Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks Displays in Greater Cincinnati This Year

These July 4 fireworks shows are still moving forward, with coronavirus safety in mind

click to enlarge Red, White & KaBOOM - Photo: Provided by Fairfield
Photo: Provided by Fairfield
Red, White & KaBOOM


Fairfield's Red, White & KaBOOM // 10 p.m. Friday, July 3 Fairfield, Ohio’s director of Parks and Recreation confirmed the city will still host its Red, White & KaBOOM fireworks show, but with a few changes. These changes include the cancellation of typical events hosted at the city’s facilities like concerts and food trucks in order to comply with state guidelines. “We want our community to enjoy the fireworks with members from your same family at home,” said Brittany Theilman, the department’s community events coordinator. “Our goal is to provide a fun and memorable experience in the safest manner possible.” The city has reduced the length of the event from 35 minutes to 20 minutes and plans to use both bigger fireworks and to shoot them from a larger area than usual, a move that will increase the viewing area for the show, a release said. Additionally, to ensure a secure shooting zone, the city will close Harbin Park all day on July 3, while all other parks in Fairfield will close at dusk — the usual time. The Parks and Recreation Department is searching for a local radio station to host a soundtrack for the show. Director Tiphanie Howard said, “Our community values this holiday tremendously, and the thought of cancelling it never seemed like a viable option. We just had to give it a minor facelift to celebrate responsibly.”

Florence, Kentucky's Independence Day Fireworks Display // 10 p.m. Friday, July 3 — These annual fireworks will be visible within a 2-mile radius of the Florence Government Center (8100 Ewing Blvd.), says the city. Fireworks fans can watch from the center's parking lot or other points in the city. The government center will be closed and no restrooms will be available. The city does ask that if you do wish to watch the fireworks from outside your vehicle, that you do so with members of your household and maintain six feet of distance from others.

Middletown's The BOOM! // 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 3 — This show will take place at Berachah Church (1900 Johns Road) and promises "a Dazzling patriotic pyrotechnic skydiving spectacular to light up the sky as we celebrate Freedom." 

City of Lebanon Fireworks // 10 p.m. Friday, July 3 — The fireworks display will take launch from Colonial Park West and parking to view the show is available at the Warren County Fairgrounds (665 N Broadway St.) starting at 8 p.m. The city asks you to view the show from your car.

Kings Island // 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4 — This is a passholder-only event at the amusement park. Reservations are required to attend the fireworks display and Fourth of July activities — although they don't directly list what those activities are.

Harrison's Fourth of July Fireworks // Sunset, Saturday, July 4 — The city says this: "Weather permitting, residents are invited to watch the spectacular show at sunset from the grounds of the Community Center (300 George St.). However, it will be important to maintain proper social distancing between family units. There will not be family activities as there have been in years past, however, Miss Jacque will perform at 7 p.m. As a reminder, residents may also watch the fireworks from parking lots of surrounding retail centers."

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