Cincinnati & NKY guide to 4th of July Events {2018}

Believe it or not, the Fourth of July is right around the corner! Parades, fireworks, cookouts, and family! How will you celebrate America’s 242nd Independence Day?  

Patriotic Pops 

July 4
Riverbend Music Center
6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230
8 pm
Tickets from $15 in advance

Celebrate America’s birthday with great music, fireworks and a river view with an inspiring collection of patriotic classics including America the BeautifulStars and Stripes Forever and a musical salute to each branch of the military. The US Army Chorus joins conductor John Morris Russell and the Pops for this fun and inspiring evening under the stars. Bring a picnic for the lawn, and stay for Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks after the show! Tickets start at just $15 in advance ($5 for active and retired military), PLUS kids 17 and under sit free on the lawn!. All Patriotic Pops ticket holders can enjoy FREE classic rides at Coney Island ALL DAY on July 4 – Excludes Sunlite Pool – just show your Pops ticket at the Coney Island ticket booth.

Colerain Township/Rumpke 4th of July Spectacular

July 3
4160 Springdale Road
7 pm

Enjoy delicious food truck offerings, Robin Lacey & Dezydeco band, and a patriotic salute to our Nation’s birthday with Fireworks at 9:45pm.  Bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Free parking and shuttles.

City of Madeira Independence Day Festivities

July 3
Sellman Park
6700 Marvin Ave., Madeira, OH 45243
7-10 pm

Madeira Mile starts at 6:30 p.m. at Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church. Parade starts at 7! Following parade will be event in Sellman Park with music, food and drinks. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

City of Independence Fourth of July Celebration 

July 6 & July 7
Independence Memorial Park
2001 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence, KY 41051
Friday 5-11 pm; Saturday 3-11 pm
FREE, see website for ride wristband costs

The 4th of July Celebration is the largest event during the summer in Independence. The festival runs on Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday night you can expect to enjoy rides, music, food, and a general festive atmosphere. On Saturday, the celebration starts with a car show followed by a parade that runs from Summitview Middle School to the Memorial Park.   Festivities include live music at the Donna Yeager Amphitheater, a new teen zone, food, rides & games for children, and events conclude with a spectacular Fireworks Show at 10pm.

Summer Cinema

July 4
Washington Park
9-11 pm

Enjoy an outdoor screening of Independence Day!

Firecracker Car Show

June 30
Symmes Park

Car Show begins at noon with judging at 2 pm. Loveland Firecracker Festival starts at 3 pm.

Firecracker Festival: An Independence Day Celebration 

June 30
Symmes Township Park
11600 Lebanon Road
3-11 pm

Food, live entertainment, beverage booths, children’s area including rides, Fireworks and more.

Fort Thomas Independence Day Celebration

July 4
Tower Park
950 S. Fort Thomas Ave.
Fort Thomas, KY 41075

Parade begins at 10:30am; Family activities throughout the day; Live music at 7:30; Fireworks at 10 pm.

Fourth of July Spectacular 

July 4
Kings Island

Kings Island lights the fuse on one of the region’s largest and most impressive fireworks displays over the Fourth of July holiday. This colorful pageant in the sky set against the backdrop of the park will be three times the size and scope of the park’s traditional nightly fireworks display. To keep the excitement in high gear, Kings Island will stay open until midnight July 4, giving guests an opportunity to experience even more thrills on all of their favorite rides and attractions. In addition, Kings Island will pay tribute to members of the Military by offering free admission on Military Appreciation Days, July 1 – 4.

Harrison Fourth of July Celebration

July 4
Harrison Community Center
300 George Street, Harrison, OH 45030
4 pm

We will be offering family entertainment, food, drinks, free kids activities and much more. A live band- Gen X will provide music. Fireworks at dusk by Rozzi. No alcoholic beverages permitted on the property.  Parade begins at 4, Fireworks at dusk.

Monroe 4th of July Events

July 4

The annual parade will begin to line up at 10:00 am in the Kroger parking lot and begin promptly at 12:00 pm. The parade will travel down Macready Avenue, to Elm Street, and south on Main Street ending at the Monroe Community Park with a large variety of food, games, bands, and rides. Then end the evening with an amazing display of fireworks by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks.  Live bands throughout the day!

Lebanon Independence Day Celebration

July 3
Colonial Park West (across from WC Fairgrounds)
720 North Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036
4-10:00 pm

Bring the family for a hometown parade in downtown Lebanon at 4 pm, followed by live entertainment, free activities, a petting zoo and more.  Music begins and fireworks follow at 10pm.

LaRosa’s Balloon Glow 

July 3
Coney Island
6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45228
5-11 pm
Parking is $9 until 2:00pm; $12 after 2:00pm; Walk-In: $5 per person

There is no charge (other than parking) to view the balloons and fireworks. Normal rates apply for Sunlite Pool and Coney’s Classic Rides.

Coney Island comes alive at the Annual LaRosas Balloon Glow! Live music, family entertainment and Classic Rides make for a fun-filled evening. Later, the evening sky illuminates when hot air balloons of every color glow for all to see. The grand finale for the event is a spectacular Rozzi Fireworks display over the banks of Lake Como.

Red, White & Kaboom!

July 3
Harbin Park: 1300 Hunter Road, Fairfield, OH 45014
Village Green Park: 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, OH 45014
7-11 pm
FREE at either park, $5 per person at Aquatic Center

Red, White & Kaboom! celebrates Independence Day in Fairfield with an amazing fireworks display from Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks, entertainment, food and activities at 4 official viewing locations in Fairfield (Harbin ParkVillage Green ParkFairfield Aquatic Center, and Marsh Lake).

2018 Red, White & Kaboom!: Tuesday, July 3, Dusk to 11 p.m. at various locations.

Norwood Hometown Fireworks

July 4
7-9 pm

Live music, great food, and activities for the whole family take place at Shea Stadium! Bring your lawn chairs!

Red Rhythm & Boom

July 3
Mason Municipal and Community Center campus
6050 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040
4-10 pm
FREE (Kids games/activities cost to play)

The fun begins with a carnival and kid zone, complete with ziplines, extreme air trampolines, a climbing wall, bounce houses, strolling entertainment and more. Stick around for stage entertainment, including Five for Fighting and The Fray, and a Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration

July 3
UC Health Stadium / Florence Freedom
7950 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042
4-11 pm

As we celebrate our Nation’s birthday, we’d like to invite you to party with us. Join DV8 and the good people of Florence, Kentucky for a great day and night of food, games, music and fireworks. Fireworks begin immediately following the music!

Since Florence is celebrating their party on July 3rd – if it rains then we’ll move the party to the 4th!

Montgomery Independence Day Celebration Spectacular!

July 3 & 4
Montgomery Park
10101 Montgomery Road, Montgomery, OH 45242

Tuesday, July 3 7:30-9:30 pm 
Kick off this year’s Independence Day celebration with the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra’s annual July 3 symphony concert at Montgomery Park. The festivities start at 7:30 p.m. with the playing of the national anthem. This year’s selections will include music from some of the all-time great Broadway shows as well as patriotic favorites.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful park setting while listening to the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra celebration of America’s holiday.

Wednesday, July 4 10 am Parade, 11am–2 pm Festival
Americana at its best! Fun kids’ games, corn-on-the-cob, hot dogs, pony rides, music and an ALL-STAR ballgame round out this year’s festival. Many local vendors will be selling great food and drinks along the path in Montgomery Park. Live music by Eden and the beer booth will be a great gathering spot for adults. Find a hillside spot to watch two local baseball teams play in the noon time All-Star game. Be sure to join us for this full day of family fun!

Greendale 4th of July 5 k

July 4
Greendale Cabin
8 am 
$15 in advance, use site to regisgter

 5-K registration at 6:30 a.m., race at 8 a.m.

53rd Annual Independence Day Fireworks

July 4
Ault Park
3600 Observatory Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208
11 am – 11 pm

Join us on Monday, July 4th for a day filled with family fun and an evening celebrating freedom and our Founding Fathers. Concessions include sandwiches, hot dogs, barbeque, pasta, salads, mac ‘n cheese, pretzels, ice cream, lemonade and soft drinks. 10:30 am Walk-up registration 11:00 am Morning program starts; includes children’s parade and contest 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Evening program with music and fireworks 7:30pm Live Music 10:00 pm Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks

Northside 4th of July Parade

July 4
Northside Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223
12-4 pm

Parade along Hamilton Ave. between Ashtree Ave. and Blue Rock Road. Rain or shine.

Stricker’s Grove 4th of July Fireworks

July 4
Stricker’s Grove
11490 Hamilton Cleves Road, Ross, OH 45013
2-11 pm
FREE admission; $5 Parking, $15 unlimited ride armband or purchase individual ride tickets

Fireworks display at 10 p.m. Ride tickets and food available for purchase.

Red, White and Blue Ash

July 4
Blue Ash Summit Park
4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
4-10:30 pm

John Waite will perform at 6PM, followed by Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at 8:15PM. The annual event will end with a spectacular fireworks display at 10PM, presented by Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics.

A variety of food and drink options will be available from restaurants, food trucks and concessionaires. Attendees will also be able to enjoy carnival games, rides and family-friendly fun.  The event, which draws tens of thousands of people each year, is free and open to the public.

City of Edgewood’s July 4th Extravaganza

July 4
Freedom Park
550 Freedom Park Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017
7:30 am – 11 pm

The Parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4. The 40th Annual City of Edgewood Independence Day 5K Race will begin at Presidents Park at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4th. The race includes divisions for both runners and walkers and a children’s fun run. FREE CONCERT AT FREEDOM PARK: Come early for the fireworks and enjoy the classic rock of “RED IDLE”. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4th and will continue until the fireworks begin. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. In case of inclement weather the fireworks will be re-scheduled for Thursday, July 5th.

4th of July Celebration! 

July 4
Downtown Loveland
309 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH 45140 (Cappy’s)
4-11 pm

Join us for Loveland’s 4th of July Festival!!  The City of Loveland will be hosting a special day full of fun for everyone!  The community celebration will be from 4-11pm in Historic Downtown Loveland.

Children’s activities will be available at Nisbet Park beginning at 4pm. Activities include face painting, balloon artists, magician, bounce house, and a Madcap Puppet Show performance at 5:45pm at the Nisbet Park Amphitheater.

The fireworks show produced by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will begin at 10pm. The show can be viewed from the Downtown area, including Nisbet Park, the bike trail, and a viewing area on the Paxton Bridge.

4th of July Parade & Franklin’s All American Blast!

July 4
City of Franklin Ohio Special Events Group
1 Benjamin Franklin Way, Franklin, OH 45005
10 am – 11 pm; 10-11:30 am Parade

Don’t miss the Wettest Parade in Ohio stepping off at 10 AM from the Lion’s Bridge, to South Main Street and along 6th Street ending at Franklin Community Park. Every street intersection is considered a WET ZONE.  Spectators will get DRENCHED.  THEN- Come back to Franklin Community Park, 304 East 6th Street at 6 PM to see The Naked Karate Girls (don’t worry, they’re not naked… or girls!) on Stage! You don’t want to miss the expanded food vendors and trucks, beer garden or the kids activity zone. See event details for kids activity zone arm band prices.  Rozzi Famous Fireworks are FREE with limited parking at the park and on-street neighborhood parking throughout the area. You WILL be disappointed if you miss the BEST Independence Celebration Around. 

Hamilton’s Fourth of July Celebration

July 4
Downtown Hamilton
1 High Street, Hamilton, OH 45011
10 am – 11 pm

All day festivities starting with the 10 am parade that goes from the Fairgrounds down Dayton Lane to 7th then to High to Front. Family Friendly activities throughout the day and Fireworks about 10pm.

Wyoming July 4th Celebration 

July 4
10 am, Fireworks at 9:45pm

The Annual Fourth of July celebration is the most popular event and tradition that overflows with small town flavor. The morning parade features neighborhoods competing for who carried out the theme best. In the afternoon, many neighborhoods take advantage of this opportunity to get reacquainted by organizing block parities. At dusk, a live band plays music and refreshments are available. The City lets off a firework display by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks as the grand finale of the day.

Park Hills 4th of July Festival

July 4
Sisters of Notre Dame
1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, KY 41011
1-6 pm

Join us for a fun, festive time at our Annual 4th of July Festival! All proceeds benefit the SND Uganda and East Africa missions, the SND urban and early childhood education ministries, and the SND retirement needs.

Liberty Township 4th of July Parade and 5k  

July 4
8 am-12 pm

The 5K Run for Liberty Race will begin at 8 am at Lakota East High School and the Parade will follow at 10 am! 


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