Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Fireworks at “Family Movie Night” in Deerfield Township


DEERFIELD TWP., OH – Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, children's activities, food trucks, craft beer vendors and Rozzi Fireworks are planned for a fun family evening at Deerfield Township's Cottell Park on August 2, 2022, which happens to also be National Night Out.

(Every year on the first Tuesday in August, the U.S. celebrates National Night Out. On this day  civilians, organizations, and police departments all over the country join hands to enhance the relationship between neighborhoods and communities.) 

And what a way to celebrate National Night Out, as Deerfield Township and The Arts Alliance collaborate to host a free, fun filled community event. While the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the direction of conductor John Morris Russell, is the main event, there are several other activities planned for the evening.

Prior to the concert, which starts  at 7:30 p.m., face painting, children's art activities, food trucks and craft beer will be available for purchase. Then, after the concert, Rozzi Fireworks will light up the sky. The schedule of events include: 

  • 6:00 p.m. — Cincinnati Art Museum Children’s Arts Activities 
  • 6:00 p.m. — Face painting by Cincinnati Face Painters 
  • 6:00 p.m. — Northern Cincinnati Youth Orchestra Performance 
  • 6:00 p.m. —  VIP tent opens (Prior registration is required.)
  • 7:30 p.m. — Concert begins
  • 9:00 p.m. — Concert ends
  • 9:10 p.m. — Fireworks begin (or at dark)

The Sounds of Deerfield Summer Concert will feature a broad selection of family favorites. The musical program includes: (Program is subject to change.)

  • Leonard Berstein - Overture to West Side Story
  • John Williams - “Hedwig’s Theme” and “Harry’s Wondrous World” from Harry Potter
  • Paul Dukas - The Sorcerer’s Stone The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Michael Giacchino - “Married Life” from Up
  • Alan Menken - Beauty and the Beast Overture 
  • John Williams -  Main Theme from Jurassic Park


  • Randy Newman - “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story
  • John Williams - "The Flight to Neverland” from Hook
  • Ennio Morricone - "Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission
  • Igor Stravinsky - "Infernal Dance & Finale” from The Firebird
  • Claude Debussy - Claire de lune
  • John Williams - "Adventures on Earth” from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • John Philip Sousa - The Stars and Stripes Forever 

Ample parking is available at Cottell Park that is located at 5847 Irwin Simpson Rd., with additional parking available at Northern Cincinnati Community Church, 6170 Irwin Simpson Rd. Guests may choose to walk to the park or take a complimentary shuttle.

While outside food and beverages are permitted in the park, a number of  local food trucks will be available, along with Sonder Brewing and 16 Lots Brewing... two of Greater Cincinnati’s more popular craft beer vendors. 

Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs for seating.


The Mission of The Arts Alliance is to bring art exposure, art education and cultural awareness to the Southwest Ohio region. Founded by current Executive Director, Meredith Raffel, in 2006, the organization is dedicated to enriching the community by welcoming local and regional visual and performing artists and supporting their efforts through collaboration and partnerships. Programming efforts include the Deerfield Handmade Markets, Summer Art Camps, Performing Arts Series, children, and adult classes. To learn more visit

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