Vendor Application Available for Annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

NEWARK, Ohio, March 17, 2017 – Vendors who are interested in being part of the 2017 annual Independence Day Concert and Fireworks display held annually on July 3, on the campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College, can apply now.

The vendor application can be found he​re​New rules and requirements are in place for vendors to be accepted this year. Accepted vendors will be located on the campus grounds during the event. 

Approximately 10,000 Licking County children and families attend this fun, free, family friendly event annually. The evening’s celebration begins with popular local musical groups with all performances held at the Martha Grace Reese Amphitheater. Of course, the crowd-favorite fireworks display begins at dusk to the accompaniment of patriotic, favorite, musical selections.

The application deadline is Monday, May 8. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. The campus has a limited number of vendor spaces available. Vendors will be notified for their acceptance/non-acceptance via email by May 22, 2017.

The public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnics and blankets for a fun-filled evening of music and entertainment. Free parking is available at the campus. The event is free and open to all.


Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors.