Awesome highlights from the Olentangy Fourth of July Celebration – in Pictures

Olentangy Fourth of July Celebration


The Freedom 4-Miler

Running participants met at Orange Middle School for the 8AM start of the Freedom 4-Miler. The run was also broadcasted via drone courtesy of Michael Cairns of Infinite Impact photography.

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Also: Check out the Parade and Beach Bash videos

The Kids Firecracker Runs

After the Freedom 4-Miler came the two kids runs at 9AM. In addition to being a great way to stay active on the Fourth of July, the kids runs turned out to be a really fun way for them to kick off the morning with a little healthy competition!

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The Independence Day Parade

The entire Lewis Center community came together this year to make the 2014 Independence Day Parade a successful one! From the local businesses passing out candy to the excited children on the sidelines, to the Olentangy and Olentangy Orange High School cheer squads pumping up the entire crowd with “American Spirit”, the parade was great!

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Beach Bash & Fireworks

Over at the Alum Creek beach, games, inflatables, and activities were put into place to entertain the kids and families, as well as information booths from local businesses who sponsored the event. The Olentangy Orange HS Drumline performed, followed by a live performance from The Websters. The night ended with a spectacular fireworks show!

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Check out the Parade and Beach Bash videos

Olentangy Fourth of July Celebration

The Lewis Center Business Association has big plans for celebrating Independence Day this year! With the help and support of many local groups and businesses such as: The Polaris Community Fund, radio station Mix 107.9, AutoMax, The Goddard School, the Primrose School of Lewis Center, Rivers Insurance Group, The Ride, and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (CarePoint Lewis Center) just to name a few, the Olentangy Fourth of July Celebration is well on its way to being a huge success.

The LCBA has expanded its means of getting the word out about this big Fourth of July event. “In the past it’s been more word-of-mouth, but now there’s a marketing piece to it. This is the first year where we’ve got radio involved, Mix 107.9. They’re going to be doing ads on the air for the two weeks leading up to the event. Andre Styles, one of their DJs, is going to be out at the beach, as well,” Ryan Rivers of the Rivers Insurance Group said. [Read more…]

Olentangy Fourth of July Celebration

Here is brief schedule as we have it now:



Wake up call 7am-9am: Olentangy Orange and Braves will be out hyping up the local neighborhoods. For $25 they will come to your home and do cheers on the front lawn or send to a neighbor for a memorable wake up knock at the door.


8am Freedom 4 Miler: 4 mile run presented by OSU Sports Medicine at Carepoint Lewis Center


9am Kids Run


10am Independence Day Parade: This year’s theme is American Spirit


5pm-11pm: Beach Bash & Fireworks: Live performance by the Websters. The Jet’s Pizza Beach Bar with private family table cabanas. Olentangy Braves and Orange dunk tanks. Olentangy Orange drum line will be performing to start the show. Several food vendors and a local business tent. Fireworks at 9:45.Olentangy July4thSponsorHeader-RVSD