Cincinnati Fourth of July Fireworks, Parades and Celebrations to Explore This Weekend

Fourth of July looks a tad bit different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of Greater Cincinnati celebrations are taking social distancing into consideration this year, planning "reverse parades" and larger fireworks displays so viewers can watch from their cars or at a distance.
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Fairfield’s Red, White & KaBOOM
1411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield // 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 on July 3 at 10 p.m., 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. 9.29 JACK FM will broadcast the soundtrack to play with the fireworks beginning at 9:50 p.m. 
Photo via Facebook.com/FairfieldOH

Fairfield’s Red, White & KaBOOM

1411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield // 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 on July 3 at 10 p.m., 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. 9.29 JACK FM will broadcast the soundtrack to play with the fireworks beginning at 9:50 p.m.
Photo via Facebook.com/FairfieldOH
July 4th Reverse Parade
7400 Cornell Road, Montgomery // 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4
The annual City of Montgomery Independence Day Parade is still on for this year’s celebration of Independence. In order to prevent closely quartered crowds anxious to view the parade, the City of Montgomery is shaking up the celebration by having a “reverse" parade. Parade units will be stationed in the Sycamore High School parking lot where viewers can loop around in their cars and get a look at all the neat floats, creations and vehicles that were set to be in the parade this year. Viewers can check out the reverse parade in their cars starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday. 
Photo via Facebook event page

July 4th Reverse Parade

7400 Cornell Road, Montgomery // 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4
The annual City of Montgomery Independence Day Parade is still on for this year’s celebration of Independence. In order to prevent closely quartered crowds anxious to view the parade, the City of Montgomery is shaking up the celebration by having a “reverse" parade. Parade units will be stationed in the Sycamore High School parking lot where viewers can loop around in their cars and get a look at all the neat floats, creations and vehicles that were set to be in the parade this year. Viewers can check out the reverse parade in their cars starting at 10 a.m. this Saturday.
Photo via Facebook event page
Kings Island Fireworks
6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills // 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4
This is a passholder-only event at the amusement park — though you could perhaps enjoy the display parked outside of the park. Reservations are requiredto attend the fireworks display and Fourth of July activities — although they don't directly list what those activities are. The celebration will take place on July 4 and fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. 
Photo via Facebook.com/KingsIslandFireworks

Kings Island Fireworks

6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills // 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4
This is a passholder-only event at the amusement park — though you could perhaps enjoy the display parked outside of the park. Reservations are requiredto attend the fireworks display and Fourth of July activities — although they don't directly list what those activities are. The celebration will take place on July 4 and fireworks will begin at 10 p.m.
Photo via Facebook.com/KingsIslandFireworks
Cincinnati Pops Virtual Fourth of July Concert
cincinnatisymphony.org // 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4
The Cincinnati Pops' annual Red, White & Boom show was canceled this year and moved to the digital realm. The Pops will be streaming a free patriotic show from the stage at Music Hall with guests Melinda Doolittle, of American Idol, and local favorite Folk duo Over the Rhine. A 30-member orchestra and the vocalists will perform renditions of songs representing a diverse array of American composers and genres.
Over the Rhine // Photo: overtherhine.com

Cincinnati Pops Virtual Fourth of July Concert

cincinnatisymphony.org // 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4
The Cincinnati Pops' annual Red, White & Boom show was canceled this year and moved to the digital realm. The Pops will be streaming a free patriotic show from the stage at Music Hall with guests Melinda Doolittle, of American Idol, and local favorite Folk duo Over the Rhine. A 30-member orchestra and the vocalists will perform renditions of songs representing a diverse array of American composers and genres.
Over the Rhine // Photo: overtherhine.com
Fourth of July Terrace Grill-Out at Shires' Garden
309 Vine St., Downtown // 4-11 p.m. Saturday, July 4
You can watch the Cincinnati sky light up on the Fourth with a spectacular view of both sides of the river from The View at Shires’ Garden. From 4-11 p.m., guests can order from a special grill-out menu for the event with options like burgers, brats, grilled chicken, smoked potato salad and more. Shires’ Garden asks that guests wear a mask in common areas if they intend on coming to the event. Due to capacity restraints, guests are also asked to make a reservation, though it is not required.
Photo via Facebook event page

Fourth of July Terrace Grill-Out at Shires' Garden

309 Vine St., Downtown // 4-11 p.m. Saturday, July 4
You can watch the Cincinnati sky light up on the Fourth with a spectacular view of both sides of the river from The View at Shires’ Garden. From 4-11 p.m., guests can order from a special grill-out menu for the event with options like burgers, brats, grilled chicken, smoked potato salad and more. Shires’ Garden asks that guests wear a mask in common areas if they intend on coming to the event. Due to capacity restraints, guests are also asked to make a reservation, though it is not required.
Photo via Facebook event page
Lebanon Independence Day Fireworks
50 S. Broadway St., Lebanon // 10 p.m. Friday, July 3
The fireworks display will take launch from Colonial Park West on July 3 and parking to view the show is available at the Warren County Fairgrounds starting at 8 p.m. The city asks you to view the show from your car. Show will run from 10-10:30 p.m.
Photo via City of Lebanon’s Facebook

Lebanon Independence Day Fireworks

50 S. Broadway St., Lebanon // 10 p.m. Friday, July 3
The fireworks display will take launch from Colonial Park West on July 3 and parking to view the show is available at the Warren County Fairgrounds starting at 8 p.m. The city asks you to view the show from your car. Show will run from 10-10:30 p.m.
Photo via City of Lebanon’s Facebook
Florence’s Independence Day Fireworks Display
8100 Ewing Blvd., Florence // 10 p.m. Friday, July 3
On July 3 at 10 p.m., these annual fireworks will be visible within a 2-mile radius of the Florence Government Center, 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.
Photo via Facebook.com/CityOfFlorenceKY

Florence’s Independence Day Fireworks Display

8100 Ewing Blvd., Florence // 10 p.m. Friday, July 3
On July 3 at 10 p.m., these annual fireworks will be visible within a 2-mile radius of the Florence Government Center, 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.
Photo via Facebook.com/CityOfFlorenceKY
The Boom in Middletown
1900 Johns Road, Middletown // 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 3
This show will take place at Berachah Church on July 3 from 9:30-10 p.m. and promises "a Dazzling patriotic pyrotechnic skydiving spectacular to light up the sky as we celebrate Freedom." 
Photo via Facebook.com/BerachahChurchMiddletown

The Boom in Middletown

1900 Johns Road, Middletown // 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 3
This show will take place at Berachah Church on July 3 from 9:30-10 p.m. and promises "a Dazzling patriotic pyrotechnic skydiving spectacular to light up the sky as we celebrate Freedom."
Photo via Facebook.com/BerachahChurchMiddletown
Harrison Community Center Fireworks
300 George St., Harrison // Sunset Saturday, July 4
On July 4, the city of Harrison will host a celebration and fireworks display for the community. The city says this: "Weather permitting, residents are invited to watch the spectacular show at sunset from the grounds of the Community Center. 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."
Photo via Facebook.com/HarrisonRecreationCommission

Harrison Community Center Fireworks

300 George St., Harrison // Sunset Saturday, July 4
On July 4, the city of Harrison will host a celebration and fireworks display for the community. The city says this: "Weather permitting, residents are invited to watch the spectacular show at sunset from the grounds of the Community Center. 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."
Photo via Facebook.com/HarrisonRecreationCommission
4th of July Backyard Bash
700 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue // 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3
You can get started on the Fourth of July celebrations early at The Fairview Cafe + Bar’s 4th of July Backyard Bash on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3. There will be specialty 4th of July cocktails, a grill out and live music on both days of the celebration. Live performances by local musicians Hillary Hahn and Zach Prewitt will go from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, and performances by Randy Steffen and Covert Run from 6-10 p.m. on Friday.
Photo via Facebook event page

4th of July Backyard Bash

700 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue // 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3
You can get started on the Fourth of July celebrations early at The Fairview Cafe + Bar’s 4th of July Backyard Bash on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3. There will be specialty 4th of July cocktails, a grill out and live music on both days of the celebration. Live performances by local musicians Hillary Hahn and Zach Prewitt will go from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, and performances by Randy Steffen and Covert Run from 6-10 p.m. on Friday.
Photo via Facebook event page