Fireworks displays are certainly fewer and further between this year due to COVID-19. And, those that are on the schedule will look quite a bit different than years past, as social distancing and other safety protocols are in place. Some communities have opted to send up larger, higher shells, allowing residents to enjoy the show from their own yards. Some parades are a mirror image of the traditional format, where residents drive a designated route while enjoying stationary sites from the safety of their own vehicles, and others invite you to decorate your car and be part of the parade!
Here’s our guide to 4th of July fireworks and parades in the Cincinnati Area!
Celebrations that include fireworks:
Red, White & Kaboom! – Fairfield, 10PM: The fireworks show has been redesigned to help increase the viewing area throughout Fairfield by utilizing bigger shells and a larger shooting zone (which is why Harbin will be closed all day). 92.9 JACK FM will be airing the soundtrack for the fireworks! Be sure to tune in at 9:50PM.
The Boom! – Middletown, 9:30 – 10PM: Celebrate Independence Day with a pyrotechnic skydiving show, a flag drop, and a 30-minute patriotic firework show at Berachah Church.
(SOLD OUT!) Reds, White & Blue Fireworks Show at Coney Island, hosted by the Cincinnati Reds: Gates open at 8:30PM, fireworks at 10PM.
Hamilton’s 4th of July Fireworks Display – 10PM: Fireworks will be launched from Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and the following locations are suggested for the best views: Joyce Park, Miami University Hamilton’s parking lots, Officer Bob Gentry Park, Lodder Park, & BTW Community Center. Don’t forget to tune into 1450 WMOH for accompanying music.
Harrison’s 4th of July Parade & Fireworks – Parade at 4PM, pre-fireworks concert at 7PM (Miss Jacque), fireworks at sunset: Parade led by grand marshal William Henry Harrison High School Class of 2020. The Band Miss Jacque is scheduled to perform behind the Community Center, 300 George Street. 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. Residents may also watch the fireworks from parking lots of surrounding retail centers.
Kings Island 4th of July Fireworks – 10PM: Season Passholders with a reservation to visit Kings Island can enjoy a 4th of July fireworks display.
Metamora Volunteer Fire Annual Fireman’s Festival – This year’s festival will be held at Gateway Park in Metamora, Indiana. Parade starts at 6pm, Briar Stone Band Live in the evening, and Fireworks at Dusk!
Independence Day Celebration – Independence, KY, parade at 11AM, fireworks at 10PM: The parade route is extended from Summitview Academy to Simon Kenton so everyone can spread out safely. Vito’s Fireworks will create a show which eliminates the low-level, specialty items that were only visible from the Memorial Park area. Instead, they will focus only on “high burst” shells that can be seen from much further away, so residents will be able to view from home.
4th of July Parades only:
City of Montgomery ‘Reverse’ Independence Day Parade – 10AM: Parade units will be stationed in a parade route in the parking lots of Sycamore High School with motorists driving through the parking lot to observe the parade.
Middletown Rolling 4th of July Parade – 10AM: Decorate your vehicle in red, white, and blue and join in on this driving parade in Middletown. Awards will be given for best decorations! Be sure to sign up if you’d like to drive in the parade.
4th of July Parade in Edgewood, KY (an independent parade) – 10AM: The parade will start at the Edgewood Senior Center/Freedom Park on Thomas More Pkwy. and end at President’s Park on Dudley Rd.
Pendleton County 4th of July Parade – 2PM: This will be a completely mobile parade welcoming cars, trucks, floats, classic cars, UTVs, motorcycles, and horses. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no walking groups, nor will candy or prizes be thrown to spectators. Spectators are encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing. The route will turn left out of the fairgrounds, to Shelby, and will end at Main Street.
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