Once again, Hiram will be celebrating the birth of our country with a good old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration. The festivities will kick off on July 3rd, at 7:30 pm with a concert and family fun at the Hiram College Football Field. Swifty the Clown will be on hand to make balloon animals for the kids. At 9:30, weather permitting, the annual fireworks spectacular will begin. And if you enjoy the show, let them know — donations will be accepted to help offset the cost.
On Thursday, July 4th, Hiram has a full schedule of events ranging from face painting, chalk drawing and bike decorating for the Grand Parade, which steps off at 1:30 pm. Everyone is invited to participate, so bring your bike, make a float, drive an antique car, or just show up to enjoy the parade. The route goes north on Hayden and Dean Streets, left on Hinsdale, south on Peckham, and then down State Route 82 to the Hiram Christian Church. Join in the bike rodeo, kids games and old-fashioned contests afterward, or stop by the Frohring Music Building to hear the 37th annual Hiram Community Band play at 4  p.m. For schedule, map and more information, visit hiram4th.com.