2018 Granville Kiwanis Fourth of July Parade
Parade Entry Information
Entry Deadline: June 30 (late fee deadline extended)
$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
GRAND PRIZE AWARD: BEST FLOAT IN PARADE - IKE FULLER AWARD
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.
Name of Organization Entering
Entry Type (i.e. horse, float, bicycle, candidate)
Full Name of Person in Charge
Decorated Bicycle Contests Info
BEST DECORATED BIKE - 1st 2nd 3rd
Parade Packet and Instructions
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.
Prizes include $50 award(s) and gift cards to local businesses
Deadline for entry is July 31, 2018.
Please include "Writing Contest Entry" in the subject line.
Granville Kiwanis Writing Contest
PO Box 133
Granville, OH 43023
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
7:45am: FIRECRACKER FIVE RACE
10:45am: MILE LONG PARADE
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
10:00PM: 2018 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION ENDS