Here are plenty of options for parades, fireworks and other Fourth of July activities

Posted at 10:45 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 20:33:01-04

CINCINNATI -- Still looking for a place to celebrate Independence Day?

Communities across Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have you covered with a variety of Fourth of July parades, festivals, live music events and, of course, lots fireworks displays.

Here’s a list of some of the local celebrations going on through Tuesday. 

Monday, July 3

Madeira’s Independence Day Parade -- The city will celebrate with a parade at 7 p.m. Monday at Madeira High School, 7465 Loannes Drive. The parade will proceed down Miami Avenue and end at St. Gertrude. Immediately following the parade, festivities will continue at Sellman Park, 6700 Marvin Ave., with live music, food, drinks and fireworks.

Northside Rock n’ Roll Festival and Carnival -- The multi-day, annual celebration will feature food and beer vendors, free live music and family events Monday and Tuesday at Jacob Hoffner Park, 4101 Hamilton Ave. A parade is set for noon on Tuesday. Hours vary each day, check the website for details.

Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Concert -- The Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra’s annual Independence Day-themed symphony concert will held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Montgomery Park, located at the corner of Montgomery Road and Schoolhouse Lane. The festivities will start with the playing of the national anthem, followed by a mix of patriotic selections and music from some of the all-time great Broadway shows. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Fairfield’s Red, White & Kaboom -- The city will celebrate at dusk on Monday with entertainment, food, activities and fireworks at four official viewing locations: Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Road; Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Drive; and the Fairfield Aquatic Center, 2605 Augusta Boulevard; and Marsh Lake, 6440 River Road.

Florence Celebrates Independence Day -- The city has teamed up with the Florence Freedom to celebrate 4-11 p.m. on Monday at UC Health Stadium, 7950 Freedom Way. The event will feature rides, games, activities for kids, food booths, live music, a vintage baseball game at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.

Fountain Square’s Independence Day Celebration -- The annual event, which will feature concessions (including wine and beer), live music and fireworks, is set for 6-11 p.m. Monday at Cincinnati’s Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

Tuesday, July 4

Fort Thomas Independence Day Parade -- The annual parade will be 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday throughout Fort Thomas. The theme this year is “Community is our Business.” Assembly place is Memorial Parkway at North Fort Thomas Avenue. Festivities will follow at nearby Tower Park immediately following the parade.

Harrison Fourth of July Parade and Celebration -- Harrison’s celebration begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the city’s Community Center, 300 George St. The event includes live music, food, kids activities and fireworks at dusk. Parade lineup begins at 3 p.m.

Ault Park Independence Day Fireworks -- The annual Fourth of July event is 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday at Ault Park Pavilion, 5090 Observatory Circle, Cincinnati. The morning program begins at 11 a.m. and includes a children’s parade and contest. The evening program starts at 6 p.m. and includes live music and fireworks. Concessions will be available throughout the day.

Edgewood’s 4th of July Extravaganza -- A full day of events will be held on Tuesday. The city will kick off its celebration with a 5K race at 7:30 a.m. at Presidents Park, 283 Dudley Road. A parade, themed “United We Stand -- Proudly We Serve,” will be at 9:30 a.m. It will begin at the Caywood Elementary School and Turkeyfoot Middle School campus and proceed to President’s Park. Later, a free concert will be held at 7 p.m. at Freedom Park, 550 Freedom Park Drive, followed by fireworks at dusk.

FOPNA's Fourth of July Parade -- The Friends of Peaselburg Neighborhood Association’s annual parade will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday. The parade will begin and end at St. Augustine School, 1840 Jefferson Ave, Covington. At the conclusion of the parade, there will be a social gathering, refreshments and prizes at St. Augustine.

Fort Mitchell Fourth of July Parade -- The city’s annual parade, themed “A Tradition of Champions in a Community of Excellence” will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. It will leave the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home, 75 Orphanage Road, and will end at Beechwood School. Grand marshals are Beechwood band and football team members.

Liberty Township Fourth of July Parade -- The annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lakota East High School. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Bailey will serve as grand marshal. A 5K Run for Liberty will be held earlier at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the high school’s stadium. Check the website for details and the new parade route.

Loveland Independence Day Celebration -- The city’s community celebration, themed “Small Town Big Heart,” will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Nisbet Park, 198 Harrison Ave. with a “Kid Zone,” featuring face painting, balloon artists, a magician and inflatables.The city will also host its first Fourth of July cornhole tournament to raise money for those affected by a recent fire in historic downtown Loveland. At 7 p.m., a parade will kick off from Loveland Elementary School, 600 Loveland-Madeira Road, and travel down West Loveland Avenue to Second Street. A celebration will follow in downtown Loveland with live music, food and drinks. Fireworks are set to begin at 10 p.m.

Montgomery Independence Day Parade and Festival -- The city’s annual parade, set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, will move along Cooper Road. 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, located at the corner of Montgomery Road and Schoolhouse Lane.

Norwood Hometown Fireworks -- Gates open at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shea Stadium, 2603 Harris Ave., for the 14th-annual event that will feature kids’ activities, music, food and fireworks. Stage show is 9:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Red, White & Blue Ash -- The annual celebration is 4 p.m. Tuesday at Summit Park, 4335 Glendale Milford Road. It features live music, family entertainment, food and drinks, and a fireworks display. Live music begins at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks start at 10 p.m.

Sharonville’s 4th on the Loop -- The city’s annual celebration, themed “Traveling the USA,” will begin at noon Tuesday with a parade that will start at the corner of Reading and Sharon Road in downtown Sharonville and follow the entire downtown Sharonville loop. “Fair @ the Square,” a community event that will include entertainment, music, food, and children’s activities, will immediately follow the parade at Depot Square, 11083 Reading Road. 

Sisters of Notre Dame Fourth of July Festival -- The 95th annual festival will be held from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday at 1601 Dixie Highway, Covington. The event features food, drinks, games 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.

Wyoming Independence Day Parade and Celebration -- The city’s annual parade, themed “Music of America,” will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The parade will line up on Oak Avenue and proceed to Wyoming Avenue. After the parade, children's games and an award ceremony will take place at the Village Green gazebo on Wyoming Avenue. Festivities will continue through the day, and a family celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. with games, music, inflatables and fireworks at Oak Park, located on Oak Avenue. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.