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Contact & Location:
2242 East Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209 

Phone: (614) 559-4200
Fax:     (614) 559-4241 


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See below for the 2019 4th of July Parade lineup!

Your Complete Guide to Bexley's July 4th Celebrations

John Barr 5k Run

Thursday, July 4, 2019: 8:00 am start time @ Jeffrey Mansion
The John Barr 5k, presented by Bexley Automotive, is a run that is routed through Bexley, commencing from and returning to Jeffrey Mansion. The run begins at 8:00am, which gives you plenty of time to get to the parade. The first 350 people who register will receive shirts. The Pre-Registration fee is $30 (thru July 3 at 11:59 pm) or $35 on-site day of (July 4 starting at 6:30am). Click here for a race map.

How to register for the John Barr 5K Run:
1. Online Registration (through Columbus Running Company)
2. In-Person at the Recreation Office (165 N. Parkview Ave.)

Race Packet Pick-Up
In-Person at Jeffrey Mansion
Monday, July 1 (8:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Tuesday, July 2 (8:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Wednesday, July 3 (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Bexley July 4th Parade

9:30 am start time
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 deadline to register is June 21 and parade applications can be found at www.bexleycelebrations.org.
Parade questions can be directed to bexleyparade@gmail.com.

Community Celebration Evening Activitites

Presenting Sponsor: The Bexley Community Foundation

The community celebration with family events, music, and food begins at 6:00 pm. The festivities are located on the front lawn of Capital University.  Below is a complete schedule of the evening activities at Capital's front lawn:

6:00 – 9:30           Kids games/activities and food court on Capital front lawn

6:00 – 7:00           Music in the Meadow Orchestra on Capital front lawn

7:00 – 8:15           The Big Rockin’ Blues Band with Music in the Meadow and Bexley High School students on Capital front lawn

8:15 – 8:45           Ben Franklin (Bexley Library Director Ben Heckman): Welcome by Tim Madison, Capital University President Beth Paul, Bexley Mayor Kessler, and Bexley Community Foundation President Jeff Walker; Presentation of Citizen of the Year to Ed & Sheila Straub and Junior Citizen of the Year to Ford Cowan; Recognition of Bexley Veterans

8:30 – 9:45           The Big Rockin’ Blues Band

9:45 – 10:00        Bexley High School Ensemble sings patriotic songs and National Anthem by Capital soccer field

10:00 – 10:15      Fireworks coordinated with Music on Capital soccer field.


Remember, due to block parties, several of the streets around Capital will be closed - if you can, try to walk or bike to the community celebration to help ease traffic congestion. Additionally, the Bexley Beat Bus will be providing free transportation throughout the evening to and from the Community Celebration and fireworks - to view the Beat Bus Route, click here


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.  

Volunteers Are Needed for July 4th Activities!

It's not too late to volunteer to help out with 4th of July celebrations - if you have an hour or two to spare any help would be greatly appreciated. Volunteers are still needed at the community celebration in the evening, at various other points throughout the day, and for cleanup on Thursday morning. Each shift is one to two hours only.

All of the July 4th events are organized by the Bexley Celebrations & Events Team. They put a lot of good, hard work into making our community events what they are. Three cheers for the BCE team! To learn more about the BCA, to donate to help support the 4th as well as other activities they promote throughout the year, or to print off a Parade Form, please visit www.bexleycelebrations.org.