Free Summer Fun

Free Summer Fun

Sweet, sweet summer! We’re so excited it’s here, are you? Whether you are looking to spend your summer racing in a cardboard boat, or strolling through an art fair, there is something for you to do in Butler County. This insider’s guide to a fun, FREE summer has everything you need to start planning your next adventure.

 

SUMMER CONCERTS

Rock out to over 100 musical acts this summer. Here is a lineup of FREE concerts happening in Butler County:

   RiversEdge

 
    

MOVIES UNDER MOONLIGHT

Join Liberty Center every Wednesday evening at dusk for a movie under the stars. Remember to bring a blanket, some chairs, and popcorn.

 movies under moonlight

   Photo: Liberty Center

 

MOVIE IN THE PARK

Looking for a fun-filled night in the park, and maybe some snacks from local food trucks? Head over to Monroe Community Park at dusk for fan favorite movies such as “Star Wars Rogue One,” “Secret Life of Pets,” and “The Lego Batman Movie”

 

CREEKING IN THE PARKS

Not afraid to get your shoes wet? Great, cause you might get a little muddy as you explore creeks at the MetroParks of Butler County.

 

VILLAGE GREEN FINE ART FAIR

Paintings, sculptures, and jewelry oh my! One-of-a-kind creations will be featured at this year’s 13th annual premier art event.

 

ART HOP ON MAIN

Want a chance to see a mural be painted live? Go to Main Street in Hamilton, and watch as StreetSpark creates a marvelous masterpiece. Also get a chance to see Hamilton artist, Stephen Smith, paint a piece that will be available for purchase.

 Art Hop on Main
Photo: Art Hop On Main  

 

FISHING DERBY

Get your rods and tackle boxes ready and spend Father’s Day weekend at the beautiful Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. Catch, release, and win while also treating your dad to a special day out.

 Fishing Derby 

 Photo: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum

 

LIGHT UP LIBERTY

Experience great music, tremendous food, and a spectacular fireworks finale in Liberty Township this Fourth of July. 

 Light up Liberty

Photo: Light Up Liberty   

 

CRAZY CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA

Row, row, row your boat… a cardboard boat that is. Take advantage of this outrageous event by crafting your own cardboard vessel, and racing it around the lake. Don’t feel up to the challenge? No worries, you can join in on the fun by cheering from the shore, and watch the craziness unfold.

 Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta

 Photo: MetroParks of Butler County

 

ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC CAR PARADE

Over 300 antique and classic cars will parade through the streets of Fairfield and Hamilton. You’ll want to be up close to the parade route, so make sure you get there early to save your spot.  

Antique and classic car parade  

Photo: Antique and Classic Car Parade 

 

ANNUAL GREEKFEST

OPA! This year the GreekFest is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the rich culture of Greece. Visit Middletown to enjoy Greek culture while dancing to traditional live music, sipping on Greek beverages, and tasting delicious Greek pastries. A unique selection of vendors will also be displaying jewelry, scarves, costumes, and more.  

 GreekFest

Photo: GreekFest

 

THUNDERFEST CRUISE-IN

Cruise on down to Middletown to partake in a day filled with classic cars, local food, and a whole lot of fun.

 Thunderfest Cruise-in

Photo: Downtown Middletown Inc.

 

CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK

Shakespeare is traveling around Butler County.  This summer you can enjoy the beloved comedy, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and the iconic tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet.”

 Shakespeare in the park

 Photo: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

 

SUNBONNET DAYS

Want to watch history coming to life? This year’s event features live music, guided tours, and displays of antique machinery. Make sure you stay to watch a vintage baseball game in the park.

 

RED BRICK REUNION PORSCHE SHOW

Hit the bricks and visit Oxford this summer for the 4th Annual Red Brick Reunion Porsche Show. Car lovers this one’s for you. Take a stroll down High Street while viewing iconic Porsches displayed prominently on both sides.

 Red Brick Reunion

 

Did I mention all of these events are FREE! Having fun this summer doesn’t have to break the bank so plan out your calendar, and have some fun in Butler County this summer.

 

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