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2014 Granville Fourth of July Celebration:

July 2-5, 2014 (Wed-Sat)
Streetfair opens - 4 P.M., Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Parade  - Friday, July 4, 2014
Theme: "Granville's Going Green"
Parade entry deadline: June 13, 2014
Fireworks at Wildwood - Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Sponsored by the Granville Foundation
Thanks to our Sponsors for the
2013 4th of July! 
"A Big Thank-You from Granville Kiwanis"
(Hosts of the Granville 4th of July Celebration and Parade)

On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Granville, we would like to recognize and sincerely thank the many individuals, businesses, organizations, and clubs that helped to make our annual Fourth of July celebration a success.

A big thank-you goes to the Granville police and fire departments, as well as to the entire village staff, as we could never execute this event without their tremendous support.

Thanks also to the Granville Foundation, who sponsored the entire fireworks display for the second year in a row and to MedBen and Park National Bank for providing the pre-fireworks entertainment. Their generosity allowed us to enjoy another spectacular evening. Our four-day street fair was made possible by dozens of local individuals and organizations. A special thank you to our major sponsors, Hope Timber Garden Center, Coughlin Automotive, and Whit’s Frozen Custard.

It’s safe to say that we as a community have a whole new appreciation for the value of electricity after last year’s electrical outage, and we would like to recognize DANR Electric for working hard to power much of our venue this year.

The 76 men and women of the Granville Kiwanis Club would like to thank all who came to enjoy Granville’s 4th of July celebration. It is with great pleasure and pride that we can continue this grand Granville tradition. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Mike Birkmeyer, Chair of the Granville Kiwanis 4th of July Committee

Reprint of "Letter to the Editor" to the Granville Sentinel, submitted on July 7, 2013

Congratulations to Winners of the various 4th of July Contests:


Ana Klark - 50/50 raffle
Tom Harvey - James Young Art Auction from Kussmaul Gallery
1st Place Commercial Float - Granville Milling Company
2nd Place Commercial Float - HomeInstead CareGivers
3rd Place Commerical Float - Going Green Store


The Schedule and links to the 4th of July Events below are updated regularly. See also our Granville Kiwanis Facebook page. Any Questions, contact the Kiwanis at or (740) 485-2040.

Thanks to our 2013 Premier Sponsors for their generous support: 
Hope Timber Garden Center, Coughlin and Granville Foundation.
The Granville Kiwanis spend the year organizing the event and volunteer the labor during the Four day celebration, including parade, fireworks and entertainment - all free to the public - and as a service to our community.

Granville Fourth of July Celebration

July 3-6, 2013
Downtown Granville, Ohio

"It's just another Granville Kiwanis 4th of July Celebration!"



  • A small town, family-friendly tradition
  • Sponsored by the Granville Kiwanis
  • Scenic destination, near Denison University
  • Local shops, Inns and restaurants open
  • Daily Concessions/Rides/Free Entertainment
  • Midway opens Wednesday, July 3 at noon
  • Rotary Firecracker 5 Mile Race - July 4, 7:45 AM, GHS
  • Parade - Thursday, July 4 at 10:30 AM. Get your seat early along Broadway. Parade theme "Hometown Heroes", Craig Washka Parade Grand Marshall
  • Games-for-all-ages - Thursday, July 4
  • Fireworks & Band entertainment - Friday, July 5, Wildwood Park, starting at 8 PM. Fireworks at 10 PM. Support from the Granville Foundation and MedBen.
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in Granville's Got Talent - Sat. July 6, 8-11pm
  • Shirt sale continues online, email - 2013 Kiwanis 4th of July T-shirts were sold at Ross' Granville Market ($10) and at our tent - all proceeds benefit the 4th of July and children in our community!
  • Whit's Banana Split Eating Contest - Sat. July 6, 12-2pm. Enjoy Whit's Frozen Custard daily!
  • Ana Klark- Winner 50/50 cash raffle
  • Tom Harvey - Winner of the James Young artwork auction sponsored by Kussmaul Gallery

Join the fun at the Granville 4th Streetfair!

Fourth of July T-Shirts available while supplies last for $10. Email

Thanks to the Ashley Yore and cameraman Drew of the Good Morning Columbus TV show on Fox28/Channel 6 for promoting our celebration from 7-9AM on July 5, 2013 featuring the Green Monster ride, the Whit's banasplit eating contest, the egg toss competition and Kiwanians Kim Hosler, Jerry Miller, Mike Birkmeyer, Gary and Ann Love and Jen Lewis.

The segments are available to watch on their web site:

Useful Links:

  • 2013 Parade; theme "Hometown Heroes". Get your seat early for our Mile-Long-Parade!
  • Fireworks at Wildwood Park @ 10 PM on Friday, July 5. Thanks to support from the Granville Foundation. Pre-entertainment sponsored at 8 PM by MedBen and Park National Bank.
  • Writing contest essay about "Hometown Hero", deadline June 15. Thanks to everyone who entered!

  • Rotary Firecracker 5 Mile race starts at 7:45 AM. Registration at Granville High School on July 4th.

Questions? Stop at the Kiwanis Food Tent or ask any a Kiwanian in a blue or yellow Event shirt during the entire festival. Email, or phone (740) 485-2040.

Schedule Highlights:


  • Parade - Thursday, July 4 @ 10:45 AM
  • Firecracker Five Mile race - July 4 @ 7:45 AM at GHS
  • Fireworks & Food - Friday, July 5, bands starting @ 8:00 PM at Wildwood, fireworks at 10:00 PM
  • Granville's Got Talent - Sat. July 6 @ 8-11 PM


2013 Entertainment and Events Schedule (Check back prior to the event for any last-minute additions or changes):


  • 2013 Kiwanis Very Berry Blast, Whit's frozen vanilla custard with ribbons of real strawberries and blackberries. Purchase at the Kiwanis Food Tent.  Join us Saturday, 12-2pm for Whit's Banana Split Eating Contest!
  • Support the Kiwanis, purchase your $10 Granville 4th of July T-shirt!  Email

Thank you to our community sponsors! We could not pull off this amazing event without your support! 

Thank you to our 2013 Sponsors!




Granville Foundation


Whit's Frozen Custard

Med Ben

Park National Bank

Ross' Granville Market