Red, White & Blue in Butler

Red, White & Blue in Butler

Nothing says the 4th of July like the smell of barbeque, the sound of parades, and the sight of fireworks. Many communities throughout the Butler County are hosting special events, and of course, spectacular fireworks extravaganzas! Get ready for the upcoming celebration with this guide to all things red, white, and the best view!

 

WEST CHESTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - JULY 1

Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and a picnic to kick back and relax while listening to a patriotic performance by the West Chester Symphony Orchestra. This concert at the Keehner Park Amphitheatre will feature songs from The American Songbook, and will be a great way to start your 4th of July weekend!

 

RED, WHITE, AND LIBERTY - JULY 1

Head to The Square and The Park at Liberty Center for their 2nd annual 4th of July celebration. Enjoy face painting, a green screen, games, crafts, and much more! Also, at 1:30PM the Red Wagon Parade will launch with prizes for the most creative, most patriotic, and the best in show! Later in the evening, the celebration will continue with the soulful sounds of the band, Smoooth.

 

LIGHT UP LIBERTY - JULY 2

An evening of family-friendly fun awaits at Light Up Liberty. Over 14,000 people experience this fireworks spectacular each year. Visitors will enjoy live music and local food vendors. A family FunZone includes carnival activities! Last but certainly not least, the evening concludes with a stunning fireworks finale.

Light Up Liberty

 

 Light Up Liberty Fest

Photos: Light Up Liberty

 

FREEDOM FESTIVAL – JULY 2-3

Celebrate Independence Day in Oxford with a two-part event full of festive fun. The festivities get underway on Sunday, July 2nd with a parade at 6:30PM. The parade’s theme this year is “United We Stand”, and starts at the corner of College and High Street and will progress east on High Street to Poplar Street. 

Continuing Monday, July 3rd, visit Community Park starting at 6PM. Activities will include: a zip line, obstacle course, inflatable slide, homerun challenge, petting zoo, kiddie train, and more! The evening will also consist of a pie baking contest, local vendors, door prizes, and concessions for sale. Starting at 10PM, Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will light up the sky!

 

RED, WHITE, AND KABOOM - JULY 3 

This beloved Independence Day celebration in Fairfield goes BIG! With four official viewing party locations, the perfect viewing spot easily obtained. Enjoy entertainment, food, and activities until it turns dark and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks start at 10PM. Here’s where the pre and post fireworks festivities will take place:

FAIRFIELD AQUATIC CENTER

Relax poolside or swim during the fireworks spectacular. A DJ, games, and food specials will be on site.

HARBIN PARK

Before and following the fireworks enjoy tunes from the band Gee, Your Band Smells Terrific. The event will feature vendors such as: Hammann’s Catering, Deli & Butcher Shop, U-Lucky DAWG, Kona Ice, and much more!

VILLAGE GREEN PARK

The Air Force Band of Flight will keep you entertained all evening long with amazing rock music! Also find vendors such as Piggin' N' Grinnin' BBQ, Hot Head Burritos, Flub's, and many more!

MARSH LAKE

Celebrate the holiday with the entire family enjoying an evening of fishing. Finish off the night with an amazing view of the fireworks!

 

MIDDLETOWN'S INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL – JULY 3-4

The Middletown Independence Day Festival begins two full days of celebrations. On Monday, July 3rd starting at 4PM there will be activities in Smith Park all evening. The festivities will include vendors selling food and drinks, a Kids Zone that will feature games and inflatables, and live music by The Romantics. The evening will conclude with the 100th Anniversary Fireworks display starting at sundown.

Join in on the second day of festivities at 10AM with the parade. Parade begins at Woodside Cemetery and concludes at Smith Park. Following the parade, there will be awards and the kids’ fishing derby at Smith Pond.

 

 fireworks 

Photo: Middletown's Independence Day Festival (top), Broad Street Bash (bottom)

  

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL PARADE - JULY 4

Returning for its 32nd year, the Liberty Township parade will excite all ages! The parade commences at 10AM at Lakota East High School and will make its way to Wyandot Lane to Yankee Road, and will conclude back at Lakota East High School.

 

HAMILTON 4TH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS - JULY 4

Feel the Patriotic pride in Hamilton at their annual Independence Day event. The day gets underway with a parade at 10AM that travels from the Butler County Fairgrounds, down Dayton Lane to 7th Street to High Street to Front Street ,and concludes at the Butler County Courthouse. Don’t miss the Patriotic Program at the Courthouse beginning at 12PM. Eat some tasty fare at The Taste of Hamilton, taking place all day near the Courthouse.  At 4:30PM a free concert by Divine Steel Drum Band, Otta Here, and Noah Wotherspoon Band will rock the stage at RiversEdge leading up to the fireworks show.

 Hamilton Parade

 

Riversedge  

Photo: Hamilton 4th of July Parade (top), RiversEdge (bottom)

 

CITY OF MONROE ANNUAL PARADE & FESTIVAL - JULY 4 

The 4th of July festivities starts with a parade at 12PM. The parade makes its way from the Monroe Kroger and will conclude in Monroe Community Park, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Monroe has a whole host of activities planned in the park. Kids will love the carnival games! There will be plenty of delicious food, amusement rides, music by Nick Netherton Band, Dulahan, String Theory, and Will Fluke. Visiting the beer garden to sip on selections from MillerCoors, and local craft beer from Rivertown Brewing. At 10PM Rozzi’s Fireworks will burst into the sky, and provide the grand finale to a day of family fun!

 Monroe Festival 

Photo: Monroe's Annual Parade & Festival

 

STRICKER'S GROVE FIREWORKS - JULY 4

Come one, come all for free admission to Stricker’s Grove in Hamilton. Purchase tickets for their fun-filled rides if you wish, or come just for the great fireworks viewing spot.  Fireworks display will begin at 10PM!

 Stricker's Grove 4th of July

Photo: Stricker's Grove

 

HUESTON WOODS STATE PARK FIREWORKS - JULY 5

Experience the beautiful backdrop of a state park while watching the sky light up overhead. Enjoy all day entertainment and fun for families across the park until the firework start shortly after dusk. There will be activities at the beach as well as at the lodge. The fireworks will be launched over Acton Lake, and will be viewable from all the shore areas around the park!

fireworks

Photo: Hueston Woods

 

Just follow the fireworks around Butler County, and you’ll find festivities and fun for the entire family this Independence Day. Happy 4th of July!