The American Independence Day is almost here and like every year, the entire country is looking forward to have an amazing and memorable celebration. Several events are lined up for this weekend to make sure that you don't miss the jazz of the festivities. Here are some of the prominent events scheduled to take place that you might want to attend and have an incredible time with your friends and family.
4th of July Jam, 3-11 pm, Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Music by China Catz, Majestic Man, Strange Mechanics, Love Alive and Subterranean. Games and activities all day. Craft beer options available. Fireworks end event. Fireworks at 9:45 pm. Free. 513-977-8028; washingtonpark.org.
City of Independence Fourth of July Celebration, 3-11 pm, Memorial Park, 2001 Jack Woods Parkway, Independence. Rides, food, and games. 7 pm, parade at Donna Yeager Amphitheater followed by fireworks at 10 pm. Free. 859-356-6264; www.cityofindependence.org.
Northside Rock 'n' Roll Carnival, 6-1am, Hoffner Park, Blue Rock and Hamilton Avenue, Northside. Local and national music and sideshow and burlesque acts, plus food, vendors and beer. Free. No phone; www.northsiderocks.com.
Reading American Legion Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks, 4-11 pm, Koenig Park, 520 W. Columbia Ave., Reading. Cornhole tournament July 2, 2 pm, $20 per person, draw for teams, 32 teams, pay out $500. Contact Jac to enter 513 885-0529. Raffles, rides, food and more. Free. 513-733-9926.
Red White and Boom, 8-11 pm, Lesko Park, Ind. 56, Aurora. Activities include Seaplane rides ($40), free military boat rides and displays, lighted boat parade, craft show, Cruise-in car show (Sat), live music and beer and wine garden. Saturday night fireworks at dark over Ohio River. Car show, fireworks. Free. 812-322-8198; www.visitsoutheastindiana.com.
Red, White and Liberty, noon-4 p.m., Liberty Center, 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township. Fourth of July parade on square along with family activities. Free. 513-644-0900; www.liberty-center.com.
4th of July Celebration, 8:30-10:30 pm, St. Bernard Pool and Ross Park, St. Bernard. Access to pool, cupcake eating contest, cornhole tournament, DJ and live music, food trunks and booths, fireworks. Free. Registration needed for 5K run. 513-242-7770, ext. 7700; www.cityofstbernard.org.
Fairfield Red, White and Kaboom, 7-11 pm, Village Green Park, 301 Wessel Drive, Fairfield. Fairfield's annual Independence Day celebration on July 3 includes festivities at Harbin Park, the launch site for Rozzi's Famous Fireworks, Village Green Park and the Fairfield Aquatic Center. 8 pm, music. 10 pm, fireworks. Free. 513-867-5348; www.fairfield-city.org.
Firecracker Festival, 3-11 pm, Home of the Brave Park, 11605 Lebanon Road, Loveland. Food, live entertainment, beverage booths, children's zone, children's parade, Rozzi's Fireworks and more. Free. 513-683-1544.
Independence Day Celebration,10:30-11 pm, Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine streets, Downtown. Fireworks show from rooftop of Macy's downtown store. Free. 513-977-8028; myfountainsquare.com.
Independence Day Parade,7:30 pm, Stanbery Park, 2221 Oxford Ave., Mount Washington. Parade starts at Stanbery Park, refreshments at American Legion Park Post 484 following parade. Bike and Trike contest for children at 6 pm, Stanbery Park. Free. 513-231-7351.
LaRosa's Balloon Glow, 5-11 pm, Coney Island, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Anderson Township. Park opens at 10 am. Music, family entertainment and classic rides and 15 hot air balloons of every color. Rozzi's Famous Fireworks display 10 pm. Parking $9 until 2 p.m.; $12 afterward. Sunlite Pool open for swimming until 9:30 pm. Hot air balloons "glow" from 8-10 pm. Coney's Classic Rides open until 11 pm. Regular park admission applies. 513-232-8230; www.coneyislandpark.com.
Light Up Liberty, 6-10 pm, Princeton Pike Church of God, 6101 Princeton Glendale Road, Liberty Township. Alcohol-free, family-friendly celebration established with goal of helping to strengthen community while providing safe and fun place to honor our nation's independence. Musical entertainment, car show; carnival rides/games, Rozzi's Famous Fireworks and food vendors. Free. 513-867-1995; www.lightupliberty.com.
Miller-Leuser Log House Open House,1-4 pm, Miller-Leuser Log House, 6550 Clough Pike, Anderson Township. Tour of 1796 historic log house furnished with 18th and 19th century antiques. Free. 513-231-2114.
Northside Rock 'n' Roll Carnival, 6 pm -1 am, Hoffner Park, Blue Rock and Hamilton Avenue, Northside. Local and national music and sideshow and burlesque acts, plus food, vendors and beer. Free. No phone; www.northsiderocks.com.
Reading American Legion Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks, 4-11 pm, Koenig Park, 520 W. Columbia Ave., Reading. Raffles, rides, food and more. Fireworks July 3, 10 pm. Free. 513-733-9926.