Annual Events

Every year Hilliard hosts events to bring citizens into the festivities. From our huge 4th of July celebration to the annual Tree Lighting, Hilliard brings fun and a sense of community.
9/11 REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY Join Hilliard police and Norwich Township Fire each Sept. 11 as we remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives in New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. We invite the community to join us every Patriot Day at First Responders Park in Old Hilliard for a memorial ceremony commemorating the events.
AUTISM AWARENESS DAY As part of April being Autism Awareness Month, Hilliard police opens its doors to our Autistic residents and their families. It's an educational day filled with celebration.
COFFEE WITH A COP No agendas. No presentations. No speeches. Just casual conversation. Join HPD for a cup of morning Joe several times a year at various local establishments. This is your chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the law enforcement in Hilliard — one cup of coffee at a time. Dates and locations are advertised as scheduled.
EARTH DAY Join the City of Hilliard and the Environmental Sustainability Commission for Earth Day every April at the Community Center. There are activities for kids and opportunities to learn about composting, the importance of bees to our environment, energy efficiency, conservation and more. During the event, there are three collections going on: Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Community Computer Alliance Technology, and Styrofoam.
FALL FESTIVAL A new highlight for Hilliard, the Fall Festival welcomes the change of season and brings the fun of fall to families. With food trucks, games and crafts, pumpkin picking, pony rides, and even a hayride, it's an event that's fun for all ages!
FREEDOM FEST Independence Day is an all day affair in Hilliard. We kick off the festivities with a 4th of July parade, followed by a giant festival at Municipal Park. With live music, food trucks, and games for kids and adults, we spend the day celebrating the USA. We cap the night off with a spectacular fireworks show.
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS Every 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.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT Every August HPD hosts the community for National Night, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, as well as encourage community and police interaction.
OLD HILLIARD FEST Celebrating Hilliard, the annual event features vendors, food trucks, crafts, and live music. It's a day of fun held on the second Saturday of September.
POLICE MEMORIAL CEREMONY Each 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 departments creation in 1957. It is a free event and the public is encouraged to come pay their respects.
PRESCRIPTION PILL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY HPD joins other communities every October for the Drug Enforcement Agency's National Drug Take Back Day. Residents can utilize a simple drive-thru service at the police department, located at 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.
TREE LIGHTING Join us the 1st Sunday of December to ring in the holiday season! There are fun seasonal activities for kids, carolers, local events benefiting charities, and Santa makes an appearance for all the kids. The highlight of the event is the lighting of the City's tree.