FREDERICKTOWN – Fredericktown’s annual Fourth of July celebration, sponsored by the Fredericktown Recreation District, is held each year at Fredericktown Community Park located on Ohio 95 East at the north edge of the village.
As in past years, the Fredericktown Lions Club will be serving their famous brats and fries during the day-long event on July 4 along with several other local organizations sponsoring different food and game concessions as well.
Community Park’s ball fields will be busy with a co-ed softball tournament during the day, and the gates of Sockman Lake swimming beach will be open at noon for a day of free swimming for all.
The Fredericktown Fire Department will offer Bingo in the park’s enclosed shelter house beginning at 1 p.m. and running until dark. Kid’s games, sponsored by the Fredericktown Lions Club, will begin at 3 p.m. near the lake area with events planned for children ages 2 to 14.
As the day winds down, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the live music of the popular band, Southbound, which will be returning to entertain again this year beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The finale of the day-long celebrations will be the fireworks display beginning at 10 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the rain date for the fireworks display will be the following night.