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EXPLORE ORANGE TOWNSHIP!  
Discover the MOST comprehensive listings of Events, Entertainment, Meetings, News & Points of Interest in Orange Township, Ohio.  You could say we are the Visitors Bureau of Orange Township!

Discovering more! Today! 

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EXPLORING ORANGE TOWNSHIP

Find out about upcoming events, programs and meetings in our community. This is a free service. From parades to fireworks, sports events to movies in the park, from sledding snow covered hills to exchanging business ideas, we provide current listings, updated daily. Access valuable resources and exclusive directories.  Easily browse our service from our navigation menus or peruse many topics about Orange Township. Our free service is made available through our gracious and giving PARTNERS. New to our area or thinking about locating in Orange Township? We offer a very comprehensive overview of our community including our history and current projects. Find out about local clubs and groups, schools, sports, legal help, starting and growing a business, music venues, restaurants, plus much much more!  

Events in Orange Township, Ohio

What's happening in our area? Local events are starting up again! Find out the who, what, when and where in Orange Township!

Music in Orange Township, Ohio

Local entertainment is starting up again as venues opening up. Find out where you can listen to some great live music in our area!

OC Reports

Updates regarding COVID-19 posted. New pages added, more local news, announcements, special services, plus more

Open for Business

Need help with Starting & Growing Your Business in Orange Township & Delaware County? Check out our resources!

Meeting

Need to expand your network? Want to share with lick-minded people? Link up with local businesses or clubs through our local directory

Restaurants in Orange Township, Ohio

Help support local restaurants & bars by ordering for take-out or delivery during the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you!

Delaware County Chosen 2021 #1 Best Counties to Live in Ohio

Based on comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area at the county level. This grade takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area.

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Summertime at Alum Creek State Park

One of the benefits of living in Orange Township is easy access to Alum Creek State Park!  It's a popular boating and camping destination with jet skiing across thousands of acres of water or find a quiet cove to fish or paddle. Perfect for swimming and sunning, the beach is the largest inland beach in the park system. The park's large campground also offers a camp store, boating access, and a nature center for campers. Discover family-friendly activities for all ages today! 

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FREE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

LIVE @ POLARIS

LIVE @ Polaris is back for 2021! Celebrate summer with an incredible lineup! The series will be in the parking at the Main Entrance by the Flag Poles. Tickets WILL NOT be required this year, and guests will be able to park in the lots next to the event, and walk over! Bring chairs, blankets, etc, just no coolers. We will have local Food Trucks so come hungry! Beer sales this year will benefit Epilepsy Alliance of Ohio, Gigi's Pets, and Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana!

July 22    Fabulous Johnson Bros
July 29    New Frontiers
Aug 5      Reagonomics

Aug 12   Home & Blue
Aug 19   Conspiracy
Aug 26   Legendz w/Amber Knico

Upcoming Events at Evans Farm

More information will be posted as it becomes available

Horsepower at Evans Farm

Horsepower at Evans Farm

Saturday, September 18

BIA Parade of Homes 2021

BIA Parade of Homes

Starting September 23rd

North Orange Park Aquatic Center

North Orange Park Aquatic Center Now Open

The Aquatic Center, located at 7560 Gooding Bldv,  has two pools, slides and diving area. 

Season passes will cost the same as past years, and will be available for purchase soon.  Individual passes cost $90 for ages 3-12, $95 for ages 13-59 and $70 for ages 60 and older. Family passes start at $155 for a family of two and increase by $15 for each additional family member. The facility will be open to township residents only with no capacity limit or reservations needed.  learn more

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Best Practice Essentials for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
Owning a small business can be a hectic task with many layers.  The small business world is continuously evolving, and in order to succeed, we must go above and beyond to surpass the competition.  If you’re looking to maximize success in your area, it’s critical to optimize your team’s productivity, capital, mindset, and more.  OrangeCelebration presents four of the best practices that you can take as an entrepreneur to grow your small business beyond your wildest dreams.  LEARN MORE ->

Shopping Local Can Make a Big Difference All Year Around

Celebrate local businesses in our community!  Show your love for local businesses!  With over 2,000 businesses in our area, shop to support your community.  For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 stays in the community.  The same $100 at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community.  Many of these small businesses are the one's who donate to clubs and organizations.  Please give back!  

Big-box retailers and large online stores are hurting small businesses!  Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Wayfair, Amazon, plus many other BIG businesses are devastating smaller businesses to the point where many may not recover which directly affects our local community.  Do they care? NO! They don't want the competition. Now it is more imperative to visit or order online from local SMALL businesses!  

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Virtual Roller Coasters

NEW! Experience Kings Island's ORION, one of the tallest and fastest coasters in the world! Virtual roller coaster rides you can experience at home. Take a tour on our Events page. 

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SUPPORTING OUR FARM COMMUNITY

Ohio Farm Bureau is a grassroots membership organization working to support our state’s food and farm community.

With the rapid growth of Orange Township and Delaware County, we are at risk of loosing our farm land and heritage. Please help support our local famers by supporting our DELAWARE COUNTY FARM BUREAU. Some of the issues currently facing farmers includes saving existing farms to hastily commercial and housing developments, water quality, farm economy, energy, plus development of young and beginning farmers. 
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OC REPORTS
News and Updates

COVID-19 UPDATES

NEW!  Coronavirus COVID-19 Quick Reference Guide - This is a great 2 page guide you could print out and display at home or at work place. Covers prevention, symptoms, protecting workplace, myths, and helpful resources.  ACCESS (PDF)

Delaware General Health District - ACCESS

Ohio Department of Health, COVID-19 - ACCESS

Economic  Development Resources for COVID-19 - LEARN MORE

Delaware County Transit. Current DCT route and service information. - ACCESS

Orange Township Response to COVID-19 To Help Keep our Community Safe - ACCESS 

Habitat for Humanity - ACCESS 

Restaurants and bars closed except for take-out and delivery. Access our list of local restaurants to help support local businesses. ACCESS  

Olentangy Schools Classes & Events - Coronavirus-related school closure information. ACCESS 

Delaware County District Library - ACCESS 

Delaware Area Career Center - ACCESS 

Many churches are now returning to services in the church. Contact your local church for updates or find a local church near you - ACCESS

Preservation Parks of Delaware County - ACCESS 

Metro Parks (Highbanks) - ACCESS 

SourcePoint - ACCESS

OC NEWS (non-covid related)

Planning to run for political office in 2021? Then plan now to attend: 2021 Candidates' Lunch & Learn.  There will be 2 vacant Orange Township Trustee seats this November!  It will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 11:30am - 1pm. Limited to 50 attendees, first-come first-serve to register. Box lunch provided.  Willis Building Conference Room, 2079 U.S. Highway 23N, Delaware.  Learn how to file petitions, campaign finance, website tools & resources, and Q&A time.  To register, please call Ali Solove, 740-833-2085 or email asolove@delawarecountyohio.gov by July 8th.  

Olentangy Schools changing logos for high schools - You will see a change in 3 of the 4 high school logos and mascots. This includes Liberty, Olentangy and Orange. Berlin will remain the same.  LEARN MORE

Orange Township Trustees vote 2-1 against Condo Development - The land at the northeast corner of Shanahan and North roads will remain undeveloped due to OT trustees rejecting a rezoning request for the 24 acre parcel of land. This was decided at the May 19th public hearing. The dissenting vote was from Ryan Rivers. LEARN MORE

We appreciate the continued support of EyeShop Optical for renewing their Partnership with Orange Celebration in 2021. Without the help of our Partners we would be able to continue our FREE service to everyone in Orange Township and surrounding area.  Thank you to EyeShop Optical for believing in us and helping us continue on through this year with offering local event listings, activities and services in our community!  Want to be a partner? Find out how! more...

CLICK OC ON YOUR PHONE! Our website now support PWA. What's PWA? It's progressive web app. This means you can now access our website via your smart phone home screen. When you access us via your smart phone, you will see a pop-up at the bottom of the screen. Select it and our OC logo will appear on your phone. Then everytime you want to access us simply click on our logo on your phone's homescreen.  

Coyotes have been spotted in Orange Township. What do you do if a coyote is in your backyard?  Here are some helpful tips to keep safe. LEARN MORE 

Delaware County Chosen 2021 #1 Best County to Live in Ohio - Based on comprehensive assessment of the overall livability of an area at the county level. This grade takes into account several key factors of a location, including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities in an attempt to measure the overall quality of an area. Also ranked #24 nationally for Best Counties for Families in America!  LEARN MORE

Accessibility Features Now on OrangeCelebration.com - You might have noticed the round blue icon on the top right corner of each page.  When you click on it, you are presented with a menu of options to access our service for those with disabilities. We strive to ensure that our services are accessible to people with disabilities, and that our website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities, with the strong belief that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence. LEARN MORE

Stay Safe - Block Watch & House Check - The Delaware County, Ohio Sheriff's Office conducts home & business checks. Before heading out of town, call 740-833-2800 or complete an online form at delawarecountysheriff.com (Forms) to have the police keep an extra eye on your home/property. LEARN MORE

'Cyberbulling: What Schools and Teachers Can Do' - How schools and educators can address and help prevent abusive behavior on the internet. Special article in on our School page.  SCHOOLS 

Ohio Libraries Offer Free Legal Resources - Finding accurate legal information and forms can be surprisingly difficult. Ohio Legal Help is the only legal resource that specifically addresses Ohio’s complicated legal landscape, and now every library in the State of Ohio will offer this free resource to Ohioans. LEARN MORE

Orange Township Trustee Meetings - Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 10 AM or 6 PM. Meetings are held at Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035. SCHEDULE

Big Walnut Interchange Project - Discussions regarding the Big Walnut Interchange Project which would help relieve congestion at I-71, Polaris and Gemini Rds has become a priority, according to MORPC (Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission). Actual date of the project has not been announced, but for all of us who are affected by the traffic issues on a daily basis, it will not be soon enough. LEARN MORE 

More event listings available in our area! We added AddEvents.in current listings for more options of events happening in our area. Be sure to access our Events page to view these listings plus other events currently posted! MORE EVENTS

Parent Teachers Organizations PTO in Orange Township - We have included more information and resources about our schools for parents and students. It is listed in order by Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools. LEARN MORE

Delaware County Sheriff's Department Offers Access to Incident Reports Online - To continue our philosophy of transparency and for the convenience of the public, the Sheriff’s Office is pleased to unveil our new online access to incident reports. If you prefer to speak with us directly to make your request, call 740-833-2872 or visit: www.delawarecountysheriff.com

Delaware Trails - There is a new website and facebook page for those interested in the paths and trails in Delaware. is intended to promote the current and future trails and paths of Delaware, OH through education and awareness. FIND OUT MORE

Submit Your Orange Township Zoning Permit Online. The program allows applicants to submit zoning permits online and access status updates of submissions. You can also submit a complaint or violation in regards to zoning issues. LEARN MORE 

Changes coming to Orange Township facility rental process - As of Tuesday, January 7, 2020, there will now be changes to how you can rent Orange Township rooms and shelters! LEARN MORE 

Planning a block party in Orange Township? It is now required for all communities to file for a Block Party Application through the township. Cost is $25 when requesting a street to be closed for the party. Applications are reviewed by the Zoning Department, Roads Department and Fire Department for public safety. Applications can take 7 to 14 business days, so please keep this in consideration when planning. Official road closure barricades will be dropped off prior to the party and picked up afterwards. Closing a road without permission will be addressed by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. LEARN MORE

DID YOU KNOW that OrangeCelebration.com has help promote over 200 performers and bands in our community?  Over the past 4+ years OC has listed music events every week for local talent (up and coming stars) for our local bars, restaurants and events. Check it out current listings on our MUSIC PAGE. Note: In 2021 listing for local talent has resumed with some of the local bars and restaurants. Check out our music page for current listings.   

Report blocked railroad crossings to Federal Railroad Administration - With continued issue of trains blocking Orange Rd and Lewis Center Rd, please submit rail safety issues to the PUCO Rail Division using the online PUCO "Contact Us" form or by calling the Rail Division at (614) 466-1150.

Posted notice on mailboxes to paint your address numbers on the curb in front of your home. Painting address numbers on the curb is not an Orange Township requirement nor a requirement by the Post Office, Sheriff's Office or Fire Department. Additionally, this work should not be done without a Right-of-Way permit from the Township or County.

OrangeCelebration.com is proud to help support the Heroes Not Forgotten 5K Fundraiser to honor our veterans in 2019. For information on how to participate in this important and exciting event dedicated to raise money to help build the Orange Township Veterans Memorial, please follow this link: LEARN MORE 

ROAD CLOSURES & WORK

Road Projects in Orange Township 2020 - Article about some of the road projects scheduled for this year and beyond. LEARN MORE


For up-to-date traffic information, construction information and road conditions, 24-hours a day, visit Ohgo.com.

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