The 4th of July is summer’s biggest celebration, complete with festivals, food, fanfare and, of course, fireworks! All across Cincinnati, there are celebrations big and small in honor of our great county.
Here are 14 Family-Friendly Cincinnati 4th of July Celebrations:
Fri, June 28 and Sat, June 29 from 3-11 pm at Symmes Township Park
The Firecracker Festival begins at 3 pm and will feature live music on stage, a family friendly area for children including rides, a variety of food and vendor booths, beverages, fireworks, and much more! Event held rain or shine. New this year: this festival happens on two days!
July 3 from 7-10 pm at Coney Island
Delight as blues, greens and yellows fill the air and kids jump and shout, “look there in the sky”! The 20th anniversary LaRosa’s Balloon Glow is a great event to bring the whole family to. Watch colors come to life right before your eyes as hot air balloons of every color illuminate over Coney. Plus, the grand ﬁnale with shock and awe you with a ﬁrework display form Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks over the banks of Lake Como.
July 3 from 6-11 pm at 4 Fairfield locations
Red, White & Kaboom celebrates Independence Day in Fairfield with an amazing fireworks display from Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks with entertainment, food and activities at four official viewing locations in Fairfield.
July 3 from 4-10 pm
Features carnival and kid zone activities such as a zipline, extreme air trampolines, interactive inflatables, a climbing wall, bounce houses, strolling entertainment and more! Stage entertainment will kick off at 6 pm with a skydiving exhibit presented by Start Skydiving and continue throughout the night until a fireworks display presented by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks at 10 pm. Red, Rhythm and Boom will feature grammy-nominated band, Daughtry with an opening performance by Echosmith! FREE
Washington Park will be jammin’ this 4th of July with activities for the entire family all day and live music throughout the evening! It’s not Independence Day without fireworks! We’ll be providing a show you won’t want to miss. FREE.
July 3 from 9-11 pm
In honor of July 4th, enjoy a FREE screening of Top Gun!
July 3 and 4 in Downtown Blanchester
Don’t miss this huge celebration! This festival takes place in downtown Blanchester, OH. State Route 28 will be shut down from Wall Street to the Municipal Building! Vendors bring your pop up tents and be prepared for a huge crowd! Fun for the entire family.
July 3 and 4
Northside is known for its vibrant art scene (it’s home to Happen, Inc., after all!), and the city’s 4th of July Parade is one for the books. Northsiders pull out all the stops to create the most glorious, colorful, one-of-a-kind parade in all of Cincinnati! Check out the parade, then head over to Hoffner Park for the Rock n’ Roll Carnival, a free, music-filled festival to celebrate the good old US of A!
July 4th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
This is Americana at its best! Fun kids’ games, corn-on-the-cob, hot dogs, pony rides, music, and an ALL-STAR ballgame round out this year’s festival. After the parade, this family-friendly festival features live music by Eden, and vendors and civic organizations offer a variety of summer foods and drinks, carnival games, pony rides and fun! The popular watermelon seed spitting contest returns. New in 2019, don’t miss the opportunity to toss a ball to dunk the mayor and city manager! Be sure to join us for this full day of family fun.
July 4 from 3-11 pm
This hidden gem is open just a few days each year. On July 4, enjoy rides from 3-11 pm and a fireworks display at 10 pm.
July 3 and 4 at Great American Ballpark
Head to Great American Ballpark on July 3 and 4 to celebrate America’s Favorite Pastime!
July 4th from 4-10:35 pm at Summit Park
Celebrate Independence Day with the biggest and best fireworks in the tri-state area along with live national music, entertainment, food, drinks and family fun! FREE
July 4 from 8-10 pm at Riverbend
Patriotic Pops is one of Cincinnati’s biggest, most festive Fourth of July celebrations, featuring a soundtrack of patriotic music, summery outdoor venue and red-coated Pops conductor John Morris Russell. And the venue – Cincinnati’s Riverbend – is the epitome of family friendly: kids 17 and under get complementary lawn tickets, families can pack a picnic to eat on the lawn, and all Patriotic Pops ticketholders enjoy free rides at Coney Island (Sunlite Pool excluded) all day! All active and retired military get $5 tickets to this must-see show. The concert starts at 8 pm and ends, of course, with a spectacular fireworks display from Rozzi’s.