Fourth of July Celebration

July 1st: Stars and Stripes Softball Games

Worthington Hills Elementary School
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

No registration is needed! Just show up and join a team, or spectate! Free hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, waters and sodas while supplies last!

Game Schedule

5 pm – Littles (9 & under)
6 pm – Tweens (10 & up)
7 pm – Adults

Special thanks to Josh & Alicia Shoemaker and Kevin & Kelly Tamulonis for co-chairing this year’s event!

July 2nd: Firecracker Trot 5K

Worthington Hills Elementary School
Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up at 7:15 a.m.
Start time 8:30 a.m.

Registration Fees

Early Registration (before 6/18)
18 & Under – $15.00
19 & Older – $20.00
After 6/18: – All Ages – $25.00

Please note that t-shirts limited to the first 200 participants

Special thanks to Kelly Brahler and Emily Haughawout for co-chairing the Firecracker Trot this year!

July 3rd: Fun Fest

Worthington Hills Elementary School
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This family friendly event features SuperGames, carnival games, a silent auction, Kona Ice, Food Trucks and more! There are two types of wristbands available with the additional option of purchasing raffle tickets prior to the event. All attendees 3 years & older need a wristband.

Carnival Games ($5 each)

Includes Plinko, Cookie Walk, Soda Ring Toss, Football Toss, Lacrosse Toss, all the Kid’s area activities, and much more!

SuperGames + Carnival Games ($10 each)

Includes everything listed above + Inflatables, Leaps & Bounds II, Meltdown, Rugged Warrior Challenge and Farmyard Playland.

Raffle Tickets ($1 each or 6 for $5) 

An opportunity to win one of our fabulous gift baskets donated by local businesses and neighbors. Purchasing ahead of time will also allow you to write your name & phone number on the tickets prior to the event.

Pre-Sale wristbands and tickets will be delivered to Worthington Hills addresses. If you live outside of Worthington Hills or did not receive your wristbands, there will be a Will Call table at the event.

Skip the lines and save precious time at Fun Fest 2022 by purchasing your wristbands and raffle tickets before you go!


Special thanks to Amy Pelzer and Lynn Pfannenstein for co-chairing the Fun Fest again in 2022!

July 4: Fourth of July Parade

Clubview Boulevard
Roads close at 11:00 a.m.
Starting at 12:00 noon

This year’s parade theme is Live from Worthington Hills, it’s Saturday Night! With an SNL theme, we can’t wait to see this year’s float creativity!

All sign ups for all volunteer needs will also be posted the Worthington Hills 4th of July Facebook page — so please “like” and follow that page to stay in the loop!

Sponsorship Information
Golf Cart Regulations

Street Float Information

One of the VERY best parts of our annual 4th of July Parade is the amazing “street floats” that our neighbors put together each year! This year’s parade theme is “Saturday Night Live” and we cannot WAIT to see what float themes ya’ll come up with! This year, to avoid duplicate floats, we’re asking all streets that plan to host a float to submit a form to “Claim their float theme!” We started accepting float registrations on May 15, and the deadline is June 26. To register your street float submit a completed form to Jenn + Chad Secrest at 798 Northbridge by June 26. They’ll let you know, within 24 hours of receiving your form, if you’re the first claim your float theme! All street floats receive a $300 stipend to help offset float costs after they submit their form.

Questions, please reach out to:
Jenn Secrest:
Chad Secrest:

Important Parade Safety Information

The planning committee for our Worthington Hills July 4th Parade and the Worthington Hills Civic Association have been working closely with Perry and Sharon Township Police, and Franklin County Homeland Security to do all we can to ensure a safe, orderly, FUN July 4th experience for our community. We’re following expert recommendations to proactively increase security measures to make this event as safe as possible.

At the request of Perry Township Police, we are taking a few extra safety precautions for this year’s July 4th Parade. Here’s what you need to know:

  • NO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC, including golf carts, will be permitted along the parade route starting 11 a.m. on July 4. Entrances into Worthington Hills on Clubview Blvd. and Southview Ave. will both be closed to all vehicular traffic until the conclusion of the parade. Vehicular access to the Worthington Hills Country Club will also be closed at 11 a.m.
    • To avoid inconvenience, please have all guests arrive prior to 11 a.m.
    • Neighbors and guests needing to get to a location along the parade route after 11 a.m. will need to get there on foot.
    • The only exception to these road closures will be parade participants who will be issued police-approved dashboard passes. 
    • Normal traffic patterns will be immediately re-established upon the conclusion of the parade.
  • Increased police presence: You may notice an increased police presence, including dogs from the K-9 unit, drones, and police horses. Please don’t be alarmed – they are here at our invitation, to protect our children and enhance our safety.
  • Physical barricades on Clubview Blvd.: The police will place industrial barricades to block traffic through the main entrance on Clubview Blvd. after 11 a.m. These barricades will be removed at the conclusion of the parade. This precaution is being taken to protect parade participants and parade watchers alike from any non-approved vehicles.

Other Important July 4th Safety Reminders

  • Golf carts are registered motor vehicles and can only be driven by licensed drivers. They are required to follow all traffic laws; and NOT permitted to pass each other, or other vehicles, on roads where a “double yellow line” is present.  
  • Child safety: As is the case with any parade, our July 4th Parade features many large, moving vehicles. Please take extra effort to remind your children to stay behind the curb for the duration of the parade, to protect their safety.
  • Gun safety: While Ohio law permits both the open and concealed carry of weapons – it remains illegal to do so while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This law will be strictly enforced by police.

Finally, we just wanted to share a friendly reminder that the Worthington Hills 4th of July Parade would not be possible without the full support and guidance of our local police departments. If a police officer provides instruction or direction, we ask that our neighbors make every effort to comply, respectfully. Thank you for your attention to this important safety information for our July 4th Parade!

Questions? Please contact

Special thanks to:
Chris + Jeff Held (2022 Parade Chairs)
Jenn + Chad Secrest (2022 Parade Marshals)
Tara + Chris Schumacher (2022 Assistant Parade Marshals)