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4th of July Thunder in the Valley

4th of July Thunder in the Valley

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Location: Nelsonville, Ohio

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Phone: (740) 753-1019

Jul 04 2013

This year is the 18th annual "Thunder in the Valley", 4th of July  Celebration in Nelsonville. The day will start with the Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad 4th of July Trains at 12 noon and 2:30 p.m. Ticket information is available at www.hvsry.org.

The Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad Park and Ride Shuttle from the Railroad Depot to Hocking College will be leaving the Depot at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30. Cars can park at the Depot and the Rocky Shoe and Boot Outlet. There will be a shuttle after the fireworks. Cost for the shuttle is $4.00 per person.


At 8:00p.m. the public is invited to the Hocking Campus to enjoy the evening. You can bring your own food or vendors will be available to sell you food and drink items. Local groups or persons interested in selling food or drinks may contact Mike Redecker at (740) 707-0824.


As everyone settles in at 10:00 p.m., the "Thunder in the Valley", Fireworks Spectacular will begin! This year's display will be presented by the Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce has promised a 25 minute display of shells to dazzle all the senses, and sure to get oohs and ahhs from everyone viewing the display.


Fireworks will be launched from Hocking College. This year's display will be choreographed to music and simulcast by WXTQ, 105.5 FM. We are encouraging everyone to bring a radio and tune into the music so we can fill the hills with music and fireworks.


Parking is available at Hocking College , and plenty of seating is available on the fields and lots. No parking will be permitted on Hocking Parkway or State Route 691. Alcoholic beverages and grills are not permitted on the Hocking College Campus. The show can be viewed from most areas of Nelsonville as it lights up the hills of Southeast Ohio.

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

Schedule of Events

12 noon and 2:30 p.m

The Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad 4th of July Trains

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad Park and Ride Shuttle

Railroad Depot to Hocking College

$4.00 per person for round trip shuttles

Shuttles at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30

There will be ONE return shuttle after the fireworks

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Food for sale by local groups & vendors or bring your own Shelter House

No alcoholic beverages allowed

10:00 p.m.

"THUNDER IN THE VALLEY"

FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR