Star Spangled Spectacular attracts over 40,000 spectators to Faurot Park on July 4th each year to celebrate our nation’s independence. The event begins when over 1,500 runners take off in the area’s largest run/walk – the Freedom 10K 5K and 1 Mile Run– and then continues with a full day of family-oriented, non-alcoholic fun, including  mechanical rides, arts & crafts, recreational sports tournaments plus live entertainment throughout. The event culminates with the area’s largest display of fireworks at dusk over the patriotic sounds of the Lima Area Concert Band.

SSS is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and all of the activities on the 4th are provided free-of-charge. Star Spangled Spectacular would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Each January, the Steering Committee begins raising dollars from within the community to provide the same “spectacular” event as the previous year.