2018 Fabulous Fourth Events

[Photograph by Joel Prince]

Athens, Ohio is home to one of the best 4th of  July celebrations in the region. Come join us for a series of family-friendly events spread out over the 3rd and 4th of July.

July 3rd Events and Locations

Noon to 7 p.m. | Cool off at the Athens City Pool with free admission all day! The recently renovated pool is located on East State Street.

3 p.m. | Join us for the Fabulous 4th Senior Queen Pageant hosted at the Market on State!

5 p.m. | The fun continues with the crowning of the Fabulous 4th Senior during the Cruise-in at the Market on State.

5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Bring your custom cars to showcase at the Cruise-in located in the parking lot of the Market on State and stick around for the fireworks display at 10!

8 p.m. to 11 p.m. | Throughout the duration of the events, patriotic music will be played at the market.

10 p.m. | FIREWORKS!! The display can be seen all the way down East State Street so find a good place to park and find the best view for the show!

 

 

[Photograph by Joel Prince]

July 4th Events and Locations

8 a.m. | Beginning at the West State Street Ball Fields and open to all, you can embark on the Discovery Museum’s 5k walk/run along the bike path!

8:30 a.m. | Prepare for the parade! The Fabulous Fourth Parade Lineup invites floats to lineup on East Washington Street near Ohio University College Gate.

9:30 a.m. | The Fabulous Fourth Parade begins! All entries are welcome; cars, floats, marching units, bicycles, horses, etc. Parade route (2 miles): Along East Washington St. right onto Court Street, right onto East Carpenter, left onto East State, right onto Morris Avenue, and stops at the American Red Cross parking lot.

Noon to 7 p.m. | Cool off at the Athens City Pool with free admission all day! The recently renovated pool is located on East State Street.

10 p.m. | To complete the fireworks fill for the holiday, drive up to Hocking College’s Campus in Nelsonville to enjoy Thunder in the Valley, a premium fireworks display on the Campus!