A Festive 4th of July in Worthington
The July 4th holiday in Worthington offers a variety of activities. Here is your guide for enjoying any or all of the day's activities.
WORTHINGTON FAMILY PICNIC & FIREWORKS
- Tuesday, July 4, 2017
- 4:00pm 11:00pm
- Thomas Worthington High School
- 300 West Dublin Granville Road
- Columbus, OH, 43085
Worthington Family Picnic
Gather the family and come on down to the Worthington Family Picnic and Fireworks Celebration on the 4th of July! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a family picnic on the lawn of Thomas Worthington High School (TWHS) with food presented by a variety of popular food trucks, musical entertainment and costume characters by Mascot.org, Supergames bounce houses and much more! The festivities on the lawn begin at 4:00 p.m. and continue through the fireworks celebration at 10:00 p.m. Bring your own picnic or food is available to purchase. The Worthington Family Picnic is sponsored by the Dublin-Worthington Rotary.
McConnell Arts Center
Activities will also be in full swing at the MAC, where a Bier Garden will be open with musical entertainment throughout the day.
Worthington Pools Tailgate
Worthington Pools will be tailgating with hot dogs and refreshments for sale just outside the pool area. The pool will be open to the public until 7pm, and then closed for a members-only party.
The fireworks celebration begins at 10:00 p.m. The display can be viewed either from the Family Picnic location on the front lawn of TWHS, or at the football stadium to the west of the high school.
The Family Picnic and Fireworks takes place rain or shine. However, in the case of impending severe thunderstorms and lightening, City and Safety officials will evaluate the circumstances and may determine the display be set off early or postponed. In the event the fireworks are postponed, the rain date is set as the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, September 5th. If a severe storm hits before or during the display, Thomas Worthington High School will be open as an emergency shelter. Announcements will be made over the PA system both in the stadium and the family picnic areas. Updates will also be posted on the City's Facebook and Twitter pages.
Limited parking will be available at the TWHS parking lot to the west and north of the building. Because it always fills up early, people are encouraged to park outside of the high school neighborhood area, carpool, bike or walk. The municipal lots in the downtown area will be available for people to park and walk into the high school area. To maintain access for emergency vehicles and facilitate traffic movement it will be necessary to post certain streets “No Parking" on July 4th. Parking restrictions will be lifted following the event. The areas to be posted "No Parking" are:
- Medick Way – both sides
- Tucker Dr. - north side only
- Tucker N.W. - both sides
- Farrington Dr. - north side only
- Seabury Dr. - west side only
- Sinsbury Dr. N. - north side only
- Blanford Dr. - north side only
- Sanbridge Circle - north side only
- W. New England Ave. – north side only, west of Oxford
- Evening St. – both sides from W. New England Ave. to Rt. 161
- Granville Service Rds. – both sides
- West Granville Rd. – both sides from Evening St. to the Olentangy River Rd. bridge
- North Street – both sides
To facilitate the flow of traffic after the fireworks, North Street will become one way eastbound. The cooperation of area residents is appreciated.