a spectacular fireworks show presented by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center beginning at 9:50 p.m. Julie Erwin Rinaldi will serve as the Grand Marshal, presiding over the exciting lineup of activities.


Parade Traffic Impacts

The following closures will be in effect from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Exit 17A off 270 and S.R. 161 between Exit 17A southbound exit to the Riverside Drive roundabout and Riverside Drive from S.R. 161 to John Shields Pkwy will be closed. Additional closures are expected. Visit DublinOhioUSA.gov/community-events/independence-day-celebration/parade/ for more information. Please follow all detours.


Evening Celebration Traffic Impacts

Parts of Emerald Parkway will be closed 9:30–11 p.m. before and after the fireworks show. If parking in a public lot, remember to follow the designated exit routes from your parking lot after the event.


Schedule of Events

8 a.m. | Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby

Location: Avery Pond (7401 Avery Road)


11 a.m. | Independence Day Parade

Location: Metro Center — Historic Dublin


4:30 p.m. | Evening Celebration & Fireworks

Location: Dublin Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Road, Dublin, OH 43017

4:30 p.m.                 Gates Open              

4:45 p.m.                Mighty Troubadours

6:30 p.m.                Karissa Ella     

7:45 p.m.                Council/Grand Marshal Presentation

8:15 p.m.                Martina McBride

9:45 p.m.                National Anthem/pledge

9:50 p.m.                Fireworks presented by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Evening Celebration General Information

Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought into the stadium. Security personnel will check coolers and bags upon entry. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be sold at the event.


Accessibility Information

Accessible parking is available during the parade at John Sells Middle School (150 W. Bridge Street) and the evening celebration at Dublin Coffman High School (6780 Coffman Road). During the parade, a designated viewing area for senior citizens and guests with disabilities is in front of Mr. Tire at 218 W. Bridge Street. Accessible seating during the evening celebration is available at the southeast corner of the main stands at Coffman Stadium. Guests using a wheelchair should enter the stadium through Gate 2. Lighting and sound effects may be used during the parade and evening celebration. The City recommends consulting your physician before the festivities. 


Prohibited Items

All bags will be checked upon entry. Items and activities not permitted inside of the stadium include drones, alcohol, fireworks of any kind, including sparklers and candles, glass bottles,

glitter and confetti, gum, knives, pets (except service animals), smoking (including e-cigarettes), tents and tarps, rollerblades, bikes, skateboards, scooters and soliciting or distributing promotional items.


For more information about this event, please visit DublinOhioUSA.gov/community-events/independence-day-celebration and follow the City of Dublin on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Nextdoor.


About the City of Dublin, Ohio, USA

Dublin is a city of nearly 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is ranked the number one small city in Ohio and is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614.410.4400.




Media Contact:

Madi Kregel

Public Information Officer

Desk: 614.410.4509

Mobile: 614.917.3080


Newsroom: https://dublinohiousa.gov/newsroom/

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