Fourth of July Celebrations

30 Jun

Athens’ Fabulous Fourth and Nelsonville’s Thunder in the Valley

Sunday, July 3

  • 1-7 p.m. Athens City Pool open with free admission. Donations accepted for Friends of the Shelter Dogs.
  • 5:30-10 p.m. Cruise-in at the Athens Community Center, 701 East State Street. Sponsored by The Plains Lions Club and Valley Rods & Custom Cars. Proceeds go to the Friends of Shelter Dogs and the Lions’ Eyeglass Fund.
  • 6 p.m. Crowning of the Fabulous Fourth Senior Queen (55 and older). Sponsored by Larry’s Dawg House. Announcement of the Athens Messenger’s People and Pets Patriotic Costume winners.
  • 6:30-8 p.m. Kids games, jumping castle and dogs, dogs,dogs! Sponsored by Friends of Shelter Dogs – meet adoptable dogs and enjoy great kid fun.
  • 7 p.m. Flag raising at Veteran’s Memorial Park behind the Athens City Pool
  • 9-11 p.m. WATH/WXTQ Radio Remote at The Market on State parking lot with fireworks music.
  • 10 p.m. FIREWORKS! East End of East State Street. Sponsored by the City of Athens, Athens County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and the Athens Messenger.

Monday, July 4

  • 8 a.m. Discovery Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk. Sponsored by the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery. Registration at 7 a.m. at the Athens Community Center Shelter House.
  • 9 a.m. Parade line-up begins. Line up near OU’s old Baker Center (now the Schoonover Center). All entries welcome. Sponsored by Carpet One Floor and Moore
  • 10 a.m. Fabulous Fourth Parade. North Court Street, right onto East Carpenter Street, left onto East State Street, right onto Morris Avenue, left onto May Avenue, right onto Lincoln Street. The parade ends at the Athens Public Library on Home Street. Sponsored by Hocking Valley Bank and the Athens Lions Club
  • 1-7 p.m. Athens City Pool Free Swim.
  • 10 p.m. Thunder in the Valley Fireworks Show at Hocking College. Show up early and get a good spot.
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