The city of Blue Ash is celebrating America's independence with a modified version of its popular Red, White & Blue Ash festival — one that includes Fourth of July fireworks, but also comes with a drone show.
This year's party will feature a fireworks display from Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics at Summit Park at 10 p.m. July 4, exploding from the "ground, sky and Observation Tower," and set to Pop music and patriotic tunes provided by WARM 98.5.
In addition to the fireworks, there will be 200 drones zooming about the sky "in a bright, coordinated, colorful display, all expertly synchronized to a soundtrack," says Rachel Murray, communications coordinator for the city of Blue Ash, in a release.
And while there will be some return to post-pandemic normalcy, Red, White & Blue Ash will not have food, vendors or live music this year. Guests are encouraged to pack a picnic.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Red, White & Blue Ash back after a year off due to COVID-19,” said Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Director Brian Kruse in the same release. “Although we won’t have a concert and vendors this year, we are proud to continue the tradition of bringing you the biggest and best fireworks show in the region."
If you plan to visit the park before the show, note that the Observation Tower, stage and Nature Playscape will be closed. Parking lots will also be closed. And you can bring your own lawn chairs or blankets, but no tarps or tents.
Summit Park is located at 4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash. More info: blueashevents.com.