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Cincinnati 4th of July Events & Fireworks 2025

If you think you know how Independence Day is celebrated, go to Cincinnati to prove yourself wrong

Dates: July 2–4

Cincinnati 4th of July Events & Fireworks
Cincinnati 4th of July Events & Fireworks
Cincinnati 4th of July Parade

Cincinnati, Ohio, has a very peculiar and unusual way of celebrating America’s birthday. No other city in the country offers 4th-of-July activities similar to those in Cincinnati. So let’s see what the city’s authities have prepared for us.

Red, White & Blue Ash (July 4, 2024)

Red, White & Blue Ash is an annual celebration taking place at Summit Park in Cincinnati on July 4th. The unforgettableparty features local food vendors, refreshing drinks, family-friendly games, carnival rides, live-character performances and other entertainment. Live music concert showcases top local artists. The culmination of the evening occrs after the concert with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza!

Northside 4th of July Parade and Rock-n-Roll Carnival (July 4–July 6, 2024)

This annual three-day festival combines great music and a patriotic parade. The procession heads off from the staging lot on Hamilton Avenue at 11 am. Northside Rock-n- Roll Carnival takes place in Hoffner Park on on July 4-6.

At the event, you’ll be able to join masses of residents and city visitors in a patriotic-themed festivities with vintage cars, American flags, a lot of candy, and dancing fun. People will also have an opportunity to buy some souvenirs at one of the many shop isles and taste some delicious food and beverages at food & drink booths. The music part of the festival normally starts after the parade. The concert lineup typically involves top music bands and performers to enhance your Independence Day experience.

Coney Island Balloon Glow (July 3, 2024)

A balloon show is a terrific way to celebrate Independence Day with your loved ones. Balloon Glow at Coney Island Park features not only dozens of hot air balloons but also fun inflatable obstacles, themed carnival games, a bunch of food trucks, and, of course, a magnificent firework show at the end of the night. The celebration begins at 10 am and ends at 10 pm, which gives you enough time to try all the activities. The Balloon Glow itself starts at 8 pm. A band performs live for a dance party in Moonlite Pavilion from 6 pm to 10 pm.

Green Township Independence Day Fireworks and Concert (July 3, 2024)

Taking place in Kuliga Park, this festival also includes a fireworks show. In addition, the organizers have arranged a live music concert with awesome local bands, performing their best hits. This way, you’ll be able to vary between a dazzling pyrotechnic show and dancing by the stage. The concert begins at 6:30 pm.

Also, keep in mind that Cincinnati is super busy this time of year, so be sure to book your accommodation beforehand. Plus, follow the events’ official website to keep posted on any potential updates. Have fun!

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