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June 17, 2024

Family Fun on the Fourth!

Music, food, friends, summertime ... and fireworks! See our roundup and have a blast!

Get your summertime ramped up with our fun list of Family Fun on the Fourth (OK, and the 3rd, since the Fourth is on a Tuesday)!



Coney Island Balloon Glow

Get up close and personal with more than 10 hot air balloons, play a round of Cincy Mini-Golf, bounce around on inflatables and cap off the night with a firework show finale by Rozzi’s. Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati; 8 p.m.; $10 walk-up tickets, $20 parking before 2 p.m., $25 parking after 2 p.m.; 513-232-8230 or

FREE Red, Rhythm & Boom

With an opening performance by Lit and headliner Gin Blossoms, tons of fun at the kid zone, food, drink and fireworks, this event is going to rock! Mason Municipal Campus, 6000 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason; 4 p.m.;


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FREE Ault Park Annual Independence Day Celebration

Join in for a day filled with family fun and an evening celebrating America’s birthday. There will be food trucks, kids’ activities, and live music. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. for the kids’ parade; the fun begins at 11 a.m. and wraps up at 11 p.m.

FREE Fort Thomas Independence Day Celebration

Enjoy a parade in the morning  at 10:30 a.m. then head to Tower Park in the evening (6 – 10:30 p.m.) for games, food and drink, live music and fireworks!

FREE Montgomery’s Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate patriotism, community pride and make memories that will last a lifetime. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. taking place along Cooper Road and then north to Schoolhouse Lane.  The family festival, which boasts games, food and live music, will take place at Montgomery Park until 2 p.m.


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FREE Red, White & Blue Ash

Are the biggest and best fireworks at Blue Ash? Go here to get Blue Ash’s interactive map including parking, food, drink, rides and fireworks! Head to Summit Park at 4 p.m. and enjoy live music including Collective Soul; Plush and of course, fireworks from Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics synchronized to music on Warm 98.5.

Red, White and Boom!

Join conductor John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops for its annual July 4 celebration, featuring a variety of American rock & pop classics and a medley of patriotic favorites. The Pops will be joined by Morgan James of Postmodern Jukebox, GRAMMY-nominated R&B artist Ryan Shaw and local talent Ciara Harper, Robert Lomax, Noël Walton and the Cincinnati Studio for Dance. Fireworks post-concert! Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, 8 p.m.; $15  – $55.50; 

South Lebanon July 4th Celebration

This fundraiser for the South Lebanon Historical Society will be tons of fun for families; there will be live music, raffles, crafts, food and drink and a fireworks show at dusk. Rogers Park, 210 South High St., South Lebanon; 4  – 10 p.m.;

About the Author

Susan Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.