July 4 is this weekend, and the celebrations will look a little different this year due to COVID-19. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy fireworks, parades and festivities. We’ve compiled a list of places offering some family-friendly, socially distant holiday fun.
Here’s how to celebrate July 4 weekend in Cincinnati:
Friday, July 3
Parking lot opens at 9 pm, fireworks star at 10 pm. Fireworks display only, no other festivities. No restrooms, building will be closed. Rain date is Saturday, July 4. Florence Government Center, 8100 Ewing Blvd., Florence, KY
Fireworks start at 10 pm. Due to social gathering restrictions, there will be no food trucks or live music, and Harbin Park will be closed the entire day to both foot and vehicular traffic. The fireworks show has been redesigned to help increase the viewing area throughout Fairfield so residents can enjoy them from the comfort of home. Groups of more than 10 prohibited More info here. Various locations in Fairfield, OH
Celebrate Independence Day with a skydiving show, a flag drop, and a 30-minute patriotic fireworks show in Middletown, OH. Show starts at 9:30 pm. Berachah Church, 1900 Johns Road, Middletown, OH
Coney Island’s FREE fireworks show starts July 3 at 10 pm. All vehicles will need a free viewing ticket to enter parking lot. Tickets on a first-come-first-serve basis. Gates will open at 8:30 pm. Get your ticket here.
The City of Mason is providing virtual activities for Independence Day weekend. Visit imaginemason.org for more info.
Saturday, July 4
Fireworks will be launched from Pyramid Hill and will be viewable from many locations throughout the city, including Miami University’s Hamilton Campus, Joyce Park soccer fields, Officer Bob Gentry Park, The Booker T. Washington Community Center and Kevin Lodder Park. Pyramid Hill will be closed to visitors all day. Show starts at 10 pm.
This year’s July 4 show is for season passholders only. Passholders with a reservation to visit the park that day can enjoy a fireworks display at 10 pm.
The city of Loveland has canceled its parade, kid zone and concert, but they’ve partnered with Symmes Township to host fireworks shows at 10 pm at Symmes Township Park. Fireworks will be visible from many locations, as well as virtually.
The parade is cancelled, but Wyoming’s annual fireworks display is on! Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will be launched from Wyoming’s Oak Park but the park itself will be closed all day. Please note: residents are encouraged to watch from home. Public spaces where you can watch include: Village Green, North Park, Spring Valley Bank parking lot and nearby tennis courts and Wyoming High School turf field. Park opens at 9:15 pm for viewing.
Parade participants will be stationed in a parade route in the parking lots of Sycamore High School on July 4 from 10 am-12 pm. Load up the family and drive through to observe the parade!
Hear your favorite patriotic and Americana tunes and watch John Morris Russell conduct the Cincinnati Pops at Music Hall via live streaming on July 4 from 7-8 pm.
Canceled fireworks events for 2020:
Ault Park Independence Day Celebration
Colerain 4th of July Spectacular
Edgewood 4th of July Extravaganza
Evendale July 4th Festivities
Florence Y’all’s Fireworks
Fountain Square Fireworks
Green Township Independence Day Fireworks and Concert
LaRosa’s Balloon Glow at Coney Island
Light Up Liberty (Liberty Township)
Light Up the Sky (Monroe)
Loveland Firecracker Festival
New Richmond Freedom Fest
Northside 4th of July Parade and Rock’n’Roll Carnival
Norwood Hometown Fireworks
Patriotic Pops at Riverbend Music Center
Red, White & Blue Ash
Sparks in the Park (Milford)
Stricker’s Grove 4th of July Fireworks
Washington Park Fireworks (Over-the-Rhine)
West Side Fireworks