John Barr 5K Run: 8:00 am
The John Barr 5k is Bexley's annual run celebrating Independence Day. The run is routed throughout Bexley, commencing from and returning to Jeffrey Mansion. The first 350 people who register will receive t-shirts. The pre-registration fee is $25, until July 1 at noon, or $30 day of the race. Register at chronotrack.com to enter into the race.
Bexley July 4th Parade: 9:30 am
The Bexley July 4th Parade has a 2.8 mile route starting at Maryland Avenue/Remington Road and ending at Fair Avenue and Cassingham. The parade participation entry form deadline is June 20. For a map of the route click here.
Community Celebration: 5:30 pm
Presenting Sponsor: The Bexley Community Foundation
The Community Celebration is filled with family events, lively music, and food from a variety of local vendors. The festivities are located on the front lawn of Capital University.
Fireworks: 10:00 pm - Capital University
Fireworks are launched from the field between College Avenue and Pleasant Ridge Avenue, and several viewing areas will be available around Capital's Campus Center off of Pleasant Ridge Avenue. Join us, it will be a blast!
For more information on Bexley's 4th of July activities, visit www.bexley.org/fourth!
Out of respect to a grieving community, we are postponing Thursday night's Main Event to Thursday, June 30th. Music, food, activities, and of course the outdoor movie will all go ahead on that date - we will see you all next week.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will begin its aerial gypsy moth mating disruption treatments during the week of June 20th. Residents can call (614) 387-0907 or 1 (800) 282-1955 ext. 37, after 5 p.m. to find out which areas will be treated for the next day. Treatments will happen between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm during the day and signs will be posted a day prior to treatment of an area. Maps of treatment areas and chemical labels and MSDS sheets are available at www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/plant/gypsy/gypsy-index.aspx.
Construction on Phase II of the city's Broad Street Reconstruction Project will resume this week. Eastbound traffic along Broad Street will be reduced to one lane from Westland Avenue to just east of Columbia Avenue starting June 13th and is expected to last three to four weeks (weather dependent). Construction activities include new curbs and gutters, asphalt resurfacing, landscaped medians and aesthetic improvements (standardized signage/lighting).