One of the biggest community events in Granville kicks off at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, when the rides and concessions open on Broadway and the first band begins to play.

Events continue through 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 6.

Highlights on Independence Day include the Firecracker Five foot race at 7:45 a.m. on July 4, the Mile Long Parade at 10:45 a.m. on Broadway, the Games for All Ages at 3:30 p.m. and a McGuffey Lane concert at 8 p.m.

A “Party in the Park” with live music starts at 8 p.m. on Friday at Wildwood Park, followed by fireworks at the park at 10 p.m.

On Saturday, July 6, the midway opens at 1 p.m. and Granville High School bands will perform at 4 and 6 p.m.

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