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4th of July in Hocking Hills

Get out and explore Hocking Hills this summer season. One of the best reasons to come and visit Hocking Hills during the summer is for the 4th of July festivities. The 4th of July is always an incredible time here in Hocking Hills as we celebrate our nation’s history and birth. You can find some exciting events and activities in the area along with enjoying our 4th of July rentals. Here is everything you need to know about celebrating the 4th of July in Hocking Hills this year:

4th of July Celebration

You cannot enjoy the 4th of July without a special celebration to commemorate the holiday. Luckily, we have the celebration for you right here in Logan, Ohio. Bring out your festive attire in red, white, and blue for the annual 4th of July fireworks that will happen on the evening of July 4th. You simply cannot have a 4th of July without fireworks, and Hocking Hills will not disappoint. The fireworks show will start at 10:00 PM sharp over at Hocking County Fairgrounds. We recommend arriving a bit early so you can get a good spot at the fairgrounds. Make sure to bring some folding chairs and a blanket or two just in case the temps drop at night. You have not seen a fireworks celebration quite like this!

Thunder in the Valley

There is more than just one fireworks celebration here in the Hocking area, including the Thunder in the Valley event taking place with our neighbors of Nelsonville. Thunder in the Valley is an annual celebration taking place on Hocking College Campus. This event is absolutely free to show up to and enjoy the live fireworks demonstration. Visitors can also purchase VIP passes to have access to a special viewing area. VIP tickets are just $3 and will sell out soon, so do not wait to purchase yours if you are interested. Limited parking will be available at Hocking College Campus, but you can also purchase VIP parking passes for $10 each to help beat the crowd. VIP areas will open at 5:00 PM allowing you plenty of time to enjoy a picnic on the lawn before the fireworks begin. Speaking of which, the fireworks at Thunder in the Valley will also begin at 10:00 PM, so do not miss out on one of the many fireworks shows close by our vacation rentals!


Early July will also have plenty of other events for you to enjoy during your stay here in Hocking Hills. Tecumseh! is an outdoor stage production that runs all summer long at our neighbors of Chillicothe. This production details the incredible story of the legendary Tecumseh, a historic Shawnee leader, who defended his homelands of Ohio back in the 1700s. The Hocking Hills area has a rich history with Shawnee native American ancestry that can be seen at local museums and even outdoor areas such as the Hocking Hills State Park. Tecumesh! is an immersive experience at the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, where the spectacle is all part of the fun. The production uses live military cannons, galloping herds of horses, and battle sequences not seen on any other stage. You will not find a more innovative stage production here in Ohio. Tecumenseh! is performed every Monday this summer including July 3rd. Enjoy an incredible show and learn about our native American history with a performance of Tecumseh!

Enjoy Some Summer Activities

It would not be a visit to Hocking Hills in July without a few summer activities to keep you and the family busy. Head over to Hocking Hills Adventures for all things outdoor fun related. These local adventurers can take you on a variety of fun tours including zip lining, Hocking River Tubing, and even kayaking. Or try out the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad, where you can beat the heat in a historic train ride. They offer a variety of train rides including fine dining rides and holiday theme rides. Hocking Hills State Park is just around the corner from our vacation rentals and includes popular areas such as Ash Cave. This is Hocking Hills’ biggest attraction and will offer some of the finest hiking experiences you have ever had. Don’t forget about plenty of other activities including fishing, canoeing, nature treks, and much more when you spend your 4th of July with us here in Hocking Hills.

The Finest Vacation Rentals in Hocking Hills

Best of all, you can choose from one of our 4th of July rentals right here in Hocking Hills. Our properties are sure to keep you comfortable and will also keep you close to all of these 4th of July and summer activities. The 4th of July in Hocking Hills is almost here, so make sure to book your favorite property today!

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