Hiram College

College Hours of Operation:Friday, July 1 –
Hiram College offices: Normal Operation
Weekend College offices: Closed
Bistro: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Coleman Center: Noon-2 p.m.

Saturday, July 2 –
Bistro: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
All other offices closed

Sunday, July 3 –
All offices closed

Monday, July 4 –
All offices closed

The Village of Hiram will play host to a number of activities this weekend for its Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration.

The following is a schedule of events taking place in the village:

Saturday, July 2nd

7:00-8:30 p.m. – Foster Brown and Friends Concert
Location: Hiram College in the Martin Commons area
Funds provided by local business and the Hiram Community Trust.

Monday, July 4th

9 a.m. –  Softball Games
Location: Bicentennial Field Park
Everyone 16 and older invited to play softball.

12 – 1:30 p.m. –  Family Activities and Bike Decorating
Location:  Hiram Village Municipal Building
Face painting, sidewalk chalk drawing, and bike decorating for the parade.

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Display of Classic cars and Hiram and Visiting Fire Department Vehicles
Location:  Hiram Village Municipal Building
Classic cars, please park at the east parking lot at the Hiram Christian Church.

1:30 p.m. – The Grand Parade
Walkers and bicyclers will line up at the Hiram Christian Church on the north, exiting to the west on Route 82. Everyone is welcome to participate! Ride your bike, make a float, drive an antique car or just show up and cheer on everyone in the parade. The route goes north on Hayden and Dean Streets, left on Hinsdale Street, south on to Peckham, down State Route 82, and then back to the church.
Call Chris Cobb 330-569-7959 for questions, or email via info@hiram4th.com

2 p.m. – Old-Fashioned Contests
Location: Village green near the new Play Park
Contests for kids and adults of all ages, including bubble gum blowing contest, pickle eating contest, donut eating contest and more.

2- 3 p.m. – Basketball Knock-out
Location:  Hiram Village park basketball courts
Boys and girls all ages are welcome, although children and youth under 18 have priority, for this individual basketball shooting contest. Prizes for the top four will be awarded.

3 p.m. –  Kids Games
Location:Village green near the new Play Park
Potato sack races, water balloon toss, parachute fun, other fun games — and the annual boys vs. girls tug of war. All participants get a prize!

4 p.m.  – Hiram Community Band 33rd anniversary
Location: Dean Street by Frohring Music Building
A Hiram tradition since 1976. You can participate or come and listen to your friends and neighbors play fabulous patriotic music.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. –  Pie Contest
Location: Gerstacker Science Hall at Hiram College
Whip up your best pie and enter it into our annual pie contest. Independent judges will determine a winner and award a fabulous prize during the Big Band Dance and Ice Cream Social Wednesday evening. Drop off your pie at Gerstacker Science Hall (under the arch) on Dean Street between 5:30 and 6:30 pm. All pies will be sold by the slice at the Strawberry Social. Winners will receive cookbooks! For more info contact Brenda Smith @ 330-569-7664 or Chris Cobb @ 330-569-7959

8 – 11 p.m. – Ice Cream Strawberry Social and Big Band Dance
Location:  Martin Commons (near Gerstacker Hall at Hiram College)
Enjoy big band entertainment and dancing in an outdoor setting! Live music provided by the Garretttones; ice cream sold by the Hiram Christian Church.

Rain location for family activities, the Community Band concert, and the big band dance is Frohring Music Building on the college campus. The parade is rain or shine!