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Christmas in July – Saturday & Sunday, July 24-25, 2021

5K Race/Walk ConcertParadeParty in the Park Route Decorating Contest

Break out the lights and Christmas decorations and unpack your Christmas sweater – It’s Christmas in July in Rossford, Ohio!  Sign up for the 5K Race/Walk through Downtown Rossford and receive a special Christmas in July T-shirt, a pizza and pop buffet at Reset and the chance to win prizes!!  A portion of the entry fee will benefit the Ford Memorial Park Fund.  For more information, visit the webpage here! The race will begin and end at Ford Memorial Park.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, July 24, 2021

12 Noon–4 PM – Racers - Pickup registration packets and t-shirts at Total Sports Complex, 10020 S. Compass Drive, Rossford, OH 43460.  Games and activities for kids, plus tours of the facility and the sports dome will be available during this time.

Register here:



2–6 PM – Pizza and pop buffet for runners at Reset (included in your registration fee.)

7–9 PM – Join in the fun for a Party in the Parking Lot at Reset featuring a live concert with Nashville based Country/Rock band, Mustang Sally. No show is the same with this highly energetic group of professional musicians. Food Trucks available as well as Cameo Pizza and all the other good eats & drinks at Reset!


Sunday, July 25, 2021

7:00 AM - Route 65 inbound from I-75 is blocked off - no thru traffic

7:30 AM – Race participants check-in starts

8:30 AM - Food Trucks & other vendors arrive for set-up by 10 AM

9:00 AM - Race starts

8:00 AM – Parade units arrive at Rite Aid Parking Lot

9:30 AM - Parade participants are lined up and ready to go 

10:00 AM - Approximate start of parade

10:30 AM - Race and parade finish at Ford Park

Road reopened to thru traffic as soon as possible

10 AM-2 PM - Events and activities at Ford Memorial Park 

  • Food Trucks
  • Live Music
  • Arts & Crafts booths
  • Ice Sculpting Demonstration
  • Photos with Santa
  • Craft activities for Kids

  • Parking available at IPS Headquarters and Rossford High School parking lot


Christmas in July Vendors in the Park

Vendor booths will be set up in and around Ford Memorial Park.  Vendors may display, distribute and/or sell FAMILY FRIENDLY items from their booth space.  Vendor booths are $25 for all vendors including non-profits.  Register online or mail or email your entry form, below, by Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  

Register for the Christmas in July Vendors in the Park: Download Form - PDF | Register Online 


Christmas in July Parade

Sign-up for the Christmas in July Parade!  Bring your Christmas themed parade unit, float or group and get creative with your costumes, decorations, music or performance.  There is no fee to enter, just register online or mail or email your entry form, below, by Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  The parade will begin at Rite Aid and end at Ford Memorial Park.  Entries will be judged and prizes awarded based on promotion of the Christmas theme, overall appearance or performance, and crowd approval.

Register for the Christmas in July Parade:  Download Form - PDF | Register Online


Check the route here:  https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4352630218



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