July 2017 Festivals and Events: Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

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There are so many fun things to do this summer. Our region hosts many local festivals and other events throughout July.  Read our list of upcoming festivals and be sure to attend one. (If you’re interested in Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks be sure to check out our local fireworks blog article.)

Here is our list of July festivals and events for Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Festivals and events are in order by date:

July 2017 Festivals and Events

Liberty 4th of July Festival
Union County Courthouse Law at 26 W Union Street in Liberty Indiana
June 30 – July 2, 2017
Fun, food and games!

Fireman’s Festival and Fireworks
Metamora, Indiana
July 1, 2017
The fire department raises funds with this fun festival!

Vogt’s Farm Annual Blueberry Festival
Vogt Farm at 12115 North State Road 129 in Batesville, Indiana
July 1, 2017
Enjoy blueberry treats along with live music and a petting zoo.

Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival
Rockport City Park in Rockport, Indiana
July 1, 2017
Parade, food, music and fireworks – all celebrating Abe Lincoln.

Berry Blast
Hidden Valley Fruit Farm in Lebanon, Ohio
July 1-2, 2017
Enjoy hayrides, treats and fun!

Warsaw Kentucky River Days Celebration
Warsaw, Kentucky
July 1-3, 2017

America’s Celebration – Newport Motocycle Rally
Festival Park along Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
July 1-4, 2017
Entertainment, food and lots of motorcycles!

Red, White and Kaboom
1300 Hunter Road at Harbin Park in Fairfield, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Music, games and fireworks.

City of Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks Festival
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue in Dayton, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Multi-cultural festival with lots of food, live entertainment and fireworks!

LaRosa’s Balloon Glow
Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Enjoy the day at Coney Island including live music and stay until evening when the hot air balloons will fill the sky.

Red, Rhythm and Boom
Mason Municipal Campus in Mason, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Multi-platinum artist Phillip Phillips (American Idol) will be performing. Enjoy carnival rides, a zipline, lots of food. The Skydiving exhibit starts at 6pm. Fireworks at 10pm.

Americana 5k Run/Walk Festival
Centerville High School Stadium at 500 E. Franklin Street in Centerville, Ohio
July 3-4, 2017
Enjoy a live concert and a parade!

Red, White and Blanchester Blue Festival
Downtown Blanchester, Ohio
July 3-4, 2017
Food, rides, hot dog eating contest, car show, parade, games and more!

Fireman’s Fourth of July
Augusta, Kentucky
July 3-4, 2017
Enjoy the fish fry and other foods as well as activities and games. And the grand finale are the fireworks over the Ohio River!

Fort Thomas 150th Birthday Celebration
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
July 3-8, 2017
A week of celebration with all kinds of activities and fireworks on the 4th.

Star Spangled Spectacular
Faurot Park in Lima, Ohio
July 4, 2017
5k walk/run, food booths, kids’ entertainment, car show, live music and fireworks at 10pm.

Sisters of Notre Dame 4th of July Festival
1601 Dixie Highway in Covington, Kentucky
July 4, 2017
Fun, food and more!

Red, White and Boonshoft
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery at 2600 DeWeese Parkway in Dayton, Ohio
July 4, 2017
Enjoy themed experiments, entertainment and the best indoor fireworks display. Local food vendors serving yummy offerings.

Red, White and Blue Ash
Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio
July 4, 2017
All kinds of fun as well as live entertainment (The Steel Woods and REO Speedwagon) with the fireworks starting at 10pm.

July 4th Fireworks Festival
South Lebanon
July 4, 2017
A fun festival ending in fireworks at dusk.

Anderson Township Independence Day Parade and Festival
Anderson Towne Centre at 7500 Beechmont Avenue. Parade starts at 10am at Beechmont Fire Station at 7954 Beechmont Avenue.

Americana Festival
Centerville, Ohio
July 4, 2017
5K run/walk, parade, street fair and fireworks at the Centerville High School.

Independence Day Celebration
Historic downtown Loveland, Ohio
July 4, 2017
Kid zone, food trucks, parade, live music, Jackson Street Market and fireworks at 10pm.

RiversEdge Simmer Concert Series
RiversEdge Amphitheater in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
July 4, 13, 20 and 27; August 10, 17, 24 and 31
Enjoy music along the Great Miami River.

Racefest 2017
Carrollton, Kentucky
July 5, 2017
Enjoy race-car simulations, car and motorcycle show as well as live music and food.

Hump Day Concert Series
Gazebo on the Lake at 7850 VOA Park Drive at Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester, Ohio
July 5, 12, 19 and 26  (and Wednesdays through August 16, 2017)
Live music, lake activities, yard games and food!

Glier’s Goetta Party on the Purple
Access the Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple Bridge) from either Newport, Kentucky or downtown, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 (and every Wednesday through August 2, 2017)
Live music on a stage at the middle of the bridge and enjoy food-truck fair and drinks.

The Take Over on the Square
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Point Drive in West Chester, Ohio
July 6, 13, 20, 27 (and Thursdays through August 31), 2017
Live music from 6-9pm.

Groovin’ on the Green Summer Concerts
310 Wessel Drive at the Village Green Park Amphitheater in Fairfield, Ohio
Live music!
July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10,17, 24 and 31

Festival of the Bells
Hillsboro, Ohio
July 6-8, 2017
Parade, food booths, car show, games, 5k run/walk, pet parade and live entertainment.

Country Concert
7103 State Route 66 at Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 6-8, 2017
Enjoy Blake Shelton and more!

Music on the River
Downtown Lawrenceburg at 118 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 (+August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)
Cruise-in car show with live music. Bring your lawn chair.

The Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival
Shawnee Park in Xenia, Ohio
July 7, 2017
Traditional festival and fireworks!

Sun Valley Music Festival
July 7-8, 2017
AJ Jolly Park at 1565 Race Track Rd. in Alexandria, Kentucky

Batesville Fire & Rescue Summerfest
Batesville, Indiana
July 7-8, 2017
Enjoy a parade, beer garden, chicken and smoked pork as well as live entertainment and lots of activities for kids to enjoy. It’s the biggest little German festival in Indiana!

Ohio Jeep Fest
344 Fairgrounds Road (Ross County Fairgrounds) in Chillicothe, Ohio
July 7-9, 2017
Fee. First annual Ohio Jeep Fest! Beep! Beep!

St. Pius X Summer Festival
348 Dudley Road in Edgewood, Kentucky
July 7-9, 2017
Live music, food, pig roast on Sunday.

St. Thomas More July Fest
800 Ohio Pike at St. Thomas More Church in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 7-9, 2017
Traditional festival with all of the fun!

Fire In Your Mouth, Fire in the Sky
8501 Camden-College Corner Road at Hannon’s Camp America at College Corner, Ohio
July 8, 2017
Fiery food and fireworks! Spicy food cook off.

Cincinnati Taco Festival
705 E. Pete Rose Way at Yeatman’s Cove along the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
July 8, 2017
All kinds of tacos for $2 each plus pepper-eating contest and chihuahua beauty pageant. Advanced tickets required.

Kickin Chicken Wing Fest
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard at Fraze Pavilion in Dayton, Ohio
July 8, 2017
Enjoy hot wings and music!

Springsfest Music and Craft Beer Festival
Yellow Springs, Ohio
July 8, 2017
Music and beer – what more could you ask for?

St. Lawrence Summer Church Festival
3680 Warsaw Avenue in Price Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 8-9, 2017
Chicken dinners are Saturday and Sunday. Werkhaus turtle soup. Lots of fun!

Clinton County Fair
Clinton County Fairgrounds at 058 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
July 8-15, 2017
Harness racing, games, rides and food!

Greenhills Concerts
Greenhills Village Commons at the corner of Winton and Farragut Roads in Greenhills, Ohio
July 12, 19, 26, 2017 (+August 2 ,9, 16, 30 and September 6)

Summer Concerts
RiversEdge Park Amphitheater at 116 Dayton Street in Hamilton, Ohio
July 13, 20, 27, 2017 (+August 10, 17, 24 and 31)

Live at the Levee
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky
July 13, 20, 27, 2017 (+August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)

2017 Electronic Dayton Music Festival
Land of Illusion at 8762 Thomas Road in Middletown, Ohio
July 14-15, 2017
Attend this two-day festival with two stages and 23+ music artists!

Festival in Sycamore
Bechtold Park at 4312 Sycamore Road in Sycamore Township
July 14-15, 2017
Listen to Grammy-nominated Ambrosia, the Greg Kihn Band and the Marshal Tucker Band. Enjoy great food!

Oldenburg Freudenfest
Oldenburg, Indiana
July 14-15, 2017
Everything’s German at this fun festival! Enjoy German food, games and music!

St. Cecilia Parish Festival
3105 Madison Road in Oakley in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 14-16, 2017
Food, games, rides and fun! Enjoy live music, too. Petting zoo on Sunday.

Bacon, Bourbon & Brew Festival
Festival Park along Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
July 14-16, 2017
This festival celebrates the historic local industries of brewing and pork. Enjoy all kinds of great food, music and games.

St. Gabriel Summer Fest (Church Festival)
Glendale, Ohio
July 14-16, 2017
Traditional church festival.

Backyard Concert Series
July 15, 2017
General Butler State Resort Park at the Butler-Turpin State Historical House in Carrolton, Kentucky
Bring your lawn chair and listen to music while enjoying nature!

Blues, Brews and BBQ
Pyramid Hill sculpture Park at 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road in Hamilton, Ohio
July 15, 2017
Enjoy live blues music along  with BBQ from various vendors and craft beer.

Crazy Cardboard Boat Regatta
Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester, Ohio
July 15, 2017
Build your cardboard boat and race around the lake.

Bastille Day Celebration
Downtown Montgomery in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 15, 2017
Vive la France! Enjoy music, vendor food and kids activities.

Culture Fest (Church Festival)
2573 St. Leo’s Place at St. Leo’s Church in North Fairmont in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 15, 2017
Enjoy music along with Guatemalan, Salvadorian and Columbian food! (No alcohol or gaming.)

Sweet Corn Festival
Georgetown, Kentucky
July 15, 2017

Barnstorming Carnival
Springfield Beckley Airport in Springfield, Ohio
July 15-16, 2017
Enjoy aviation’s roots when you view plans from 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Dayton Blues Festival
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue in Dayton, Ohio
July 16, 2017
Enjoy the blues!

Kids, Cultures & Crafts Festival
3400 Vine Street in Avondale at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 19, 2017
$1 Zoo admission. Enjoy crafts from all cultures that day.

Party on the Plaza
7850 Five Mile Road at the Anderson Center in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 20 (August 10 and 24), 2017
Live band concert and lots of great food.

Miami Valley Music Fest
Troy, Ohio
July 21-22, 2017
Enjoy live music!

BBQFest
Downtown Sidney, Ohio
July 21-22, 2017
Sample all kinds of BBQ wonderfulness.

Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival
Smith Park at 500 Tytus Avenue and Verity Parkway in Middletown, Ohio
July 21-22, 2017
Balloon race, live music, food, and carnival ride.

Augusta Riverfest Regatta
Augusta, Kentucky
July 21-22, 2017
Enjoy watching the race along the Ohio River!

Kolping Schutzenfest Church Festival
July 21-23, 2017
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.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Festival
7770 Beechmont Avenue in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 21-23, 2017
Traditional festival activities.

St. James the Greater Parish (Church) Festival
3565 Hubble Road in White Oak in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 21-23, 2017
Games, food and lots more.

Swamp Romp
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard at Fraze Pavilion in Dayton, Ohio
July 22, 2017
Zydeco music with a taste of Louisiana!

One Love Fest Cincinnati
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 22, 2017
Peace and unity via speakers and music. Food trucks will be on hand to handle your hunger!

Buckeye Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Miami Valley Gaming at 6000 SR63 in Lebanon, Ohio
July 22, 2017
Sample bourbon and BBQ while enjoying live music!

Unlock the Block Music Festival
Latonia, Kentucky
July 22, 2017
Listen to some great music!

SummerSing 2017
Christ Church Cathedral at 318 East Fourth Street in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 24-30, 2017
A participatory choral festival!

Cincinnati Music Festival
Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 27-29, 2017
Originally called the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, you will enjoy lots of talent including Usher, Mary J. Blige, Kem, Fantasia, BBD, Anthony Hamilton, Confunkshun and more.

Sharonfest
Gower Park at 10990 Thornview Drive in Sharonville (Cincinnati, Ohio)
July 28-29, 2017
Party With a Purpose: Music, rides, games and more!

Bright Community Festival
23759 Brightwood Drive at the Bright Fire Department
July 28-29, 2017
This annual festival raises money for the Bright Fire and EMS departments.

Blooming Grove Fireman’s Festival
Blooming Grove, Indiana
July 28-29, 201** (Cannot confirm dates)
This festival helps to support the volunteer fire department.

Holy Cross Parish Church Festival
3612 Church Street in Latonia, Kentucky
July 28-29, 2017
Live music, games, corn hole and great food.

St. Ann Parish Church Fiesta
3064 Pleasant Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio
July 28-29, 2017
Traditional church festival.

Sharon Fest
Gower Park at 10990 Thornview Drive in Sharonville, Ohio
July 28-29, 2017
Music, rides, games and food.

Greater Anderson Days
6910 Same Road in Beech Acres Park in Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Live music, games, rides, Anderson’s Got Talent and fireworks on Sunday.

Bacon, Blues and Brew Music and Arts Festival
Batesville, Indiana
July 28-30, 2017
Enjoy American “roots” music! Kids activities and great food!

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church Festival
2832 Rosebud Drive in Westwood in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Beer garden, rides, games and food.

Dayton Celtic Festival
Riverscape MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Enjoy everything Irish!

Adjust Your Eyes Music and Arts Festival
Various places throughout Northside in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Lots of live music!

GreekFest at Sts. Constantine and Helen (Church Festival)
Middletown, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Traditional Greek food and pastries plus lots of fun festival things to do.

St. Bartholomew Church Festival
8375 Winton Road in Finneytown in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
All the fun of a traditional festival!

St. Margaret of York Fest
9483 Columbia Road in Loveland, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Church festival with food, drink, rides and lots of entertainment.

Holy Trinity Parish (Church) Festival
Norwood, Ohio
July 28-30, 2017
Traditional festival with all of the fun and food.

Boulevard Bash
Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio
July 30, 2017
Enjoy this food truck festival with live music!

 

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