Thousands are expected to convene on Capital University’s campus Wednesday, July 4, to celebrate their country and community during the evening festivities and fireworks that have become a celebrated part of Bexley and Capital tradition.
Capital University is pleased to join the Bexley Celebrations Association in hosting the annual community celebration, which will return to campus for the fifth year. Festivities will begin at 5 pm on the front lawn at Main Street near Memorial Gateway. There will be games, art activities, face painting, live music and food from local restaurants and businesses.
Later, the party will move from north to south campus to see the fireworks display, which will begin at 10 pm. Fireworks will be launched from the soccer field south of Harry C. Moores Campus Center, near Astor and College avenues.
Setup for the celebration will begin the morning of Tuesday, July 3. Parking lots near the fireworks launch site — by the Campus Center and south of Schaaf Hall — will be closed Tuesday and will reopen early Thursday morning. At 5 pm, the City of Bexley will close Pleasant Ridge Avenue from Mound Street to Astor Avenue, and Astor Avenue between Pleasant Ridge and College avenues.
All Bexley campus buildings will close on Tuesday after evening classes have ended. They will remain closed until 7 am Thursday, July 5. The fire marshal has requested that no one enter the Campus Center or Schaaf Hall during the fireworks because they are so close to the launch site.
Bexley Celebrations Association still needs volunteers for one- or two-hour shifts. If you’d like to help with the parade starting line, 5K run or with the festivities at Capital, please call Bexley Recreation at 614-559-4300 or email Barb at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more detailed information about all of Bexley’s Fourth of July events including the 5K run and the parade (featuring a Capital University float), please visit www.bexleycelebrations.org.