The fireworks are moving back to the Gahanna Golf Course!  So, go ahead, bring some of your other favorite Independence Day traditions back…or make some new ones.  Organize a neighborhood block party or backyard BBQ, take a paddle boat ride or go fishing in Big Walnut Creek, check out Creekside Family Day, break out all of your flags…everything red, white and blue and last, but not least, we want to max out resident participation in the 4th of July parade!  Decorate your bikes, strollers, wagons, pets and kids and show your American pride.  For more information on the parade go to:

2018 Lions Club July 4th Parade form – Click Here

This is truly a day of family and community where traditions make memories. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Get Busy Planning your Celebration!


The 4th of July is the most anticipated celebration during the summer months. For many, it means vacation week. Beaches, lakes, camping, resorts, or simply taking the week off to spend time at home, known as a staycation!  What do you have in the works? Perhaps a parade of decorated bikes, strollers, and wagons? A block party? Maybe swimming at your community pool? An afternoon of BBQ, games, and music in your community park? Neighborhood celebrations are a great way to get to know one another and share good times. Is your neighborhood lacking in fun, festive activities? Gather a few neighbors, form a group to lead the way, and start some new traditions.

Who doesn’t love a parade?

Parades provide enjoyment for those of all ages in your community, from those that actually participate in the parade to neighbors that just want to be spectators. It’s a perfect way to start your community day to get everyone involved. Bikes, wagons, strollers, all are welcome to decorate in festive red, white, and blue.  How about a patriotic garden tractor?

Thinking picnic?

Picnics are another great way to include everyone. Serve up some All American dishes like hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and apple pie! How about a watermelon eating contest? Decorate your table with traditional red, white and blue! Add a little fun by adding contests such as most patriotic dessert or dish. Invite all to participate in a costume contest, which can be great fun for children and adults alike. Come dressed in your best red, white and blue outfits. Have prizes available for different categories!

How about sack races, water balloon toss or a game of cornhole? A paddle boat ride or fishing in Big Walnut Creek?

Celebrating Independence Day in Gahanna with some of these awesome ideas will encourage neighborhood camaraderie and community patriotism. Adults and kids love to celebrate so go ahead, get started on your plans for the celebration of our great nation.