Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, July 4

8 a.m.
Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby

11 a.m.

4:30 p.m.
Evening Celebration

9:50 p.m.

Martina McBride

Multiple Grammy nominee Martina McBride headlines the Evening Celebration.

Evening Celebration


Admission Policy

All guests 4 and older need a Stadium or Reserved Table wristband/online ticket to enter Dublin Coffman High School Stadium. Only Reserved Table wristbands/online tickets grant access to the Reserved Table area on the field. Stadium wristbands/tickets grant access to the stadium and offer bleacher seating.

Reserved Table Sales

Reserved tables are located on the field at Coffman Stadium. They offer a great place for friends and family to gather and a great view of the live entertainment and fireworks.

There are a few reserved tables still available for purchase. Reserved tables are $200 each and seat up to eight people (additional chairs are not permitted). Children 4 and up require a ticket. Maximum of two tables per household.

Dublin residents can purchase a table starting on Wednesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. by clicking here. Residencies are verified after purchase. All nonresident purchases will be canceled. If tables remain, the general public can purchase reserved tables online starting Tuesday, June 11 at 10 a.m.

Upon selecting and purchasing a table, tickets are emailed to the buyer. Individual tickets can be transferred to other guests electronically. All tickets must be scanned and exchanged for a wristband before entering the Reserved Table area. Wristbands can be picked up in advance at the Dublin Community Recreation Center starting at noon on June 16-July 3. Tickets are exchangeable for wristbands at the event.

Accessible seating is available in the reserved table area. For more information, please contact Community Events at (614) 410-4545.

Not Sure if You’re a Dublin Resident?

Use the address checker. Only addresses highlighted in GREEN are eligible to purchase a reserved table and a stadium wristband. Addresses in YELLOW are eligible for stadium wristbands only.


Stadium Wristband Sales

June 16-27: Priority Access
Dublin Residents and Dublin City School district residents may purchase stadium wristbands (bleacher and field seating) for $5 each beginning June 16 at noon. Wristbands can be purchased online or at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.

June 28-July 4: Sales Open to the Public
If wristbands do not sell out, they will be available to the general public starting Friday, June 28 for $10 each. Dublin residents and Dublin City Schools district residents may still purchase $5 tickets at the DCRC; $5 discount wristbands will no longer be available online. All wristbands sold at Coffman Stadium on July 4 will be $10, regardless of residency. Onsite sales start at 3 p.m.

DCRC Hours
Monday-Friday | 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday | 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
July 4 | 8 a.m. to noon

Kids Zone Wristbands

NEW Priority Access & Limited Quantities! Similar to stadium wristband sales, Dublin residents and Dublin School District residents now have priority access to purchase Kids Zone wristbands. Dublin residents and school district residents are strongly encouraged to buy their Kids Zone wristbands in advance. To help reduce attraction wait times, a limited number of wristbands will be sold this year. Each household may purchase up to 5 Kids Zone wristbands either online or at the DCRC.

June 16-27: Priority Access
Dublin residents and Dublin City School district residents may purchase Kids Zone wristbands for $7 each at the DCRC or online beginning June 16 at noon. Residency will be verified.

June 28-July 3: Sales Open to Public
If Kids Zone wristbands do not sell out by June 28, they will be available to the general public for $10 each at the DCRC or online. Dublin residents and Dublin City Schools district residents may still purchase $7 Kids Zone wristbands at the DCRC while supplies last, but $7 wristbands will no longer be available online.

If Kids Zone wristbands remain unsold as of July 4, a limited number will be sold at Dublin Coffman stadium starting at 3 p.m. Wristbands will be $10 each, regardless of residency, until sold out. Kids Zone wristbands will not be sold online on July 4.


Fishing Derby

The Annual Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby kicks off the daylong celebration at 8 a.m. at the Avery Park Pond, located at the corner of Avery Road and Wynford Drive. No pre-registration required. Families are asked to bring fishing poles and bait from home! Parking is located by the Avery Park baseball diamonds.

Table Decorating Contest

This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring”. Table judging begins at 6 p.m. and will last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

  • Decorations may be no taller than 30 inches.
  • Contestants may start decorating their table only after the gates are opened to the public at 4:30 p.m.
  • The first-place contestant will not be eligible to win the subsequent year.
  • The second and third place contestants are eligible to win the subsequent year.
  • You must be at your table to win, between 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
  • It is recommended to be present when your table is judged.


Parade Application

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate in the Independence Day Parade in Dublin, Ohio. Participating in the parade is a great way to showcase your group or organization in front of thousands of spectators.

Submit an application by Friday, June 21, 2024

Ride in the Bike Brigade

The Bike Brigade is open to all children ages 6 to 13. All participants will be in one group, riding their bicycles together. Space is limited to 30 applicants. 

Sign up by Wednesday, June 19.

  • Total time may be over two hours from the time participants are asked to be in the Bike Brigade staging lot (10 a.m.) until the parade ends and returns to the Bike Brigade staging lot for pick up (approximately 12:15 p.m.)
  • The parade itself is one mile in length – from Metro Place N. to Waterford Dr. The uphill return route is an additional one mile – from Waterford Dr. to Metro Place N.
  • Any participating child should demonstrate the ability to ride a bicycle without adult assistance.
  • Must be 6 to 13 years old
  • Must decorate your bicycle
  • Bikes only; No scooters, Razor scooters, motorized vehicles, skateboards.
  • Helmets are required.

Sing the National Anthem

The City of Dublin is seeking a soloist or a small group to perform the National Anthem at the Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4 at Dublin Coffman High School Stadium. Candidates must be 2024 graduating seniors from Dublin or a Dublin High School.

Submit an application by Friday, May 24, 2024.

Become a Volunteer

Join us in making the 2024 City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration unforgettable by volunteering your time and enthusiasm! Help us create cherished memories for our community by lending a hand at this year’s festivities.

Email the City’s Outreach & Engagement division at


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Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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The City of Dublin operates under a set of seven key core values: integrity, respect, communication, teamwork, accountability, positive attitude and dedication to service. Staff members use these seven values as the basis for daily decision-making, including the decisions that go into the budget process.

  • Integrity. We are open and honest. We honor our commitments to the community and each other. Our actions are consistent with what we say.
  • Respect. We treat our coworkers and members of the community with courtesy and dignity. We embrace diversity and acknowledge the needs, responsibilities and inherent worth of each individual.
  • Communication. We maintain an environment in which employees feel free to share ideas and information. We promote open interaction throughout the organization to ensure knowledge and understanding among all employees and our community.
  • Teamwork. We create a climate in which all employees work together and support the individual talents and contributions of team members. We celebrate successes and see mistakes as opportunities for growth; we will never willingly let a member of our team fail.
  • Accountability. We are responsible to our community and each other for our personal and organizational decisions, actions and performance results. We are committed stewards of our City’s assets and resources.
  • Positive Attitude. We focus our efforts on constructive behavior, attitudes and solutions. We promote an environment that people love going to every day – a place where each individual can find a sense of belonging, inspiration, enjoyment and meaning.
  • Dedication to Service. We pursue innovation and continuous improvement in all we do. We are committed to efficient, effective and responsive service delivery that makes a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Leadership Philosophy

We are members of an organization that succeeds because of teamwork, dedication, diversity and the innovative spirit of all of   our members. Together, we build a culture of trust, service, mutual respect, inclusion and open communication. We hold ourselves mutually accountable to promote and sustain continuous learning and to develop the learning potential that exists in every member of our team.

City Code

The complete Dublin City Code is available online at American Legal City Ordinance website. Information staff at the Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library are available to help navigate this website.

Revised Charter of Dublin, Ohio

This Revised Charter, as adopted on March 19, 1996, became effective on July 4, 1996.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code for Dublin is Chapter 153 of the Dublin Code of Ordinances. The Zoning Code sets land development requirements and establishes different uses within individual districts. Zoning regulations address the physical development of a site, such as building height, lot requirements, setbacks from lot lines, minimum numbers of parking spaces, sign types and sizes, and other related regulations.

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