A roundup of some of the best locations and events for fireworks and Fourth of July celebrations

How to celebrate 4th of July all week long with fireworks and festivals

If you plan well, you can enjoy days of fireworks and All-American fun.

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FRIDAY, JULY 5

Looking for something fun to kick off the month of July with? Austin Landing hosted its first Friday event with food trucks, a concert by beloved band The Menus, fireworks and more. CONTRIBUTED / TOM GILLAIM PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Tom Gilliam

πŸŽ†πŸ΄πŸŽ‘πŸŽ€ July First Friday at Austin Landing

The first in a two-day special celebration happening Friday and Saturday. On Friday, enjoy a food truck rally and rock out to a concert by Arctic Clam and The Menus. Fireworks will follow. The food truck lineup includes:

• EL Meson 

• Greek Street 

• Hunger Paynes 

• Cupzilla 

• Claybourne Grill 

• Pit to Plate 

• Quite Frankly 

• Just Jerks 

• Marty’s Waffles 

• Kona Ice 

• 1776 Grill

WHEN: July 5, 6 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: The Park at Austin Landing, 10400 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg

COST: Tickets are $10, VIP tickets are $100. Proceeds will benefit Blue Skies for Good Guys and Gals Foundation.

INFO: Website

>> Austin Landing to celebrate the Fourth with two days of music, food trucks and fireworks

Fireworks are shown from the Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks and Xenia Rotary & Greene Memorial Hospital Fireworks Festival in 2015 at Shawnee Park. STAFF
Photo: Staff Writer

πŸŽ†πŸ΄πŸŽ€πŸš—πŸš΄Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival in Xenia

Family friendly and free event made possible by the Sonnycalb family, Greene Memorial Hospital, City of Xenia, Xenia Rotary, and by locally owned businesses and families. Fireworks by Rozzi's Famous Fireworks, live entertainment, superhero bicycle parade, food trucks, face painting, bouncy houses, a car cruise-in, community displays, street performers, bands, children's games, animal petting zoos and other entertainment.

WHEN: Friday, July 5, 5-10:30 p.m.

WHERE: Shawnee Park, 591 South Park Dr., Xenia

COST: Free

INFO: FacebookWebsite

SATURDAY, JULY 6

πŸŽ†πŸ΄πŸŽ‘πŸŽ€ July First Saturday at Austin Landing

The second in a two-day special celebration happening Friday and Saturday. On Saturday, enjoy a food truck rally and rock out to a concert by 33 People and Bruce in the USA (a Bruce Springsteen tribute act). No fireworks tonight, but there will be a special effects show that will follow the concert. The food truck lineup includes:

• Trudy’s 

• Pa’s Pork 

• Funnel Vision 

• Halepino 

• Wicked Lobsta 

• Rock Stop and Roll 

• Chicky Waffle 

• Kona Ice

WHEN: July 6, 6 to 10:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Park at Austin Landing, 10400 Innovation Drive, Miamisburg

COST: Tickets are $10, VIP tickets are $100

INFO: Website

Red, White and Brew Event at Fairfield Commons Mall on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Beavercreek, Ohio. (Tom Uhlman/AP Images for Washington Prime Group)
Photo: Tom Uhlman/AP Images for Washington Prime Group

πŸŽ†πŸ΄πŸΊπŸŽ€Red, White & Brew

The Mall at Fairfield Commons will host its 3rd annual Red, White and Brew event on Saturday, July 6, outside of the main mall entrance. The event will include live entertainment, family-friendly activities, food trucks, a beer garden with sales supporting Fisher-Nightingale House. 

Children's activities include a bounce house, face painting, and more in the Kids Zone from 6 to 9 p.m. 

Spungewurthy will perform live at the event, with fireworks at 10 p.m.

Participating food trucks include: Chicago Gyros and Dogs Beavercreek, Hunger Paynes, El Meson Food Trucks, Thai1On, Dayton Urban BBQ, Cumberland Kettle Corn, Underdogs Mobile, Good Golly Miss Molly's Food Bus Jubie's Creamery and Clayborn Grill.

WHEN: Saturday, July 6, 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek, entrance near Bravo!

COST: Free admission

MORE INFO: FacebookWebsite

SUNDAY, JULY 7

πŸŽ†πŸŽ€ Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration

This annual festival in Eaton will feature food, live music, children’s activities and fireworks.

ο»ΏWHEN: July 7, 5 to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Preble County Historical Society, 7693 Swartsel Road, Eaton

COST: Free

INFO: Call 937-787-4256 or visit www.preblecountyhistoricalsociety.org

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