Paint Your Front Door Black? Statistics Say Yes!

Front Door with square glass windows.I have been contemplating purchasing a new front door for over two years. My current  all-glass door will one day be replaced with a solid front door with small windows at the top. What has held me back from ordering this door for so long? Deciding what color it should be!

Initially I was drawn towards a light, mossy green color. I thought it would look fresh and a nice contrast to the all-white facade of my cottage-style home. However, the type of door I wanted to order was not available in that particular hue. My options at that time were: (one) order a door, paint it mossy green myself and then deal with paint upkeep in the future; or (two) select a standard color that promised no future touch-ups. I did not order a door. Instead, I contemplated.

Yellow was the next color up for consideration. This was a standard color per my door catalog, but I was not sure if this was the perfect color for my house. Since I was on the fence about making a color selection, I did next what 175 million other people worldwide do: I created a Pinterest board. It’s called “Front Doors” and was supposed to give me much needed inspiration. I pinned and pinned, and then pinned some more. I still did not take action on selecting a door color.

I recently read an article about front doors from Money Magazine. It suggested by painting a front door “black”, a home’s value could increase up to $6,271 when selling. (That information definitely caught my attention.) The article said a black door “…gives buyers the impression that your home is a serious, stately and safe choice…”

Hmmmm. Would my home be instantly worth $6,000 more? Probably not, but black might be a nice color to consider. Should I take the plunge and have a black front door? I am still on that fence. What do you think?

Need help in selecting a new front door or painting one? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can put you in touch with proven service vendors.

 

 

7 of the Best Home Improvements that Pay Off when Selling

Seven best home improvements that pay offThinking of making updates to your home? Here is a list of projects that add value to your home from the National Association of Realtors Remodeling Impact Report:

1. Wood Floors
If you have existing hardwood floors covered by carpet, it might be a good idea to refinish them. Costs may be around $3,000 but you should recover 100% of that cost when selling.

If you are installing new hardwood flooring, the cost could be around $5,500 and you should be able to net $5,000 back.

2. Insulation
When you insulate your home, you not only benefit from lower utility bills, but you should be able to recover $1,600 of a $2,100 investment.

3. HVAC
Replacing your HVAC system is expensive ($7,500+). You should expect to recover 67% of that money back as well as enjoy the savings from a new, energy-efficient system.

4. Garage Door
A new garage door not only makes your home’s appearance look better, but you should be able to recover 87% of its cost. (The average cost is $2,300.)

5. Siding
Siding is another expensive item. It can cost $18,000 or more. When completed, your home will not only have a long-lasting exterior, but you should be able to recover 83% of its cost when you sell.

6. Deck, Porch or Patio Addition
A 16×20 wood deck costs around $11,000. You should be able to recoup $10,000 or 90%. Outdoors rooms are very popular and make living more enjoyable.

7. Replacement Windows
Ten 3×5 windows cost around $9,700. You should be able to get back 90% when selling!


Other Improvements to Consider
Although the return is not as high on these items, you may still want to consider updating a bath, the kitchen or your basement:

Bathroom
A full remodel on a bathroom is about $30,000. Your recovery on this item when selling is only 50%. However, a new bath is an important room to buyers. A minor bathroom remodel might be better for you. This cost will come in around $11,000 and the recoup rate is 102%. 

Kitchen
For a $35,000 investment expect to recover $20,000 or 57% of your cost. Again, the recoup is not as high as other projects, but home buyers do desire up-to-date kitchens.

Basement Conversion to Living Space
This project is a big one and can cost $40,000+. Expect to recover 63% when selling.

Need help with your home-improvement project? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services for recommendations of vetted vendors.

 

 

Smart-Home Technology – What Homeowners Want

Smart Phone Smart Home TechnologyIn today’s digital world we are connected to technology like never before. The day of using “the clapper(clap on, clap off) to turn lights off is over. Devices now allow us to control so many things in our homes – from thermostats to garage doors to slow cookers.

The convenience of a smart home is appealing to many home buyers. A recent survey reveals interesting insights about smart-home technology and what homeowners want.

Desired Smart-Home-Features
A survey published by the National Association of Realtors indicated while most homeowners (82 percent) are not asking real estate agents about smart homes, they are still very interested. Buyers want smart-home functions to provide them with these top benefits:

  • Security (81% deem this “very important” or “somewhat important”)
  • Privacy (75%)
  • Energy savings (78%)
  • Cost savings (77%)
  • Comfort (71%)

While homeowners are intrigued by the possibilities that smart products can provide, fewer than 50 percent could name even the most popular products such as Nest thermostats or tools offered by well-known brands like Amazon, Apple, and Google.

Products of Interest
While there are many smart products currently available and more coming to market each day. Here are some techie conveniences that are of interest:

Smart Locks
Smart locks do far more than let you in and out of your home. Today’s smart locks allow you to monitor who entering your home while you are away. Some models let you assign access privileges to friends, family members, contractors or others.

Many smart locks include a mobile or web app that lets you lock and unlock doors remotely a from a mobile device or computer. These apps allow you to set access privileges and some provide for voice activation or geofencing, which lets you set a perimeter that, when detected, locks or unlocks automatically.

Smart Lights
Homeowners can replace a basic incandescent light bulb with a smart, LED-equipped bulb controllable by smart phone, tablet or computer. These bulbs come in a standard white light or can change colors or brightness on the fly. Light beams can be dispersed broadly like a traditional bulb or narrowed to provide a focused beam. Bulbs can be scheduled to save on energy costs and brighten up the home when you arrive.

There are also devices that control your home’s outdoor lights. This would be very convenient during the holidays if you like to decorate with lights.

Smart Thermostats
One of the most popular early technologies, the smart thermostat, offers a lot of other good options for homeowners. Like smart lights, they help conserve energy by scheduling temperature changes for when homes are occupied. While some only control heating and cooling, modern models also manage ventilation and dehumidification systems. Others can analyze the habits of house usage and recommend settings to lower energy costs further.

Given that so many home buyers are still unaware of smart-home possibilities, giving them information is one of the most valuable things a real estate agent can do to help create even more value in their homes.

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Guide to July Festivals and Fun Things To Do in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

 

July Festivala and Fun Things to Do

It’s the hot days of summer in July. This month, plan on doing something fun such as attending a Fourth of July fireworks show, community outdoor concert or a local festival. Homearama in Cincinnati and Dayton starts this month, too.

Events are in order by date for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana.

SkyWheel
Through July 8, 2018
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Ride on the largest Ferris wheel in North America as you rise up 155 feet

Terra-cotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China
Through August 12, 2018
Cincinnati Art Museum, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
View 120 Chinese life-sized  army figures

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Tri-State Antique Market
July 1, 2018 (+ August 5, September 2 and October 7)
US Route 50 at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Indiana’s largest antiques and vintage market

Beavercreek Summer Concert Series
July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2018
Dominick Lofino Park at 640 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek, Ohio
Free concerts at the amphitheater

Centerville Summer Concert Series
July 1, 3, 8, 14, 15, 22, 29, 2018 (+ August 5, 12, 19, 26; September 9)
Stubbs Park at 255 W. Spring Valley Road, Centerville, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair to the amphitheater

Summer Arts Festival
July 1, 2018, 4-8, 2018, July 11-15 and July 18-21, 2018
Veteran’s Park at 250 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, Ohio 45504
No admission fee – bring your lawn chair and blankets.
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks
July 3, 2018 at 10pm
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue in downtown Dayton, Ohio
A multi-cultural festival with food and live music!

LaRosa’s Balloon Glow
July 3, 2018
Coney Island, Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the day at Coney Island including live music and stay until evening when the hot air balloons will fill sky.

Red, Rhythm and Boom
July 3, 2018
Mason Municipal Campus in Mason, Ohio
The Fray will be performing. Enjoy carnival rides and lots of food. The Skydiving exhibit starts at 5:30pm. Fireworks at 10pm.

Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2018 at 1pm

Colonial Park West at 720 North Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Parade at 4pm in downtown Lebanon. Celebration from 6pm-10pm at  Colonial Park West. Enjoy music, activities and a petting zoo.

Red White and KaBoom
July 3, 2018
William Harbin Park in Fairfield, Ohio
Festivities all day at various locations ending with fireworks.

Fairborn July 3rd Block Party and 4th of July Parade
July 3-4, 2018
Fairborn, Ohio
July 3: Block party on Main Street with food, crafts and games.
July 4: Parade in the morning
No fireworks mentioned 

St. Joseph Family Patriotic Festival
July 3-4, 2018
Auglaize County Fairground at 1001 Fairview Dr., Wapakoneta, Ohio
Games, lots of food, beer garden and more!

Depot Days
July 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and 26, 2018
Erlanger Depot Park at 3313 Crescent Avenue, Erlanger, Kentucky
Different programs offered for kids — local sports heroes, comic heroes, science and games!

14th Annual Independence Day Parade
July 4, 2018
Fourth of July Parade starts at 10am at 7954 Beechmont Avenue
Need to confirm fireworks – 688-8400 Steve Sievers

Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival Fireworks
July 4, 2018 at 10pm
Centerville High School Football Stadium – 500 East Franklin Street
July 3, 2018: Flag ceremony and Americana Concert at Stubbs Park
July 4, 2018: Auto show on North Main Street. Entertainment begins at 11am.

Enon Independence Day Parade
July 4, 2018
Begins at Indian Valley School and ends at Mad River Township Fire Department, Enon, Ohio
Free food and a parade!

Red White & Blanchester Blue
July 4, 2018 – Fireworks at dusk (Festival is July 3-4, 2018)
Blanchester High School – 953 Cherry St.

Red, White and Blue Ash
July 4, 2018
Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio
All kinds of fun as well as live entertainment (Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and John Waite) with the fireworks starting at 10pm.

July 4th Fireworks Festival
July 4, 2018
A fun festival at Rogers Park starts at 4pm with live music, food and other attractions, ending in fireworks at dusk.

Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2018
1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, Kentucky
Game booths, Chicken dinners,  and fun! No mention of fireworks

Summer Concert Series
July 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2018 (+ August 1, 8,15, 22 and 29)
Liberty Center at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair!

RiversEdge Summer Concert Series
July 4, 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2018
RiversEdge Amphitheater in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Enjoy music along the Great Miami River

Warsaw Kentucky River Days Celebration
July 4-6, 2018
Warsaw, Kentucky

Cincinnati Circus
July 5, 2018
Erlanger Train Depot Park at 3313 Crescent Avenue, Erlanger, Kentucky
A fun day to enjoy!

Big Band Nights at Riverscape
July 5 and 19, 2018 (+ August 16)
111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Swing and big-band music in the canopy! Bring your lawn chair.

Takeover on the Square
July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2018 (+ August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, Ohio
Summer concerts series!

Music on the River
July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 (+August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)
Downtown Lawrenceburg at 118 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Cruise-in car show with live music. Bring your lawn chair.

The Take Over on the Square
July 5, 12, 19, 26 (and August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30), 2018 
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Point Drive in West Chester, Ohio
Live music from 6-9pm.

Roots Revival
July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 (+ August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy live bluegrass music. Eli’s BBQ will have food service.

Salsa on the Square
July 5, 12,19, 26, 2018 (+ August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; September 6, 13, 20, 27)
Fountain Square, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Live salsa bands and skilled dancers will inspire you to take to the dance floor. Enjoy food from Mazunte.

Festival of the Bells
July 5-7, 2018
Hillsboro, Ohio
Pie-eating contest, 5k run/walk, pet parade, concert and more!

Country Concert
July 5-7, 2018
7103 State Route 66 at Fort Loramie, Ohio
Enjoy Brad Paisley and more!

The Flying Dutchman
July 5-7, 2018
Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Opera performance in German with projected translation

Live at the Levee
July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2018 (+August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)
Newport on the Levee at Riverwalk Plaza, Newport, Kentucky
Free concert

Downtown Xenia First Friday
July 6, 2018
101 N. Detroit, Xenia, Ohio
Live entertainment

Party in the Street 
July 6, 2018
Downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Live music,food tricks and a beer garden. Must be 21 years.

First Friday on the Square
July 6, 2018
Historic Downtown Carrollton
Entertainment, music and more!

First Friday Food Truck Frenzy at Austin Landing
July 6, 2018 (+ August 3)
Austin Landing at 10050 Innovation Drive, Dayton, Ohio
Concert in the park for $5 – enjoy food truck fare

Party in the Street 
July 6, 2018 (+ August 3)
Various locations in downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Adults only. Live bands with beer. wine and food truck fare.

Friday Night Grill Outs at Lake Isabella
July 6, 13 and 20, 2018
10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, Ohio
Live music concert and grilled favs will be available.

Concerts Under the Clock
July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
Downtown Loveland, Ohio
Live music featuring local musicians

Concerts in the Square
July 6 and 20, 2018 (+ August 3, 17, 31; September 14)
St. Lawrence Square at 3650 Warsaw Avenue in Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music – bring your lawn chair!

Moonlite Gardens Dance Party
July 6 and 20, 2018 (+August 3, 24; October 12)
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dance to live music!

Friday Flow
July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 (plus Fridays in August)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy live  music on the Civic Lawn!

Fireman’s Fourth of July
July 6-7, 2018
Augusta, Kentucky
Enjoy the fish fry and other foods as well as activities and games. And the grand finale are the fireworks over the Ohio River!

First Friday / Second Look at Pendleton Art Center – Middletown
July 6-7, 2018
1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio 45042
Artists will be available to show off their talents, food, music and more!

Mt. Healthy Summer Concert
July 6 and 20, 2018 (_August 3, 10 and 24)
Mt. Healthy City Park at McMakin Street, Mt. Healthy, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concerts to enjoy!

Ohio Jeep Fest
344 Fairgrounds Road (Ross County Fairgrounds) in Chillicothe, Ohio
July 6-8, 2018
Fee. Ohio Jeep Fest! Beep! Beep!

Liberty 4th of July Festival
July 6-8, 2018
Liberty, Indiana
Live music, beer garden, food and crafts – no mention of fireworks

Madison Regatta
July 6-8, 2018
Bicentennial Park in Madison, Indiana
Enjoy a music festival along with boat racing!

Concerts Under the Clock
July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018
Downtown Loveland, Ohio
Live music featuring local musicians

Springboro Concerts in the Park
July 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, and 27, 2018
North Park at 195 Tamarack Trail, Springboro, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair!

Friday Night Concert Series
July 6, 13, 20, 27; 2018 (+August 3, 10, 17)
Blue Ash Towne Square in Blue Ash, Ohio
Live music — bring your lawn chairs!

Cool Films Series at Victoria Theatre
July 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27, 29, 2019 (+August 3-5,  10-12, 17-19, 24)
Victoria Theatre at 138 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Nostalgic films from the Victory Movie House Era.

St. Lawrence Church Summer Festival
July 7, 2018
3680 Warsaw Ave., East Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, turtle soup, pull pork sandwiches and festival food!

Springsfest
July 7, 2018
John Bryan Community Center at 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Music and craft beer festival

Fireman’s Festival and Fireworks
July 7, 2018 at dusk
Metamora, Indiana
The fire department raise funds with this fun festival. Enjoy the beer garden and live music.

West Chester Concert Series
July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 (+ August 4, 11, 18 ; and September 3)
Keehner Park Amphitheater  at 7211 Barrett Road, West Chester Township, Ohio
Bring a blanket or chair!

Berry Blast
July 7-8, 2018
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm in Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy hayrides, treats and fun!

St. Lawrence Church Festival
July 7-8, 2018
3680 Warsaw Avenue, Price Hill (Cincinnati), Ohio
Live music, games, kids booths are more!

St. Lawrence Chicken Fest
July 8, 2018
St. Lawrence Church at 524 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
All-you-can eat chicken dinner, split the pot and more!

Vinoklet  Winery Summer Fair and Craft Show
July 8, 2018
Vinoklet Winery and Restaurant at 11069 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, artisan booths, food and more!

Music on the Bricks
July 10 (+August 14), 2018
Downtown Osgood, Ripley Street, Osgood, Indiana
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music!

Racefest 2018
July 11, 2018
Downtown Carrollton, Kentucky
Enjoy race-car simulations, car and motorcycle show as well as live music and food.

Summer Concert – Blue Stone Ivory
July 11, 2018
Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum at 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair. Concert at the Rose Garden.

Hump Day Concert
July 11, 2018
Voice of America MetroPark Gazebo at 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio
Bring your chair and enjoy live music, food and fun!

Party on the Purple
July 11, 18, 25 (+August 1), 2018
Purple People Bridge accessed via Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky or Sawyers Point in downtown Cincinnati
Live music and food trucks

Wednesdays in the Woods
July 11, 18, 25; August 1 and 8)
Burnet Woods at 3251 Brookline Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, good and activities for kids

Music on the River
July 12, 19 and 26, 2018
Downtown Lawrenceburg at East High Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Festival
July 12-15, 2018
Newport Riverfront, Newport, Kentucky
Brewing and pork – part of the heritage of Newport. Enjoy food, music, games and more!

Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concerts
July 12,19, 26; August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and September 6), 2018
310 Wessel Drive at the Village Green Park Amphitheater in Fairfield, Ohio
Live music!

Movie in the Park
July 13, 2018 (+ August 10)
General Ormsby Mitchell Park in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Bring your blanket and chairs. Popcorn and drinks provided. Dusk.

Signs and Songs
July 13, 2018 (+August 24, September 21 and October 19)
American Sign Museum at 1330 Monmouth Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert fee

Spring Grove Date Night Outdoor Movie
July 13, 2018
4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45232
Bring your picnic blanket to the Rose Garden. Movie starts at 9pm.

Augusta Riverfest Regatta
July 13-14, 2018
Augusta, Kentucky
Enjoy watching the race along the Ohio River!

Festival in Sycamore
July 13-14, 2018
Bechtold Park at 4312 Sycamore Road, Sycamore Township (Cincinnati), Ohio
Live music to enjoy!

Riverfest Regatta
July 13-14, 2018
East Riverside Drive, Augusta, Kentucky
Sternwheel boats will be docked, Carnival food, beer garden, tractor pull and more

Master Musicians Festival
July 13-14, 2018
Somerset, Kentucky
Bluegrass to rock and roll

Fairborn’s Free on Friday Concerts
July 13 and 20, 2018
691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, Ohio
Free concerts to enjoy!

Broad Street Bash
June 13 and 27, 2018 (+ July 18; and August 1)
First Avenue and Broad Street, Middletown, Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets! Enjoy the music!

St. Pius X Summer Festival
July 13-15, 2018
348 Dudley Road in Edgewood, Kentucky
Live music, food, pig roast on Sunday.

St. Thomas More July Fest
July 13-15, 2018
800 Ohio Pike at St. Thomas More Church in Cincinnati, Ohio
Traditional festival with all of the fun!

St. John’s Festival
July 13-15, 2018
753 S. Hyatt Street in Tipp City
Live music, rides, games, food including Saturday evening chicken dinner

St. Thomas More JulyFest 
July 13-15, 2018
800 Ohio Pike in Withamsville (Cincinnati), Ohio
Live music, kid’s play area, lots of food selections.

Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest 2018
July 14, 2018
Fraze Pavilion, Dayton, Ohio
Sizzling hot! Bold food and great, live music

Backyard Concert Services
July 14, 2018
Historic Butler-Turpin House in Carrollton, Kentucky
Blues, bluegrass and honky tonk

Bastille Day Celebration
July 14, 2018
Downtown Montgomery in Cincinnati, Ohio
Vive la France! Enjoy music, vendor food and kids activities.

Batesville Fire Rescue Summerfest
July 14, 2018
Batesville, Indiana
A yearly tradition.

Blues, Brew & BBQ
July 14, 2018
Pyramid Hill sculpture Park at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road in Hamilton, Ohio
Enjoy live blues music along  with BBQ from various vendors and craft beer.

BBQFest
July 14, 2018
Downtown Sidney, Ohio
Sample all kinds of BBQ wonderfulness.

The Off Market
July 14, 2018, (+ August 11 and September 8)
MadTree Brewery on Madison Road in Oakley, Cincinnati, Ohio
Artists, bakers and boutiques. Shop local!

St. Leo the Great Culture Fest
July 14, 2018
2573 St. Leo Place in Fairmount, Cincinnati, Ohio
Music and cuisine from Guatamala, Mexico, Salvador and Columbia

Sun Valley Music Festival
July 14, 2018
AJ Jolly Park at 100 Lakeview Drive in Alexandria, Kentucky
Live music to enjoy!

Festival in Sycamore
July 14-15, 2018
Bechtold Park in Syacmore Township (Cincinnati), Ohio
Live music to enjoy!

St. John Festival
July 14-15, 2018
All Saints Parish at 25743 State Route 1, Dover, Indiana
Chicken dinner on Sunday. Games, food, raffles, live music and beer garden

Barnstorming Carnival
July 14-15, 2018
Springfield Beckley Airport in Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy aviation’s roots when you view plans from 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Dayton Blues Festival
July 15, 2018
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the blues!

Burlington Antique Show
July 15, 2018 (+August 19, September 16 and October 21, 2018)
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idelwild Road, Burlington, Kentucky
Find a special treasure!

Springboro BBQ Fest
July -14-15, 2018
Clearcreek Park at 3500 W. Lower Springboro Road, Springboro, Ohio
First annual BBQ festival!

Broad Street Bash
July 18, 2018 (+ August 1)
First Avenue and Broad Street, Middletown, Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets! Enjoy the music!

Macy’sKids, Cultures, Critters and Crafts Festival
July 18, 2018
3400 Vine Street in Avondale at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio
$1 Zoo admission. Enjoy crafts from all cultures that day.

Party on the Plaza
July 19, 2018 (+August 2 and 23, 2018)
7850 Five Mile Road at the Anderson Center in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
Live band concert and lots of great food.

Summer Music Festival
July 19, 2018 (+ August 16)
Ault Park at 3600 Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park (Cincinnati), Ohio
Dance to live music! Food, wine and water will be available

Stayin’ Alive – Summer Arts Festival
July 20, 2018
Veteran’s Park Amphitheatre at 250 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, Ohio
Tribute to the Bee Gees!

Miami Valley Music Fest
July 20-21, 2018
Troy, Ohio
Enjoy live music!

Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival
July 20-21, 2018
Smith Park at 500 Tytus Avenue and Verity Parkway in Middletown, Ohio
Balloon race, live music, food, and carnival ride.

Oldenburg Freudenfest
July 20-21, 2018
Oldenburg, Indiana
Everything’s German at this fun festival! Enjoy German food, games and music!

Rockin’ RibFest
July 20-21, 2018
Fairborn Community Park at 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Ohio
Plan to pig out! Crafts , fun zone and more!

Immaculate Conception Festival
July 20-22, 2018
Corner of Walnut and Anthony Streets, Celina, Ohio
Live music, corn-hole tournament, rides and lots of food

Kolping Schutzenfest Church Festival
July 20-22, 2018
This “shooting” festival is a tradition dating back 500 years in Germany.  Participants shoot at a hand-carved eagle and attendees enjoy German food, drinks and entertainment.

St. Cecilia Parish Festival
July 20-22, 2018
3105 Madison Road in Oakley in Cincinnati, Ohio
Food, games, rides and fun! Enjoy live music, too. Petting zoo on Sunday.

St. Gabriel Summerfest
July 20-22, 2018
48 W. Sharon Avenue, Glendale (Cincinnati), Ohio
Festival favs!

St. Paul Church Summer Festival
July 20-22, 2018
7303 Dixie Highway, Florence, Kentucky
Summer festival fun!

Murphy Theatre 100th Anniversary Week
July 20-24, 2018 (+July 26)
50 W. Main Street, Wilmington, Ohio
Indoor and outdoor entertainment

Another Brick in the Wall
July 20-31, 2018
Music Hall at 1241 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Opera based on Pink Floyd’s The Wall

City Flea
July 21, 2018
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Find a treasure here!

Kale & Ale Festival
July 21, 2018
Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove at 705 E. Pete Rose Way, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Discover farm-to-table dishes along with some great brews! Live music

Music in the Park
July 21, 2018 (+August 18; and September 15, 2018)
Deer Park, Cincinnati, Ohio

Rock Piqua – Riverfront Concert Series in Piqua
July 21, 2018 (+ August 18)
Concerts near the Great Miami River at 125 E. Water St. at Lock Nine Park in Piqua, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy food vendor fare

ThunderBurg
July 21, 2018
Riverfront Park at 2 N. Miami Avenue, Miamisburg, Ohio
Motorcycle cruise-in and bike show with over 1,000 vehicles!

Union Township Summer Concert Series
July 21 and 28, 2018 (+August 11; September 8)
Amphitheater at 4350 Aicholtz Road at the Union Township Civic Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs and snacks!

Summer Moon Festival
July 21-22, 2018
Armstrong Air & Space Museum at 500 Apollo Drive, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 with activities, face painting, mini golf, concert band and more!

Homearama – Cincinnati
July 21 – August 5, 2018
Highlands at Heritage Hill in Union Township at 3284 Columbia Road, Lebanon Ohio
Tour 10 new homes priced from $1-$2 million.

Ponies in the Park
July 26, 2018
Silverlake Park at 110 Division Street, Erlanger, Kentucky
Free petting zoo and games! Ride a pony for $10.

Cincinnati Music Festival
July 26-28, 2018
Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
Originally called the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, you will enjoy lots of talent including MC Lyte, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men, Fantasia, After 7, Jill Scott, The Roots, The O’Jays and Bootsy Collins House Party and  more.

Fridays on Prouty Summer Concert: Phonic Uproar
July 27, 2018
Downtown Troy
Free event!

Oakley After Hours
July 27, 2018
Oakley Square on Madison Road in Oakley (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Live music and entertainment  the last Friday (April – August)

Splashtacular
July 27, 2018
Robert F. Mays Park at 10553 Paragon Road in Washington Township
Free events with water-based activities! Watch out – the Washington Township Fire Department is going to spray water from their truck!

Bacon, Blues and Brew Festival
July 27-28, 2018
Walhill Farm in Batesville, Indiana
Enjoy local brews and local food along with the music!

Sharonfest
July 27-28, 2018
Gower Park at 10990 Thornview Drive in Sharonville (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Party With a Purpose: Music, rides, games and more!

St. Ann Parish Church Fiesta
July 27-28, 2018
3064 Pleasant Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio
Traditional church festival.

Annie Oakley Days Festival
July 27-29, 2018
Darke County Fairgrounds at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio
Parade, shooting contests, and fun!

Bright Community Festival
July 27-29, 2018
Bright Firehouse at 23759 Brightwood Drive, Bright, Indiana
Parade starts at 3pm on Saturday. Carnival rides, games, food booths and beer garden

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 27-29, 2018
Riverscape MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy everything Irish!

Greater Anderson Days
July 27-29, 2018
6910 Same Road in Beech Acres Park in Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, games, rides, Anderson’s Got Talent and fireworks on Sunday.

GreekFest at Sts. Constantine and Helen (Church Festival)
July 27-29, 2018
Middletown, Ohio
Traditional Greek food and pastries plus lots of fun festival things to do.

Holy Trinity Festival
July 27-29, 2018
2420 Drex Avenue, Norwood (Cincinnati), Ohio
Live music, festival favorite foods, chicken dinner on Sunday night

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church Festival
July 27-29, 2018
2832 Rosebud Drive in Westwood in Cincinnati, Ohio
Beer garden, rides, games and food.

St. Bartholomew Festival
July 27-29, 2018
9375 Winton Road, Springfield Township (Cincinnati), Oho
Festival fun and food. Chicken and rib dinner on Sunday

St. James the Greater Parish (Church) Festival
July 27-29, 2018
3565 Hubble Road in White Oak in Cincinnati, Ohio
Games, food and lots more.

St. Margaret of York Fest
July 27-29, 2018
9483 Columbia Road in Loveland, Ohio
Church festival with food, drink, rides and lots of entertainment.

Dayton Homearama: Touring Edition
July 27 – August 12, 2018
Various locations in the Miami Valley in Dayton, Ohio
See new homes in this scattered-site tour. Home priced from $85,000 – $1 million.

Dillsboro Summer Concert
July 28, 2018
Grass lot on North Street, Dillsboro, Indian
Enjoy the music!

Jungle Jim’s Backyard Bash
July 28, 2018
Jungle Jim’s International Market at 5440 Dixie Highway in Fairfield, Ohio
Enjoy bacon, cheese, barbeque, seafood and more! Samples of brew from the Craft Beer Garden. Tickets required

St. Martin Festival
July 28-29, 2018
8044 Yorkridge Road, Yorkville, Indiana
Chicken dinner on Sunday. Live music, games and beer garden

Bacon, Blues and Brew Music and Arts Festival
July 28-29, 2018
Batesville, Indiana
Enjoy American “roots” music! Kids activities and great food!

The Book of Mormon
July 31 – August 5, 2018
Aronoff Center, 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Wicked funny. Winner of 9 Tony awards.

 

Where and When to View Fourth of July 2018 Fireworks in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

Local Fourth of July Fireworks 2018Celebrate the Fourth of July 2018 by viewing fireworks! Wear your red, white and blue when you oooh and aaah at them. Here is a our list of local Fourth of July  fireworks celebrations throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. In order by region and community:

CINCINNATI, OHIO REGION

Anderson
14th Annual Independence Day Parade

July 4, 2018
Fourth of July Parade starts at 10am at 7954 Beechmont Avenue
Need to confirm fireworks – 688-8400 Steve Sievers

Blanchester
Red White & Blanchester Blue
July 4, 2018 – Fireworks at dusk (Festival is July 3-4, 2018)
Blanchester High School – 953 Cherry St.

Blue Ash
Red, White and Blue Ash
July 4, 2018
Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio
All kinds of fun as well as live entertainment (Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and John Waite) with the fireworks starting at 10pm.

California
LaRosa’s Balloon Glow
July 3, 2018
Coney Island, Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the day at Coney Island including live music and stay until evening when the hot air balloons will fill sky.

California
Patriotic Pops – The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

July 4, 2018
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will play some patriotic tunes at 8pm and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will be displayed at dusk.

Colerain Township
Fourth of July Spectacular
July 3, 2018
Colerain Government Complex at 4160 Springdale Road
Live music and free shuttles.

College Corner
College Corner Old Fashion 4th of July Festival
July 4, 2018
College Corner Park Grove, College Corner, Indiana (Ohio)
Breaded tenderloin, Jo Jo potatoes and more!  No mention of fireworks

Crosby Township
Sticker’s Grove 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2018
11490 Hamilton Cleves Road in Crosby Township, Ohio
Free admission to park. Fireworks at 10pm

Downtown Cincinnati
Cincinnati Reds Independence Day Fireworks Show
July 4, 2018
See fireworks following the ball game on the 4th or go to Smale Riverfront Park or Newport on the Levee for great views!

Fairborn
Fairborn July 3rd Block Party and 4th of July Parade
July 3 and 4th, 2018
Fairborn, Ohio
July 3: Block party on Main Street with food, crafts and games.
July 4: Parade in the morning
No fireworks mentioned 

Fairfield
Red White and KaBoom

July 3, 2018
William Harbin Park in Fairfield, Ohio
Festivities all day at various locations ending with fireworks.

Green Township
Green Township 4th of July Fireworks

July 3, 2018 at 10pm
6717 Bridgetown Road at Kuliga Parkin Green Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
Concert starts at 7:30p

Hamilton
Hamilton July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2018 at dusk
Downtown Hamilton near the courthouse (101 High St.) in Hamilton, Ohio
Parade at 10am at the Butler Co Fairgrounds. Live music.

Harrison
Harrison 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2018 at dusk

300 George Street at Harrison Community Center in Harrison, Ohio.
Celebration starts at 4pm with a parade. Entertainment, food, drinks, activities for kids and live music by GenX at the community center.

Hyde Park
Ault Park Independence Day Fireworks

July 4, 2018 at 10pm
5090 Observatory Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio
Children’s parade at 11am. Concessions from 6-10pm. Live music starts at 7:30pm.

Indian Hill
Indian Hill Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2018 –  Fireworks at 9:45pm at Stephan Field
Parade at 10am – Given Rd. to Shawnee Run Rd. followed by activities at Stephan Field

Lebanon
July 3, 2018 at 1pm
Colonial Park West at 720 North Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Parade at 4pm in downtown Lebanon. Celebration from 6pm-10pm at  Colonial Park West. Enjoy music, activities and a petting zoo.

Liberty Township
Red White and Liberty
July 1, 2018
A day of activities at the park 1-4pm. No fireworks mentioned!

Liberty Township
Light Up Liberty 

July 1, 2018
6101 Princeton Glendale Road in Liberty Township, Ohio (Princeton Pike Church of God)
Family run zone with rides and games. Live music. Food-truck fare. Fireworks at dusk.

Liberty Township
Liberty Township – Fourth of July
July 4, 2018
6840 Lakota Lane at Lakota East High School in Liberty Township, Ohio
5K run/walk  for Liberty followed by a parade at 10am. (Did not see mention of fireworks.)

Loveland/Symmes Township
Firecracker Festival
June 30, 2018
11660 Lebanon Road at Symmes Township Park
Games, food and fireworks!

Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2018
Historic downtown Loveland, Ohio
Events held at Fountain Green, Nisbet Park, City Hall and other locations in Loveland. Fireworks at 10pm.

Madeira
Madeira Independence Day

July 3, 2018 – Fireworks at 10:00pm
Sellman Park – 6700 Marvin Ave
The parade starts at 7pm along Miami Avenue. Enjoy food and music, too at 8pm.

Mariemont
Mariemont Independence Celebration

July 3, 2018 at 9pm
Dogwood Park on Mariemont Avenue in Mariemont, Ohio.
Enjoy the fireworks along with patriotic music from the Carillon.

Mason
Red, Rhythm and Boom
July 3, 2018
Mason Municipal Campus in Mason, Ohio
The Fray will be performing. Enjoy carnival rides and lots of food. The Skydiving exhibit starts at 5:30pm. Fireworks at 10pm.

Kings Island Fireworks
July 4, 2018
6300 Kings Island Drive in Mason, Ohio
Fee to enter park. The fireworks start at 10pm.

Middletown
Fireworks & Broad Street Blast

July 3, 2018 at 10pm
Smith Park at Tytus and Verity Parkway in Middletown, Ohio
Food trucks, kids zone, concert and fireworks

Mt. Healthy
Mt. Healthy Fourth of July Fireworks

July 3, 2018 – Fireworks at dusk
1541 Hill Avenue at City Park
Food, drinks and live music. Enjoy the kid’s parade, too.

Milford
Sparks in the Park
July 3, 2018 at dusk
Riverside Ball Field at 100 Race Street in Milford, Ohio
Celebration from 6-10pm. Live music! Bring your lawn chair

Montgomery
Montgomery Independence Day

July 3, 2018 – 7:30 pm concert at Montgomery Park
July 4, 2018 – 10am parade at Cooper and Montgomery Roads; 11am -2pm Festival in Montgomery Park

Monroe
Light Up the Sky
July 4, 2018
Monroe Community Park at 55 South Main Street in Monroe, Ohio
Fireworks at dusk
Parade at 12pm and ends at Monroe Community Park. Enjoy games and fun. Beer garden, too.

Moscow
Village of Moscow Fireworks
July 3, 2018 at dusk
Fireworks set off near the Ohio River

New Richmond
July 4th on the River
July 4, 2018 at 10pm
Music, rides, food and beverage trucks. Parade starts at 3pm

Northside
Northside Rock N’ Roll Carnival

July 3-4, 2018 
Jacob Hoffner Park at 1618 Blue Rock Street in Northside in Cincinnati, Ohio
Carnival, parade and fireworks on the 4th.

Norwood
Norwood Hometown Fireworks
July 4, 2018 at 10pm

Shea Stadium – 2603 Harris Avenue in Norwood in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring your dancing shows and lawn chairs!

Oxford
Oxford Freedom Festival Parade

July 2, 2018 – Fireworks at 10:00pm
Oxford Community Park at 6801 Fairfield Road, Oxford, Ohio
Festival starts at 6:00pm with climbing wall, pie-backing contest and music.

Reading
Reading American Legion Fourth of July

July 1, 2018 at dusk
Koenig Park (Columbia Avenue) in Reading, Ohio
(Festival held on June 29-30, 2018)

Ross
Stricker’s Grove 4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2018
11490 Hamilton Cleves Road in Ross, Ohio
Fee to into park. Enjoy the rides and fireworks at 10pm.

South Lebanon
July 4th Fireworks Festival

July 4, 2018
A fun festival at Rogers Park starts at 4pm with live music, food and other attractions, ending in fireworks at dusk.

St. Bernard
Cancelled this year. :<

Wyoming
Wyoming July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2018 at 9:45pm
Oak Park (Oak Avenue) in Wyoming, Ohio.
Music of America Theme: 10am Parade, games from 6pm-9:30pm at the park.

DAYTON, OHIO REGION

Beavercreek
Red, White & Brew at Fairfield Commons
July 7, 2018 at 10pm
The Mall at Fairfield Commons at 2727 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, Ohio
Food trucks, music, beer garden and fireworks!

Centerville
Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival Fireworks
July 4, 2018 at 10pm
Centerville High School Football Stadium – 500 East Franklin Street
July 3, 2018: Flag ceremony and Americana Concert at Stubbs Park
July 4, 2018: Auto show on North Main Street. Entertainment begins at 11am.

Downtown Dayton
Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks
July 3, 2018 at 10pm
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue in downtown Dayton, Ohio
A multi-cultural festival with food and live music! Starts at 6pm and fireworks are at 10pm.

Red White and Boonshoft
July 4, 2018
2600 Deweese Parkway, Dayton, Ohio
Food, fun and fireworks! Fee

Englewood
Englewood Fireworks Celebration

July 4, 2018 at 10pm
Centennial Park – 321 Union Boulevard in Englewood.
Enjoy the Englewood Civic Band at 7pm.

Enon
July 3, 2018 – Fireworks and festival at VFW at 5075 Enon Xenia Road  Enon, Ohio
July 4, 2018 – Parade at 1pm begins at Indian Valley School. Free food!

Fairborn
Fairborn 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

July 4, 2018 at 10pm
Fairborn Community Park at 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd in Fairborn, Ohio
Parade starts at 10am. Live entertainment and concessions!

Franklin
July 4, 2018 at dusk
Franklin Community Park at 304 East 6th Street, Franklin, Ohio
Live music, kids play area, parade at 10am. Wettest Parade in Ohio at 10am!

Greenville
July 1, 2018
Darke County Fairgrounds at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio
9:30 pm

Huber Heights
Star Spangled Huber Heights Fireworks
June 30, 2018 at 10pm

Thomas A. Cloud Park 4707 Brandt Pike in Huber Heights
Parade at 10 and festival with food trucks begins at 12pm.

Kettering
Go Fourth!

July 4, 2018 at dusk (to be verified) called 5/11- Claudine – 937-296-3379
Delco Park – 1700 Delco Park Drive in Kettering, Ohio
6-11pm – Live music, food, Play Zone and fun!

Lebanon
City of Lebanon Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2018
Parade at 3pm, live entertainment and fireworks at 10pm

Moraine
Star Spangled Boom in Moraine
July 4, 2018 at 10pm
Wax Park: 3800 Main St. in Moraine, Ohio
Food, refreshments and amusement rides. Love entertainment starts at 7pm.

Piqua
City of Piqua 4th Fest
July 4, 2018
Downtown Piqua from 12 – 9:30pm. Fireworks at 10pm.
Pop-up splash pad, kids zones and more! Bike parade at 12pm.

Springboro
Springboro Red, White & Boro Fireworks
July 4, 2018 at 9:45pm
Springboro High School at 1675 S Main Street, Springboro, Ohio

Springfield
Springfield Old Fashioned Country Fireworks
July 2, 2018 at 10pm

4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Music begins at 7pm. Fireworks will commence at 10pm.

Tipp City
4th of July Fireworks in Tipp City
July 4, 2018
City Park at 35 Parkwood Drive, Tipp City, Ohio
Fireworks at 10pm

Troy
July 4, 2018 
1000 South Market St., Troy, Ohio
Fireworks along the Great Miami River

Vandalia
Vandalia Star Spangled Celebration

July 3, 2018 at 10pm
Vandalia Sports Complex – 1101 Stonequarry Road
Enjoy live music! 7-10 festival.

Xenia
Kevin Sonnycald Memorial Fireworks

July 6, 2018 at 9:45pm
Shawnee Park in Xenia, Ohio
Face painting, magic show, parade and live music

NORTHERN KENTUCKY REGION

Augusta
Fireman’s Fourth of July
Augusta, Kentucky
July 6-7, 2018
Enjoy the fish fry and other foods as well as activities and games. And the grand finale are the fireworks over the Ohio River!

Carrollton, Kentucky
July 4, 2018
Point Point in historic downtown Carrollton, Kentucky
Live music and fireworks at dusk

Covington
July 4th Fireworks Festival
July 4, 2018
A fun festival at Rogers Park starts at 4pm with live music, food and other attractions, ending in fireworks at dusk.

Edgewood
Edgewood Fourth of July Extravaganza

500 Freedom Park Drive at Freedom Park in Edgewood, Kentucky
July 4, 2018 at 9:30pm
Fireworks at dusk at Freedom Park. 5k race (7:30am), parade (9:30am) and a free concert at 7pm.

Florence
Florence Independence Day Celebration

UC Health Stadium in Florence, Kentucky
July 3, 2018  Fireworks at 10pm
4-11 with rides, food, music and fireworks!

Fort Mitchell
Independence Day Parade – no mention of fireworks
July 4, 2018
Starts at Orphanage Road at 12:30pm  in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Fort Thomas
Fort Thomas Independence Day

Tower Park in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
July 4, 2018 
Parade begins at 10:30am. Festivities begin at Tower Park following the parade.

Independence
4th of July Parade and Celebration
July 6-7, 2018 – Fireworks at 10pm on July 7th

Donna Yeager Amphitheater in Memorial Park at 2003 Jack Woods Parkway in Independence, Kentucky
Friday:  Live music concert
Saturday: Parade at 3pm. Concert at 7pm; fireworks at 10pm

Union
Union Celebrates America
June 29, 2018 
Union Community Building at 10087 Old Union Road in Union, Kentucky
Parade at 7pm. Street dance with a live band, food and brew trucks. Fireworks at dark.

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA REGION
Aurora
Aurora Red, White and Boom
June 29-30, 2018
Lesko Park – Indiana 56, Aurora, Indiana
Military equipment display,  car show, beer/wine garden. Seaplane rides. Fireworks at dusk on June 30, 2018

Brookville
Brookville Canoefest (Indiana)
June 30, 2018 – fireworks at 10:30pm
Franklin County Fairgrounds at 11225 County Park Road, Brookville, Indiana
Indiana’s largest canoe race.

College Corner Old Fashion 4th of July Festival
July 4, 2018
College Corner Park Grove, College Corner, Indiana (Ohio)
Breaded tenderloin, Jo Jo potatoes and more!  No mention of fireworks

Greendale
Greendale Independence Day Fireworks
July 4, 2018 at 9:30pm
827 Nowlin Avenue at Greendale Park in Greendale, Indiana
5k race at 9am. Fishing derby at 9am. Bike parade at 3pm.

Liberty 4th of July Festival
July 6-8, 2018
Liberty Indiana
Live music, beer garden, food and crafts – no mention of fireworks

Greensburg
Lake Santee Fireworks
July 7, 2018 at dusk (10pm)

Lake Santee (13 SW Wren Parkway) in Greensburg, Indiana
Beach Bash, Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department lunch, entertainment at the amphitheater

Liberty 4th of July Festival
July 6-8, 2018
Liberty Indiana
Live music, beer garden, food and crafts – no mention of fireworks

Madison
Madison Regatta Fireworks
July 6-8, 2018 at 10pm
Riverfront in Madison, Indiana
Music festival, food trucks and fireworks.

Metamora
Fireman’s Festival and Fireworks
July 7, 2018 at dusk
Metamora, Indiana
The fire department raise funds with this fun festival. Enjoy the beer garden and live music.

Rising Sun
Rising Sun Fireworks on the River
July 3, 2018 at dusk
Front Street, Rising Sun, Indiana
Live music at the Rising Sun Riverfront Park.

May 2018 Home Sales Report for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

May 2018 Home Sales Report

Average home sale and median sale prices increased during May in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Sales units decreased from May 2017 due to a lack of homes on the market for sale. Many homes are selling quickly due to the limited inventory. Here is our report for the month:

Cincinnati
May 2018 recorded the third-most home sales for the month since 2005.

May 2018 vs May 2017

  • -4.32% Decrease in homes sold (2,594 homes vs 2,711 homes)
  • 9.77% Increase in average sale price ($291,293 vs $199,770)
  • 12.44% Increase in median sale price ($179,900 vs $160,000)
  • 5.04% Increase in gross sales volume ($568,846,781 vs $541,576,482)

January – May 2018 vs January – May 2017

  • -1.62% Decrease in homes sold (9,745 homes vs 9,905 homes)
  • 6.81% Increase in average sale price ($207,321 vs $168,500)
  • 8.71% Increase in median sale price ($168,500 vs $155,000)
  • 5.08% Increase in gross sales volume ($2,020,338,680 vs $1,922,607,886)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors May 2018 Home Sales Report

Dayton
Average sale price, median sale price and sales volume increased in May in the Dayton region.

May 2018 vs May 2017

  • -1.91% Decrease in homes sold (1,595 homes vs 1,626 homes)
  • 8.62% Increase in average sale price ($171,061 vs $157,488)
  • 8.25% Increase in median sale price ($145,000 vs $133,950)
  • 6.55% Increase in sales volume ($272,842,039 vs $256,075,029)

January – May 2018 vs January – May 2017

  • 1.06% Increase in homes sold (6,087 homes vs 6,023 homes)
  • 5.20% Increase in average sale price ($158,571 vs $150,735)
  • 4.65% Increase in median sale price ($135,000 vs $129,000)
  • 6.32% Increase in sales volume ($965,223,185 vs $907,874,053)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Area Board of Realtors May 2018 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky
Throughout May, sales units, average sale price, median sale price and sales volume increased in Northern Kentucky.

May 2018 vs May 2017

  • -17.06% Decrease in homes sold (632 homes vs 762 homes)
  • 8.15% Increase in average sale price ($197,809 vs $182,902)
  • 8.41% Increase in median sale price ($170,200 vs $157,000)
  • -10.30% Decrease in sales volume ($125,015,377 vs $139,371,517)

January – May 2018 vs January – May 2017

  • -6.04% Decrease in homes sold (2,660 homes vs 2,831 homes)
  • 8.58% Increase in average sale price ($188,305 vs $173,268)
  • 9.27% Increase in median sale price ($165,000 vs $151,000)
  • 2.11% Increase in sales volume ($500,893,138 vs $490,522,534

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors May 2018 Home Sales Report

Southeastern Indiana
Indiana had an increase in average sale and median sale prices in May.

May 2018 vs May 2017

  • -23.5% Decrease in homes sold (101 homes vs 132 homes)
  • 8.5% Increase in average sale price ($175,134 vs $161,340)
  • 12.8% Increase in median sale price ($149,900 vs $135,000)
  • -16.9% Decrease in sales volume ($17,688,500 vs $21,296,838)

January – May 2018 vs January – May 2017

  • -0.2% Decrease in homes sold (455 homes vs 456 homes)
  • 5.7% Increase in average sale price ($228,833 vs $191,988)
  • 11.0% Increase in median sale price ($149,900 vs $135,000)
  • 5.4% Increase in sales volume ($72,306,310 vs $68,570,499)

Statistics courtesy of Rick McMillin – Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors MLS Homes Sold Report dated June 20 2018.

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2018 State and County Summer Fairs in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

Local and State Fairs 2018Summertime definitely means attending a county or state fair. Steeped with tradition, fairs are full of the sights and sounds of farm livestock, fast rides and carnival-style food and games. And we cannot forget entertainment like the demolition derby, monster truck shows and tractor pulls. Gardeners and cooks show off their best items at fairs, too, seeking a coveted blue ribbon from judges.

Be sure to have fun at one of these local county throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. State fairs will be a longer drive, but they usually offer nationally recognized bands for entertainment!

Fairs are listed by state and alphabetically by county:

Northern Kentucky

Kentucky State Fair
August 16-16, 2018
Louisville, Kentucky

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show
August 29 – September 3, 2018
Alexandria, Kentucky

Boone County Fair and Horse Show
August 6-11, 2018
Burlington, Kentucky

Carroll County Fair
June 1-9, 2018
Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carroll County, Kentucky

Gallatin County Fair
July 18-22, 2018
Warsaw, Kentucky

Grant County Fair and Horse Show
July 27 – August 4, 2018
Grant County Fairgrounds at 115 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown, Kentucky

Kenton County Fair
July 16-21, 2018
Independence, Kentucky

Pendleton County Youth Fair
July 22-28, 2018
320 Fairgrounds Road at the Pendleton County Youth Fairgrounds in Falmouth, Kentucky

Ohio

Ohio State Fair
July 25- August 5, 2018
Columbus, Ohio

Adams County Fair
July 8-14, 2018
836 Boyd Avenue in West Union, Ohio

Brown County Fair
September 24-29, 2018
Georgetown, Ohio

Butler County Fair
July 22-28, 2018
1715 Fairgrove Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio

Clark County Fair
July 20-27, 2018
Springfield, Ohio

Clermont County Fair
July 22-28, 2018
1000 Locust Street in Owensville, Ohio

Clinton County Fair
July 7-14, 2018
Clinton County Fairgrounds
958 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio

Darke County Fair
August 17-25, 2018
Greenville, Ohio

Green County Fair
July 29 -August 3, 2018
120 Fairground Road at the Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio

Hamilton County Fair
August 8-12, 2018
7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio

Highland County Fair
September 1-8, 2018
Hillsboro, Ohio

Logan County Fair
July 8-14, 2018
301 East Lake Avenue at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Bellefontaine, Ohio

Miami County Fair
August 10-16, 2018
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio

Montgomery County Fair
July 9-15, 2018
1043 South Main Street at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio

Preble County Fair
July 28 – August 4, 2018
722 South Franklin Street at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio

Shelby County Fair
July 22-28, 2018
655 South Highland Avenue at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney, Ohio

Warren County Fair
July 16-21, 2018
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway in Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy the tractor pull, Great Cowboy competition, a rodeo, fun rides and food!

Southeastern Indiana 

Indiana State Fair
August 3-19, 2018
Indiana State Fairgrounds at 1202 E 28th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana

Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair
June 18-23, 2018
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Decatur County Fair
July 11-18, 2018

545 S Co. Road (200 W) in Greensburg, Indiana
Decatur Fairgrounds

Fayette County Fair
July 28 – August 4, 2018
Connersville, Indiana

Franklin County Fair
July 16-21, 2018
Brookville, Indiana

Jefferson County Fair
July 9-14, 2018
3852 Indiana 256 in Madison, Indiana

Ohio County 4-H Fair
June 22-30, 2018
Rising Sun, Indiana

Ripley County 4-H Fair
July 21-28, 2018
Walhill Farm at 857 Six Pine Ranch Road in Batesville, Indiana

Switzerland County Fair
July 7-14, 2018
Switzerland County Fairgrounds in Vevay, Indiana

Union County Fair
July 22-28, 2018
Liberty, Indiana