Cincinnati ranked one of the best places to celebrate Independence Day

Cincinnati ranked one of the best places to celebrate Independence Day
Posted at 11:56 AM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 20:15:02-04

CINCINNATI – Cincinnatians have no reason to leave the city for the Fourth of July this year.

The Queen City was just ranked one of the best cities to celebrate the holiday in. 

According to Wallet Hub, Cincinnati has been ranked 18th on the site’s "2017 Best & Worst Places to Celebrate 4th of July" list.

The site uses 18 key metrics that range from average beer and wine prices to the duration of fireworks to weather forecasts.

The top three spots went to Atlanta, San Francisco and Buffalo, New York. In the category of attractions and activities, Cincinnati ranked No. 1.

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, Cincinnati has composed a list of celebrations and activities happening in the Tri-State:

Saturday, July 1

4th of July Jam at Washington Park Spend the day enjoying the park, entertainment and games with a fireworks display at the close of the evening.

West Side Fireworks Extravangaza Food trucks, games and more will be available leading up to the evening's fireworks show.

Monday, July 3

America's Celebration Newport Motorcycle Rally - This four-day event includes live entertainment, food and drink and plenty of motorcycles. Enjoy the fireworks display along the riverfront at 10 p.m. on July 3.

Celebrate Independence Day in Florence, KY - Spend the evening enjoying games, rides, music, food and drink leading up to the fireworks display at dark.

Independence Day Celebration on Fountain Square –  Fountain Square provides nightly entertainment throughout the summer. At 10 p.m., experience a dazzling Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display overtop of the square and Macy’s downtown store.

Larosa’s Balloon Glow at Coney Island – Spend the day enjoying Sunlite pool, live music, family entertainment and classic rides. In the evening, the sky illuminates when hot air balloons of every color glow for all to see from 8-10 p.m. At 10 p.m., the grand finale is a spectacular Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display over the banks of Lake Como.

Red, White and Kaboom - Festivities are held at Village Green Park, Fairfield Aquatic Center and Rozzi's Famous Fireworks close out the evening from Harbin Park. 

Tuesday, July 4

Ault Park Independence Day Celebration - A full day of family-friendly fun including: Children's Parade, Food, Festivities and Music. The event starts at 11 a.m. and concludes after the fireworks at 10 p.m.

Red, White and Blue Ash – Celebrate Independence Day in the northern suburb of Blue Ash with free entertainment starting at 4 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.

Stricker's Grove 4th of July Fireworks - Spend the day riding rides then enjoy the fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Patriot Pops – The Cincinnati Pops presents American patriotic favorites at Riverbend Music Center. The fireworks display closes out the evening.

Fort Thomas 150 Birthday Celebration - Celebrate Independence Day all week long, but be sure to enjoy the fireworks display at 10 p.m. on the Fourth.

Fireworks at Kings Island – July 1-3 Kings Island's nightly fireworks display will be about three times as large as their usual 10 p.m. displays. On July 4, the 10 p.m. show will be 10 times the size and scope of the traditional nightly fireworks display. The park stays open until midnight to enjoy even more thrills.