Rotary July 4th Fireworks 2020

“Socially Distance Style’’

After months of the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Ashland decided it was especially important to celebrate our nation’s birthday with its traditional fireworks display. So the club’s 30-plus-year Independence Day tradition will continue on Saturday July 4 at Community Stadium —with a few modifications due to coronavirus concerns.

The response of our sponsors —and community — has been unbelievable. A huge thank you to all who make sure Ashland had its July 4th celebration during these trying times!

Be careful and be safe 

- Social Distancing

There’s plenty of space around Community Stadium and surrounding neighborhoods to spread out and practice social distancing.  The fireworks show will be higher than usual expanding the viewing area. Please act responsibly and wear masks where appropriate.

Share your pictures/Win a gift card  

Post your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram showing how you are socially distancing that evening using #AshlandRotary4th. Winners will be reposted on our Facebook page, will receive gift cards to Downtown Perk or Eva’s Treats,

Not only in the air, but on the air 

Patriotic Tribute

The fireworks will have its own synchronized soundtrack broadcast on two local radio stations, beginning about 9:45 p.m..

    —WRDL-88.9 FM, Ashland University’s radio station

    —101.3 WNCO, sponsored by Pediatric Consultants of Ashland & Mansfield. Thank you iHeart/WNCO for producing patriotic soundtrack.

50-50 Super Raffle Drawing Live on WRDL

There’s still time to time to buy a Super Raffle ticket from Rotary Club members, online at or at Armstrong Cable, 1215 Claremont Ave. The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday July 3. Tickets are $100 each, with a maximum of 150 being sold.

The winning ticket will be drawn live, on the air, during the fireworks pre-show on WRDL-88.9 FM. The pre-show is expected to begin at 9:15 p.m. and will feature Mayor Matt Miller and Rotary Club officers who will honor local veterans and pandemic essential workers.

Raindate: In case of rain, the fireworks will be moved to Saturday July 5.