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The City of Dublin Announces Ann Wilson as the Headlining Act for the Independence Day Evening Celebration

Ann Wilson, lead singer of the bands Heart and Tripsitter will headline the City of Dublin’s Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 at Dublin Coffman Stadium.

Ann Wilson is the founder and the lead singer-songwriter of the barrier-breaking band Heart. Her powerful voice and passionate performances have made her one of the most influential rock artists of all time. Wilson has earned record sales of more than 35 million, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.

With hits like “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” and “Magic Man” she is no stranger on the list of rock’s greatest hits. Prior to starting their summer tour, Wilson & Tripsitter put the finishing touches on a new album of original material.

2023 Timeline

The City of Dublin celebrates Independence Day, beginning with a parade through Downtown Dublin and ending with an evening of first-class entertainment and a breathtaking fireworks show at Dublin Coffman High School. The 2023 celebration is set for Tuesday, July 4, 2023. This day-long celebration honors America’s history, hope, promises and possibilities.

Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby

8 a.m. | Presented by the City of Dublin | Avery Pond

July 4, 2023


11 a.m. | Presented by the City of Dublin | Metro Center — Historic Dublin

July 4, 2023

Evening Celebration

4:30 p.m. | Presented by the City of Dublin | Dublin Coffman High School

July 4, 2023


9:50 p.m. | Presented by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Dublin Coffman High School

July 4, 2023

Evening Celebration

The Independence Day Evening Celebration is a festive and fun-filled event that has activities for people of all ages to enjoy. The Evening Celebration at Dublin Coffman Stadium starts at 4:30 p.m. with first-class entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display to end the night.


Guests four years old and up require a Stadium or Reserved Table wristband/online ticket to enter Dublin Coffman High School Stadium. Stadium wristbands/tickets grant entry into the stadium and offer bleacher seating. Only Reserved Table wristbands/online tickets grant access to the Reserved Table area on the field.

Reserved Tables

Online sales are returning! Reserved tables will not be sold in person. Dublin residents ONLY can purchase one table per household on the stadium field.

Reserved tables are $200 each and seat up to 8 people (children four and up require a ticket). Only addresses highlighted in GREEN are eligible to purchase a reserved table. Check your address!

To purchase a table, follow these simple steps:

Prior to June 5 | Set up/Confirm Your Rec Center Account
Dublin residents interested in purchasing a table must verify their residency and have an active account with the Dublin Community Recreation Center before June 5. Check your current account/activate a free account.

June 5-6 | Register for the Table Sale
Dublin residents with a DCRC account can CLICK HERE to register for the table sale starting at 10 a.m. on June 5. Registration will end at midnight on June 6. The earlier a resident registers, the earlier time slot they will get to purchase a table (similar to airline check-in and boarding groups). Confirmed registrants will be separated into groups and notified of their assigned time slot for the online table sale on June 7.

June 8-9 | Online Table Sale
Ticket sale links will be sent to registrants via email prior to their designated time slot.

  • Official tickets will be emailed to the buyer after selecting and purchasing a table. Individual tickets can be transferred to other guests electronically.
  • Tickets can be printed at home or shown on a mobile device. Reserved Table wristbands will be distributed inside the reserved table area or can be picked up in advance at the DCRC June 25 – July 3.
  • Reserved table wristbands do not include admission to the Kids Zone (can be purchased separately).
  • If reserved tables still remain after the initial Table Sale on June 8-9, Dublin residents can purchase a table starting on June 13. Table sales will open to the general public starting on June 15, until they are sold out.

National Anthem Signer

The City of Dublin is seeking a soloist or a small group to perform the National Anthem at the Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 at Dublin Coffman High School Stadium. Candidates must be 2023 graduating seniors from Dublin or a Dublin High School.

Application deadline is Friday, June 9, 2023.

Stadium Wristbands

Starting at noon on June 25

  • Dublin residents and Dublin School District residents can purchase Stadium Wristbands (bleacher and end zone seating) for $5. Wristbands can be purchased online or at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.
  • Only addresses highlighted in GREEN or YELLOW can purchase $5 stadium wristbands. Check your address!

Starting June 30

  • Remaining wristbands will be available to the general public
  • Price increases to $10 each.

Dublin residents and Dublin School District residents may continue to purchase wristbands after June 30 in-person only at the DCRC for $5 until July 4 at noon with proof of residency.

All wristbands sold at the event will be $10 regardless of residency.

Recreation Center Front Desk Hours
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.

VIP Tables

Each $1,000 VIP package has a prime location, a table for eight, and a parking pass. Individuals and companies will be recognized for their partnerships on the City of Dublin website and at the evening celebration.

To purchase a VIP Table, please get in touch with Liz Kirkpatrick at

Kids Zone

Located outside the stadium gates. Includes inflatable activities for children (recommended for ages 2-12).

Play hours
4:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online and at the DCRC for $7 each or at the event for $10 each. Sales end on July 4 at 8:45 p.m.

You do not need a stadium or reserved table ticket to access the Kids Zone area. Any Kids Zone tickets purchased online must be exchanged for a wristband onsite.

Lawn Seating (Outside the Stadium)

These areas do not require a wristband.

To ensure a great experience for all guests, the following is prohibited:

  • Stakes and tarps/plastic
  • Candles and sparklers
  • Grills
  • Alcohol
  • Drones (due to safety regulations, fireworks may be canceled if drone is present)
  • Setting up inside designated walking paths

Prohibited Items (Inside the Stadium)

All bags will be checked upon entry.


Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby

The Sherm Sheldon Fishing Derby kicks off Independence Day at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 Named after a former City manager, this event has prizes based on age and length of fish caught. Parking is available near the tennis courts at Avery Park.

Avery Pond

7401 Avery Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017

Age Categories

  • 6 and under
  • 7-9 years old
  • 10-12 years old
  • 13-up


The Independence Day Parade through Downtown Dublin kicks off at 11 a.m. It will feature a variety of floats, marching bands, community groups and local businesses. 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. The deadline for parade applications is quickly approaching, make sure to submit your application by Friday, June 23.

Join the Bike Brigade

The Bike Brigade is open to children ages 6 to 13. Parent or legal guardian consent is required.

Application Deadline
Please submit this application no later than June 20. Apply now; space is limited for safety.

Before Submitting an Application

  • 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 Drive. to Metro Place N.
  • Any participating child should demonstrate the ability to ride a bicycle without adult assistance.

Rules and Regulations

  • Age: Must be 6 to 13 years old
  • Patriotic-themed bicycles
  • Bikes only. please no scooters, “Razor” scooters, motorized vehicles, skateboards, etc.
  •  Helmets are required for all participants and will be strictly enforced

Contact Liz Kirkpatrick


As a for-profit company or organization, you may participate as a Parade Partner and present an entertaining parade element to promote your brand and help offset the cost of the event.

Become a Parade Partner and present your choice of bands, clowns, dancer, floats and balloons. Parade partnership opportunities begin at $750.

Parade Partner Package

  • One City-provided sign at the parade
  • One partner-provided vehicle at the parade
  • Logo/Name on City of Dublin’s event website with link to participant’s business website
  • Four representatives from the sponsoring business or organization will be permitted to wear branded clothing at the parade.

For information regarding Parade Partners, please contact Jim Loch at 614.410.4520 or

*A partner may not promote any other person, entity, organization or business other than itself.



For information regarding sponsorship, please contact Liz Kirkpatrick at 614.410.4738 or

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.

Submit a Public Records Request


We are and always have been a proud local democracy. In our service, we strive to provide the best quality of life and environment in which our residents and businesses can thrive. We seek to ally our proud traditions with the best innovations of the future.


Dublin, Ohio, is the most sustainable, connected and resilient global city of choice.

Core Values

Integrity, Respect, Communication, Teamwork, Accountability, Positive Attitude & Dedication to Service.

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.

Alison LeRoy, Director



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