Summer Celebration and Fireworks set for July 14
Our Towne Mechanicsburg volunteers are busy finalizing details for this year's Summer Celebration and fireworks display, scheduled for July 14th (always the second Saturday of July), and all of the details you need to plan for this year's festival are below.
Festivities begin downtown, where the Farmers Market will hold special Saturday hours at Unity Park in advance of a parade through town at 2pm, leading directly to Goshen Park. Once at the park, you will find fun, food and music for all ages. New and familiar food and craft vendors will be on hand. A DJ and live bands will fill the park with music throughout the afternoon and evening. Vintage baseball returns to the park, and summer activities for kids and adults await. And, the night culminates with our traditional local fireworks display at the park. Entry to all activities on July 14th is free, and primary parking for this year's event will be in the school parking lots and the lower park.
Due to scheduling conflicts, tractor pulls will not be held during Summer Celebration this year, but organizers and sponsors Dave and Tami McGuire are working on alternative dates to bring this great event back to the Burg yet again.
Our Towne is still accepting entries for the parade through town. Those interested need to call, text or email to 614-579-2120 or [email protected].
For the fifth year, a team of local Indian all-stars will take on the 1860s-era Ohio Village Muffins vintage baseball team on diamond 1 at Goshen Park. For those that want to experience playing baseball the way it once was, there are still spots available on the Indians team. Please call 614-579-2120 if you are interested in playing.
Events at the park will include a Corn Hole tournament at 4pm, with sign ups at the Park at the Our Towne booth, and two children's sand digs scheduled for 5pm and 7pm. Thanks as always to Mechanicsburg Sand & Gravel and the American Legion for donations that make this event possible. Mechanicsburg Baptist Church's KidzJam will be hosting kids games at the park from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm. In addition to DJ Drew Goings keeping the music going throughout the afternoon and evening, Our Towne is excited to announce the addition of two live bands at the festival: Christian rock/rap band WARship, sponsored by Affordable General Contractors and Copley Construction, and local 70s and 80s classic rock cover band Evolution.
Vendors interested in participating in this year's Summer Celebration need to call or text Tina at 614-584-2467, as spots are filling up fast.
Again this year and for the fifth time, the Cassady Family is the main financial sponsor for the fireworks display. The Cassady family is making their donation this year in honor of the men and women of the Mechanicsburg Fire, EMS and Police departments, and the County Sheriff's department.
For additional information, find Our Towne Mechanicsburg on Facebook.