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Annual Events

Every year Hilliard hosts a variety of diverse events that bring our community together and enhance quality of life. From our huge Independence Day Freedom Fest celebration to the annual holiday Tree Lighting, our City-sponsored events offer something for the whole family!

Check our events to learn more about annual event dates.

Annual Events

9/11 Rememberance CeremonyThe community is invited to join Hilliard Division of Police and Norwich Township Fire each Sept. 11 at First Responders Park as we remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Pennsylvania.
Autism Awareness DayApril is Autism Awareness Month, and Hilliard Division of Police opens its doors to our residents who have autism and their families. This event provides participants the opportunity to socialize with First Responders in a calm and reassuring environment.
Celebration At The StationCelebration at the Station summer concert series runs June through August every Thursday evening. All concerts feature live bands from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dine at one of the Old Hilliard restaurants. Adults 21+ can enjoy adult beverages outdoors in the designated outdoor refreshment area from 12 - 9 p.m. daily.
Fall FestivalFall Festival welcomes the change of season with family fun! With food trucks, live music, games, inflatables, crafts, pumpkin picking, a hayride, and more. It's an event that's fun for all ages!
Freedom FestHeld on Saturday, July 1, 2023, Hilliard's celebration of our Independence Day is one of the biggest days in Hilliard! We kick off the Freedom Fest festivities in Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park with live music by a national artist, food trucks, inflatables and games for kids and adults. Spend the day celebrating the USA with us in the City of Hilliard. We top the night off with a spectacular fireworks show.
Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special OlympicsEvery June, Hilliard police participate in this run, which garners awareness and raises money for Special Olympics of Ohio. The run begins at Kroger on Cemetery Road and finishes at First Responders Park.
Lunch Time Live!During select Fridays in the summer, enjoy lunchtime concerts at Weaver Park. Bring a lunch, sit back, and relax.
Motivation At The StationMotivation at the Station runs from June through August. Work out and have fun on Saturday mornings in the summer with our yoga and fitness series. Featuring local instructors, this event is great for your body and mind. Free classes start at 8 a.m. and are 50 minutes long.
Police Memorial CeremonyEach spring, the City of Hilliard holds a Peace Officers Memorial Day service at First Responders Park to honor all Ohio police officers killed in the line of duty. The event is now held May 19. It is especially poignant as it marks the anniversary of the loss of Hilliard Officer Sean Johnson, whose end of watch occurred on May 19, 2016. Officer Johnson was the first Hilliard officer killed in the line of duty since the department's creation in 1957. The public is encouraged to come pay their respects during this free event at First Responders Park.
Prescription Pill Drug Take Back DayHilliard Division of Police joins other communities every October for the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take Back Day. Residents can use a simple drive-thru service at the police department, 5171 Northwest Boulevard, to drop off their unwanted or expired medication in pill form. It’s typically held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a Saturday.
Sprouts Night OutA summer event that happens in June and July. Families can come and enjoy a fun night for the whole family. With live music and kids activities, it's an unforgettable evening! Event runs from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tree LightingJoin us the first Sunday of December to ring in the holiday season in Old Hilliard and Weaver Park! There are fun holiday activities for kids, to include live music for Hilliard City School students, Cram the Cruiser, and Santa makes an appearance for all the kids. The highlight of the event is the lighting of the City's tree. Event runs from 4 - 6:30 p.m.

Interested in hosting a special event in Downtown Hilliard?

2024 applications for events hosted January 1-May 31 can apply October 1-December 31, events hosted June 1-December 31 can apply January 1-January 31, 2024. Applications received after the established deadlines will not be considered for 2024.

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The 2024 Celebration at the Station concert is full. Feel free to complete an application for future events.
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