The Old Fashioned Fireworks at the Clark County Fairgrounds that were scheduled for Thursday, July 2 is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and lack of donations. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

‘Freedom Tour’ coming to Springfield, West Carrollton, West Chester

A coronavirus-altered summer celebration is coming to Springfield at the end of July.

Billed “The Freedom Tour,” the drive-in/tailgate style event will take place at the Clark County Fairgrounds from 7-10 p.m. on July 31.

Tickets are set to go on sale Friday and can be purchased at

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Stops are also scheduled for Aug. 22 in West Carrollton and Sept. 6 at North Pointe in West Chester Twp.

Live music, food trucks and a show featuring skydiving and pyrotechnics are on tap at each location, which will be set up to allow for social distancing between carloads.

“We created an event that has a skydiving performance from a world-renowned, world record-holding team called team Fast Trax, and we included some live music because people love live music,” said Cheryl Dillin, chief brand officer of Dayton-based Dillin Corp., which is organizing the shows. “We included food trucks because people love food, and we engaged a third-party researcher to help us with our parking plan so that we could maximize the social distancing while in a tailgate style so that people wouldn’t have to sit in their cars, but could certainly sit behind their car and still fit safely with other cars around them.”

Admission is $35 per car, $50 for an SUV and $150 for RVs.

Visiting between cars will not be permitted, and groups are to be capped at 10.

All tickets will be purchased prior to the event and scanned touch-free, and proceeds are set to go to charity.

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