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EXPLORE ORANGE TOWNSHIP!  We offer the MOST comprehensive listings of Events, Meetings, Entertainment, News & Points of Interest in Orange Township, Ohio. 

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EXPLORING ORANGE TOWNSHIP - Find out about upcoming events, programs and meetings in our community right here on Orange Celebration! From parades to fireworks, sports events to movies in the park, from sledding snow covered hills to exchanging business ideas, you'll find it here! Discover links to valuable resources for your health and well being. Orange Township has many activities and resources - you'll find them here!  We organize many local events including the Annual Multi-Nightborhood Garage Sale and Halloween House Decoration Contest, and are sponsors in other local events including ZOOlentangy. Use our navigation menus or different topics to explore our website - and Orange Township.  Our service is made available through our gracious PARTNERS.  



Visit our newest page - Fundraisers! Make a difference by helping those in need and supporting local organizations!

OrangeCelebration News

We're Growing!  New pages added, more local news, announcements, special services...

Entertainment in Orange Township

From country to rock, Orange Township has you covered. Support local musicians, our future rising stars

Events & Activities in Orange Township

Summer of Fun, Discovery and Renewal in OT. From outdoor adventures to inner reflection, find your passion

Meetings, Clubs and Networking

Need to expand your network?  Link up with local businesses or social clubs through our local directory

Doing Business in Orange Township

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

Darlene Schaefer
CRT Realtors

Eyeshop Optical

Polaris Heating and Cooling

Delaware County District Library, Orange Branch

Taranto's Pizzeria

Kullberg Designs


Dave Burgett,
Edward Jones

Delaware County Fair

September 14th - 21st, 2019


Lindsay Ell

TEQUILA COWBOY NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: After playing to a packed house here last year, rising country star Lindsay Ell is back for another night of her best music! Hear hits like "Criminal" and "Waiting On You" plus more of her latest releases.

SEPTEMBER 19, 8:30PM. Tickets $12 online / $15 at door. You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Orange Township Fire Department Open House 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019
1pm-4pm, 7700 Gooding Blvd., Station #361

Tour the station, climb aboard trucks & meet the firefighters
Fire helmets & stickers
Home safety displays, firefighter demonstrations & fire safety materials

The OTFD will be collecting non-perishable food, toiletry items & new unwrapped toys for
People in Need of Delaware County for their food pantry and holiday toy drive!

Fire Prevention Week


Heroes Not Forgotten

Join us on November 9 for the Orange Township 4th Annual Heroes Not Forgotten 5k Run/Walk. This is an exciting event dedicated to honor veterans. The money raised for this event will go towards the planned Orange Township Veterans Memorial that will be erected on the corner of Orange Rd and South Old State behind the old Town Hall. If you’re a veteran or family member of a veteran and just want to cheer the runners along, please join us. 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. $25. Fleet Feet Lewis Center. 


Central Ohio Folk Festival

Shale Hollow Park

Shale Hollow opened to the public in 2013. The park is a 211-acre park that is part of the Preservation Parks of Delaware County system. It is located at 6320 Artesian Run in Lewis Center. Enjoy nature here in Orange Township as part of Orange Celebration's Summer of Fun, Discovery & Renewal! 

Back To School Safety


Delaware County, Ohio, Sheiff's Office - It's the moment (some) parents have been waiting for: school is back in session this week! We know some of you are dancing with excitement to finally have summer break come to an end. But before you ship the kiddos off to school, we have a few important back-to-school safety reminders:
There will be an increase in foot and bicycle traffic as students walk or ride to and from school. Do not drive distracted. Keep your eyes on the road. And when approaching a stop sign, come to a complete stop.
You may or may not have paid attention to the school zones this summer, but now is a good time to refresh your memory. Always obey the speed limit, but when driving in a school zone, please slow down and proceed with caution. NOTE: Some school zones may not have flashing lights nor specific hours posted on the road sign, so when in doubt: SLOW DOWN. Adding 15 seconds to your commute isn't the end of the world - just an important safe-driving habit!
When a school bus is stopped, your vehicle should stop and keep a safe distance. Never pass a stopped school bus.


Our Partners

We are forever grateful to the following local businesses and organizations for helping to support our efforts!
Feel'n  the love? Become an OC Partner! Please access our SUPPORTERS PAGE for details.

News and Updates

The article 'Cyberbulling: What Schools and Teachers Can Do' has been moved to the School page. READ IT HERE

We are pleased to welcome our newest supporter, Polaris Heating and Cooling, LLC.   Founded in 2012, Polaris Heating and Cooling provides high quality services to local residents in the Columbus area. We are honored to service Delaware and Franklin counties. We proudly install Trane equipment but service and repair all major brands (i.e. Carrier, Lennox, Bryant, etc).  Contact them for a FREE quote.  LEARN MORE

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

Walk.Bike.Ohio is the Ohio Department of Transportation's first plan to focus on walking and biking policies and programs around the state. When complete, it will guide Ohio's bike and pedestrian transportation policies and investments in infrastructure and programs.  Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. Your feedback will help build a better understanding of the current state of walking and biking in Ohio. Thank you!  TAKE SURVEY

Orange Township Swimming Pool has changed closing time - Starting August 4th, closing time will be 8:00pm until the end of the season on Monday, September 2nd.

Special Budget Report - I was recently asked if OrangeCelebration.com was a 'money-maker.'   Taking the question to task, I added all of it up to find out.  If you are interested in the results, please access our Sponsors page and scroll to the bottom.  BUDGET REPORT

Our deepest appreciation to Darlene Schaefer, CRT Realtors, for renewing her Partnership for another year. Thank you for believing in us and helping Orange Celebration grow.  If you are buying or selling your home be sure to contact Darlene. Her expertise and knowledge of the real estate market will afford you the best experience. FIND OUT MORE

SBA Awards $100,000 for Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Pilot Training Program  LEARN MORE

July Scheduled Events for Orange Branch, Delaware County District Library - Complete list of events for July. Find it on our Events page. Scroll down towards bottom of page or click here: LEARN MORE

OUR ANNUAL GARAGE SALE WAS A BIG SUCCESS!  Our Orange Township Mega-Neighborhood Garage Sales Results - From comments we received, this year's annual neighborhood garage sale was a huge success. Find out more about this year's event!  READ MORE

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

Donate A Fan - It's a beautiful day to donate a fan to the Delaware County EMA fan drive. Drop off your donation at any Delaware County fire/EMS stations or Delaware County District Library branch.  Every donation is appreciated and goes directly to People In Need, Inc. to help those who need relief from the heat.  LEARN MORE

SourcePoint Adds Caregiver Support Group to Polaris Area - In May, SourcePoint launches a sixth support group for family caregivers, conveniently located at its south office at Polaris, between Powell and Westerville. The new support group is available the fourth Wednesday of each month beginning May 22 at 1070 Polaris Parkway, Suite 200, Columbus, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. SourcePoint’s caregiver support groups are open to both Delaware County caregivers, as well as caregivers whose loved ones reside within the county. LEARN MORE

Little Bear Golf Club is closed until further notice -  Little Bear Golf Club which has been a fixture of Orange Township since 2007, is closed until further notice. According to the Little Bear Golf Club Facebook page, "Little Bear is closed indefinitely. The course is NOT open".  LEARN MORE

Winner of our Orange Express Email Sign-Up Drawing
- Just by being a subscriber to Orange Express automatically enters you into our random drawings. Our most recent winner is Kelli Peterson who won a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts!  Be sure you're signed up for a chance to win, too!

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

We would like to thank EyeShop Optical for renewing their Partnership with OrangeCelebration.com. Eyeshop Optical supports Orange Township in many ways including the parade and other events and activities. Thank you for continuing to support our efforts on OrangeCelebration.com EYESHOP OPTICAL

Parent Teachers Organizations in Orange Township - In order by Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools  LEARN MORE

We have separated the Sports and Schools pages.  We have been busy adding new information to both pages.  To help you better navigate and find information you need, you can now access the Schools page and Sports page.   

Evans Farm. What's Happening? Check out their latest Newsletter - READ IT HERE

Orange Township Winter 2018/2019 Newsletter - If you missed it, READ IT HERE 

3rd Annual Halloween House Decoration Contest - Winner's announced. WHO WON?  

One of our supporters, EyeShop Optical  Center, was recognized as one of America’s Finest Opticals by Invision magazine. Check out the article and learn more about this local business!  LEARN MORE

Deepest appreciation to Debbie Taranto, Taranto's Pizzeria Polaris for her continued support of OrangeCelebration.com.  Debbie is a true leader in our community, not only as a small business owner, but trustee of Orange Township.  She contributes to many events and activities in our community.  It is because of people like Debbie that Orange Township has seen a tremendous growth and positive influence on it's residents and businesses.  We are PROUD to have Taranto's Pizzeria as a supporter of OC.  Thank you!  LEARN MORE  

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

Olentangy Crossings - Orange Township has created a map showing what's under construction, under review and remaining vacant lots in the Olentangy Crossing area. VIEW MAP

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

OrangeCelebration.com is proud to be a SPONSOR of the Heroes Not Forgotten 5K Fundraiser to honor our veterans. 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

DID YOU KNOW that OrangeCelebration.com has help promote over 190 performers and bands in our community? Over the past 3 years OC has listed music events every week for local talent (and up and coming stars) for our local bars and restaurants. Check it out current listings on our MUSIC PAGE 

2018 Orange Township Trustee Meetings - Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month starting at 7:00pm.  Orange Township Hall, 1680 E. Orange Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035. 

For you convenience, we adding Olentangy School information - You'll find it on our Sports page, which is now School/Sports page. We started with a directory of all the schools in our area, plus more information and resources is being added. Of course, if you have something you would like to contribute, please contact us. SPORTS PAGE 

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. 

Links to all previous major Orange Celebration event listings are now available on the Event page. This includes Orange Township Parade, Halloween Contest, and more. Scoll to bottom of EVENTS page to access list.  

Evan Farm Town Center - Orange Township trustees approved rezoning of approximately 554 acres of land for the Evans Farm Town Center. Those supporting the development hope to bring a sense of 'identity' to Orange Township. With a projection of over 6 years to fully develop the Town Center, it will offer shops, restaurants, baseball diamonds, open space, miles of trails, apartments and single family homes. Evans Farm Website: Keep up-to-date on the Evans Farm development here >. Additional resources here: Evans Farm development - additional info >

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.

Did you know OrangeCelebration.com has a return rate of 61.6% with the average of 4:07 minutes per visit? Almost 90% of our visitors are from our area. Thank you for believing in us! Want to help support our free, family-friendly service? Find Out More 

It has come to the attention of Orange Township that someone is posting a 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.  


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

Delaware County Named Healthiest in State for 3rd Year in a Row - The annual Rankings provide a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities. LEARN MORE

2019 Road Construction Guide, Delaware County, Ohio - List county and township road projects, plus 2019-20 projects. PDF FILE. LEARN MORE

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

Does your organization have an event or activity coming up in our community you would like to share with the public? Do you have a club or special interest group with regular meetings? Simply send us your information so we can list it for FREE on our website and social media sites. To get started click here.

Grow Your Business in Orange Township

Visit our business page with information on starting, expanding and keeping your business healthy. Highlights include Delaware Does Entrepreneur Gathering, DCDL Free Access to Online Business Courses, plus other resources and contacts.  

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