BLUE ASH, Ohio - If you’re headed to Red, White and Blue Ash for the Fourth of July, study up on parking information, rules and schedules before you arrive and are swamped by the 99,999 other people who want a good view of the fireworks.
Red, White and Blue Ash takes place at Summit Park, 4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242. The event is free, but as the event had 100,000 attendees last year, here’s what you want to know beforehand so you don't get caught up in the masses:
7 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Attendees will be allowed to place chairs or blankets out to reserve their seats. After 10 a.m., the gates will close to set up for the event.
10 a.m.: Road blocks (see map of roadblocks here) will take effect.
4 p.m.: Gates reopen and people can reclaim their seats or set out new ones.
5:30 p.m.: The first music act, Midnight Special: The Classic Rock Experience, will perform on the Main Stage
8:15 p.m.: The second music act, Cheap Trick, will perform on the Main Stage
10 p.m.: Rozzi's Famous Fireworks display begins, simulcast to Warm98.
10:35 p.m.: Fireworks end and all personal items must be removed.
The Summit Park parking lot entrance may be used to set up chairs in the morning, but vehicles will need a pass after 10 a.m. Vehicles not displaying the pass will be towed.
Blue Ash recommends parking at UC Blue Ash, one mile away from the event site, then walking or taking the shuttle bus to Summit Park. Shuttle bus and parking information available here. The City of Blue Ash Municipal Building and any lots marked “Event Parking” are also fair game.
- Bring your own seats and blankets- chairs will not be provided!
- Slip an umbrella or lightweight rain jacket into your bag. The event will be held even if it rains, but check blueash.com for updates or follow @BlueAshOhio in the case of severe weather.
- Feel free to pack snacks in a soft-sided lunch pail, as long as the dimensions don’t exceed 16” X 16” X 8”. Skip the cooler.
- Stop on the roads around Summit Park to drop off chairs. Abandoned vehicles may be ticketed.
- Pack your video camera. National Artists prohibits videotaping or photographing their concerts.
- Get too attached to your seating location. If event staff has to move chairs to properly set up equipment, they may.
- Park your RV without permission. No recreational vehicles will be allowed to park without written permission from the parking lot business owner. The city of Blue Ash has recommended that businesses tow vehicles at the owner’s expense.
- Block others’ view. Shade tents are only allowed in certain locations. Event Staff can tell you where to set up.
WCPO is a media sponsor for Red, White and Blue Ash.