Just about every community has its own Fourth of July celebration. But here are some fireworks displays close to Dayton worth checking out:
This event is offering an ultimate day of family fun with its “PLAY2DAY” zone along with fireworks. The annual Independence Day Celebration will feature fireworks and live performances by High Impact and The Volunteers. Bring your family, grab your chairs and blankets and get ready to rock. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.
When: July 4, 6-10 p.m.
Location: Delco Park, 1700 Delco Park Drive, Kettering
Price: Free admission
More information: www.ketteringoh.org/events/go-4th/ or call 937-296-2400.
If you’re looking for a place to celebrate Independence Day all day long, this event features a 5K run (7:30 a.m.), parade (10 a.m.), street fair (starting at 9:30 a.m.), music (8:30 p.m.) AND fireworks (at 10 p.m.). There’s a little something for the whole family to enjoy.
When: July 4 at 10 p.m. (fireworks)
Location: Locations vary. Fireworks are located at Centerville High School stadium 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville,
Price: Free admission
More info: http://americanafestival.org/
STAR SPANGLED BOOM
The City of Moraine presents its annual Independence Day celebration. The two-day celebration includes fireworks, amusement rides, live performances, amateur talent shows and more.
When: July 4-5 — 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. Christian pop singer Adam Cappa performs at 7 p.m. Friday and country singer Alexis Gomez at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday.
Location: Wax Park, 3800 Main St., Moraine.
More info: 937-535-1000 or www.ci.moraine.oh.us.
SPRINGBORO’S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
It’s a BIG deal! In celebration for the city’s 200 years of existance, the Springboro community is inviting everyone to enjoy fireworks, concerts and fun for everyone.
When: July 3-5
Location: 195 Tamarack Trail, Springboro, OH 45066
More info: www.boro200.com
MORE COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS
Beavercreek: 4th of July celebration starts with a parade at 6 p.m. and entertainment including food and children’s inflatable bouncers beginning at 7 p.m. including Juggler Dave, the Fastrax Jump Team, Band of Flight: Systems Go rock band and fireworks at 10 p.m. More info: Website
Brookville: Coming later on July 24-25, the City of Brookville is hosting a fireworks finale as part of its annual community picnic. In addition to that, this event is offering a full rundown of activities to last the entire weekend. http://www.brookvilleareachamber.org
Englewood: The Englewood Civic Band will perform beginning at 7 p.m., and fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 at Centennial Park. Rain date: July 5, 2015. The Kleptz YMCA will hold a free event July 4 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at 1200 W. National Road. There will be a kids activity area, a live concert featuring Warshful and free hot dogs, popcorn and drinks. Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.
Enon: The Enon VFW presents Independence Day fireworks on July 3 at dusk. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and will include food, games and entertainment for the kids. There will be a parade the following day July 4th at 1 p.m. The parade will commence at Indian Valley Middle School and end at the Mad River Township (Enon) Fire & EMS Station on 260 E. Main St.
Huber Heights: Enjoy a parade, concert and fireworks finale on Saturday, July 5. The parade begins at 10 a.m. beginning at the Huber Centre located at the Brandt and Chambersburg intersection and ending at Nebraska Avenue. The concert goes from 6-10 p.m. at Tom Cloud Park featuring the Flashback Band, hosted by the Arts and Beautification Commission.
Fairborn: Fairborn’s traditional family Block Party will take place on Main Street from 4-10 p.m. Friday, July 3, with a variety of vendors selling food and specialty items. Saturday’s Fourth of July Parade, sponsored by the Fairborn Rotary Club, will get underway at 10 a.m. after assembling in the Fairborn Plaza. The festivities move to Community Park on Saturday with food and live music entertainment starting at 5 p.m. followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Fairfield: The Red, White & Kaboom fireworks will take place on Friday, July 3. The event celebrates Independence Day in Fairfield with an amazing fireworks display from Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks with entertainment, food and activities at three official viewing locations in Fairfield (Harbin Park, Village Green Park and the Fairfield Aquatic Center). Most events start between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. More info: 513-867-5348
Franklin: Franklin will host “The Wettest Parade in Ohio,” Saturday, July 4 at 10 a.m. Each intersection of the parade is designated as a “wet zone,” where viewers “will be drenched.” The parade will run from Lions Bridge to the Franklin Community Park. Also on the 4th, Franklin’s Fireworks “All American Blast” will be held at Franklin Community Park at dark. Gates open for fireworks at 6 p.m. Live entertainment, children’s activities and more. www.FranklinOhio.org
Lebanon: Lebanon’s Independence Day Parade will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, July 3 in downtown Lebanon. The city’s Independence Day Celebration will take place from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 3 at Colonial Park West, located at 720 N. Broadway. Festivities will include live entertainment, a petting zoo, food vendors and more. Event opens at 6 p.m., live entertainment from 7 to 10 p.m. Fireworks launch at 10 p.m. Free admission. www.lebanonohio.gov
Springfield: The City of Springfield and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks present the 21st annual Old Fashioned Country Fireworks display on Sunday, July 5, at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Events start at 8 p.m. Free admission.
Tipp City: Tipp City’s July 4 celebration kicks off with a parade at 4 p.m., with entertainment starting at 5 p.m. (music, food and games). Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
Troy: See fireworks on July 4 starting at approximately 10 p.m. In addition to the Market Street bridge, excellent locations for viewing the fireworks will be the levee (top and both sides) and the seating area at the North Market Street ballfield.
Vandalia: Vandalia’s celebration will take place on Friday, July 3 at the Vandalia Sports Complex on Stonequarry Road. The Tyler Cochrane Trio, a band composed of local musicians, will be the headline musical entertainment opening at 7 p.m. There will also be a talent competition, and fireworks by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks start promptly at 10 p.m.
West Milton: The West Milton July 4 celebration will kick off Wednesday, July 1, and continue through July 4 with fireworks at 10 p.m. Hours will be 6-10 p.m. July 1 through July 3 and noon to 10 p.m. July 4. Activities will include a Funtime Carnival with amusement rides, games and food . There also will be bingo and a July 4 parade at 11 a.m.
Xenia: For the first time in years, Xenia will hold a Memorial Fireworks Festival, with fun for the whole family on July 3 from 4-11 p.m. at Shawnee Park. The festival will include bounce houses, face painting, and laser tag for the kids. Bluegrass music in the evening with performances by Blue Moon Soup and Repeating Arms. There will also be a Wright Brother’s Children’s Bike Parade, a teen triathalon, a children’s and adult’s fishing derby featuring prize awards and winning categories.