DELPHOS — The Kiwanis Club of Delphos has their liquor license in hand and will add July 3 to its 15th annual Fourth of July Celebration at Stadium Park.

“We had most of our plans in place either way so we were ready when we got the word we had the license,” Event Chair Jamey Wisher said.

Probable Cause will play from 7-9 p.m. and SaMax will be on stage from 9:30 p.m. to midnight Friday.

The big tent will go up on the tennis courts and 125 tables will be spaced throughout the courts with social distancing in mind. Tables for Friday evening and Saturday after the Basket Bingo can be reserved for $40 from 10:30 a.m. to noon today and from 6-7 p.m. Monday in the Hanser Pavilion in Stadium Park. The $40 is for one day. Those reserving a table will receive eight tickets, one for each seat at the table. Tickets will need to be presented when re-entering the tennis court area if a person leaves. The Kiwanis ask that when a table is no longer going to be used for that day, someone notify them so it can be used by others to maintain capacity.

“We are trying to offer the best event we can and still follow the local, county and state guidelines,” Wisher said. “This is all new to us so we are asking people to come out and support us and to follow the guidelines and have a good time.”

Anyone who does not feel well or has a fever is asked to stay home.

Patrons will not be able to congregate at entrances to the tennis courts or at the bar. People can move from table to table as long as there is a seat available.

The Kiwanis Food Tent will open at 6 p.m. on Friday, offering the usual fair of hamburgers, brats, shredded chicken and BBQ beef, French fries and more.

The Fourth of July will begin as usual with the annual Optimist Fishing Derby from 8-10:30 a.m. on the banks of Miami-Erie Canal from Tenth Street to Lock 24 on the northeast side of Stadium Park. Age groups include 2-5; 6-9; and 10-12. The girl and boy catching the biggest fish will each win a new bicycle sponsored by Delphos VFW Post 3035. Prizes will also be awarded for the biggest fish in each age group.

The baseball tournaments begin at 9 a.m.

The 4th of July Craft and Vendor Fair will be offered from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Booths will be set up at Stadium Park near the shelterhouse. Vendors and crafters interested in participating should e-mail for an application and guidelines or find an application on our website at

The Kiwanis Food and Beverage Tent opens at 11 a.m. with the Kiwanis Famous Chicken Dinner served from 11:30 a.m. until sold out in the shelterhouse.

There will also be the regular food trucks with a few new additions.

Gates open at 11 a.m. for the Gift Basket Bingo at noon. Tickets are available at Westrich Furniture and Premier Bank in Delphos or by calling Jodi Moenter at 419-296-9561. Tickets are $30 each and a table for eight can be reserved for $10.

7 Mile Bluegrass will entertain the crowd on the Fourth from 3-4:30 p.m.

7 Mile Bluegrass was started in 2007 by three bluegrass fans who live 7 miles apart, near Frankfort, Ohio. They are dedicated to bringing hard-driving traditional bluegrass music all around the state of Ohio and surrounding states. The band released their first CD “First Mile” in the spring of 2017.

Midwest Dueling Pianos takes over the main stage on the Fourth from 5-8 p.m.

Midwest Dueling Pianos is a collection of some of the best entertainers in the industry. They provide an all request-driven show that spans generations and keeps everyone from a 90-year-old grandmother, to a hyper 4-year-old entertained and focused on the show.

Local band Deuces Wild will finish the entertainment for the evening from 8:30-midnight with a break for the fireworks at 10 p.m.

Past Fourth of July celebrations have helped fund the splash pad, the poolhouse, more than 350 children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, playground equipment at Stadium, Waterworks and Garfield parks as well as landscaping at all three parks; and donations to Little League, Midget Football, the library’s Summer Reading Program, both local schools’ post proms, Hometown Christmas and more.