The Bucyrus Bicentennial Weekend

July 2, 2021
Starting 4:00 PM on Friday, July 2. Super-Sized Fireworks are on Saturday, July 3

July 2nd-5th, 2021

Super-Sized  Fireworks Show on Saturday, July 3 at Dusk

Aerial Fireworks Display Only (No ground displays)

Throughout the weekend, stroll all around downtown and enjoy games, musical performances, an outdoor movie, a costume contest, delicious food, shopping, various tours, a parade, and view this year’s spectacular, super-sized fireworks!

Friday, July 2nd

The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 1st Friday events with a Bicentennial flair.  This will include entertainment and food throughout the downtown historic district.

  • 4:00 pm:  The Bucyrus Bicentennial Weekend Celebration starts off with a dedication of the Schines Art Park Stage
  • 6:00 pmThe Hobos will perform at the Schines Art Park Stage
  • At dusk: The evening will close out with a movie at Schines Art Park

Saturday, July 3rd

The celebration continues with entertainment at Schines Art Park, downtown food vendors, tours throughout downtown Bucyrus, tours of the Bucyrus Fire Department with food vendors in the adjacent lot, a parade, and fireworks capping off another exciting day.

  • 12 noon – 2:00 pm:  Historical Costume Contest registration and judging will take place at the Schines Art Park Stage
  • 1:00-6:00 pm: Tours of the Bucyrus Fire Department
  • 12:15-4:00 pm:  Horse and wagon tours of downtown Bucyrus
  • 12:00-5:00 pm:  Games, activities, and balloons in front of the mural at Millenium Park.  There will be a photo booth inside the Home Care Matters building.
  • 3:00 pm:  United In Harmony will perform at the Schines Art Park Stage
  • 4:00 pm:  The Cellar Dwellers will perform at the Schines Art Park Stage
  • 6:00 pm:  There will be a parade in honor of the Bicentennial Celebration
  • Post-Parade:  Free cupcakes in Picking Park.
  • 8:00 pm:  The Rolling Hams will perform at the Schines Art Park Stage
  • At Dusk:  Fireworks will be shot off from Harmon Park (Seen all the way downtown).  See optimal viewing locations below.

Costume Contest Details:

We encourage all ages to dress in historical costumes for the entire day on Saturday, July 3rd.  Costumes can represent any year or decade throughout the last 200 years. Give us your best Bucyrus historical look!

Registration is in front of the stage and runs from 12:00- 12:45.  Judging begins at 1:00 and will last until approximately 2:00 pm.

Prizes will be awarded for the top two winners in each of the following age groups: Infant to 5 years; Ages 6 – 12; Ages 13 – 17; Adults Ages 18 & older, Famly category. 

Betsy Gerhart at MB Subculture (122 W. Rensselaer Street) can offer assistance and ideas.  Phone 567-806-5364.

The train station will be holding tours July 3th and 5th from 1-4pm. They also have offered their parking lot for parking during fireworks! Bring snacks and drinks however they will have their picnic tables to sit on, feel free to bring chairs and blankets if that’s what you prefer!

Parade and Fireworks Details:

Saturday, July 3

Download a 2021 Bicentennial Parade Entry Form

The parade will start at Harmon Park Soccer Fields and travel southbound on Lane Street ending at the Bucyrus Elementary School.  

Bring your chairs for the Founder’s Parade that will travel down Lane Street.

A Bicentennial Birthday Cake will be featured in the parade. Free cupcakes will be given out in Picking Park after the parade.


  • The Kiwanis’ Fireworks will be shot off in Harmon Park. This will be a completely AERIAL fireworks display–there are no ground displays.
  • The fireworks show will be twice as long as previous years (running 45+ minutes-) and will be completely visible all the way downtown.
  • The fireworks display will start at dusk (APPROXIMATELY 9:00 pm).
  • Viewers will NOT be allowed to view the show in Harmon Park due to safety regulations.  Instead, see suggested viewing places below.

Suggested Places for Viewing the Fireworks:

There will be multiple locations to view the fireworks.  The following spots will provide the best view and sound experience:

  • Designated areas to position chairs in the downtown area.  We encourage everyone to bring their chairs and set them up where they want to watch the fireworks.  (Don’t forget to bring your chairs). 

Some nearby parking lots are listed below as suggested lots for viewing the Fireworks:

  • Holy Trinity Parking lot
  • TMobile shopping plaza lot
  • Old Freddie’s Restaurant
  • Randy’s Tire
  • Marmon/Keystone
  • WEST side of Harmon Park
  • Job & Family Services lot
  • FC Bank 
  • First Federal Bank
  • Old Kime Lumber location (East Mary and Lane Streets)
  • City Lot #3
  • Area near the Fire Department
  • Board of Education parking lot


Sunday, July 4th

At 12:00 pm:  There will be a Cemetery Walk featuring notable Bucyrus citizens at Oakwood Cemetery (835 Kaler Avenue, Bucyrus, OH).

Monday, July 5th

1:00 pm:  Opening of the Bucyrus Time Capsule at the Bucyrus Historical Society.

The Historial Society will be open for tours from 1:00 – 5:00 pm this day only.