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Sponsored by Granville Kiwanis since 1964.

When: July 4, 2018

Time: 5:30-6:00 PM

Where: Main Stage in downtown Granville

Prizes for originality, creativity and more!

No fee to participate.

 REGISTRATION: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM behind the main stage.


Thank you for submitting your talent registration. Watch your email for updates. We will send you further instructions and a tentative schedule of acts by July 1.

-Granville Kiwanis

2018 Granville Kiwanis Fourth of July Parade

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Downtown Granville, Ohio
Parade route along Broadway starting on West Broadway near Wildwood Park at 10:45 AM

The parade is rain or shine. The only thing stopping us will be the presence of lightning.

2018 Parade Theme "Swing into Summer"
Parade Marshalls
Ben Yeater & Todd Londot
Co-chairs of the Wildwood Playground Rebuild
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for the parade.
Community Floats, Commercial Floats, Decorated Bike Contest

Parade Entry Information
Entry Deadline: June 30 (late fee deadline extended)

Download Entry Form

Entry Fees

$50.00 per vehicle for commercial entry
No Charge for non-commercial entry

Floats are to be decorated based on the theme, "Swing into Summer"

Cash Prizes to be awarded for the following categories.

BEST COMMUNITY FLOAT - $100  $75  $50          
BEST COMMERCIAL FLOAT - $100  $75  $50
BEST OPEN FLOAT -  $100  $75  $50

Everyone must pre-register for the parade. All entrants not pre-registered by June 19, 2018 and who would still like to be in our parade, will be assessed an additional $50.00 late-registration fee.

Email your parade entry information to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or mail to: Granville Kiwanis, PO Box 133, Granville, Ohio 43023. For more information call 740-473-6804. If you cannot download the 2018 Parade Entry Form, email the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Name of Organization Entering
Entry Type (i.e. horse, float, bicycle, candidate)
Full Name of Person in Charge
Email Address
Mailing Address

Decorated Bicycle Contests Info

BEST DECORATED BIKE -  1st   2nd  3rd


Parade Packet and Instructions

Rules and guidelines that help ensure a safe and successful 4th of July parade.

Download the Entrant Packet



2018 July 4th Writing Contest

The Kiwanis Club of Granville is proudly hosting its annual 4th of July writing contest. This year, the Granville Community came together to rebuild Wildwood Park Playground. It was a memorable six days in April, when over 1,000 community members and local business volunteers constructed a majority of the playground. The volunteer effort was similar to the original construction, almost 20 years ago. During this rebuild however, many people shared stories about the playground. Some helped on the first construction and enjoyed the playground with their families. Others wanted to help in this monumental community effort. Wildwood playground has special meaning in our community, and we want to hear your stories! 

Please submit your stories of Wildwood Playground or the rebuilding.

If you would like to enter the contest for prizes, please include in your entry "essay contest submission" or "poetry contest submission." Otherwise we will simply include it in our collection of stories to archive.

Limit of one essay and one poem per person.



Submit an original essay (500 word limit) about the subject "Wildwood Park Playground.”



Submit an original poem (500 word limit) about the subject "Wildwood Park Playground.”



All persons, All ages, Any hometown, including members of the Granville Kiwanis Club.

  • Limit of one entry per contest. However, one person may enter both the poetry and essay contests.
  • On a separate page attached to each entry, include the author's name, age, address, email and phone number.
  • Entries can be submitted by: Email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., include "writing contest" in subject line); Mail (Granville Kiwanis Writing Contest, PO Box 133, Granville OH 43023); or Hand-delivered to the Readers Garden Bookstore, 143 E. Broadway, Granville, OH.
  • Deadline for entries: July 31.
  • Entries will be judged based on topic relevance, writing skill, originality and creativity.
  • Depending on the number of entries, we have separate contests for adult and youth categories. 
  • Winning entries may be published in The Granville Sentinel local newspaper, on the Granville Kiwanis website and/or exhibited at the pubic library or businesses in Granville.
  • By entering the contest, the author affirms that the work is original and their own. The author gives the Kiwanis Club of Granville permission to reprint the work in its entirety or part. By entering the contest or submitting a story, all authors are giving permission for their entries and names to be used in whole or part for publicity of this and future contests.



Prizes include $50 award(s) and gift cards to local businesses



Deadline for entry is July 31, 2018.

Email EntrIes
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Please include "Writing Contest Entry" in the subject line.  

Mail Entries
Granville Kiwanis Writing Contest
PO Box 133
Granville, OH 43023

Hand-Deliver Entries

Reader's Garden Bookstore, 143 E. Broadway, Granville OH 43023


The contest is sponsored by the Granville Kiwanis Club. Thanks to Support from the Reader's Garden Bookstore.




2018 Full Event Schedule

Wednesday, July 4


12:00 Noon: Midway concessions and rides open
12:00-2PM: Licking County 4-H Band Concert
2:00-4:30PM: Granville's 'GAMES FOR ALL AGES"
4:30-5:30PM: Whit's Annual Banana Split Eating Contest
5:30-6PM: Patriotic Pet Parade & Contest
6:00-8:00PM: Strait Swing brought to you by The Neighbortones…
8:00-10:00PM: Nashville's Cherry Avenue featuring Newark Native Erika Catt (Blake)
11:00PM: Midway Closes


Thursday, July 5


NOON: Midway concessions and rides open
12:00-1:00PM: Music by Granville Native, Tyy Perkins
1:00-2:00PM: Musical Entertainment by Rich & Dr. Ron
2:00-3:00PM: Dave Lehman's Fun Time Magic Show for Children
3:00-5:00PM: Christina's Hullabaloo Variety Performers 
5:00-6:00PM: Millennium Irish Dance performance
6:00-10:00PM: Bingo at Opera House Park
6:30-7:00PM: Square Dance Instruction - Come learn the basics!
7:00-9:00PM: Community Square Dancing with The Wayfarers
9:00-11:00PM: Music by Audio5onic - 90’ & Now
11:00PM: Midway closes


Friday, July 6


Midway open 12pm-11pm

NOON Midway concessions and rides open
1:00-3:00PM: Steel Drum Band Extravaganza!
3:30-5:30PM: Granville High School Jazz Band Concert
5:30-6:30PM: Granville High School A Cappella Concert
6:30-8:30PM: Performance by Columbus Music workshop Jazz Ensemble
8:30-11:00PM: Midway open

11:00PM Midway closes


8:00-10:00PM: PARTY IN THE PARK!  Featuring the big band sounds of THE CONSPIRACY BAND - The Best Party Band in Central Ohio!  Food, drinks, music and fun!

10:00PM FIREWORKS from Rozzi's Fireworks sponsored by The Granville Community Foundation


Saturday, July 7th


12:00 Noon: Midway Opens
12:00-2:00PM: Music buy The Ultrasounds
1:00-2:00PM: Still to be determined
3:00-4:00PM Shawna Corder's Shining Stars
4:00-6:00PM Barefoot McCoy & Friends
6:00-8:00PM Granvilles Got Talent
6:00-10:00PM Bingo at Opera House Park
8:00-10:00PM Nat Reeb and Friends


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