UPDATE: (JULY 7, 2017 9:53AM) The Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival will go ahead as scheduled except for the following changes:
Space Invaders Bicycle Parade will begin at 7:15PM at the pavilion. Bikes will begin to be judged before the parade. The Mike Hemmelgarn Puppet show will go on as scheduled in the pavilion at 6:30PM. Awards at the conclusion of the parade at the pavilion.
Out Of This World Chalk Art Contest will run 6PM-9PM. Contestants should meet at the pavilion at 9PM to accept their prizes.
Fireworks Fishing Derby 4PM-7PM
John E. and Betty Jo Meyer Family Foundation Bounce House Zone 4PM-8:30PM
Blue Moon Soup at the pavilion 7:30PM-9:30PM
Fireworks around 10PM
The Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival is an annual event held at Shawnee Park in Xenia, Ohio, thanks to the efforts of the Sonnycalb family, Xenia Rotary Club, Greene Memorial Hospital, and the City of Xenia. The event is held in conjunction with the July First Friday event in downtown Xenia. This year's event will be on July 7, 2017 starting at 4PM following the below schedule:
|Time||Activity||4PM-8PM||John E. & Betty Jo Meyer Family Foundation's Bounce Zone located near the parks main entrance and free face painting sponsored by Edward Jones located in the Pavillion.|
|4PM-7PM||Children and Adult Fishing Derbies sponsored by HB Electric and Construction, Montgomery Insurance and Investments, and the Stephan Family. Derbies are split by age brackets. Ages 6 and Under: one $40 winner, one $30 runner-up, and five $10 honorable mentions. Ages 7-12: one $50 winner, one $30 runner-up, and four $20 honorable mentions. Ages 13-17: one $65 winner, one $45 runner-up, and four $35 honorable mentions. Ages 18-25, 25-40, and 40 and up each have one $75 winner and one $50 runner up.|
|4PM-7PM||Out Of This World Chalk Art Contest is sponsored by McIlvaine, Realtors. Participants are to draw alien landscapes and chalk is provided. Contest is spilt into ages brackets: Ages 4-7 and 8-14 both have one $25 winner, two $10 runner-ups, four $5 honorable mentions. Ages 15 and up have one $50 winner, three $30 runner-ups, and three $10 honorable mentions.|
|5:30PM-6:30PM||Space Invaders Bicycle Parade is sponsored by Dodds Monuments, Security National Bank, and Anderson-Williamson Insurance. Ages 14 and under can decorate their bicycles as any kind of real or imaginary space craft. Costumes are welcome, but not judged. Prizes: Level 1 (75 winners) receive $5, Level 2 (15 winners) receive $20, Level 3 (4 winners) receive $50, Level 4 (2 winners) receive $75, and Level 5 (1 winner) receives $100! Line up starts at 5:30PM on the bike path in front of the Armory and will begin at 6PM. The parade will end at the pavilion in time for the Mike Hemmelgarn Puppet and Magic Show. Bikes will be judged during the show and prizes handed out once it has concluded. Please bring your bike helmets and no realistic weapons please.|
|6:30PM-7:15PM||Mike Hemmelgarn Puppet and Magic Show at the Pavilion.|
|7:30PM-9:30PM||Live Bluegrass music by Yellow Spring's Blue Moon Soup sponsored by Xenia YMCA, Reichley Insurance, and Kennedy Development Group.|
|Around 10PM||Fireworks sponsored by the Sonnycalb family, Greene Memorial Hospital, and Xenia Rotary Club!!|
Gourmet Food Trucks, Wicked Wich, Nacho Pig, Mohawk Free Style Grill, Kona Ice, and Aleta's Grill will be located on Deroit Blvd. Xenia Rotary Club will be the exclusive seller of glow products and Hershey's/Dairy Station ice cream at the event with proceeds going to the fireworks and Xenia Rotary Club grants. Any questions, please contact Sarah Amend at 937-477-8898.