12 Low-Cost Tips to Make Your Yard Look Even Better During Summer

GardenWith summer finally here, many home owners will put plenty of hours into beautifying their lawns and gardens. Here are 12 tips to help you save money while still making sure your yard looks its best all summer long:

1) Stay on the Lookout for Weeds
Weeds are a problem for your lawn or garden simply because they consume nutrients your preferred plants also need. Be vigilant about what you planted and if anything growing on your lawn or in your garden shouldn’t be there. As long as you pull the weeds out – roots and all – you should be safe. Some weeds may be persistent and you may need to resort to weed-killing chemicals readily available at your local hardware store.

2) Edge What You Can
Whether you’re doing it by hand, renting or buying an edger – they often cost less than $100 – edging your lawn is a great idea to differentiate your garden from your lawn, pathways or other features. It makes your lawn look cleaner.

3) Trim Overgrown Bushes and Trees
If you have big bushes in your yard that take up valuable square footage, trees with overhanging branches, or other areas where plants are growing out of control – investing time and energy to trim them back is a great idea. It will make your outdoor space cleaner with a more organized look and feel.

4) Make a Statement in Separation
When you’re trying to make your lawn look really impressive, do some extra work above and beyond simple edging – where it meets your driveway, gardens or other spots – will help it pop out more. For instance, putting up a small wooden fence or line of rocks around the edges of your garden will both help the two spaces contrast and give you a better idea of what you have to edge next time.

5) Add a Water Feature
Whether you put in a small concrete pond, birdbath or a fountain that runs from an attached hose, a water feature is an attractive addition to any garden. You can DIY most of these features, or buy a pre-made option.

6) Make a Path
While most people know not to tread on gardens, having people walk all over your lawn isn’t good for it either. Reduce possible lawn damage by laying down a path of stone, wood planks or other material, which you can get from most big-box hardware retailers. This will not only protect the lawn, but will add another attractive, eye-catching feature.

7) Contrast in Your Garden
A great way to make your garden areas more impressive is to plant flowers and other greenery that are of various colors and textures. It’s great to have a garden bursting with colorful flowers, but contrasting them with some deep green bushes, small evergreens or other plants can bring in a little more variety.

8) A Space to Enjoy
What good is a garden if you’re only viewing it from afar or as you pass through? Add some seating (such as a simple metal bench or wooden chairs and a table) to make your garden a more homey place to sit and relax. By placing the seating in the shade you will have a great place to read in the summer.

9) Bring in Containers Where it Makes Sense
Sometimes you don’t necessarily have the space to plan an entire new flower bed or other feature, but you do have an area you want to beautify a bit. In these cases, consider a large, potted plant or other type of container that will allow you to add something new without requiring a lot of digging or other work.

10) Put in Plants and Other Features Around Every Tree
When your yard has trees – whether they’re towering or merely saplings – it’s a good idea to make sure they have some company. Planting flowers around the tree bed or installing features like a birdbath or some rocks can help the whole area stand out as being just a bit more attractive.

11) Don’t Mow Too Low
When it comes to your lawn’s health overall, one of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is mowing too low to the ground. It may look great to have a nice short cut, but it’s not recommended because it hurts the lawn in multiple ways. First, short grass is more likely to dry out or be scorched in the hot summer sun. Second, it’s worse at retaining water as a general rule. Third, it often pulls up grass altogether and makes the lawn more susceptible to erosion when it rains, leading to patchy spots.

12) Plan Carefully When Adding New Features
If you’ve mastered care for other parts of your yard and you want to add a new flower bed or other feature, it’s wise to approach the job with caution. Take some time to plan out the whole area, staking it off to see how it might look before you start tearing up grass or putting down mulch.

One of the best ways to beautify your backyard or increase your curb appeal (which, for hopeful sellers, is critical to boosting their real estate sales opportunities) is to look online for some inspiration. A quick search on Pinterest may turn up plenty of options that will help you make your home a more satisfying place to live.

Need help with your landscaping, lawn or garden? Contact Sibcy Cline Home Services. They can recommend vetted professionals to help you make your lawn and garden look great all summer long.

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Why It’s a Great Time To Buy a Home This Summer

welcome mat in front of new homeMulling options to buy a new home this summer? Don’t hesitate – this might be one of the best times to buy a home for a number of reasons.

With the second half of 2019 nearly here, it’s important to understand how other potential homeowners felt heading into the spring shopping season. According to a recent survey from the National Association of Realtors®, 65% of respondents thought the market was a favorable time to buy a home.

Why Conditions Could Shift
Usually, when a majority of Americans believe it’s a good time to buy, similarly large numbers also think it’s a good time to sell. It’s classic supply-and-demand, and when buyers feel good, there’s more incentive for sellers to put their homes on the market, especially after years of home price increases and more recent mortgage rate drops. Indeed, 69% of those polled said they felt now was a good time to sell.

Benefits of Buying in Summer
While some people might think shying away from the market in summer months is advisable because that’s when competition is hottest, there are plenty of benefits to buying at this time of year. One of the biggest is that it’s also the time when the supply of homes for sale is greatest. Moreover, moving in summer is often easier from a logistical standpoint – especially if you have kids. Not only is the weather more likely to cooperate with your plans to move out of your old place and into the new one, but giving kids some extra time to adjust to their new homes before the start of school is often a priority for parents.

In addition, because of the supply issues that usually come later in the year, if you decide to wait to begin your search until summer is winding down, you might see your actual home search take longer, potentially pushing your actual purchase back to November or December.

As with any other decisions related to buying a home, it’s wise to work closely with a real estate professional to ensure you’re getting into the market at the right time and ensure you can get the best possible deal on your purchase.

Start looking for homes for sale here.

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July 2019 Events, Festivals and Fun Things To Do in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Southeastern Indiana

July 2019 events and festivals

It’s July and a perfect time to be out and about enjoying our communities. We have listed 105+ local fun events, festivals and things to do throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Be sure to attend a few!

Events happening into July:

Old West Festival
Through  July 7, 2019
1449 Greenbush Cobb Road, Williamsburg, Ohio
Head back to the wild, wild west!

We Who Believe in Freedom
Through July 12, 2019
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
A curated exhibit showing the beauty and detailed imagery of the African American experience by means of the quilt.

Summer Arts Festival
Through July 20, 2019 (Dates vary)
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!

Sandra Cinto
Through July 24, 2019
Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Brazilian artist Sandra Cinto uses symbols and lines to create lyrical landscapes.

odAOMO Pop-Up Shop in OTR
Through July 31, 2019
1327 Vine Street, Over-The-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
odAOMO returns to OTR for another brick pop-up-shop providing Cincinnati with garments and accessories made from eco-friendly materials in Kenya!

Christmas in July
Through July 31, 2019
Entertrainment Junction 7379 Squire Court, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Visit the North Pole to cool off over the summer!

Shrek The Musical
Through August 11, 2019
La Comedia Dinner Theatre at 765 W Central Ave, Springboro, Ohio
Based on the movie!

Creatures: When Species Meet
Through August 18, 2019
Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Art made through collaboration with Flora, fauna and everything in between.

Summer Show –Il Giardino: A Garden of Tuscany
Through August 18, 2019
Krohn Conservatory at 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
Think Italy!

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs
Through August 18, 2019
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal at 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Learn about daily life during the time of the Pharaohs

Magic and Melodrama: Cincinnati Posters from the Gilded Age
Through August 18, 2019
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy looking at posters from the turn of the 20th century

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
Through September 1, 2019
Cincinnati Art Museum at 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
Experience the art and large-scale sculptures of Burning Man throughout the museum.

L’Affichomania: The Passion for French Posters
Through September 14, 2019
Taft Museum of Art at 316 Pike Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy looking at the bold colors and seductive imagery employed by French advertising posters from the turn of the 20th century.

Kimono: Refashioned Contemporary Style
Through September 15, 2019
Cincinnati Art Museum at 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the art of the kimono throughout the years

Cuba: Journey to the heart of the Caribbean
Through October 11, 2019
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal at 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy this Omnimax experience as it explores the culture of the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba.

World War I at Home and Abroad
Through November 11, 2019
Harmon Museum at 105 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Learn about the soldiers’ stories and the war effort at home in the USA

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July events in order by date:

Clark County Old-Fashioned Fireworks
July 1, 2019
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Live music at 7pm and fireworks at 10pm

Homebrewed Independent Movie Night at Urban Artifact
July 1, 2019 (+ Every first Monday through December 2019)
Urban Artifact 1660 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Support local filmmakers with the whole family! Q & A following the screening hosted by Kat Steele.

Trivia Night on Fountain Square
July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2019
Fountain Square Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Enjoy a drink and square off with up to 8 teammates to compete for gift card prizes!

Outdoor Fitness Series
July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019 (+Tuesdays through August 27, 2019)
Winton Woods Harbor 10245 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Get your sweat on!

Springboro Concerts in the Park
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23 and 26, 2019
North Park at 195 Tamarack Trail, Springboro, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music!

Strauss Troy Market
July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019 (+Tuesdays through October 8, 2019)
Fountain Square Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Spend your lunch hour enjoying one of the city’s most unique shopping experiences! Local vendors offer everything from fresh produce to lunch food and sweet treats and handmade items from 11am-1:30pm.

Tuesday Summer Family Nights
July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019 (+Tuesdays through August)
Spring Grove Cemetery at 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Walk, bike, stroll or Segway through the cemetery from 6–8pm.

Tuesdays at the Park
July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2019
Bramble Park in Madisonville at 6300 Bramble Ave,Cincinnati, Ohio
Evening fun activities to enjoy!

Workout on the Green
July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31, 2019 (+Tuesdays & Wednesdays till October 23, 2019)
Washington Park at 1230 Elm Street, Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the summer weather and work out for free with trained and licensed instructors in Washington Park’s Green.

Circus Stunt Show
July 3–4, 2019
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue,Cincinnati, Ohio
See performances outside

City of Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks Festival
July 3, 2019
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Multi-cultural festival with fireworks at 10pm

Fairborn July 3rd Block Party and 4th of July Parade
July 3-4, 2019
Fairborn, Ohio
July 3: Block party on Main Street with food, crafts and games at 4pm.
July 4: Parade in the morning, Fairborne Fireworks Night starting at 5pm. 

4th of July Spectacular
July 3, 2019
Colerain Township
Music and fireworks

Friday Nights in Mt. Healthy
July 3, 5, 19, 26, 2019 (+August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; September 6, 2019
Mt. Healthy City Park at the City Park Stage, Mt. Healthy, (Cincinnati), Ohio
Live concerts and Shakespeare in the Park; Bring your lawn chairs

Greenhills Concert on the Commons
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019 (+August 7)
Corner of Winton and Garragut in Greenhills (Cincinnati), Ohio
Enjoy the music!

LaRosa’s Balloon Glow 20th Anniversary
July 3, 2019
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
See hot air balloons lighting the evening sky

Lebanon Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2019
Colonial Park West near the Warren County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, Ohio
Parade along Broadway Street; festival with live music, food and more

Market Muscles
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019 (Every Wednesday through October)
Findlay Market at 1801 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
45-minute workout classes  at The Shed for $5–$10

New Richmond Freedom Fest
July 3–4, 2019
Front Street, New Richmond, Ohio
Enjoy the festival and the Rozzi fireworks!

Old Fashioned Independence Day Parade and Celebration
July 3, 2019
Broadway Street in downtown Lebanon, Ohio
Marching bands, floats and more!

Hump Day Concerts
July 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2019 (+August 7 and 14)
Voice of America MetroPark at 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair and blankets.

Moscow July 4th Celebration
July 3–4 ,2019
Moscow, Ohio
Firework (July 3) and parade (July 4)

Oxford Freedom Festival Celebration
July 3, 2019
Oxford Community Park at 6801 Fairfield Road, Oxford, Ohio
Face painting, rock climbing , hot air balloon and fireworks at 10pm

Party on the Purple
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019 (+ every Wednesday through August 7, 2019)
Purple People Bridge at Newport on the Levee, Newport, Kentucky or Sawyer Point in Cincinnati, Ohio
Weekly parties with live music and food trucks, check their Facebook page for weekly themes!

Red, White and Blanchester Blue Festival
July 3–4, 2019
W. Main Street, Blanchester, Ohio
Food, music, games and fireworks

Red, Rhythm and Boom
July 3, 2019
Mason Municipal Campus in Mason, Ohio
Daughtry will be performing with Echosmith opening. Enjoy carnival rides and lots of food with a skydiving exhibit presented by FASTRAX. Fireworks at 10pm.

Red, White, Kaboom
July 3, 2019
Harbin Park, Village Green Park, Fairfield Aquatic Center and Marsh Lake, Fairfield, Ohio
8pm: Live music (Classic Rock) at Harbin Park; food vendors
8pm: Live music (Big Band style) at Village Green Park; food vendors
5–11pm: Marsh Lake: Red, White & Fish – Enjoy fishing and fireworks
7–11pm: Fairfield Aquatic Center: Fireworks Swim

Sparks in the Park
July 3, 2019
Milford, Ohio
Celebrate the 4th of July!

St. Joseph Family Patriotic Festival
July 3-4, 2019
Auglaize County Fairground at 1001 Fairview Dr., Wapakoneta, Ohio
Games, lots of food, beer garden and more!

Summer Concert Series
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019 (+ August 7, 14, 21 and 28)
Liberty Center at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair!

Wednesdays in the Woods
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019 (+ August 7)
Burnet Woods at 3251 Brookline Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concert, activities for kids, food trucks and more

World Fare
July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019 (+every Wednesday through October 9, 2019)
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
International cuisine every Wednesday from 11am–1:30pm.

Americana Parade – Kettering Civic Band
July 4, 2019
Downtown Centerville, Ohio
Enjoy the band 10am-12pm.

Anderson Township Annual Independence Day Parade
July 4, 2019
Fourth of July Parade starts at 10am at 7954 Beechmont Avenue

Ault Park Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2019
Ault Park at 3600 Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park (Cincinnati), Ohio
Food available followed up by fireworks at dusk.

Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival Fireworks
July 4, 2019 at 10pm
Centerville High School Football Stadium – 500 East Franklin Street
July 4, 2019:  Americana Festival

Festival of the Bells
July 4–6, 2019
Hillsboro, Ohio
Pie-eating contest, 5k run/walk, pet parade, concert and more!

Fort Mitchell Independence Day Parade
July 4, 2019
Start at DCCH Center on Orphanage Road, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Fort Thomas Fourth of July Parade and Celebration
July 4, 2019
Highlands High School to Tower Park
Red, white and blue! Fun in the afternoon until evening at Tower Park. Parade at 10:30am, Fireworks at 9:30pm.

Go Fourth!
July 4, 2019 at dusk 
Delco Park – 1700 Delco Park Drive in Kettering, Ohio
6-11pm – Live music, food, Play Zone and fun!

July 4th Fireworks Festival
July 4, 2019
Rogers Park at 60 S. High Street, South Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy the festival and parade

Pray–Hope–Believe 4th of July 5k
July 4, 2019
Colerain Government Complex qt 4200 Springdale Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio
Raising funds for pediatric brain tumor research

Red White & Blanchester Blue
July 4, 2019 – Fireworks at dusk (Festival is July 3-4, 2019)
Blanchester High School – 953 Cherry St.

Red, White and Blue Ash
July 4, 2019
Summit Park at 4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash, Ohio
Live music, food, activities and the largest area fireworks display

Red White and Boonshoft
July 4, 2019
2600 Deweese Parkway, Dayton, Ohio
Food, fun and fireworks! Free

RiversEdge Summer Concert Series
July 4, 11 and 18, 2019; August 1, 8, 16, 17 and 29; September 6, 7, and 14)
RiversEdge Amphitheater in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Enjoy music along the Great Miami River

Rockin’ the Roebling
July 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2019 (+Thursday through August 15, 2019)
Moerlein Lager House at 115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Weekly music celebration on the lawn!

Roostertail Music Festival
July 4, 2019
Bicentennial Park at 106 West Vaughn Drive, Madison, Indiana
Live music, food trucks, fireworks

Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2019
1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, Kentucky
Game booths, Chicken dinners and fun! No mention of fireworks.

Summer Music on the Levee
July 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2019 (+August 1, 8, 15, 22,29; September 5)
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky
Live bands playing all kinds of music.

Warsaw Kentucky River Days Celebration and Fireworks
July 4-6, 2019
Warsaw, Kentucky. Fireworks on Friday July 5, 2019 at 10pm.

Ariadne Auf Naxos
July 5, 11, 13 and 14, 2019
Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Opera performance in English and German with projected translation.

Family Fun Fridays
July 5, 12,19 and 26, 2019 (+August 2)
Rentschler Forest MetroPark at 5701 Reigart Road, Fairfield Township, Ohio
Learn about nature – something new each week

Fifth & Vine Live
July 5–6; 12–13, 19–20, 26–27, 2019 (+August 2–3, 9–19, 1617, 23–24, 30–31)
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live concerts

Fireman’s Fourth
July 5–6, 2019
Augusta, Kentucky
Games, entertainment and food; Fireworks

First Friday – Second Look Saturday at Pendleton Art Center
July 5–6, 2019
Pendleton Art Center at 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio
Meet artists and enjoy food, music and more! Enjoy a concert on July 6.

First Friday and Saturday Food Truck Frenzy
July 5, 2019 
Austin Landing at 3601 Rigby Road, Dayton, Ohio
Food trucks and live music with fireworks following the show!

Independence Fourth of July
July 5–6, 2019
Memorial Park, Independence, Kentucky
Enjoy riding rides, music, food, parade and more! There is a car show on Saturday. Fireworks at dusk.

Madison Regatta
July 5–7, 2019
Riverfront in Madison, Indiana
Annual boat races; Parade on July 5th

Moonlite Gardens Dance Party
July 5 and 19, 2019 (+August 2, 16; October 11, 2019)
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dance to live music!

Movie in the Park
July 5, 2019 (+August 2; September 6; October 4)
Village Green of Fairfield at 675 Deis Drive, Fairfield, Ohio
Bring your blanket!

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play
July 5–14, 2019
The Carnegie at 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Kentucky
A dark comedy about a new civilization

Party in the Park
July 5, 2019 (+August 2)
Civic Park in downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Dance to live music, eat from food trucks and have a drink in the beer garden.

P&G Friday Flow
July 5, 12 and 19, 2019 (+August 9 and 16, 2019)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
R&B live music!

Reds Rockin’ 150 Birthday Bash
July 5, 2019
Great American Ballpark at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Special open house with a free concert and fireworks!

Rhythm on the Trail
July 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2019
Downtown Loveland, Ohio (near the clock on the bike trail)
Free concerts!

Xenia First Friday
July 5, 2019
Downtown Xenia, Ohio
Live entertainment and music, plus shop and eat!

Clinton County Fair
July 6–13, 2019
Clinton County Fairgrounds at 958 West Main Street, Wilmington, Ohio
Enjoy the fair with live entertainment, antique tractor pull and a demolition derby

DIY Days
July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019 (through September 28, 2019  (Saturdays)
Liberty Center at 7100 Foundry Row, Liberty Township, Ohio
Enjoy art classes led by local artists; age 16+

Independence District Day
July 6, 2019
Oregon District, Dayton, Ohio
Explore the shops and restaurants!

Live! on the Plaza
July 6  – September 28, 2019 (Saturdays)
Clifton Plaza at 333 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Free concerts!

Oregon District’s 4th Annual District Day
July 6, 2019
Oregon District, Dayton, Ohio
Shop the historic district and enjoy live music, vendors and street games

Red, White & Brew at Fairfield Commons
July 6, 2019 at 10pm
The Mall at Fairfield Commons at 2727 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, Ohio
Food trucks, music, beer garden and fireworks!

Springsfest 2019
July 6, 2019
John Bryan Community Center, at 100 Dayton Street,  Yellow Springs, Ohio
Enjoy live music, art and food

St. Lawrence Festival
July 6–7, 2019
3680 Warsaw Avenue in Price Hill (Cincinnati), Ohio
Live music, fun food and more!

St. Leo the Great Culture Fest
July 6, 2019
2573 St. Leo Place in Fairmount, (Cincinnati), Ohio

Summer Concerts in the park
July 6 and 20, 2019
Winton Woods/ Harbor Amphitheater,10245 Winton Road Springfield Township, Ohio
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and listen to the music.

Union Township Concert Series
July 6, 20, 27, 2019 (+August 3, 10, 24 and 31)
Amphitheater at 4350 Aicholtz Road at the Union Township Civic Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs and snacks!

U-Pick Lavender
July 6, 2019
Sunshine Acres Lavender Farm at 2471 Moore-Saur Road, Morrow, Ohio
Pick you own lavender bunches and see farm animals. Ticket required

Dino Dig
July 7, 2019
Delco Park at 1700 Decl Park Drive, Kettering, Ohio
Dig for dinosaur bones!

Centerville Summer Concert Series
July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2019 (+August 4, 11 and 18)
Stubbs Park at 255 W. Spring Valley Road, Centerville, Ohio
Bring your lawn chair to the amphitheater

Light Up Liberty
July 7, 2019
Princeton Pike Church of God at 6101 Princeton Glendale Road, Liberty Township, Ohio
Celebration of the 4th of July with music, food and fireworks

Logan County Fair
July 7–13, 2019
Logan County Fairgrounds at 301 East Lake Avenue, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Enjoy cotton candy, rides and more!

Music in Mason
July 7, 19 and 26, 2019
Mason Downtown Plaza, Mason, Ohio
Music and fun on Friday evenings throughout June and July; Kids’ activities, exhibitors

Star City Concerts at Riverfront Park
July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019 (+August 4, 11, 18 and 25)
Riverfront Park at 3 N. Miami Ave., Miamisburg, Ohio
Free music concert! Bring your lawn chair!

Tri-State Antique Market
July 7, 2019 (+ August 4, September 1 and October 6)
US Route 50 at Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds, Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Indiana’s largest antiques and vintage market

Weekend Walkabout
July 7, 2019 
Spring Grove Cemetery  at 4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
Patriots and Pioneers – learn who is buried here 1pm.

Jefferson County 4-H Fair
July 8–13, 2019
Jefferson County 4-H Fairgrounds at 3852 Indiana 256, Madison, Indiana
Exhibits, music, rides

Montgomery County Fair
July 8–14, 2019
Montgomery County Fairgrounds at 645 Infirmary Road, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the fair at its new location

Blue Ash Tuesday Night Concert Services
July 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019 (+ August 6, 13 and 20)
Blue Ash Nature Park at 4337 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio
Live music outside!

Movies in the Park
July 9 and 23, 2019 (+August 10 and 24; September 7 and 21, 2019)
Civic Park in downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Free movies start at dusk and be sure to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks

Music on the Bricks
July 9, 2019 (+ August 13, 2019)
Downtown Osgood, Ripley Street, Osgood, Indiana
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music!

Trail Yoga
July 9, 16 , 34 and 30, 2019 (+August 6)
Rentschler Forest MetroPark at 5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Pre-registration required; Breathe in the beauty of nature along the meandering forest trail

Music in the Park
July 12, 2019 (+August 9)
Broadway Fountain, Madison, Indiana
Live music, local food vendors – bring your lawn chair

Kid-Friendly Summer Concert Series
July 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2019
Deerfield Towne Center at 5503 Deerfield Boulevard, Mason, Ohio
Live music! Bring your lawn chair or blanket to The Grove.

Pippin 
July 10–August 4, 2019
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater at 801 Matson Place, Cincinnati, Ohio
A musical to enjoy!

Alive After 5
July 11, 2019 (+August 1; September 5; October 3)
Downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Various fun activities to enjoy!

Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Festival
July 11–14, 2019
Newport, Kentucky riverfront
Enjoy Northern Kentucky’s historic ties to pork, beer and bourbon!

Big Band Nights at Riverscape
July 11, 2019 (+ August 15 and 29, 2019)
111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Swing and big-band music in the canopy! Bring your lawn chair.

Bob: A Life in 5 Acts
July 11–13, 2019
Ensemble Theatre at 1127 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio
Journey of a man’s life

Concerts at Levitt Pavilion
July 11, 18–21, 25–27, 2019 (+ July through September 21)
Levitt Pavilion at 134 S. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Free concerts!

Country Concert
July 11-13, 2019
7103 State Route 66 at Fort Loramie, Ohio
Enjoy Chris Stapleton and more!

Creeking in the Parks
July 11, 18 and 25, 2019 (+August 1)
Various Butler County, Ohio parks
Learn what lives in creeks and find fossils. No flip flops

Fountain Square Eats
July 11, 18 and 25, 2019 (+every Thursday from 11am–1:30pm through October 10, 2019)
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, downtown, Cincinnati, Ohio
Food truck line ups for lunch!

Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concerts
July 11, 18 and 25, 2019 (+August 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2019)
310 Wessel Drive at the Village Green Park Amphitheater in Fairfield, Ohio
Seventeen weeks of live music

Music on the River
July 11, 18 and 25, 2019 (+ every Thursday through August) 
Civic Park in downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Local and regional groups perform

Party on the Plaza
July 11, 2019 (+August 8 and 22)
7850 Five Mile Road at the Anderson Center in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
Live band concert and lots of great food

RiversEdge Summer Concert Series
July 11 and 18, 2019 (+August 1, 8, 29; September 14)
RiversEdge Amphitheater in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
Enjoy music along the Great Miami River

Roots Revival
July 11, 18 and 25, 2019 (+August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29)
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 11, 18 and 25, 2019 (+ every Thursday through September 26, 2019)
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live local and regional Latin bands with local dance instructors to teach basic Latin dancing. Food available

Summertime, Sousa and Sundaes – Kettering Civic Band
July 11, 2019
Polen Farm, Kettering, Ohio
Enjoy the band! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs

Takeover on the Square
July 11, 18 and 25, 2019 (+ August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2019)
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Pointe Drive, West Chester, Ohio
Summer concerts series!

Concerts in the Square
July 12 and 26, 2019 (+August 9 and 23)
St. Lawrence Square, 3560 Warsaw Ave., Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy live music  – bring your chairs!

Music in Mason
July 12, 19 and 26, 2019
Mason downtown plaza, Mason, Ohio
Free concerts as well as food and kid’s activities

Paradise Music and Beer Festival
July 12–13, 2019
Braxton Brewing Company in Covington, Kentucky
Live music and craft beer

Peter Frampton Finale – The Farewell Tour
July 12, 2019
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Peter…… Frampton!

St. John’s Tipp City Festival
July 12–13, 2019 
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 753 South Hyatt Street, Tipp City, Ohio
Enjoy games, flea market, beer garden and live music

St. Pius X Summer Festival
July 12–14, 2019
348 Dudley Road, Edgewood, Kentucky
Enjoy this festival

St. Thomas More JulyFest
July 12–14, 2019
800 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy this festival! Best of the east!

Summer Concert Series – Sawyer Point
July 12 and 26, 2019 (+August 2, 9 and 30)
Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove at 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music, food and drinks available

Barnstorming Carnival
July 13–14, 2019
Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport at 1251 W. Blee Road, Springfield, Ohio
Go back in time to the beginning of aviation: biplane rides, kids activities, vintage airplanes to view

Batesville Fire-Rescue Summerfest
July 13, 2019
Batesville, Indiana

Battle of the Bands
July 13, 2019
Fairborn, Ohio
Who will win?

Bluegrass Festival
July 13, 2019
AJ Jolly County Park at 1565 Race Track Road, Alexandria, Kentucky
Enjoy the music

Cincy Blues Fest 2019
July 13, 2019
Schmidlapp Event Lawn at Smale Riverfront Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy the music!

Hamilton Flea
July 13, 2019 (+August 10; September 14)
Marcum Park at 116 Dayton Street, Hamilton, Ohio
Find something special and enjoy the food trucks

Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest
July 13, 2019
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard at Fraze Pavilion in Dayton, Ohio
Sizzling chicken, live music and more!

Music in the Park
 July 13, 2019 (+August 17; September 14)
Deer Park, (Cincinnati), Ohio
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs

Second Saturday Music Series
July 13, 2019 (+August 10)
Memorial Park on Sycamore Avenue in Milford, Ohio
Blues Therapy will be performing

Seersucker Bike Ride
July 13, 2019
Museum in Tower Park in Fort Thomas, Kentucky

The Off Market
July 13, 2019 (+August 10 and September 14)
MadTree Brewery on Madison Road in Oakley, Cincinnati, Ohio
Artists, bakers and boutiques. Shop local!

Waynesville Second Saturday Street Faire
July 13, 2019 (+August 10; September 14)
Main Street in historic Waynesville, Ohio
Live music, artisan booths., art demonstrations, food trucks

Whiskey City Summer Fest
July 13, 2019
Civic Park in downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Live music featuring Delbert McClinton and more local favorites, as well as food trucks and a beer garden.

Bubble Fest
July 14, 2019
Indian Riffle Park at 2801 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, Ohio
Bubbles, bubbles and more bubbles!

Dayton Blues Festival
July 14, 2019
Levitt Pavilion at 134 S. Main Street, Dayton, Ohio
Enjoy the music

Kettering Medical Center Baby Fair
July 14, 2019
Kettering Medical Center at 3535 Southern Blvd., Kettering, Ohio
Enjoy this free fair – all about babies!

Second Sunday on Main
July 14, 2019 (+August 11; September 8; October 13)
Main Street (between 12th and Liberty Streets), Cincinnati, Ohio
Street fair with crafts, food and entertainment

Warren County Fair
July 15–20, 2019
Warren County Fair Grounds at 665 North Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio
Food, games, rides, demo derby, livestock and more

3G Connection: Magic Extravaganza
July 17, 2019
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, Ohio
A magic show for all ages

Miss Holmes
July 17–August 4, 2019
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at 1195 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
A who dunnit!

Dances of India
July 18 and September 7, 2019
Cultural Centre of India at 9462 Hopewell Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
See and learn some traditional dances from India

Summer Music Festival
July 18, 2019 (+August 15 and September 19)
Ault Park at 3600 Observatory Avenue in Hyde Park (Cincinnati), Ohio
Dance to live music! Food, wine and water will be available

Clark County Fair
July 19–26, 2019
Clark County Fair Grounds at 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Enjoy everything about this fair! Livestock show… Truck tug-o-war!

Fairborn Free on Friday Concert Series
July 19 and 26, 2019
Fairborn Community Park at the Atherton Amphitheater 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn, Ohio
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music

Mary Help of Christians Festival
July 19–21, 2019
Mary, Help of Christians at 954 North Maple Avenue, Fairborn, Ohio
Festival food, live entertainment, carnival rides

Miamisburg Touch a Truck
July 19, 2019
Riverfront Park at 3 N. Miami Avenue, Miamisburg, Ohio
See over 25 trucks up close

The Ohio Challenge: Hot Air Balloon and Sky Diving Festival
July 19–20, 2019
Smith Park and Middletown Regional Airport
Food, live music, hot air balloon rides and sky-diving acts

Riverfest Regatta
July 19–21, 2019
Eastside Riverside Drive, Augusta, Kentucky
Beer garden, music, food beauty pageant and more; view stern-wheel boats

St. Cecilia Family Festival
July 19–21, 2019
3105 Madison Road in Oakley (Cincinnati), Ohio
Enjoy this festival

St. William Summer Festival
July 19–21, 2019
4108 W. 8th Street in Price Hill, Cincinnati, Ohio
Food, live entertainment, games and more; chicken dinner on Sunday

Summer Moon Festival
July 19–21, 2019
Armstrong Air & Space Museum at 500 Apollo Dr., Wapakoneta, Ohio
Celebrate space and the moon! Demonstrations, concert band and more!

4th Annual Apnet Afrifest
July 20, 2019
Lake Isabella at 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Symmes Township, Ohio
Free event by the African Professionals Network to celebrate cultural awareness: music, dance, food, games and crafts!

The City Flea
July 20, 2019 (+ August 17, September 14, October 19 and December 14)
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
See what treasures you can find from 100+ vendors! Food trucks, too

Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival
July 20, 2019
705 E. Peter Rose Way (Sawyer Point), Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy local food and beer!

Crazy Cardboard Regatta
July 20, 2019
7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, Ohio
Cardboard boats  try to stay afloat

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
July 20, 25, 27 and 28, 2019
Music Hall in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati, Ohio
Opera performance sung in English with projected lyrics.

Music at the Mansion
July 20, 2019
Lanier Mansion at 601 West 1st Street, Madison, Indiana
Live R&B concert – bring your lawn chair

Nutter Center Sports Card Show
July 20, 2019
Wright State University Nutter Center at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio
Buy, sell and trade!

Rock Piqua – Riverfront Concert Series in Piqua
July 20, 2019 (+August 17)
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

Whiskey City Challenge
July 20, 2019
Civic Park in downtown Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Competitive cycling, kids race, music, food, beer garden and more!

Burlington Antique Show
July 21, 2019 (+ August 18, September 15 and October 20)
Boone County Fairgrounds at 5819 Idelwild Road, Burlington, Kentucky
Find a special treasure!

Butler County Fair
July 21–27, 2019
Butler County Fair Grounds at 1715 Fairgrove Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio
An annual  tradition

The Good People Festival 
July 21, 2019
Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center at 620 Greenup Street, Covington, Kentucky
Music, art and kids activities

Shelby County Fair
July 21–27, 2019
Shelby County Fairgrounds at 655 South Highland Avenue, Sidney, Ohio
Enjoy the fair with livestock shows, 4-H exhibits and more

3rd on Third Outdoor Market
July 21, 2019 (+August 18, September 15 and October 19-20)
1301 East Third Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market with arts, local foods and more!

3rd Sundays Dayton
July 21, 2-019 (+August 18, September 15 and October 20)
1001 East Second Street, Dayton, Ohio
Eclectic outdoor market at the East Dayton Arts District

Blind Justice
July 22–27, 2019
Music Hall
This opera delves into people wrongfully convicted and later freed with the Ohio Innocence Project

Fort Thomas Summer Concert Series
July 23, 2019 (+August 6 and 20, September 3)
Tower Park, Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Bring a chair and enjoy the music!

Taft’s Bluegrass Live Music Series
July 23, 2019 (+August 20)
Taft’s Brewing Co. Brewpourium at 4831 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Outdoor music series with games, pizza and brews

Cincinnati Music Festival
July 25–27, 2019
Paul Brown Stadium at 1 Paul Brown Stadium, downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
Live musical performances from Mary J. Blige, Kid Capris, Slick Rick, EPMD, Maxwell, Earth, Wind & Fire, RBRM, Blackstreet featuring Teddy Riley & Dave Hollister, the Ohio Players and more!

Glier’s Goettafest
July 25–28, 2019 (+August 1–4)
Festival Park along Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
Enjoy everything goetta!

Cincy Soul: The Black Taste
July 26–28, 2019
Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio
Enjoy food from local African-American restaurants

Dayton Celtic Festival
July 26–28, 2019
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio
Irish food, beer, music and live entertainment

Friday Family Movie Night – Harrison, Ohio
July 26, 2019
Harrison Community Center, Harrison, Ohio
Outside movie starts at dusk – bring your lawn chairs; free snacks

Fourth Friday Summer Concerts
July 26, 2019 (+ August 23)
Village Green Amphitheater at Fairfield, Ohio
Enjoy the music! Bring a chair! Food trucks will be there

Greater Anderson Days
July 26–28, 2019
Beech Acres Park, Anderson Township (Cincinnati), Ohio
Live music, games, rides, good, talent competition and fireworks

GreekFest at Sts. Constantine and Helen
July 26–28, 2019  (could not confirm)
2500 Grand Ave, Middletown, Ohio
Enjoy Greek food and more!

Holy Trinity Parish Festival
July 26–28, 2019
Holy Trinity Church at 2420 Drex Avenue, (Norwood) Cincinnati, Ohio
Live music and more!

Melissa Culyer Solo Exhibition
July 26 – August 23, 2019
CCAC @ Short Vine (Corryville) 2728 Short Vine
Opening reception July 26, 2019 6pm–8pm
Melissa Culyer presents a new body of work, inspired by themes of color and joy.

Movies under the Moonlite
July 26, 2019 (+August 30)
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio
Bring your blankets and chairs and watch double-feature, family-friendly movies outside!
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Festival
July 26–28, 2019
3450 Lumardo Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio

Sharonfest
July 26–27, 2019
Gower Park at 10990 Thornview Drive, Sharonville (Cincinnati), Ohio
Enjoy the festival

St. Ann Parish Festival
July 26–27, 2019
646 Clinton Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio
Enjoy the festival

St. James The Greater Parish Festival
July 26–28, 2019
3565 Hubble Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Games, food, prizes!

Blues, Brews & BBQ
July 27, 2019
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, Ohio
Live music, BBQ vendors and craft beer tastings

Concert in the Park
July 27, 2019
General Ormsby Mitchel Park 261 Grandview Drive, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Bring your chairs and blankets

Cynthiana Bike Night
July 27, 2019
Cynthiana, Kentucky
Live music, stunt show

Dangerwheel
July 27, 2019
Pendleton at 1200 Broadway Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Down-hill competition for big-wheel racing

Preble County Fair
July 27–August 3, 2019
Preble County Fairgrounds at 722 South Franklin Street, Eaton, Ohio
Enjoy the fair!

Greene County Fair
July 28 – August 3, 2019
Greene County Fairgrounds at 120 Fairground Road, Xenia, Ohio
Enjoy the county fair with rides, demo derby and more!

Rollin’ on the River Car Show
July 28, 2019
Fernbank Park at 50 Thornton Avenue, (Delhi) Cincinnati, Ohio
Charity car show

3G Connection: Back to School Bingo
July 30, 2019
Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center at 2900 Glengarry Drive, Kettering, Ohio
Play some BINGO!

Dayton Horse Show
July 31 – August 3, 2019
Champions Center at 4122 Laybourne Rd., Springfield, Ohio
Watch the horse competitions!

Where and When to View 2019 Fourth of July Fireworks in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

Fireworks_2019Celebrate the Fourth of July 2019 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
Annual Independence Day Parade

July 4, 2019
Fourth of July Parade starts at 10am at 7954 Beechmont Ave

Blanchester
Red White & Blanchester Blue
July 4, 2019 – Fireworks at dusk (Festival is July 3-4, 2019)
Blanchester High School – 953 Cherry St.

Blue Ash
Red, White and Blue Ash
July 4, 2019
Summit Park at 4335 Glendale-Milford Road, Blue Ash
Live music, food, activities and the largest area fireworks display

California
LaRosa’s Balloon Glow
July 3, 2019
Coney Island, Kellogg Avenue, Cincinnati
Enjoy the day at Coney Island including live music and stay until evening when the hot air balloons will fill sky.

California
Red White and BOOM with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

July 4, 2019
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

Clifton
Americana Barbeque
July 6, 2019
Nippert Stadium at 2700 Bearcat Way: FC Cincinnati is hosting a BBQ, photo opportunities and fireworks after the match

Colerain Township
Fourth of July Spectacular
July 3, 2019
Drew Campbell Memorial Commons at 4160 Springdale Rd
Live music and free shuttles

College Corner
College Corner Old Fashion 4th of July Festival
July 4, 2019 (rain date: July 6, 2019)
College Corner Park Grove, College Corner, Indiana (Ohio)
Parade and fireworks

Downtown Cincinnati
Cincinnati Reds Fireworks Show
July 3, 2019
Great American Ball Park: Reds vs Milwaukee Brewers with fireworks set to music

Downtown Cincinnati
Reds Rockin’ 150 Open House

July 5, 2019
Birthday bash at Great American Ball Park: Food, players and fireworks

Evendale
July 4, 2019 at 10pm
July 4th Festivities

Evendale Rec Center at 10500 Reading Road, Evendale, Ohio
Festival starts at 6pm with food trucks, kids’ carnival, and more

Fairfield
Red White and KaBoom

July 3, 2019
William Harbin Park, Village Green Park, Fairfield Aquatic Center and Marsh Lake in Fairfield
Festivities all day at various locations ending with fireworks at Marsh Lake

Green Township
Green Township 4th of July Fireworks

July 3, 2019 at 10pm
6717 Bridgetown Road at Kuliga Park in Green Township
Concert starts at 7:30pm. Looks for Ron Oester (Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame) this year!

Hamilton
Hamilton July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2019 at dusk at Veterans Park
Downtown Hamilton near the courthouse (101 High St.) in Hamilton
Parade at 10am at the Butler Co Fairgrounds. Live music. Taste of Hamilton food trucks.

Harrison
Harrison 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2019 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, 2019 at 10pm
5090 Observatory Circle, Cincinnati
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, 2019 –  Fireworks at 9:45pm at Stephan Field
Parade at 10am – Given Rd. to Shawnee Run Rd. followed by activities at Stephan Field (no mention of fireworks)

Lebanon
Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2019 at 1pm
Colonial Park West at 720 North Broadway, Lebanon
Celebration from 6pm–10pm at Colonial Park West.

Liberty Township
Liberty Township – Fourth of July
July 4, 2019
6840 Lakota Lane at Lakota East High School in Liberty Township
5K run/walk  for Liberty followed by a parade at 10am. (Did not see mention of fireworks.)

Liberty Township
Light Up Liberty 

July 7, 2019
6101 Princeton Glendale Road in Liberty Township (Princeton Pike Church of God)
Family run zone with rides and games. Live music. Food-truck fare. Fireworks at dusk.

Loveland/Symmes Township
Firecracker Festival
June 28–29, 2019
11660 Lebanon Road at Symmes Township Park
Games, food and fireworks!

Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2019
Historic downtown Loveland, Ohio
Parade; Fireworks at 10pm.

Madeira
Madeira Independence Day

July 3, 2019 – 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 4, 2019 at 9pm
Dogwood Park on Mariemont Avenue in Mariemont
Enjoy the fireworks along with patriotic music from the Carillon.

Mason
Red, Rhythm and Boom
July 3, 2019
Mason Municipal Campus in Mason
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, 2019
6300 Kings Island Drive in Mason,
Fee to enter park. The fireworks start at 10pm.

Middletown
July 3, 2019 at dusk
Smith Park at Tytus and Verity Parkway in Middletown
Fireworks

Mt. Healthy
Mt. Healthy Fourth of July Fireworks

July 3, 2019 – Fireworks at dusk
1541 Hill Avenue at Mt. Healthy City Park
Food, drinks and live music

Milford
Sparks in the Park
July 3, 2019 at dusk
Riverside Ball Field at 100 Race Street in Milford
Celebration from 6-10pm. Live music! Bring your lawn chair

Montgomery
Montgomery Independence Day

July 3, 2019 – 7:30 pm concert at Montgomery Park
July 4, 2019 – 10am parade at Cooper and Montgomery Roads; 11am–2pm Festival in Montgomery Park

Monroe
Light Up the Sky
July 4, 2019
Monroe Community Park at 55 South Main Street in Monroe
Fireworks at dusk
Parade at 12pm and ends at Monroe Community Park. Enjoy games and fun. Beer garden, too.

Moscow
July 3–4 ,2019
Firework (July 3) and parade (July 4)

New Richmond
New Richmond Freedom Fest

July 3–4, 2019
Front Street, New Richmond
Enjoy the festival and the Rozzi fireworks at 10pm on 7/4

Northside
Northside Rock N’ Roll Carnival

July 3-4, 2019 
Jacob Hoffner Park at 1618 Blue Rock Street in Northside
Carnival, parade and fireworks on the 4th.

Norwood
Norwood Hometown Fireworks
July 4, 2019 at 10pm

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

Oxford
Oxford Freedom Festival Parade

July 3, 2019 – Fireworks at 10:00pm
Oxford Community Park at 6801 Fairfield Road, Oxford
Festival starts at 6:00pm with climbing wall, pie-backing contest and music.

Reading
Reading American Legion Fourth of July

June 28, 2019 at dusk 
Koenig Park (Columbia Avenue) in Reading, Ohio
Annual festival – could not confirm

Roselawn
The Official Fireworks After Party (tickets needed)
July 4, 2019 at 10pm
Roselawn Live at 7617 Reading Road 

Ross
Stricker’s Grove 4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2019
11490 Hamilton Cleves Road in Ross,
Fee to into park. Enjoy the rides and fireworks at 10pm.

South Lebanon
July 4th Fireworks Festival
July 4, 2019
Rogers Park at 60 S. High Street, South Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy the festival and parade

Symmes Township
Firecracker Festival
June 28–29, 2019
Rides, food and fireworks

University Heights
Wednesday in the Woods Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2019 at dusk
Burnet Woods at 2151 Brookline Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio

Wyoming
Wyoming July 4th Celebration

July 4, 2019 at 9:45pm
Oak Park (Oak Avenue) in Wyoming, Ohio.
Music of America Theme: 10am Parade, games from 5:30pm-9:30pm at the park.

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DAYTON, OHIO REGION

Beavercreek
Red, White & Brew at Fairfield Commons
July 6, 2019 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 3, 2019 at 10pm
Centerville High School Football Stadium – 500 East Franklin Street
July 4, 2019:  Americana Festival

Downtown Dayton
Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks
July 4, 2019 at 10pm
Riverscape MetroPark at 237 E. Monument Avenue in downtown Dayton
A multi-cultural festival with food and live music! Starts at 6pm and fireworks are at 10pm.

Red White and Boonshoft
July 4, 2019
2600 Deweese Parkway, Dayton
Food, fun and fireworks! Free

Eaton
July 7, 2019
Old Fashion Independence Day Celebration
Preble County Historical Society ay 7693 Swartsel Road, Eaton

Englewood
Englewood Fireworks Celebration

July 4, 2019 at 10pm
Centennial Park – 321 Union Boulevard in Englewood
Enjoy the Englewood Civic Band at 7pm.

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
Parade starts at 10am. Live entertainment and concessions starting at 5pm at the community park

Fairborn July 3rd Block Party and 4th of July Parade
July 3 and 4th, 2019
Fairborn
July 3: Block party on Main Street with food, crafts and games.
July 4: Parade in the morning; fireworks at dusk

Franklin
July 4, 2019 at dusk
Franklin Community Park at 304 East 6th Street, Franklin
Live music, kids play area, parade at 10am. Wettest Parade in Ohio at 10am!

Huber Heights
Star Spangled Huber Heights Fireworks
June 29, 2019 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, 2019 at dusk
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, 2019
Live entertainment and fireworks at 10pm

Moraine
Star Spangled Boom in Moraine
July 4, 2019 at 10pm
Wax Park: 3800 Main St. in Moraine
Food, refreshments and amusement rides. Love entertainment starts at 7pm.

Piqua
City of Piqua 4th Fest
July 4, 2019
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, 2019 at 9:45pm
Springboro High School at 1675 S Main Street, Springboro, Ohio

Springfield
Clark County Old-Fashioned Fireworks
July 1, 2019
Clark County Fairgrounds at 4401 South Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
Live music at 7pm and fireworks at 10pm

Tipp City
4th of July Fireworks in Tipp City
July 4, 2019
City Park at 35 Parkwood Drive, Tipp City, Ohio
Fireworks at 10pm

Troy
July 4, 2019 
1000 South Market St., Troy, Ohio
Fireworks along the Great Miami River

Vandalia
Vandalia Star Spangled Celebration

July 3, 2019 at 10pm
Vandalia Sports Complex – 1101 Stonequarry Road
Enjoy live music! 7-10 festival.

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NORTHERN KENTUCKY REGION

Augusta
Fireman’s Fourth of July
Augusta, Kentucky
July 5–6, 2019
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, 2019
Point Point in historic downtown Carrollton, Kentucky
Live music and fireworks at dusk

Covington
July 4, 2019
Parade at 11am at 1839 Euclid Avenue at St. Augustine Church. No mention of fireworks.

Covington
Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Festival

July 4, 2019
1601 Dixie Highway, Covington, Kentucky
Since 1992 – a festival to enjoy; no mention of fireworks

Edgewood
Edgewood Fourth of July Extravaganza

500 Freedom Park Drive at Freedom Park in Edgewood, Kentucky
July 4, 2019 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, 2019  Fireworks at 10pm
4-11 with rides, food, music and fireworks!

Florence Freedom Fireworks
UC Health Stadium in Florence, Kentucky
July 4, 2019  Fireworks after the game
Florence Freedom vs Southern Illinois Miners

Fort Mitchell
Independence Day Parade – no mention of fireworks
July 4, 2019
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, 2019 
Parade begins at 10:30am. Festivities begin at Tower Park following the parade.

Independence
4th of July Parade and Celebration
July 5–6, 2019 – Fireworks at 10pm on July 6th

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 28, 2019 
St. Timothy’s in Union, Kentucky
Parade at 7pm. Street dance with a live band, food and brew trucks. Fireworks at dark.

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SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA REGION

Aurora
Aurora Red, White and Boom
June 29, 2019
Lesko Park – Indiana 56, Aurora, Indiana
Military equipment display,  car show, beer/wine garden. Seaplane rides. Fireworks at 10pm

Brookville
Brookville Canoefest (Indiana)
June 29, 2019 – fireworks at 10:15pm
Franklin County Fairgrounds at 11225 County Park Road, Brookville, Indiana
Indiana’s largest canoe race.

College Corner
College Corner Old Fashion 4th of July Festival

July 4, 2019
College Corner Park Grove, College Corner, Indiana (Ohio)
Parade and  fireworks (Rain date: July 6)

Greendale
Greendale Independence Day Fireworks
July 4, 2019 at dusk (9:30pm)
827 Nowlin Avenue at Greendale Park in Greendale, Indiana
Fish derby, bike parade and fireworks

Greensburg
Lake Santee Fireworks
July 6, 2019 at dusk 

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

Liberty Indiana
Liberty 4th of July Festival

July 5–9 2019
Parade on July 6. Live music, beer garden, food and crafts – no mention of fireworks

Madison
Madison Regatta Fireworks and Parade
July 5, 2019 at 10pm
Riverfront in Madison, Indiana
Parade at 7pm, music festival at the Bicentennial Park and fireworks

Metamora
Fireman’s Festival and Fireworks
July 6, 2019 at dusk
Metamora, Indiana
The fire department raise funds with this fun festival. Enjoy the beer garden and live music. Parade at 6pm and fireworks at dusk.

Rising Sun
Rising Sun Fireworks on the River
July 3, 2019 at dusk
Riverfront Park at 200 S. Front Street, Rising Sun, Indiana

May Home Sales Report: Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio and Northern Kentucky

May home sales were up for the region. Sales exceeded 2018 figures in all regions. Mortgage interest rates remain low. With home values still on the rise and a low inventory of homes for sale, it is a great time to sell your home. (Photo image: SC Photography Department: The Tower in Glendale, Ohio.)

Here is a report by region of homes sales throughout May 2019:

Cincinnati

Sales increased in May by .7% as compared to May 2018.

May 2019 vs May 2018

  • .69% Increase in homes sold (2,638 homes vs 2,620 homes)
  • 5.39% Increase in average sale price ($230,885 vs $219,069)
  • 5.57% Increase in median sale price ($189,975 vs $179,950)
  • 6.12% Increase in gross sales volume ($609,074,438 vs $573,961,936)

January–May 2019 vs January–May 2018

  • -.78% Decrease in homes sold (9,715 homes vs 9,791 homes)
  • 4.63% Increase in average sale price ($217,293 vs $207,670)
  • 5.92% Increase in median sale price ($178,999 vs $169,000)
  • 3.82% Increase in gross sales volume ($2,110,998,269 vs $2,033,297,402)

Statistics courtesy of Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors May 2019 Home Sales Report

Dayton

In Dayton, home sales increased by almost eight percent.

May 2019 vs May 2018

  • 7.84% Increase in homes sold (1,720 homes vs 1,595 homes)
  • 5.96% Increase in average sale price ($181,258 vs $171,061)
  • 7.55% Increase in median sale price ($155,950 vs $145,000)
  • 14.27% Increase in sales volume ($311,763,470 vs $272,842,039)

January–May 2019 vs January–May 2018

  • 2.05% Increase in homes sold (6,212 homes vs 6,087 homes)
  • 5.96% Increase in average sale price ($168,020 vs $158,571)
  • 6.26% Increase in median sale price ($143,450 vs $135,000)
  • 8.13% Increase in sales volume ($1,043,742,673 vs $965,223,185)

Statistics courtesy of Dayton Realtors May 2019 Home Sales Report

Northern Kentucky

Home sales increased by almost six percent in May. Average and median home prices also increased!

May 2019 vs May 2018

  • 5.89% Increase in homes sold (719 homes vs 679 homes)
  • 4.13% Increase in average sale price ($205,608 vs $197,448)
  • 7.06% Increase in median sale price ($182,000 vs $170,000)
  • 10.27% Increase in sales volume ($147,832,258 vs $134,067,803)

January–May 2019 vs January–May 2018

  • -2.74% Decrease in homes sold (2,695 homes vs 2,771 homes)
  • 3.66% Increase in average sale price ($195,977 vs $189,056)
  • 3.67% Increase in median sale price ($171,000 vs $164,950)
  • .82% Increase in sales volume ($528,159,068 vs $523,874,500)

Statistics courtesy of Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors May 2019 Home Sales Report

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Pet Adoption and Fundraiser at Sibcy Cline Eastgate – June 29-30, 2019

Appaws! Appaws! Sibcy Cline Eastgate is hosting a pet adoption and fundraising event on June 29–30, 2019 at the office’s parking lot from 11am –3:30pm. It’s going to be all fun – no pupp-arazzis!

Local animal rescue groups (such as All Dogs Come From Heaven; Louie’s Legacy; and the League for Animal Welfare) will have adoptable pets on site. A pizza lunch is available for a small donation.

The silent auction will be a dog-gone fun way to help support local animal shelters. There will a gift baskets filled with animal food, treats and gift cards. Your pets will say, “Thanks fur everything if you win!”

Plan on stopping by to meet a sweet pooch or kitty. You never know – a new furry friend may in the future at your home!

Sibcy Cline Eastgate
792 Eastgate South Dr., Suite 800, Cincinnati, OH 45245
513-752-4000

 

2019 State and County Summer Fairs in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

Summertime 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 state and then county:

States Fairs

Indiana State Fair
August 2–18, 2019
Indiana State Fairgrounds at 1202 E 28th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana

Kentucky State Fair
August 15–25, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky

Ohio State Fair
July 24 – August 4, 2019
Columbus, Ohi

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Kentucky Local County Fairs

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show
August 28–September 2, 2019
Alexandria, Kentucky

Boone County Fair and Horse Show
August 5–10, 2019
Burlington, Kentucky

Carroll County Fair
May 31–June 6, 2019
Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carroll County, Kentucky

Gallatin County Fair
July 17–21, 2019
Warsaw, Kentucky

Grant County Fair and Horse Show
July 29 – August 3, 2019
Grant County Fairgrounds at 115 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown, Kentucky

Kenton County Fair
July 15–20, 2019
Independence, Kentucky

Pendleton County Youth Fair
July 21–27, 2019
320 Fairgrounds Road at the Pendleton County Youth Fairgrounds in Falmouth, Kentucky

Ohio Local County Fairs

Adams County Fair
July 7–13, 2019
836 Boyd Avenue in West Union, Ohio

Allen County Fair
August 16–24, 2019
Allen County Fairgrounds at 2750 Harding Hwy., Lima, Ohio

Brown County Fair
September 23–28, 2019
Georgetown, Ohio

Butler County Fair
July 21–27, 2019
1715 Fairgrove Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio

Champaign County Fair
August 2–9, 2019
Champaign County Fairgrounds at 384 Park Avenue, Urbana, Ohio

Clark County Fair
July 19–26, 2019
Springfield, Ohio

Clermont County Fair
July 21–27, 2019
1000 Locust Street in Owensville, Ohio

Clinton County Fair
July 6–13, 2019
Clinton County Fairgrounds
958 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio

Darke County Fair
August 16–24, 2019
Darke County Fairgrounds at 800 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio

Green County Fair
July 28–August 3, 2019
120 Fairground Road at the Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio

Hamilton County Fair
August 8–11, 2019
7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio

Highland County Fair
September 1–7, 2019
Hillsboro, Ohio

Logan County Fair
July 7–13, 2019
301 East Lake Avenue at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Bellefontaine, Ohio

Miami County Fair
August 9–15, 2019
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio

Montgomery County Fair
July 8–14, 2019
645 Infirmary Road, Dayton, Ohio at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds

Preble County Fair
July 27–August 3, 2019
722 South Franklin Street at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio

Shelby County Fair
July 21–27, 2019
655 South Highland Avenue at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney, Ohio

Warren County Fair
July 15-20, 2019
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway in Lebanon, Ohio
Enjoy the tractor pull, Great Cowboy competition, a rodeo, fun rides and food!

Indiana  Local County Fairs 

Aurora Farmer’s Fair
October 2–5, 2019
Aurora, Indiana
Parade, rides, exhibits and food!

Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair
June 17–22, 2019
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Decatur County Fair
July 10–17, 2019

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

Fayette County Fair
July 27–August 3, 2019
Connersville, Indiana

Franklin County Fair
July 15–20, 2019
Brookville, Indiana

Jefferson County Fair
July 8–13, 2019
3852 Indiana 256 in Madison, Indiana

Ohio County 4-H Fair
June 21–28, 2019
Rising Sun, Indiana

Ripley County 4-H Fair
July 21-27, 2019
Walhill Farm at 857 Six Pine Ranch Road in Batesville, Indiana

Switzerland County Fair
July 6–13, 2019
Switzerland County Fairgrounds in Vevay, Indiana

Union County Fair
July 21–27, 2019
Liberty, Indiana