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!

 

Concert & Ice Cream Social  

The West Chester Symphony will be performing patriotic tunes from 7-9PM on Saturday, June 30 at Keehner Park Ampitheatre. Cool off from the summer sun with an ice cream social at intermission. Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs and enjoy a full evening of fun.

 

RED, WHITE, AND LIBERTY - JULY 1

Head to The Square and The Park at Liberty Center for their 3rd annual 4th of July celebration from 1-4PM. Enjoy face painting, a green screen, games, crafts, and much more! Also, at 2:30PM the Red Wagon Parade will launch with prizes for the most creative, most patriotic, and the best in class! 

 

LIGHT UP LIBERTY - JULY 1

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, a classic car show, 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 3

Celebrate Independence Day in Oxford with a festival full of fun. The festivities will get underway on Tuesday, July 3rd with a parade at 6:30PM at Oxford Community Park. Activities will include a rock climbing wall, giant inflatables, games, a hot air balloon, face painting, stilt walkers, a magician and more. Stop by a few of the community booths and peruse the craftsmanship of local vendors. And if you’re a believer in your homemade pies, enter them into the pie baking contest for a cash prize!

 

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 from 7-11PM.

HARBIN PARK

Before and following the fireworks enjoy tunes from classic rock cover band, Bluestone Ivory. The event will feature vendors such as: Bone's Brothers, Food Fellas, Hammann's Catering, Dapper Doughnut, and Kona Ice!

VILLAGE GREEN PARK

After Hours Big Band will keep you entertained all evening long with amazing rock music! Also find vendors such as Piggin' N' Grinnin' BBQ, S.E.A. Cuisine, Donatos, Amazing Grace Kettlecorn, Flubs, Fabulous Funnel Cakes & more.

MARSH LAKE

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

 

MIDDLETOWN'S BROAD STREET BLAST & INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE – JULY 3-4

Middletown will be alive with patriotic spirit on July 3 & 4. Head to Broad Street Blast at Smith Park to jam out to several live bands, sip on cold drinks, enjoy some local food, and jump on inflatables in the Kids Zone. After the evening of musical fusion, an incredible firework show will commence at 10PM. 

Join in on the second day of festivities at 10AM with the parade. Parade begins at Woodside Cemetery and concludes at Smith Park. 

 

 fireworks 

Photo: Middletown's Independence Day Festival

  

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP ANNUAL PARADE - JULY 4

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 6:30PM, a free concert featuring Soul Pocket and Miss Jacque 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 Captain Culpepper, Lori's Secret, 5th Crow, and Roadtrip. 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

 

4th OF JULY CELEBRATION AT LAND OF ILLUSION - JULY 4

Splish, splash this 4th of July at Land of Illusion's new Aqua Park. Festivities will take place from 11AM-8PM including kids contests, cornhole and volleyball tournaments, and a skydiving show. Adult tickets are $16.99, and child tickets are $13.99 when purchased online.

   

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!

*Facebook feature photo courtesy of Light Up Liberty.