West Side Brewing grand opening
Westsiders, this craft brewery in Westwood is for you. West Side Brewing officially opens to the public at 2 p.m. Friday with a ceremonial keg tapping. The party continues all weekend with West Side’s nine unique beers available in the taproom.
2 p.m.-midnight Friday; noon-1 a.m. Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday. West Side Brewing, 3044 Harrison Ave., Westwood. www.westsidebrewing.com
Rhinegeist anniversary party
Break out your bell-bottom jeans and help Rhinegeist Brewery celebrate its fourth anniversary this Saturday. “Right On, Right On,” is the theme for the 1970s-themed party, and Rhinegeist is bringing out the giant disco ball, skates and sweet disco beats. The party is free to attend and open to children until 8 p.m.
Starts at noon Saturday. Rhinegeist Brewery, 1910 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. www.rhinegeist.com
Blacklight Slide at Turfway Park
Get your glow on this Saturday during the Blacklight Slide at Turfway Park. Guests will get to zoom down a neon slide lit by ultraviolet light. Afterward, stay for a special party with guest DJs at Turfway.
5-7 p.m. Saturday. Turfway Park, 7500 Turfway Road, Florence. $50. For more information visit the event Facebook page.
Paradise on the Point
Enjoy two days of free music during Paradise at the Point. This is the second year for the family-friendly music, beer and arts festival at Sawyer Point. Vendors also will sell food both days of the event.
4-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday. Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown. Free. www.paradiseonthepoint.com
4th of July Jam
Celebrate your patriotism at Washington Park this Saturday during the 4th of July Jam. Bands, food trucks, beer and games will fill the park. A fireworks show will then end the red-white-and-blue festivities with a bang.
3-10 p.m. Saturday. Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Free. washingtonpark.org
Northside Rock N' Roll Carnival
Northside celebrates independence as only Northside can. Come out Monday for the Northside Rock N’ Roll Carnival at Hoffner Park for the free music and vendors selling their wares. Then return Tuesday and fuel up with kegs and eggs before the Northside 4th of July Parade and more entertainment.
3-11 p.m. Monday; 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday. Hoffner Park, 4120 Hamilton Ave., Northside.
Independence Day Celebration on Fountain Square
Fountain Square will show its patriotic colors with live entertainment, food, drink and fireworks on Monday. Josh McIntosh and Company and the Stone Temple Pilots tribute band STP2 will perform. Fireworks will then light up Downtown.
6-11 p.m. Monday. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown. Free. myfountainsquare.com
LaRosa’s Balloon Glow
Fireworks won’t be the only things lighting up the night sky Monday at Coney Island Amusement Park. Bring your camera and snap pictures of the dozens of hot air balloons that will illuminate the park during the 18th annual LaRosa’s Balloon Glow. There also will be music, food and rides at the park before Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks show ends the evening.
7-10 p.m. Monday. Coney Island Amusement Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. General admission: $21.95 ages 8 and up; $12.95 ages 2-7; $19.95 ages 62 and up. coneyislandpark.com
Independence Day Celebration at UC Health Stadium
The Independence Day Celebration in Florence is a day full of Americana fun. The UC Health Stadium is hosting kid zone activities, food booths, beer and wine tastings, rides, games, a classic car cruise-in, vintage baseball game and music by Leroy Ellington Band, capped with a fireworks display.
4-11 p.m. Monday. UC Health Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way, Florence. Free. www.florence-ky.gov