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Area Independence Fireworks Shows

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As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, many people wanting to watch community fireworks exhibits will have several to choose from in the Scioto Valley region.

With Columbus’ “Red, White and Boom” postponed from their typical July 3rd show, it makes smaller communities more of the places to be to celebrate America’s Independence holiday weekend.

The City of Columbus says there is a possibility they could conduct their show later in 2021, although nothing official has been determined.

For Chillicothe’s July 4th fireworks, the city had already approved $15,000 for the show, as they have in recent years. Mayor Luke Feeney says this year’s donations have been very good.

The restricted area for Chillicothe’s Yoctangee Park.
The map for getting in and out of Yoctangee Park in Chillicothe.

As a side note, the Jeep Fest will also be taking place during the day July 4th at the Ross County Fairgrounds. But, Mayor Feeney added that Jeep Fest won’t be ramped up in the city as big as 2019 due to the lack of planning time, since we are just coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The 2021 City of Chillicothe fireworks will be on the 4th of July at approximately 9:45pm. 

The best place to observe the fireworks is from the floodwall in the park.  

Those viewing from the floodwall should not place tents or other items that will completely block the blacktop portion of the wall. Blocking the path creates a safety hazard for those trying to walk and hampers emergency personnel from getting through.  

After fireworks are over, traffic will be under the direction of police officers and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. See attached map for details on traffic patterns.   There will be NO left turns for N/B traffic on High St. and Yoctangee Parkway.   Police Officers on bikes, UTVs and cruisers will be providing security and traffic control.   Please see attached map.  

As always, no alcohol is to be consumed in Yoctangee Park. Illegal/prohibited Fireworks are also strictly prohibited as we want everyone to have a safe 4th. We also discourage the public from setting off explosive fireworks in neighborhoods as it disturbs animals and residents alike. 

The Chillicothe Fire Department has also asked fireworks viewers to stay out of restricted areas, this includes the waterway behind the city park annex, which will be patrolled.  See attached map provided by the FD.  The annex will be closed in the early morning of the 4th to allow setup.   

We remind everyone not to drink and drive and have a designated driver.  If ride share is available, it should be utilized, along with local Taxi services.   

Here is a list of area Independence fireworks shows still planned for 2021:

(July 2)
The Chillicothe Country Club will be having their annual Fireworks. Only members are allowed on the property, but they encourage everyone to find a spot off of the property where you can enjoy the show. 

(July 3)
Washington Court House
Hillsboro
Wellston
Portsmouth
Chillicothe Paints (after the game)

(July 4th)
Chillicothe
Ashville

(July 5th)
Lancaster

Most of the shows begin at 10pm at the latest, with some starting at dusk.

Litter Media Throwback: 2018 Chillicothe City Fireworks Display

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A LITTER MEDIA THROWBACK, Independence Day 2018: Six Litter Media cameras for the Chillicothe Fireworks display put on…

Posted by Litter Media on Sunday, July 5, 2020

Independence Day 2018: Six Litter Media cameras for the Chillicothe Fireworks display put on by the Ohio Pyro Art Guild.

If you missed the show or want to see it again, here’s a perspective you’ll get nowhere else. Enjoy!

Independence Day Fireworks Displays Approved

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The “Wall of Fire” presented by the Ohio Pyro Arts Guild during the 2018 Chillicothe Fireworks display in the Yoctangee Park Annex.

Community fireworks displays received the go ahead as announced by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted during the State’s news conference on COVID-19.

However, large gatherings remain prohibited. Husted encouraged any community that plans on holding a fireworks event to do so safely.

Spectators are encouraged to find ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in small groups such as watching displays from their porches, backyards or cars. 

Communities such as Ashville and Chillicothe announced the cancellation of their annual displays as well as Red, White & Boom in Columbus which regularly draws crowds in excess of 500,000. 

Click on the photo to see the Litter Media Facebook Album from the 2018 Chillicothe Fireworks display.

Litter Media was granted special access at ground zero of the 2018 Chillicothe Fireworks display. The display was choreographed and conducted by the Ohio Pyro Art Guild. A collaboration of six cameras were used to captured the display which included the amazing “Wall of Fire” and a spectacular grand finale. Watch the entire show below.