Go 4th! Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on June 21, 2021


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When and where

July 4 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Delco Park

1700 Delco Park Dr., Kettering, OH 45429 

Parking

When you host the biggest party of the year, a lot of people show up! Before you head out to Delco Park, plan your route and where you will park. Even better – walk or ride your bike. Parking inside Delco Park will be limited to guests with a state-issued handicap tag or license plate. Remember that anyone who parks inside Delco Park must wait until pedestrian traffic has cleared before leaving the lot (usually 11p.m.).

Schedule

Each year, we pour our hearts into planning a fun, active and festive Independence Day celebration for our community. Go 4th! offers live music, a kid’s play zone and tasty goodies from many local food trucks. The full schedule can be found below:

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.           Kids Fun Zone

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.         Food Trucks

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.           Live Music
7:45 – 8:15 p.m.           Colors Presentation & Patriotic Ceremony

8:30 – 10:00 p.m.         Live Music

10:00 – 10:30 p.m.       Fireworks

What to bring

Get comfortable and hang out for an entire evening of patriotic fun. Bring chairs, lawn blankets, snacks, refreshments and your camera. Please leave alcohol, sparklers, tents, drones and pets at home.

Drones

Go 4th! is a no drone zone! Due to safety concerns, drones are prohibited from the entire event. You’re welcome to bring handheld cameras and phones to capture the magic.

Sparklers

Please leave your sparklers at home. Don’t worry, we’ve got your firework needs covered. We have an awesome fireworks display (coordinated with music!) scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.!

Weather Concerns

Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, but we don’t let that dampen our spirits. In most cases Go 4th! is held rain or shine. However, if the weather looks questionable, check our Facebook page (PlayKettering) or our website (www.playkettering.org) for event updates.

First Aid and Lost Children

Your safety is our number one concern. Kettering Police and Fire Departments will be on hand to assist with any emergencies during the event. If you need help, please come to the white information tent at the top of the hill.

Masks and Capacity

Masks will not be required, but guests are more than welcome to wear a mask if it makes them more comfortable. There is no limit on capacity at Go 4th! and we expect there to be quite a large crowd.

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