Looking For Fireworks and Parades This Independence Day?


WARREN COUNTY, OH -- Several Warren County communities will be hosting parades and fireworks to help celebrate America's 248th birthday next week.

While the official date of Independence Day (America's Birthday) is July 4th, a few of the county's communities are celebrating a few days earlier, such as...


JUNE 29TH - Saturday

A noon parade in Downtown Waynesville will start off the days festivities before activities move to Waynesville's Bicentennial Park at 2 p.m. where food trucks, live music and other activities are planned until the firework show will end the celebration. The fireworks are scheduled to start after dusk, which according to Google AI is at 9:40 p.m. for Warren County, Ohio residents.

Waynesville's Bicentennial Park located at 837 Dayton Rd, Waynesville, OH 45068 [Map/directions]. For more information visit www.villageofwaynesville.org.

LEBANON, The County Seat of Warren County, Ohio

JULY 3RD - Wednesday 

The City of Lebanon will have both a parade and fireworks show on the day before Independence Day, July 3. Commencing the celebration, a parade is scheduled to start at 4PM in Downtown Lebanon. Once the parade ends, celebration festivities will move to Colonial Park West for LightUp Lebanon. 

This free family-fun event features a petting zoo, balloon animals, games, bounce houses and live music from The Bourbon Road Band. The evening will end with a fireworks. 

Colonial Park West is located at 720 North Broadway, Lebanon, OH 45036. For more information visit the city's website at www.lebanonohio.gov

MASON - Red, Rhythm & BOOM

JULY 3RD - Wednesday

Mason starts of its Independence Day festivities at 4 p.m. at the Mason Municipal Center. Along with a  Kid Zone and vendor activities, two bands will be taking the stage: 

  • Sister Hazel will start at 6 p.m.
  • Spin Doctors will start at 8 p.m.

The night's celebration ends with a firework and drone show scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.

Mason Municipal Center is located at 6000 Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040. For more information visit www.imaginemason.org/

MIDDLETOWN - Red, White and Food  


The City of Middletown has turned America's Birthday celebration into a two day event. 

On Wednesday July 3rd, Middletown's Smith Park will be the site for food trucks and live music by Sounds at Sunset. The evening will end with a fireworks display after dusk, which will be 9:41 p.m. according to Google AI. 

On Thursday July 4th, at noon, Middletown will hold its 4th of July Parade. 

Smith Park is located at 500-546 Tytus Ave., Middletown, Ohio. For more information visit  www.downtownmiddletown.org


JULY 4TH - Thursday

The Village of Maineville and Hamilton Township have collaborated together to bring its residents The Freedom Parade & Festival that begin at 10 a.m. with a parade and goes till 2 p.m. Parade organizers noted that parade viewers should plan to be in place for the parade by 9:30 a.m. due to road closures being made for the parade route. 

The parade will begin at Maineville Elementary and end at Testerman Park where there will be a festival with live music by Michelle Robinson Band, inflatables, a cool down zone with water slides, carnival games, food trucks and skydivers. 

Testerman Park is located at 8373 Maineville Rd, Maineville, Ohio 45039. For more information visit www.hamilton-township.org


JULY 4TH - Thursday

Starting at 6 p.m., live music from Reel2Real, food trucks, a bounce house and other activities will be on the grounds at the Springboro High School. To end the evening event, fireworks will light up the sky after dusk, which according to Google AI will be around 9:40 p.m. 

Springboro High School is located at 1675 . Main Street, Springboro, Ohio 45066. For more information visit www.cityofspringboro.com/Calendar.

LOVELAND - Independence Day Celebration

JULY 4TH - Thursday

Festivities began at 4 p.m. in Nisbet Park with... 

  • The Family Fun Zone running till 6:30 p.m.
  • Buddy Badges — 4 to 9 p.m
  • Split the Pot
  • Food Trucks — 4 to 10 p.m. 
  • BINGO and much more.

At 7 p.m. an Independence Parade will take to the street of downtown Loveland with a free concert by the Trailer Park Floosies starting at 8 p.m. following the parade. The Flossie's are known for being one of Cincinnati’s most fun party bands, playing hits from the 80s, 90s, and today. Jam to Top 40, rock, and dance favorites. 

Then at 10 p.m., Fireworks will light up the night skyDowntown Loveland will be the best place to view the show, as the fireworks will be staged from Kiwanis Park.

Nisbet Park is located at 126 S Karl Brown Wy, Loveland, OH 45140. For more information visit lovinlifeloveland.com/events.

MONROE - The Fourth of July Celebration Parade & The Monroe Lions Club “Light Up the Sky Event”

JULY 4TH - Thursday

Monroe's celebration will begin at noon with a parade and will continue on again at 5 p.m. at Monroe's Community Park. 

Then, the Monroe Lions Club “Light Up the Sky Event” fireworks show will light up the sky to end the day's events.

Monroe's Community Park is located at 500 S. Main Street, Monroe, Ohio 45050. For more information visit www.monroeohio.org/CivicAlerts.

CITY OF FRANKLIN - The Best is Yet to Come! 

JULY 4TH - Thursday

Back in February the City of Franklin had announced that its annual 4th of July celebration was going to be cancelled due to the city being in the midst of several infrastructure projects.  (See the Dayton Daily story within by Ed Richter February 8, 2024 about Franklin Cancelling 4th of July events.) 

But due to the out-pouring of its residents, while the fireworks are not back, the annual Independence Day Parade will take place on July 4th at 10 a.m.

The City's Mayor Brent Centers explained the decision about the fireworks on Franklin Talk 2.0 Facebook Page...

"Fireworks: they are setting up the crane and cutting in the water main for the new pump house beginning this week. Our Council decided that it was a safety access issue due to having such high attendance at this event. This was decided months ago during the planning and coordination of this pump house construction. The deadline was months ago to finalize the order for fireworks. We know it is unpopular but sometimes we have to make decisions for safety at the expense of popularity."

"We understand that change can be challenging, but we truly believe that 'The Best is Yet to Come!', which is why this was chosen as our 2024 parade theme," states the City's Website on Independence Day Celebration. (Click here.)

 The press release also explains that due to route modifications because of construction, the parade route will be going through a residential area and will  NOT be a "Wet Parade." Over the years, the Franklin Parade goers and parade participants would find ways to throw water each other, making it a very "wet parade." 

"We kindly request that this parade remain dry out of respect for our residents and their homes. Let's keep the celebration festive while also maintaining a clean and respectful environment," reads the press release. For more information on the parade visit www.franklinohio.org/community/events

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