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How to Celebrate July 4th in Marietta, Ohio

You might notice at this point we have a fairly reliable theme on this blog, and that is that there is ALWAYS something to do in Marietta, Ohio. The July 4th holiday is no exception to this rule. Here is our best shot at putting together everything you can do to celebrate the holiday. Let us know what we missed!

Free Shakespeare at Muskingum Park

Fans of Shakespeare will be able to enjoy some live, free 12th Night fun on June 30th and July 1st. Bring a chair or a blanket and settle in for some high-quality entertainment.

Red White and Brews Festival

Saturday, June 30 from 2-6, you can enjoy live music and a bar crawl with several downtown eateries participating! Ticket sales will help fund the River Trails & Ales Festival in August. It is a great way to enjoy the community and prepare for those festive feelings. Grab your tickets here.

Concerts at The Adelphia

You’ll be able to enjoy great music Friday and Saturday at The Adelphia. Friday you can flash back to the 90s with Zack Attack, and Saturday the Charles Walker band will be returning the stage. Bonus: There will be an open mic night on Tuesday, July 3rd which is free, so you’ll be able to sing about how happy the holiday makes you.

First Friday

One advantage to the First Friday concept is that it will always fall near July 4th. Odd, right? The theme of the July First Friday is an art walk, so, again, you’ll be able to enjoy the downtown community. While it falls two days after July 4th this year, there is nothing wrong with carrying over that holiday spirit.

First Ladies of Harmony

The MOV Players Theatre  will be continuing their run of this event through June 29th and 30th, and you can learn more about this event here.

Mound Cemetery Tour

Visit the Mound Cemetery, which is the resting place for many Revolutionary War heroes. Tickets are available through The Castle here, and the event is June 30th.

Guys and Dolls

People’s Bank Theatre will be hosting Guys and Dolls on the 29th and 30th, so theater fans are definitely going to have a tough time choosing what to see the weekend before the holiday. Visit the People’s Bank Facebook page to learn more.


Needless to say, there are going to be parades and fireworks displays all over the Mid-Ohio Valley. Check out this link from the News and Sentinel for a great summary of everything happening on the holiday itself.

Do you think that is enough to keep you and the family entertained? We certainly think we are fortunate to live in a place where there is such a wealth of things to do.

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Posted by: Colby Ferraris on June 26, 2018
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