Grove City’s 29th annual Homecoming Celebration marks the traditional gathering of Grove City High School alumni, community members, friends and neighbors to historic Grove City Town Center from 6 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, July 27.

At 6 p.m., the 2018 Service Above Self recipient will be honored in a short ceremony by Grove City Rotary members, City officials, family and friends at City Hall, 4035 Broadway.

Live entertainment features RockHouse from 7 to 10 p.m., performing a mix of favorites from the 1980s. The annual Homecoming Hall of Fame induction ceremony, by tournament coordinator Eric Saxton, occurs during the band’s intermission.

A variety of food trucks and Town Center restaurants offer concessions during the event.

Watch or participate in the 11th annual Homecoming Cornhole Tournament from 6 to 8 p.m., hosted by City Council member Ted Berry. Registration is $40 per two-person team, with a first-place prize of $200 and $100 for second place. Forms are online at or available for pick up at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, or Parker’s Tavern, 3998 Broadway. Completed forms can be mailed to Parker’s Tavern or the City of Grove City. For more information, call 614-309-0332 or email the event coordinator.

Download the 2018 Cornhole Tournament application and Cornhole Tournament rules.

The following streets close at 2 p.m., July 27 and reopen by midnight.: Broadway from Grant Street to Grove City Road, and Park Street from the City Hall driveway to First Street.

This event is planned in conjunction with the Grove City High School Alumni Softball Tournament, often billed as the largest alumni softball tournament in the world. Teams play at fields throughout Grove City Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. For more information on the softball tournament, visit the Grove City High School Alumni Softball Tournament website.

Weather-related cancellation information for the Friday evening events will be available at the Grove City website or 614-277-3060 the day of the event.  For additional information, contact the Grove City Parks and Recreation office at 614-277-3050.