Fireworks

MANSFIELD -- Hoping to celebrate summer with a fireworks show? Look no further. 

There are several fireworks shows planned around Richland County and the surrounding areas. 

To get your fill of spectacular red, white and blue displays over the next month, see the list below. 

Richland County Fireworks Displays: 

Ontario Fourth of July Festival - 10:05 p.m. Saturday, June 29 

Fireworks kickoff at 10:05 p.m. behind the Ontario Middle School to close out the annual Ontario Fourth of July Festival.  The show is sponsored by the city of Ontario and 4th of July Festival committee. Tune radios to WVNO MIX 106.1 for accompanying music.  

Mansfield Motor Speedway Freedom Fest - Dusk Sunday, June 30

Mansfield Motor Speedway, located at 400 Crall Road East, will offer a free fireworks show and festival Sunday, June 30. Gates open at 6 p.m., and fireworks begin at dusk. There will be a face painter, balloon artist and cornhole. Plus, iHeartRadio will be on site playing live on air music. Food and beverages will be available on site. 

Shelby Bicycle Days Festival - 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 

The conclusion of Shelby Bicycle Days is recognized Saturday, July 13 with a fireworks display at W.W. Skiles Field. Show starts at 9:30 p.m., but come early to catch the Donley Ford pre-fireworks show featuring Three Ton Toad from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

UPDATED: Charles Mill Lake Park Red, White, and Blue Fest - 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31

Charles Mill Lake Park's fireworks show typically held around Independence Day have been rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31 due to high water levels that have impacted recreational boating and camping, according to a Facebook post. 

In neighboring Crawford County: 

The Bucyrus Kiwanis Firework show, taking place July 3, will begin at dusk.

This year, the Rain Date will be July 7th at the Crawford County Fairgrounds 610 Whetstone St. Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. For more information, click here. The event is scheduled to be over by 10:30 p.m.

The Crestline Independence Fireworks show will take place July 3 at dusk at the Crestline Soccer Field (formerly Old Hutson Stadium) E Livingston (Near Hamilton Park) Crestline, Ohio 44827. For more information, click here.


And in other surrounding counties, there are even more opportunities for celebration.

In Wyandot County, Upper Sandusky High School, 800 N. Sandusky Ave will host a fireworks show at dusk.

Seating is available in the stadium and around the school.


In Marion County, fireworks are slated on July 4 at the Marion County Fair. The show will begin at 10 p.m. at the fairground's grandstand.

There are three firework events in Seneca County.

Green Springs Park, 120 S. Catherine St in Green Springs, Ohio 44836, will have a show July 3 at dusk.

Hedges-Boyer Park, 491 Coe St in Tiffin, Ohio 44883, will host an event on July 4 at 10 p.m.

Fostoria Reservoir, in Fostoria, Ohio 44830 will light the sky July 6 at dusk.

Know of anything we missed? Email us at news@richlandsource.com, and we'll make sure to add it to the list.

Staff Reporter

Proud Pennsylvania native. Joined the staff in April 2017. Formerly Tracy Geibel.

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