Independence Day celebrations across Greater Cincinnati
Roxanna Swift | WCPO contributor
3:33 PM, Jul 2, 2018
1:15 AM, Jul 4, 2018
From symphony music and rock concerts to fireworks and parades, Greater Cincinnati has an abundance of events to choose from this Independence Day. However you prefer to celebrate and whatever part of the Tri-State you’re in, we’ve got you covered.
OHIO Butler County
Red, White and Kaboom – 7-10 p.m. on July 3: Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will have four places to watch the display: Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Rd.; Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Dr.; the Fairfield Aquatic Center, 2605 Augusta Blvd.; and Marsh Lake, 6440 River Rd. Activities, which vary by location, include swimming, live music, food vendors and fishing.
Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks – July 4, The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove Ave., and concludes at the Butler County Courthouse, 101 High St. A patriotic program will follow at the courthouse at noon. The Taste of Hamilton will continue throughout the day near the courthouse. RiversEdge Amphitheater, 116 Dayton St., will host a live concert at 6:30 p.m. The day’s events will conclude with a fireworks display.
Fourth of July Parade - 10 a.m. July 4 at Lakota East High School, 6840 Lakota Ln. A 5K Run for Liberty will be held on Tuesday, July 3, at 8 a.m. at the high school’s stadium.
Broad Street Blast – July 3 at Smith Park, 500 Tytus Ave.; Activities include live music, food vendors, inflatables and a firework display at 10 p.m.
Independence Day Parade – 10 a.m. July 4; The parade begins at Woodside Cemetery, 1401 Woodside Blvd., and concludes at Smith Park.
Fourth of July Parade and Festival – Noon-10 p.m. July 4; The parade begins at noon at Monroe Kroger, 3033 Heritage Green Drive, and will conclude at Monroe Community Park, 412 Old St. Activities include games, rides, food vendors, live music and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Freedom Festival – 6:30 p.m. July 3 at Oxford Community Park, 6801 Fairfield Road; Activities include a rock climbing wall, giant inflatables, games, a hot air balloon, stilt walkers, face painting and a magician.
Sparks in the Park – 6-10 p.m. July 3 at Riverside Ball Field, 100 Race St.; Activities include live music followed by Rozzi’s fireworks display at 10 p.m.
LaRosa’s Balloon Glow – 6-11 p.m. July 3 at Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave.; Activities include live music at Moonlight Square Gazebo at 6 p.m., glowing hot air balloons at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.; Parking is $9 until 2 p.m. and $12 after; No additional charge for balloon and fireworks viewing; Normal rates apply for Sunlite Adventure and Coney’s Classic Rides.
New Richmond Freedom Fest – 6-11 p.m. July 3; Noon-11 p.m. July 4; Activities include a car show, DJ, live music, food vendors and fireworks.
Patriotic Pops at Riverbend;-- Enjoy an evening of patriotic music by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra at Riverbend Music Center, followed by fireworks over the Ohio River. The event begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets range from $5-$50. To purchase tickets, visit my.cincinnatisymphony.org.
Fourth of July Parade – 10 a.m. July 4; The parade begins at Anderson Township Operations Center, 7954 Beechmont Ave., and concludes at Anderson Towne Center, 7578 Beechmont Ave.
Blue Ash: Red, White and Blue Ash – 4-10:30 p.m. July 4 at Summit Park, 4335 Glendale-Milford Rd.; Activities include live music performed by Pat Benatar, food vendors, family activities and fireworks.
Rumpke/Colerain 4th of July Spectacular – 7-10 p.m. July 3 at 4160 Springdale Rd.; Activities include live music and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Independence Day Celebration Concert and Fireworks – 7 p.m. July 3 at Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Rd.
Harrison: Fourth of July Parade and Celebration – 4-9 p.m. July 4 at Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. Activities include live music, food, kids’ activities and fireworks at dusk.
Hyde Park: Ault Park Independence Day Fireworks – 11 a.m.-11 p.m. July 4 at Ault Park, 5090 Observatory Ave.; Activities include live music, children's activities, concessions and fireworks.
Fourth of July Parade and Festivities – 10 a.m. July 4; The parade begins at Cincinnati Country Day School, 6905 Given Rd., and concludes at Stephan Field at the intersection of Shawnee Run and Drake Rd. Food and activities will follow, including a best-decorated bicycle contest, best-decorated dog contest and a pie-eating contest. Fireworks at Stephan Field will conclude the day’s events at 9:45 p.m.
Madeira: Independence Day Parade – 7 p.m. July 3; The parade begins at Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Dr. and concludes at St. Gertrude Parish, 6543 Miami Ave. Festivities will follow the parade at Sellman Park, 6700 Marvin Ave.; Activities include live music, food, drinks and fireworks.
Montgomery: Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Concert -- 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 3 at Montgomery Park, 10105 Montgomery Rd. The annual concert will start with the playing of the national anthem, followed by a mix of patriotic selections.
Montgomery Independence Day Parade and Festival – 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4; Parade will move along Cooper Rd. A festival featuring kids’ games, pony rides, food, music and an "All-Star" baseball game will follow from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Montgomery Park, 10105 Montgomery Rd.
Mt. Healthy Independence Day Celebration – 6 p.m. July 3 at Mt. Healthy City Park, 1541 Hill Ave.; Activities include live music, food vendors and fireworks at dusk.
Norwood Hometown Fireworks – 7-10 p.m. July 4 at Shea Stadium, 2603 Harris Ave.; Activities include face painting, crafts, food vendors and fireworks.
Sharonville: Sharonville’s 4th on the Loop – Noon July 4; The parade begins at the corner of Reading and Sharon Road in downtown Sharonville and follows the entire downtown Sharonville loop. Activities including live music, food, and children’s activities, will immediately follow at Depot Square, 11083 Reading Road.
Wyoming: Wyoming Independence Day Parade and Celebration – 9 a.m.-9:45 p.m. July 4; The parade begins on Oak Ave. and will proceed to Wyoming Avenue. Children’s games and an award ceremony will follow the parade at the Village Green gazebo on Wyoming Ave. Festivities will continue throughout the day. A family celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. at Oak Park, 878 Oak Ave. Activities include games, music, inflatables and fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Red Rhythm & Boom – 4-10 p.m. July 3 at Mason Municipal campus, 5950 South Mason-Montgomery Rd. Activities include carnival games, a rock climbing wall, inflatables, food vendors, live music by The Fray and Five for Fighting and fireworks.
Independence Day Parade and Celebration – 4-10 p.m. July 3; Parade begins on Broadway St. in downtown Lebanon at 4 p.m. A family-friendly celebration begins at 6 p.m. at Colonial Park West, 720 North Broadway St. Activities include live music, inflatables, a petting zoo, food vendors and fireworks.
KENTUCKY Boone County
Florence: Florence Celebrates Independence Day – 4-11 p.m. July 3 at UC Health Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way; Activities include rides, games, kids’ activities, food vendors, live music, a vintage baseball game at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.
Covington: Sisters of Notre Dame Fourth of July Festival -- 1-6 p.m. July 4 at 1601 Dixie Highway. Activities include games, food, drinks and a variety of family activities. All proceeds benefit the SND Uganda and East Africa missions, urban and early childhood education ministries, and a retirement needs fund.
Edgewood: Edgewood’s 4th of July Extravaganza – 7:30 a.m.-dusk July 4; Activities include a 5K race at 7:30 a.m. Presidents Park, 283 Dudley Rd. A parade will begin at the Caywood Elementary School and Turkeyfoot Middle School campus at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at Presidents Park. A free concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Freedom Park, 550 Freedom Park Dr., followed by fireworks at dusk.
Fort Mitchell: Fort Mitchell Fourth of July Parade – 12:30 p.m. July 4; Parade begins at the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home, 75 Orphanage Rd. and concludes at Beechwood School, 54 Beechwood Rd.
Spectacular City Fireworks and Parade – 6:30-10:30 p.m. July 3; Golf car parade begins at 6:30 p.m. at 200 North Walnut St. and concludes on Front St. Festivities will follow, including live music, food and beverage tents and fireworks.