The Fourth of July weekend is booming with excitement in Cincinnati! Let us help you find something fun to do this year. 

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Special events happening over the 4th of July Weekend in Cincinnati

From professional sports and live music to fireworks and festivals, there are tons of events happening all cross the Cincy Region. 

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  • Salsa on the Square (7/4) - Enjoy live salsa music and dancing on Fountain Square. 
  • Cincinnati Reds home games (7/5 - 7/7) – Watch the Reds take on the Detroit Tigers at Great American Ball Park. Friday 7/5, stick around for the post-game fireworks display over the Ohio River. 
  • Friday Flow (7/5) - Enjoy a free R&B concert (featuring Love Street) at Washington Park. 
  • FC Cincinnati v. Inter Miami CF (7/6) - Don't miss this thrilling home match at TQL Stadium. 
  • Fifth and Vine Live (7/6) - Enjoy a free lineup of live music at Fountain Square. 

July 4 Celebrations and fireworks in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Looking for fireworks on the 4th of July? Find incredible fireworks shows around Cincy to celebrate Independence Day. 

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  • Newport Blast (7/3): Don't miss this brand new Independence Day celebration at Newport on the Levee! Experience the spirit of Americana with a carnival-themed extravaganza including face painting, a hot dog eating contest, and a fireworks and drone show presented by Rozzi Fireworks! There will be live music, food, games and more! Read more about this exciting event.
  • 58th Annual Independence Day Fireworks (7/4): This annual tradition is the perfect way to enjoy a fantastic fireworks display in the Cincy Region! Bring the whole family for a day full of fun, including a bike parade, live music, food trucks and more. 
  • Red, White & Blue Ash (7/4): Head to Summit Park in Blue Ash for an unforgettable Fourth of July event as you enjoy quick bites from local food vendors, refreshing drinks, family-friendly festival rides, a FREE performance from Collective Soul and more!
  • Red, White and BOOM with Cincinnati Pops (7/4) – Join conductor John Morris Russell and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for a showcase of American favorites inspired by the beauty of this land and its peoples. This is America the Beautiful for all— with music to lift your spirit and set your heart aglow. As the music draws to an end, stick around for the post-concert fireworks with the entire family!
  • Fireworks at Kings Island (7/4) –  Join Kings Island every summer evening at 10 p.m. on International Street to witness this mesmerizing event. Cherish the exciting memories of your day at one of Ohio's beloved attractions with an illuminating show filled with breathtaking fireworks, synchronized drones and vivid laser projections.
  • Ft. Thomas Independence Day Celebration (7/4): Celebrate the 4th with a 5k, parade, live music, fireworks, and more! 

Additional things to do this weekend

Whether you’re looking to go for a river cruise or take a hike, find fun things to do in Cincinnati over the holiday weekend.

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Ludlow Flea and Craft Fair (6/7): Come to the Ludlow Flea and Craft Fair for handmade goods, baked goods, jewelry, vintage items and more. Bircus Brewing Co. will be slinging pizzas, brews and their famous Bloody Mary's.

Take a hike: Enjoy the great outdoors with one of these easy and family-friendly hikes in Cincy

Enjoy the view: Cincy’s rolling hills offer some incredible views of the Cincinnati skyline and Ohio River. Pack a picnic and check out these parks for the best views.

Take a tour: Whether you want to learn about the history of the Cincy Region, explore underground beer brewing tunnels, or sample and taste your way through the charming Mainstrasse Village - there's a tour for everyone! 

Find more things to do this summer in Cincinnati

It doesn't matter if you're spending time with the whole family or just on a couple's adventure for the Fourth, there’s so much to do in Cincy in the summer.!

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Check out our Cincy Region events calendar for more and start planning your Cincy adventure!


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