Best 4th of July Firework Displays in Cincinnati

June 9th, 2022 by
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In Ohio, we celebrate Independence Day in style. If you’re on the lookout for a new all-American festival to attend this year, we have you covered. Use our guide to find the best 4th of July firework displays in Cincinnati.

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Red, White and BOOM! with Cincinnati Pops

Fireworks shows happen all over Cincinnati, including right here at the River Bend Music Center. Red, White and BOOM with Cincinnati Pops is the city’s premier event. Sharing live music with your friends can be a transformational experience, and there’s no better way to observe the day than with a live performance. Join conductor John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for a showcase of favorite American songs.

The music presented is a diverse array of scores inspired by our beautiful land and its people, and its songs invite you to let your patriotic spirit soar. Also performing that night is the Annie Moses Band and baritone Chris Kenney. You can get to know all about Cincinnati Pops’ many talented artists — including first chair violinist, Stefani Matsuo — on their website.

Of course, you’d want to stick around for the post-concert fireworks display. Active and retired military members get in free. Children ages 17 and under are also free with lawn seating. This exciting event is on July 4, 2022, at 8 p.m.

New Richmond Freedom Fest

The 4th of July marks the anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence from England, and many of us at Performance Honda celebrate this historic occasion by joining a two-day festival in nearby New Richmond. This event takes place on Front Street and is scheduled to run between July 2 at 9 a.m. through July 3 at 8 p.m.

Head to the New Richmond Freedom Fest for free entertainment and activities for the whole family, like live music, great food, and artisan booths. The VFW Fred Calaway Post 6770 hosts this special annual occasion, including its parade. You’ll end the weekend with a bang thanks to Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display.

Metamora Fireman’s Festival

Today, the phrase “bombs bursting in air” still causes a lot of excitement, just like it did during the Revolutionary War. You might not find a better place to enjoy your freedom than at the 9th annual Metamora Fireman’s Festival. While this festival is nearly an hour’s drive from Cincinnati, it is well worth the trip. So, hop in your new Honda and check it out.

Metamora established its fire department in 1972 and is still staffed solely by community volunteers. Firefighters hosted last year’s event at Gateway Park on US-52. There are hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice-cold drinks starting at 4 p.m. And once you’ve had your fill, get in line to see the parade. It takes off at 6 p.m. and officials announce the float winners at 7 p.m.

Kids will love jumping in the inflatable bounce houses, and parents will appreciate the raffles and beer garden. Fireworks start at dusk, but feel free to stick around until midnight sipping a brew and ringing in the occasion. Consider making an advanced donation to help the fire department purchase the fireworks. It will feel good knowing your dollars contributed to a spectacular show.

Independence Kentucky’s Forth

Even the Continental Congress would be proud of the fireworks display in Independence, Kentucky. Observe our nation’s birthday at this community-wide extravaganza. Memorial Park will be booming with fun on July 1 and 2, 2022. Hosts offer fun for all ages by providing one of the largest fireworks displays in the area. Vito’s famous fireworks were voted one of the best shows in the state.

You’ll revel in the patriotic spirit with live music, a car show, and a parade. Rides, games, and the concession stands open Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Then, wander over to the Donna Yeager Amphitheater for live music commencing at 7 p.m., and join in the Chinese lantern launch at dusk.

Get there early at 10 a.m. on Saturday for the 8th annual “Cruise-in” Car show in the Kroger’s parking lot. The parade starts rolling at 3 p.m., and its route runs 3 miles from Summit View School to Memorial Park. The fireworks begin promptly at 10 pm.

Coney Island Cincinnati’s Balloon Glow

Honor America’s independence at Coney Island’s Balloon Glow with all the pomp and parade John Adams called for back in 1776. There’s so much to see and do at the event, including activities for all ages. You can see the hot air balloons light up the night sky, gobble down carnival food, and enjoy all of Coney Island’s awesome activities. There’s even a new inflatable floating obstacle course: the Challenge Zone.

You’ll end an amazing holiday celebration with Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks. Turn a day out into one to remember with a cruise. BB Riverboats offers ferry service to the Island aboard the Belle of Cincinnati, as well as a delicious all-American picnic buffet. Coney Islands’ event takes place Sunday, July 3, 2022. The park opens at 10 a.m., and the fireworks presentation kicks off at 10:15 p.m.

The Cincinnati Reds

One of the best places to see fireworks in Cincinnati is at the Great American Ball Park, on Joe Nuxhall Way. In addition to its traditional Fireworks Friday events, the baseball club will also host a pyrotechnics show on Monday, July 4, 2022. Arrive early and catch the Reds take on the New York Mets. The display starts about 15 minutes after the game.

Cincy’s downtown, riverside stadium has served as the Reds’ home field since 2003. This new ballpark replaced Cinergy Field, where the club played for 32 years. Ohio’s team represents major league baseball’s first professional franchise. The club joined the National League in 1890 after spending almost a decade in the American Association as a charter member.

So, there you have it. Everyone at Performance Kings Honda hopes you safely enjoy the holiday weekend in Cincinnati. Which one of these 4th of July fireworks displays caught your interest? Let us know if we missed your favorite spot to watch the annual show. Send us a note so we can add your ideas to our next guide.

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