Your Exclusive Guide to Bexley's 4th of July celebrations

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 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!


NOTICE: This Thursday's Main Event Postponed to June 30th

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.


View the Zika and Mosquito Prevention and Control Presentation



On June 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Bexley City Hall, the Franklin County Board of Health presented on Zika and its impact on central Ohio.  

Click here to view the presentation.  

Some major take-aways from the presentation included:

There is one species of mosquito in central Ohio that could theoretically carry Zika, but has not yet been observed in the field as a carrier.  This species is much less common than other types of mosquitoes in the region.

FCDPH has invested in additional traps and treatment equipment to further their monitoring and treatment of this type of mosquito

Zika-carrying mosquitoes are not expected to be present in Central Ohio in 2016

In the future, if mosquitoes in central Ohio do end up carrying Zika, winter freeze will break the transmission cycle

Residents are advised to:

Use insect repellant with DEET

Elminate all sources of standing water on property

Use mosquito dunks regularly if you have a rain barrel

Learn more about the Zika Virus and the Franklin County Board of Health's summer 2016 mosquito program. Experts from the Franklin County Board of Health will be presenting and offer the opportunity for a Q&A.  June 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Bexley City Hall.  For more information on Zika Virus and Board of Health strategies, click here.


Community Reminder: Gypsy Moth Aerial Treatments 

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


Broad Street Phase II Construction begins This Week

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).