District 8 – Events for July 4th weekend
Friday, July 1, 2022
July 1st, 2022
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Events for July 4 weekend
Friday, July 1
Hamilton: Red, White and Carts Weekend, all day Friday-Monday, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Road. Discounted art carts and wine. Admission: $10, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5-under. pyramidhill.org.
West Chester Township: Taps, Tastes & Tunes, 5-11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, Voice of America Museum and Park, 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester Township. Featuring food vendors, ice-cold drinks and live entertainment. Friday’s lineup: Model Behavior, My Sister Sarah. Saturday: Vinyl Countdown, 3 Day Rule, What She Said. Sunday: Ninety Four .04, Naked Karate Girls, Spin Doctors. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Sunday. Free. cincyfests.com.
Saturday, July 2
Liberty Township: Light Up Liberty, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 6-10 p.m. Sunday, 6101 Princeton Glendale Road. Features family fun zone, carnival rides and games, food trucks, live music with 7evnth Time Down, Derrick Loudermilk Band and David and the Giants. There’s a 5K walk/run and car show on Saturday, fireworks on Sunday. lightupliberty.com.
Northside: Rock ‘n Roll Carnival, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Jacob Hoffner Park, 4101 Hamilton Ave., Northside. Everyone knows that Northside rocks, and it is never more apparent than around Independence Day. After a two-year hiatus, the Northside Rock n’ Roll Carnival returns in all its wonderfully wacky, beautiful glory. The park pavilion is turned into a festive beer garden. City’s best Independence Day Parade is held on July 4. Live music all day every day, plus fire breathers, drag and burlesque shows, carnival sideshow and more. Bands include: Saturday: Sen Morimoto, Flocks, the Harlequins, Vacation, Quotah, Patterns of Chaos, Coast Off, Mynah Tones, Rae Fisher, National Barks, Sate the Renegade. Sunday’s lineup: Kaina, Carriers, Multimagic, the Serfs, Fruit Looops, Wavelette, Culture Queer, Heist, Bailey Miller, Blood Chill, School of Rock. Monday’s lineup: Mol Sullivan, Freedom Nichole Moore, Leggy, Moon Cruiser, the Ampfibians. facebook.com.
Oxford: Freedom Festival Parade, 6:30 p.m. Begins at corner of College and High streets and follows High to Poplar Street. Cash prizes for best float, decorated bike, and pet costume. enjoyoxford.org.
Sunday, July 3
Colerain Township: 4th of July Spectacular, 7-10 p.m., Drew Campbell Memorial Commons, 4160 Springdale Road. Children’s activities, food trucks and more. Vintage baseball game at 1 p.m. at Colerain Park. No on-site parking. From 6 p.m. midnight parking is available at Colerain Middle School and Northgate Mall, with shuttle service. No coolers, no oversized bags and no pets. colerain.org.
Fairfield: Red, White & Kaboom, 10 p.m. Harbin Park is under construction, but soccer lot will be open to foot traffic. Show is designed with bigger, higher shells over a larger viewing zone so that more residents can see from porches. Soundtrack simulcast on 92.9 Jack FM. fairfield-city.org.
Green Township: Concert and Fireworks, 5:30 p.m., Kuliga Park, 6717 Bridgetown Road, Green Township. Food and drinks, live music by Jim Trace & the Makers and Saffire Express. Fireworks at dusk. Shuttle bus service from Dulles School (6481 Bridgetown Road) and Our Lady of Visitation School (3180 South Road) beginning at 5:30 p.m. greentwp.org.
Middletown: Broad Street Blast, 4 p.m. to midnight, Smith Park. DJ Paige Morgan, live music by I Dig Pig and Dayton Funk Allstars. Fireworks at the end of the night. facebook.com.
Mount Healthy: Independence Day, 6-10 p.m., City Park, 1541 Hill Ave., Mount Healthy. Ice cream social, live music with Michelle Robinson Band and fireworks at dusk. mthealthy.org.
Oxford: Freedom Festival, 6:30-10:30 p.m., Oxford Community Park, 6801 Fairfield Road. Family-friendly entertainment, food, vendors, activities and fireworks. $5 parking fee per vehicle. enjoyoxford.org.
Sharonville: Stars & Stripes Beneath the Lights, 6-10:30 p.m., Sharon & Chester roads. Game booths, food trucks, free inflatables, cornhole, giant Connect Four and Jenga and more. Live music with the Remains at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Parking at Princeton Community Middle School, Viking Village and Princeton High School. sharonville.org.
Monday, July 4
Hamilton: July 4th Celebration, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.. Parade at 10 a.m. from Butler County Fairgrounds to F Street. Patriotic ceremony at noon at Fitton Center. Various events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at historic buildings and the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, live music from 7-10 p.m. at RiversEdge Amphitheater with the Interns and That Arena Rock Show, fireworks at 10 p.m. shot from Veteran’s Park and viewable along river and downtown. Free.
Hamilton: Stricker’s Grove Amusement Park, 3-11 p.m., 11490 Hamilton Cleves Road. Free entry into park, midway and rides cost extra. Rozzi’s fireworks at 10 p.m. Parking is $5 before 6 p.m. and $10 afterward, cash only,
Harrison: Fourth of July Fireworks & Fireworks, 4 p.m., Harrison Community Center, 300 George St. Parade route follows Broadway to State St., north on Harrison Ave., then to Washington. Grand marshal is Mike Dole. Family-friendly activities start at 5 p.m. at the community center with stilt walker, magician, face painting, balloon sculpting, caricature artists, games and prizes. There’s a cornhole tournament at 6 p.m., live music by the Renegades at 7 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. harrisonohio.gov.
Liberty Township: 4th of July Parade, 9 a.m. Starts at Lakota East High School, follows Wyandot Lane and loops back to high school.
Middletown: 4th of July Parade, 10 a.m. Starts at Smith Park (500 Tytus Ave.) and travels down Verity Parkway to Fourteenth St. Grand marshal is Sam Ashworth. facebook.com.
Monroe: Light Up the Sky, noon, Monroe Community Park, 550 S. Main St. Parade at noon between Kroger and park. From 1 p.m. enjoy a vintage baseball game, beer tent, kids area and live music. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. set off from top of Mound Cemetery and visible throughout the city. Free.
Wyoming: July 4th Celebration, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Village Green and Oak Park. Parade starts at 10 a.m. from Oak Ave. to Wyoming Ave., north on Springfield Pike, east on Wentworth Ave., south on Burns Ave, then east on Wyoming Ave. Live music at Village Green, games, food, inflatables and bounce house at Oak Park. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.