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Sponsored by Granville Kiwanis since 1964.

 2020 Alternative Events Schedule

Photography contest: July 1-31. “Show us your spirit in the Annual Photography Contest. Photos must be taken in Granville this year. Awards will be given in the following eight topics: ‘Patriotic Pet,’ ‘Patriotic People,’ ‘Decorated Bicycle,’ ‘Decorated House,’ ‘Decorated Storefront,’ ‘Friends or Family,’ ‘Granville 4th’ and ‘Granville in July’. Submission deadline is July 31 and full contest information is on the website at GranvilleKiwanis.org/photo.”

Sidewalk Chalk Event July 3rd from 10:30AM - 12:30PM. This free and open to the public event will take place on July 3rd downtown Granville from 10:30AM -12:30PM. We provide the chalk and you show off your American spirit and creativity using our "Together in Spirit" theme. No preregistration required. Families or individuals are welcome. Check in at Windstream Park (next to the Village Office), then we will assign an area for you to make your chalk creation.

Home and Neighborhood Decoration Contest. Register Now, judging on July 3rd. Decorate your home and encourage your neighbors to join you for this first ever Home and Neighborhood decorating contest. Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day and show your patriotic pride. To enter, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, address(s) and cell number by Saturday, June 27th (registration extended). Judging will take place beginning at 9:00 AM on July 3rd. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in 2 categories, Individual Home or Neighborhood (2 or more houses entered together).

Tour through Town on July 4th: “On the Fourth of July we will celebrate with a small tour featuring the Honor Guard provided by the American Legion Post 398 and 2020 Grand Marshall Jane Copenhefer, Retired Licking County 4-H band Director and 2020 Ohio 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee. Don’t forget to 'look up' when the flyover comes to town at 10:50AM!

Other 2020 Traditional 4th Events that were Canceled - We are sorry, but there will be no Traditional Parade, Streetfair, or Fireworks Display. We hope you will join us in these alternative patriotic, community activities.

Thank you to support from the CVS in Granville, the Granville Public Libary, the Granville Chamber of Commerce, the Granville Farmer's Market and everyone who purchased a Granville Kiwanis 2020 4th of July Tee-shirt!  A few children's sizes remain. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase one for $12, while supplies last.

We hope you have a safe and fun-filled 4th of July. Remember, we are Together In Spirit!



The Kiwanis Club of Granville, Kiwanis President Terry Van Offeren and the 2020 4th of July Committee Chairpersons, Lesa and Jerry Miller

Kiwanis International is a volunteer service organization of volunteers dedicated to Serving the Children of the World, One Child and One Community at a Time

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2019 Full Event Schedule 



Noon Midway Concessions, Rides Open
2:00 – 3:00 Rocky Fork Old Time String Band
3:00 – 4:00 Musical Entertainment by Rich & Dwane
4:00 – 5:00 Tyy Perkins
5:00 – 6:00 Millennium Irish Dancing
6:00 – 6:30 Square Dance Instruction - come learn the basics!
6:00 – 8:00 Community Square Dancing with The Wayfarers
8:00 – 10:00 BareFoot McCoy
11:00 PM Midway Closes



7:45 AM FIRECRACKER FIVE RACE (Granville Rotary)
Noon Midway concessions, rides open
12:00 – 2:00 Licking County 4-H Band Concert
2:00 – 4:30 "GAMES FOR ALL AGES" Granville Rec District
4:30 – 5:30 Whit's Annual Banana Split Eating Contest
5:30 – 6:00 Patriotic Pet Contest
6:00 – 10:00 Bingo at Opera House Park
6:00 – 8:00 Jeff German and the Blankety Blanks
8:00 – 10:00 Nashville's Cherry Avenue with Erika Catt (Blake)
11:00 PM Midway Closes



NOON Midway Concessions, Rides Open
1:00 – 2:00 Magician David Newell
2:00 – 3:00 William Page Musician/Americana Classics
3:00 – 5:00 Granville High School Steel Drum Band Concert
5:00 – 6:00 Local Resident Gail Kink was one of the 114 finalists chosen for the Teacher in Space Program in 1986 and would have been aboard the Challenger had she been selected. Hear her story in the Opera House Park
5:30 – 7:00 Granville High School Jazz Band Concert
7:30 – 8:30 Granville High School A Cappella Concert
8:30 – 11:00 Midway open


8:00 – 10:00  PARTY IN THE PARK! Featuring the big band sounds of The Conspiracy Band - The Best Party Band in Central Ohio!
10:00 PM FIREWORKS from Rozzi's Fireworks sponsored by The Granville Community Foundation
11:00 PM Midway closes


NOON Midway Concessions, Rides Open
1:00 – 2:00 Christina's Hullabaloo Variety Performers
2:00 – 3:00 Comedy and Music by Mary Miller
4:00 – 5:00 Shawna Corder's Shining Stars
5:00 – 6:00 Central Ohio Youth Ballet
6:00 – 8:00 Granville's Got Talent
6:00 – 10:00 Bingo at Opera House Park
8:00 – 10:00 The Big Bad Stache


Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors!



COUGHLINCars.com of Pataskala

K-Ceps of Granville and Johnstown

Owens Corning

Ross Granville Market 


Denison University

Hope Timber Garden Center

Rosenberg & Ball Co.

Wigal Orthodontics


Berkshire Hathaway Patti Urbatis

Coldwell Banker King Thompson Tim Hughes

Edward Jones Nolan Cox

Granville Investment Group

Huntington Bank

Interim Healthcare


McPeek Hoekstra Funeral Home


Mortellaro McDonalds

Newark Veterinary Hospital

Orthopedic Specialists and Sports Medicine

The Village Partners/Remax

Waste Away

Welsh Hills School


Better Minds


Deke's Auto Tech

Englefield Oil Duchess

First Federal Savings

Hope Timber Garden & Vintage

Licking Memorial Urgent Care of Granville

Licking Memorial Family Practice of Granville

Park National Bank

River Road Coffee


Taco Dans

York & Associates

Thanks for Support from:


Dan R Electric

Granville Arts Commission

Signs Now Newark


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