Solar Eclipse Events in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio

Solar EclipseAugust 21, 2017 will be a day to remember as North Americans experience a total solar eclipse. This is the first total eclipse in the U.S. to span the entire country since 1918. Where will you be when the eclipse occurs

Timing of the Eclipse
In Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky  the eclipse schedule is:

  • 1:01 pm – Partial eclipse begins
  • 2:29 pm – Maximum eclipse
  • 3:52 pm – Partial eclipse ends

In Dayton, Ohio, the eclipse schedule is:

  • 1:02 pm – Partial eclipse begins
  • 2:28 pm – Maximum eclipse
  • 3:51 pm – Partial eclipse ends

Weather
Will the weather cooperate on August 21? Follow the weather patterns from the National Weather Service.

Here is a list of local eclipse events happening in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana:

Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana Local Eclipse Events

Drake Planetarium and Science Center
202 Sherman Avenue in Norwood (Cincinnati), Ohio
August 19, 2017
Family Eclipse Festival

Drake Planetarium and Science Center
202 Sherman Avenue in Norwood (Cincinnati), Ohio
August 21, 2017
Viewing Party

Cincinnati Nature Center
Rowe Woods at Abner Hollow Cabin at 4949 Tealtown Road in Milford, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Solar eclipse viewing (registration required)

Cincinnati Observatory
August 21, 2017
View the eclipse! Free event.

Cincinnati Public Library Viewing Party
View the eclipse at many of the branch locations including the main library (Cincinnati, Ohio)
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Eclipse Day at Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike at the Cotswold Overlook at Glenwood Gardens in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Tyson Library
325 Tyson Street in Versailles, Indiana
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Batesville Library
131 North Walnut Street in Batesville, Indiana
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Washington Park
Over-the-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Dayton, Ohio Local Eclipse Events

Washington-Centerville Public Library
111 W. Spring Valley Road in Centerville, (Dayton) Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Fairborn Community Library 
1 East Main Street in Dayton, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 Deweese Parkway in Dayton, Ohio
August 18, 2017
Evening of Astronomy: The Solar Eclipse

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 Deweese Parkway in Dayton, Ohio
August 19, 2017
Free day at the museum.

Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 Deweese Parkway in Dayton, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Tipp City Library
14 W. Walnut Street (lawn of Zion Lutheran Church) in Tipp City, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Great American Eclipse Viewing Party

Eclipse Float on the Great Miami
1995 E. Ross Road in Tipp City, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch the eclipse from a canoe!

Fraze Pavilion 
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard, Kettering, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Viewing party!

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
16 S. Williams Street in Dayton, Ohio at the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
57 W. Franklin Street in Bellbrook, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Milton Union Public Library
560 S. Main Street in Milton, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Eclipse open house with viewing inside and out.

Cedarville University’s Department of Engineering/Sciences
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Ketting, Ohio
August 21, 2017
Watch party!

Want to learn more about the eclipse? Go here.

August 2017 Local Festivals and Events in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

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August is “Admit Your Happy Month”. Something that could make you very happy is to attend a local festival or event. Here is our list of things to do in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Events are listed by date.

August 2017 Festivals and Events

Glier’s Goetta Party on the Purple
Access the Newport Southbank Bridge (Purple Bridge) from either Newport, Kentucky or downtown, Cincinnati, Ohio
August 2, 2017
Live music on a stage at the middle of the bridge and enjoy food-trucks fair and drinks

St. Nicholas (Church) Festival
925 East Main Street in Zanesville, Ohio
Zanesville, Ohio
August 2-5, 2017

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

Hump Day Concert Series
Gazebo on the Lake at 7850 VOA Park Drive at Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester, Ohio
August 2, 9 and 16, 2017
Live music, lake activities, yard games and food!

Canoegrass Festival
Tipp City, Ohio
August 3-6, 2017
This blue grass festival is along the banks of the Great Miami River.

Glier’s GoettaFest
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky
August 3-6, 2017
Enjoy everything….goetta!

World’s Longest Yard Sale – US 127 Corridor Sale
US Highway 127 starts in Addison, Michigan and runs through Cincinnati, Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, ending in Gadsden, Alabama
August 3-6, 2107
Treasures await you along US 127!

The Take Over on the Square
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Point Drive in West Chester, Ohio
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 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
Seventeen weeks of live music!
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

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

Live at the Levee
Newport on the Levee at 1 Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky
August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017
Enjoy live music!

Delhi Skirt Game
Delhi Township Park in Delhi in Cincinnati, Ohio
Food, rides, games, fireworks an a fun skirt-filled baseball game!
August 4, 2017

Holy Cross Immaculata Church Festival
30 Guido Street in Mt. Adams in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 4-5, 2017
Traditional church festival.

Brown County SummerFest
Mt. Orab Community Park in Mt. Orab, Ohio
August 4-5, 2017
Car cruise-in, live music, and great food!

Y Bridge Arts Festival
Landing Park in downtown Zanesville, Ohio
August 4-5, 2017
Visual artists, performance artists as well as food and crafts.

St. John The Evangelist Family Festival
August 4-6, 2017
9080 Cincinnati Dayton Road at St. John the Evangelist in West Chester, Ohio
A fun festival with all of the trimmings.

Days in the Park Festival
Chamberlin Park at 7640 Plainfield Road in Deer Park, Ohio
August 4-6, 2017
Food, games and rides!

St. Louis Church Festival – Owensville
St. Louis Church at 210 N. Broadway in Owensville, Ohio.
August 4-6, 2017
A fun tradition festival to enjoy.

St. Leon Fireman’s Festival
28870 St. Joe Drive (off SR 1) Ind. 1 in St. Leon, Indiana
August 4-5, 2017
Games, raffles, kids activities as well as a fish dinner on Friday and chicken dinner on Saturday.

Batesville Bash and Chamber Cruise In
Batesville, Indiana
August 5, 2017
Enjoy food and live entertainment as well asa car show line up starting at 16 E. George Street.

The Baby Boomer Festival
August 5, 2017
8100 Clyo Road it St Leonard Franciscan Living Community in Centerville, Ohio
Craft beer, live music and great food.

Ohio River Paddlefest
Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 5, 2017
Paddle along the Ohio River – enjoy the views, live music  and the Finish Line Festival at Gilday Riverside Park with food trucks and craft beer.

British Car Day 
Eastwood MetroPark at 1385 Harshman Road in Dayton, Ohio
August 5, 2017
View over 300 British cars and motorcycle!

18th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
August 5, 2017
Listen to the blues and enjoy food and drink!

Milford Street East Food Truck Rally and Music Festival
701 Chamber Drive in Milford, Ohio
August 5, 2017
Enjoy food-truck fare, brews and live music.

The Baby Boomer Festival
St. Leonard Franciscan Living Community at 8100 Clyo Road in Centerville, Ohio
August 5, 2017
Great live music, craft beer for all born in the 1950s and 1960s.

Parish Festival at St. Teresa of Avila
1175 Overlook Avenue in West Price Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 5-6, 2017
Live music, great food and lots of fun.

Summer Festival at St. Aloysius
3350 Chapel Road in Shandon, Ohio
August 6, 2017
Crafts, food and fun!

Polish Summer Fest
3690 Needmore Road in Dayton, Ohio
August 6, 2017
Polish picnic and dance at the Polish Picnic Grounds.

Union Kids Festival 
13989 Ryle Road at Jane’s Saddlebag in Union, Kentucky
August 6-7 and 12-13, 2017
Kids will enjoy a petting zoo, inflatables, play land and hay rides.

Summer Concerts
RiversEdge Park Amphitheater at 116 Dayton Street in Hamilton, Ohio
August 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2017

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

Great Inland Seafood Festival
Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
August 10-13, 2017
Local restaurants serve delicious seafood!

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

Union  Centre Boulevard Food Truck Rally
Union Centre Boulevard in West Chester, Ohio
August 11, 2017
Food, food and more food!

Runway Fest & Fireworks
10550 N. Springboro Pike, Miamsburg, Ohio at the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport in Dayton, Ohio
August 11, 2017
Aircraft displays, airplane rides, hot air ballon rides, and fun activities for the kids

Cincy Blues Fest
Sawyer Point Park at 705 E. Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 11-12, 2017 (Dates TBD)
Enjoy hearing the blues!

Maysville Oktoberfest
Downtown Maysville, Kentucky
August 11-13, 2017
Tradition music, folk dancing, German bier and cuisine. Enjoy the parade!

Sacred Heart Church Festival
400 Nilles Road in Fairfield, Ohio
August 11-13, 2017
Tradition festival fun!

Dayton Liederkranz-Turner Germanfest Picnic
Riverscape MetroPark at 111 E. Monument Avenue  in Dayton, Ohio
August 11-13, 2017
Food, music, games as well as a biergarten and wiengarten

Our Lady of the Visitation Church Festival
3172 South Road in Green Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 11-13, 2017
Fun festival to enjoy.

Miami County Fair
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio
August 11-17, 2017
Chris Lane in concert, rides, food and fun!

Festival of the Vine
Fraze Park at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering, Ohio
August 12, 2017
Wine and cool jazz music!

Red Brick Reunion Porsche Show
13 East Park Place in Oxford, Ohio
August 12, 2017
View Porsches up and down the street!

Festival on the Lake at AJ Jolly Park
Alexandria, Kentucky
August 12, 2017

Springfield Gourmet Food Truck Competition
Veteran’s Park Amphitheatre in Springfield, Ohio
August 12, 2017
Food and live music!

Englewood Art Festival
Centennial Park on Union Road in Englewood, Ohio
August 12-13, 2017
Enjoy viewing artisans’ work, good and live entertainment.

Western & Southern Open Tennis Tournament
Lindner Family Tennis Center at 5460 Courseview Drive in Mason, Ohio
August 12-20, 2017
See world-renowned tennis player in action!

Art in the Garden
2410 Lanes Mill Road in Hamilton, Ohio
August 13, 2017
Chart with artists and enjoy garden tours!

Art on the Commons
Fraze Park at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering, Ohio
August 12, 2017
100+ national artists will display their work.

Family Day at Stricker’s Grove
11390 Hamilton Cleves Road at Stricker’s Grove in Ross, Ohio
August 13, 2017
Stricker’s Grove is open to the public only a couple of times per year with their amusement rides.

Birds of a Feather Music & Arts Festival
August 17-20, 2017
Thornhill Farm at 14114 Kenton Station Rd. in Morning View, Kentucky

Family Funfest at St. Mary Church
2853 Erie Avenue in Hyde Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 17- 20, 2017
Fun for all at this festival.

Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion
Various locations in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
This festival is all about the “black family” – from the parade, concerts and food!

St. William Parish Festival
4108 W. Eighth Street in West Price Hill in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
Enjoy this local festival!

St. Bernadette Church Festival
1479 Local Lake Road in Amelia, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
Lots of festival fun!

St. John the Baptist Church Festival
5361 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
Lots of fun at this festival!

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Festival
5890 Buckwheat Road in Milford, Ohio
August 18-20, 2017
Live music (Rusty Griswold’s) and lots of great food and fun.

Belmont Meadows Walking Tour
St. Mark United Methodist Church at 2043 Memorial Drive in Springfield, Ohio
August 19, 2017
Tour post-war homes from the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Backyard Concert Series
General Butler State Resort Park at the Butler-Turpin State Historical House in Carrolton, Kentucky
August 19, 2017
Bring your lawn chair and listen to music while enjoying nature!

Sweet Corn Festival
Community Park at 691 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn, Ohio
August 19-20, 2017
180 arts/crafts booths and food vendors. Enjoy steamed sweet corn!

Dayton African American Cultural Festival
101 Helena Street in Dayton Island MetroPark (and Courthouse Square at Third and Main Streets) in Dayton, Ohio
August 19-20, 2017
Live music, African drumming, jazz, blues, hip hop and more!

Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion
Sawyer Point on Peter Rose Way in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
August 19-20, 2017
Parade, live performers, job fair, games and health screenings.

Bacon Fest
Fraze Pavilion at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering, Ohio
August 20, 2017
Enjoy crunching on bacon while you list to live music!

Cemetery and  Brewery Tour
Old Columbia Street Burying Ground and Springfield Metallic Casket Factory in Springfield, Ohio
August 23, 2017
Hear stories about Springfield pioneers, soldiers while sampling local brews.

Greater Dayton Lebanonese Festival
St. Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Catholic Church at 6915 Springboro Pike in Dayton, Ohio
August 25, 2017
Middle Eastern food, dancing and entertainment plus rides and craft booths.

Cincy Brew Ha Ha
Sawyer Pointe Park in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
August 24-26, 2017
Brews and comedy! Have fun!

46th Swiss Wine Festival
Riverfront Park at Vevay in Switzlerland County, Indiana
August 24-27, 2017
Enjoy wine, riverboat cruises and a parade!

Taste of Blue Ash
August 25-26, 2017
Summit Park at 4335 Glendale Milford Rd. in Blue Ash, Ohio
Wonderful food to sample from area restaurants along with live music.

Germania Society Oktoberfest
3529 W. Kemper Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 25-27, 2017
Let the German festivities begin!

Lebanese Church Festival
St. Ignatius Maronite Catholic Church at 5915 Springboro Pike in Dayton, Ohio
August 25-27, 2017
Enjoy Middle Eastern food and entertainment.

St. Ignatius of Loyola Church Festival
5222 North Bend Road in Monfort Heights in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 25-27, 2017
Fun, food and games. Sunday dinner, too.

Progressive East Walking Tour
Greek Orthodox Church at 1127 East High Street in Springfield, Ohio
August 26, 2017
Learn about Springfield’s grand homes as you walk past East High Street.

Hog Jam Festival
8717 Claude-Thomas Road at the VFW Fairgrounds in Franklin, Ohio
August 26, 2017
Live music, hog roast and lots of fun.

VetFest Ohio
Rip Rap Roadhouse 6024 Rip Rap Road in Dayton, Ohio
August 26, 2017
Concert, bike show, sky diving, games and food!

Taste of OTR
Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
August 26, 2017
Tickets required. Entertainment and great food!

Charm at the Farm Vintage Market
48953 Bunnell Hill Road in Lebanon, Ohio
August 26-27, 2017
Open-air vintage market with 70+ vendors and food.

Taste of Over-the-Rhine
August 26-27, 2017
1230 Elm Street in Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio

Rides on Monmouth – Newport Downtown Car Show
Monmouth Street (between 3rd and 11th Streets) in Newport, Kentucky
August 27, 2017
View over 200 classic cars and enjoy great food.

The Taste
Fraze Pavilion at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering, Ohio
August 31, 2017
Enjoy food from many local food vendors!

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!

 

2017 Summer Fairs to Enjoy in Cincinnati Dayton, Ohio; Southeastern Indiana; and Northern Kentucky

From carnival rides to displays of blue-ribboned pies, county and state fairs are a large part of Americana. This blogger remembers attending the Hamilton County Fair each year and spending hours looking at 4-H animals. (I was always amazed to see that the kids who reared these animals would actually sleep next to them during the fair!) And who doesn’t enjoy indulging in “fair food” – a corn dog, cotton candy or another yummy treat?

Take a change of pace and be sure to attend one of these local county or state fairs throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Fairs are listed by state  and alphabetically by county:

Northern Kentucky  

Alexandria Fair and Horse Show
Alexandria, Kentucky
August 30-September 4, 2107

Boone County Fair and Horse Show
August 7-12, 2017

Carroll County Fair
Carroll County Fairgrounds in Carroll County, Kentucky
June 5-10, 2017

Gallatin County Fair
Warsaw, Kentucky
June 24-July 1, 2017

Grant County Fair and Horse Show
Grant County Fairgrounds at 115 Baton Rouge Road in Williamstown, Kentucky
July 31 – August 5, 2017

Kenton County Fair
Independence, Kentucky
July 10-15, 2017

Kentucky State Fair
Louisville, Kentucky
August 17-27, 2017

Pendleton County Youth Fair
320 Fairgrounds Road at the Pendleton County Youth Fairgrounds in Falmouth, Kentucky
July 16-22, 2017

Ohio 

Adams County Fair
836 Boyd Avenue in West Union, Ohio
July 9-15, 2017

Brown County Fair
Georgetown, Ohio
September 25-30, 2017

Butler County Fair
1715 Fairgrove Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio
July 23-29, 2017

Clark County Fair
Springfield, Ohio
July 21-28, 2017

Clermont County Fair
1000 Locust Street in Owensville, Ohio
July 23-29, 2017
See country music star Sara Evans on July 28th! (Tickets required.) And be sure to visit the Sibcy Cline Eastgate booth!

Clinton County Fair
Clinton County Fairgrounds
958 W. Main Street in Wilmington, Ohio
July 8-12, 2017

Darke County Fair
Greenville, Ohio
August 18-26, 2017

Green County Fair
120 Fairground Road at the Green County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio
July 30-August 5, 2017

Hamilton County Fair
7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
August 9-13, 2017

Highland County Fair
Hillsboro, Ohio
September 2-9, 2017

Logan County Fair
301 East Lake Avenue at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Bellefontaine, Ohio
July 10-16, 2017

Miami County Fair
650 N. County Road in Troy, Ohio
August 11-17, 2017

Montgomery County Fair
1043 South Main Street at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Dayton, Ohio
July 10-15, 2017

Ohio State Fair
July 26 – August 6, 2017
Columbus, Ohio

Preble County Fair
722 South Franklin Street at the Preble County Fairgrounds in Eaton, Ohio
July 29 – August 5, 2017

Shelby County Fair
655 South Highland Avenue at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Sidney, Ohio
July 23-29, 2017

Warren County Fair
Warren County Fairgrounds at 665 N. Broadway in Lebanon, Ohio
July 17-22, 2017
Enjoy the tractor pull, Great Cowboy competition, a rodeo, fun rides and food!

Southeastern Indiana 

Dearborn County 4-H and Community Fair
Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
June 19-24, 2017

Decatur County Fair
545 S Co. Road (200 W) in Greensburg, Indiana
Decatur Fairgrounds
July 13-20, 2017

Fayette County Fair
Connersville, Indiana
July 29-August 5, 2017

Franklin County Fair
Brookville, Indiana
July 17-22, 2017

Indiana State Fair
Indiana State Fairgrounds at 1202 E 28th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana.
August 4-20, 2017

Jefferson County Fair
3852 Indiana 256 in Madison, Indiana
July 7-15, 2017

Ohio County 4-H Fair
Rising Sun, Indiana
June 23-July 1, 2017

Ripley County 4-H Fair
Walhill Farm at 857 Six Pine Ranch Road in Batesville, Indiana
July 28-30, 2017

Switzerland County Fair
Switzerland County Fairgrounds in Vevay, Indiana
July 8-15, 2017

Union County Fair
Liberty, Indiana
July 22-27, 2017

 

 

 

2017 Fourth of July Fireworks in Greater Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana

dersIOFireworks_2017.jpgThere are many things to do to celebrate the Fourth of July 2017 holiday throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Be sure to wear your red, white and blue and remember to oooh and aaah when you see your favorite fireworks! Here is our list of local places to enjoy fireworks. In order by region and neighborhood:

CINCINNATI, OHIO REGION

Blanchester
Red White & Blanchester Blue
July 4, 2017 – Fireworks at dusk
Blanchester High School – 953 Cherry St.

Blue Ash
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.

California
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 sky.

Patriotic Pops – The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Riverbend Music Center at 6295 Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 4, 2017 
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will play some patriotic tunes at 8pm and Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks will be displayed at dusk.

Crosby Township
Sticker’s Grove 4th of July Fireworks
11490 Hamilton Cleves Road in Crosby Township, Ohio
July 4, 2017
Free admission to park. Fireworks at 10pm

Downtown Cincinnati
4th of July Bash at Fountain Square
July 3, 2017 at 520 Vine Street at Fountain Square
Fireworks will begin at 10:00pm.
Live music. Fireworks begin after the concert.

Cincinnati Reds Independence Day Fireworks Show
July 4-6, 2017 – See fireworks following the ball game on the 4th or go to Smale Riverfront Park or Newport on the Levee for great views!

Fairfield
Red White and KaBoom

William Harbin Park in Fairfield, Ohio
July 3, 2017
Festivities all day at various locations ending with fireworks.

Green Township
Green Township 4th of July Fireworks

July 3, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 at dusk
300 George Street at Harrison Community Center in Harrison, Ohio.
Celebrate starts at 5pm at the community center with entertainment, food, activities and live music by Gen X! The parade starts at 4pm.

Hyde Park
Ault Park Independence Day Fireworks

July 4, 2017 at 10pm
3600 Observatory Avenue
Children’s parade at 11am. Concessions from 6-10pm. Live music starts at 8pm.

Indian Hill
Indian Hill Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2017 – Parade at 10am – Given Rd. to Shawnee Run Rd. followed by activities at Stephan Field
July 4, 2017 Fireworks at 9:45pm at Stephan Field

Liberty Township
Red White and Liberty

July 1, 2017
At the Park!

Light Up Liberty
6101 Princeton Glendale Road in Liberty Township, Ohio (Princeton Pike Church of God)
July 2, 2017
Music, food, rides and fireworks at dusk.

Liberty Township – Fourth of July
6840 Lakota Lane at Lakota East High School in Liberty Township, Ohio
July 4, 2017
5K run/walk  for Liberty followed by a parade at 10pm. (Did not see mention of fireworks.)

Loveland
Loveland Firecracker Festival

July 1, 2017 at dusk
11600 Lebanon Road at Symmes Township Park in Loveland, Ohio.
Festival in downtown Loveland starting at 3pm with food, live music, parade and lots to do!

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

Madeira
Madeira Independence Day

July 3, 2017 – Fireworks at 10pm
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, 2017 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

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.

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

Middletown
Middletown Broad Street Blast

July 3, 2017 at dusk
Smith Park in Middletown, Ohio
The park will open at 5:30pm with food/drinks, a KidsZone and live music

Mt. Healthy
Mt. Healthy Fourth of July Fireworks

July 3, 2017 – Fireworks at dusk
1541 Hill Avenue at City Park
Food, drinks and a live DJ starting at 5pm. Enjoy the kid’s parade, too. Opening of the time capsule

Montgomery
Montgomery Independence Day

July 3, 2017 – 7:30 pm concert at Montgomery Park
July 4, 2017 – 10am parade at Cooper and Montgomery Roads
July 4, 2017 – 11am -2pm Festival in Montgomery Park

Monroe
Light Up the Sky
550 South Main Street in Monroe, Ohio
July 4, 2017
Fireworks at 9:45pm.
Parade at 12pm and ends at Monroe Community Park. Enjoy games and fun.

Moscow
Village of Moscow Fireworks
Fireworks set off near the Ohio River
July 3, 2017

Northside
Northside Rock N’ Roll Carnival

Jacob Hoffner Park at 1618 Blue Rock Street in Northside in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 3-4, 2017
Carnival, parade and fireworks on the 4th.

Norwood
Norwood Hometown Fireworks
Shea Stadium – 2603 Harris Avenue in Norwood in Cincinnati, Ohio
July 4, 2017 at 10pm
Bring your dancing shows and lawn chairs!

Oxford
Oxford Freedom Festival Parade

Oxford Community Park at 6801 Fairfield Road, Oxford, Ohio
July 3, 2017 – Fireworks at 10:00pm
Festival starts at 6:00pm with climbing wall, pie-backing contest and music.

Reading
Reading American Legion Fourth of July

Koenig Park (Columbia Avenue) in Reading, Ohio
July 2, 2017 at dusk

Ross
Stricker’s Grove 4th of July Fireworks

11490 Hamilton Cleves Road in Ross, Ohio
July 4, 2017
Fee to into park. Enjoy the rides and fireworks at 10pm.

South Lebanon
July 4th Fireworks Festival

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

Wyoming
Wyoming July 4th Celebration

Oak Park (Oak Avenue) in Wyoming, Ohio.
July 4, 2017 at 10pm
Music of America Theme: 10am Parade, games from 6pm-9:30pm at the park.

DAYTON, OHIO REGION

Centerville
Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival Fireworks

July 4, 2017 at 10pm
Centerville High School Football Stadium – 500 East Franklin Street
5k run, 10am parade, street fair at 9:30am-5:00pm. Fireworks at Centerville High School.

Downtown Dayton
Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks

July 3, 2017 at 10pm
111 E. Monument Avenue in downtown Dayton, Ohio
A multi-cultural festival with food and live music!

Englewood
Englewood Fireworks Celebration

July 5, 2017 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, 2017 at 10pm
Fairborn Community Park at 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd in Fairborn, Ohio
Parade starts at 10am. Live entertainment and concessions!

Huber Heights
Star Spangled Huber Heights Fireworks Display

July 1, 2017 at 10pm
Cloud Park 4707 Brandt Pike in Huber Heights
Parade at 10 and festival begins at 12pm.

Kettering
Kettering Go Fourth Fireworks

July 4, 2017 at dusk
Delco Park – 1700 Delco Park Drive in Kettering, Ohio
6-11pm – Live music, food, Play Zone and fun!

Moraine
Star Spangles Boom in Moraine

July 4, 2014 at 10pm
Wax Park: 3800 Main St. in Moraine, Ohio
Food, refreshments and amusement rides. Love entertainment starts at 7pm.

Springfield
Springfield Old Fashioned Country Fireworks

July 3, 2017 at 10pm
Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ohio

Vandalia
Vandalia Star Spangled Celebration

July 3, 2017 at 10pm
Vandalia Sports Complex – 1101 Stonequarry Rd
Enjoy live music! 7-10 festival.

Xenia
Kevin Sonnycald Memorial Fireworks

July 7, 2017 at 9:45pm
Shawnee Park in Xenia, Ohio
Face painting, magic show, parade and live music

Yellow Springs
Yellow Springs 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

July 4, 2017
Fireworks at Gaunt Park at dusk.
Parade starts at 3pm – starts at Friends Care and ends at the Bryan Center.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY REGION

Augusta
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!

Edgewood
Edgewood Fourth of July Extravaganza

500 Freedom Park Drive at Freedom Park in Edgewood, Kentucky
July 4, 2017
Fireworks at dusk at Freedom Park. 5 k race, parade and a free concert at 7pm.

Florence
Florence Independence Day Celebration

UC Health Stadium in Florence, Kentucky
July 3, 2017  Fireworks at 10pm
4-11 with rides, food, music and fireworks!

Fort Thomas
Fort Thomas 150th Birthday Celebration
Fort Thomas, Kentucky
July 3-8, 2017 – Fireworks on July 4, 2017
A week of celebration with all kinds of activities and fireworks at 10pm on the 4th.

Ft. Thomas Independence Celebration
July 4, 2017 – Fireworks at 10pm
Parade begins at 10:30am at Highlands High School.
Tower Park – Community festival from 2-10pm. Hot dog eating contest.

Independence
4th of July Parade and Celebration – Independence, Ky
June 30-July 1, 2017 – 5-11pm – Festival with rides, food and games at Memorial Park, plus a concert at 7pm at the Donna Yeager Amphitheater
July 1, 2017 – 3pm Annual 4th of July Parade
10pm – Fireworks on July 1, 2017 at Jack Woods Parkway
10pm – Fireworks on July 4, 2017

Newport
America’s Celebration Newport Motorcycle Rally
July 3, 2017
Entertainment, food and cycles. Fireworks along the riverfront at 10pm.

Union
Union Celebrates America
Union Community Building at 10087 Old Union Road in Union, Kentucky
June 30, 2017
Parade at 7pm and fireworks at dark.

SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA REGION
Aurora
Aurora Red, White and Boom
Lesko Park – Indiana 56
June 30-July 1, 2017
Live music, boat parade on Friday. Fireworks at dusk on July 1, 2017.

Brookville
Brookville Canoefest (Indiana)
June 24, 2017
Brookville Township Park on Mill Street
Indiana’s largest canoe race. Fireworks at 10:15pm

Greendale
Greendale Independence Day Fireworks
827 Nowlin Avenue at Greendale Park in Greendale, Indiana
July 4, 2017 at 9:30pm
5k race at 7:30am. Fishing derby at 9am. Bike parade at 3pm.

Greensburg
323 S Montfort Street in at the Riverside Center in Greensburg, Indiana
Decatur County Fireworks
July 4, 2017 at dusk

Lake Santee Fireworks
July 1, 2017 at dusk
Lake Santee (13 SW Wren Parkway) in Greensburg, Indiana

Madison
Madison Regatta Fireworks
July 2, 2016 at 10pm
4th of July parade on June 30, 2017. along MainStreet.
Riverfront in Madison, Indiana

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

Rising Sun
Rising Sun Fireworks on the River
Front Street, Rising Sun, Indiana
July 3, 2017 at dusk
Live music at the Rising Sun Riverfront Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2017 Festivals in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana

FJuneFestivals_2017.jpgJune is a perfect time to enjoy a local festival or event. Here’s our list of regional festivals and other fun events throughout Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana. Events are listed in order of date:

June 2017 Local Festivals and Events…

Cincy Fringe Festival
Over-the-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio
May 30-June 11, 2017
Enjoy performances – theater, music, film, dance, art and poetry – at various locations in Over-the-Rhine.

The Take Over on the Square
The Square at Union Centre at 9285 Centre Point Drive in West Chester, Ohio
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 (and Thursdays through August 31)
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!
June 1, 15, 22, 29; (July 6, 13,20, 27; August 3, 10,17, 24 and 31)

Dayton Gay Pride Festival
Downtown Dayton, Ohio
June 2-3, 2017
A food truck rally on Friday, along with a parade and community festival on Saturday.

Frontier Days
Milford, Ohio
June 1-4, 2017
Parade on June 1st. Food, booths, games and live music!

RiversEdge Simmer Concert Series
RiversEdge Amphitheater in downtown Hamilton, Ohio
June 2,  8 , 15, 23, 24 and 29; July 4, 13, 20 and 27; August 10, 17, 24 and 31
Enjoy music along the Great Miami River.

St. Catherine Summerfest (Church Festival)
St. Catherine of Siena at 1803 N. Thomas Avenue in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
June 2-3, 2017
Italian sausages and sandwiches, Mexican and French foods, games and live music!

SummerFair Cincinnati
Coney Island at 6201 Kellogg Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 2-4, 2017
Eye candy for those who appreciate art! Enjoy and purchase art from many talented artisans.

All Saints Church Festival
8939 Montgomery Road in Montgomery in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 2-4, 2017
Rides, foods and more!

Olde Willamsburg Festival
Main Street in Williamsburg, Ohio
June 2-4, 2017
Rides, food, live music and more! This event starts with a parade and on Sunday there will be a car show.

Bunbury Music Festival
Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove along the Ohio River in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 2-4, 2017
Listen to many top alternative bands.

Queen of Peace Church Festival
2550 Millville Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio
June 2-4, 2017
All of the expected festival-style festivities will be found here!

Cincitalia
Harvest Home Park at 3961 North Bend Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 2-4, 2017
Live music, wine tasting, homemade Italian lasagna, sausage and desserts.

Our Lord Christ the King Junefest 
927 Ellison Avenue (Mt. Lookout) in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 2-4, 2017
Live entertainment, rides and a gambling tent.

St. Michael the Archangel Church Festival
Corner of Creek Road and Spinner Avenue in Sharonville (Cincinnati, Ohio)
June 2-4, 2017
Live entertainment, burgers, metts, and their famous jambalaya and other festival wonderfulness.

St. Jude Church Festival
5924 Bridgetown Road in Bridgetown (Cincinnati, Ohio)
June 2-4, 2017
Live music, rides, Sunday chicken dinner and more.

St. Mary Family Festival
528 Broadway in Piqua, Ohio
June 2-4, 2017
Rides, bingo, cornhole, chicken dinner on Saturday and more.

 A Taste of Lebanon: Mediterranean Food Festival (Church Festival)
St. Anthony of Padua  at 2530 Victory Parkway in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 2-4, 2017
Enjoy authentic Lebanese and Mediterranean food and pastries!

Bacon and Cheese Festival
Jungle Jim’s International Market – Paradise Pavilion in Eastgate in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 3, 2017
Taste all kinds of bacon and cheese paired with great wines. Tickets required.

Bradford Ohio Railroad Museum Festival
Bradford Railroad Museum at 200 North Miami Ave. in Bradford, Ohio
June 3, 2017
It’s all about the trains with train-related movies, rides and activities.

Charm at the Farm Vintage Market
48953 Bunnell Hill Road in Lebanon, Ohio
June 3-4, 2017
Open-air vintage market with 70+ vendors and food.

Troy Strawberry Festival
Troy, Ohio
June 3-4, 2017
Enjoy a strawberry parade, run, food, activities and pie-eating contests.

Lebanese Festival Mahrajan
2530 Victory Parkway at St. Anthony of Padua Maronite Church
June 3-4, 2017
Traditional Middle Eastern dancing, music and Lebanese food.

Strawberry Days in Metamora
Metamora, Indiana
June 3-4, 2017
It’s everything… strawberry.

Taste of Newport
Monmouth Street in Newport, Kentucky
June 4, 2017
Enjoy tastes of local restaurants along with music and shopping opportunities.

St. Mary’s Dayton Church Festival
310 Allen Street in Dayton, Ohio
June 4, 2017
Mexican music, dancing, food and games!

Twilight Tuesdays at White’s Farm
White’s Farm in Brookville, Indiana
June 6 and every Tuesday through October 10, 2017
Live music and flea market.

Miamisburg’s Taste of Summer
Riverfront Park at 3 N. Miami Avenue in Miamisburg, Ohio
June 7, 2017
Celebrate the coming of summer with music, activities, food and more.

Hump Day Concert Series
Gazebo on the Lake at 7850 VOA Park Drive at Voice of America MetroPark in West Chester, Ohio
June 7, 14, 21, 28 (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
June 7, 15, 21 and 28, 2017 (and every Wednesday through August 2, 2017)
Live music on a stage at the middle of the bridge and enjoy food-trucks fair and drinks

26th Newport Italianfest
Festival Park along Riverboat Row in Newport, Kentucky
June 8-11, 2017
It’s all Italian at this festival – from the food to the entertainment.

Music on the River
Downtown Lawrenceburg at 118 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
June 8, 15, 22, 29 (+July 6, 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31)
Cruise-in car show with live music. Bring your lawn chair.

Sunman Fire Festival
Downtown at 604 N. Meridian Street in Sunman, Indiana
June 9, 2017
This fun festival raises funds for the local fire department.

Schwabenfest
Donauschwaben Haus  at 4290 Dry Ridge Road in Colerain Township, Ohio
June 9-10, 2017
Enjoy German food, drink and festivities! (Chicken dinner on Friday night.)

Banana Split Festival
1326 Fife Avenue in Wilmington, Ohio
June 9-10, 2017
Enjoy games, rides, music, a classic car cruise-in and show, banana-split eating contest and a make-your-own banana split booth.

St. Christopher Parish Summer (Church) Festival
Vandalia, Ohio
June 9-11, 2017
Rides and games. Food including some famous pork tenderloin sandwiches.

Holy Family Church Festival
3006 W. Eight Street in Price Hill (Cincinnati, Ohio)
June 9-11, 2017
Enjoy festival favorites.

St. Antoninus Church Festival
1500 Linneman Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 9-11, 2017
Live music, rides for the kids and chicken dinner on Sunday.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church Festival
7130 Harrison Avenue (Taylor Creek)  in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 9-11, 2017
All of the festival favorites and a chicken dinner on Sunday.

St. Christopher Summer Church Festival
435 E. National Road in Vandalia, Ohio
June 9-11, 2017
Cabbage rolls, Italian sausage, and lots more food including fried Oreos!

St. Gertrude Funfest Church Festival
6543 Miami Avenue in Madeira (Cincinnati, Ohio)
June 9-11, 2017
Lots of festival favorites plus Goetta links and burgers.

Mediterranean Food Fest (Church Festival)
St. James Orthodox Church at 6577 Branch Hill Miamiville Road in Loveland, Ohio
June 9-11, 2017
Live entertainment plus lots of delicious Mediterranean food!

St. Helen Church Festival 
5086 Burkhardt Road in Dayton, Ohio
June 9-11, 2017
Live entertainment on two stages. Cabbage rolls, pulled pork and corn on the cob can be enjoyed at this festival.

St. John the Evangelist Church Festival
7121 Plainfield Road in Deer Park (Cincinnati, Ohio)
June 9-11, 2017
Rides, games and all kinds of good food. Sunday night dinner.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Church Festival
5720 Hamilton-Mason Road in Liberty Township (Ohio)
June 9-11, 2017
Games, rides and all kinds of food.

Church of the Assumption Festival
7711 Joseph Street in Mt. Healthy in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 9-11, 2017
Live bans, funnel cakes, turtle soup, chicken dinner on Sunday as well as rides and games.

Angelsfest (Church Festival)
Guardian Angels Church at 6531 Beechmont Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 9-11, 2017
Live music, great food, rides and games!

Summer Arts Festival
Veterans Park at 250 Cliff Park Rd. in Springfield, Ohio.
June 9 – July 15, 2017 (Various dates)
Enjoy music and theater from the comfort of your lawn chair.

Yellow Springs Street Fair
Yellow Springs, Ohio
June 10, 2017
Food, drink, entertainment, crafts, jewelry and artisans’ goods. 250 vendor booths.

Lebanon Country Music Festival
Downtown Lebanon, Ohio
June 10, 2017
Enjoy country music, food and crafts.

Shandon Strawberry Festival
Historic Shandon business district at Ohio 126 between Ross and Brookville in Morgan Township, Ohio
June 10, 2017
Enjoy an antique tractor show, artists and a picnic-style supper with fresh strawberries, shortcakes and ice cream.

World Culture Celebration Festival
St. Leonard Franciscan Living Community at 8100 Clyo Rd. in in Centerville, Ohio.
June 10, 2017
Enjoy music, cultural demonstrations food and activities from many world cultures.

Liberty Center Arts Festival
Liberty Center at 7100 Foundry Row in Liberty Township, Ohio
June 10, 2017
View work of regional artists along with live music and kid activities.

St. Joseph Church Summer Festival
St. Joseph Church – Camp Springs at 6822 Four Mile Road in Camp Springs, Kentucky
June 10, 2017
Traditional festival!

Dive Into Summer – High-Diving Pirates
Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio
June 10-18, 2017
High-diving pirate show.

Jewish Cultural Festival
Temple Israel at 130 Riverside Drive in Dayton, Ohio.
June 11, 2017
Music, food, games and more!

Concours D’Elegance
Ault Park in Hyde Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 11, 2017
View spectacular cars displayed in the formal gardens of Ault Park.

18th Annual Village Green Fine Art Fair
Fairfield Arts Center in Fairfield, Ohio
June 11, 2017
Enjoy local artists, musicians, good food and kids activities.

Circus 1903 –  The Golden Age of Circus
Schuster Center at 1 W. Second Street in Dayton, Ohio
June 13-18, 2017
Elephants come to life via puppetry and see classic circus entertainment!

Electronic Dayton Music Festival
Land of Illusion Haunted Scream park at 8762 Thomas Road in Middletown, Ohio
June 14-15, 2017
Two stages and interactive vendor area.

CFTA Street Food Festival
4335 Glendale-Milford Road at Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio
June 16, 2017
Enjoy local food – from a truck!

PigFest (Church Festival)
St. Joseph Academy at 48 Weed more Street in Walton, Kentucky.
June 16-17, 2017
Food including pulled pork, rides, games and country store

International Beer Festival
Jungle Jim’s International Market at 5440 Dixie Highway in Fairfield, Ohio
June 16-17, 2017
Tickets required for this event. Enjoy previewing over 400 beers from 100 breweries.

Celtic Fest Ohio
Ohio Renaissance Festival grounds at 10542 E. State Route 73 in Waynesville, Ohio.
June 16-18, 2017
Entry fee. Enjoy all things Celtic – food, traditional music and crafts.

Goettafest
Covington, Kentucky
June 16-18, 2017
Enjoy goetta…everything – from pizza to jambalaya and more!

Mayberry Days
Courthouse Square in Owenton, Kentucky
June 16-18, 2017
Classic show, art show, music, contests, food and lots of activities.

Holy Rosary Saint Marys Church Festival
511 E. Spring Street in St. Marys, Ohio
June 16-18, 2017
Live music, kiddie tractor pull, chicken dinners on Saturday/Sunday.

St. Vivian Family Fun Church Festival
7600 Winton Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 16-18, 2017
Live entertainment, Father’s Day fireworks and lots of great food.

Blues Fest 2017
Fraze Pavilion at 696 Lincoln Park Boulevard in Kettering, Ohio
June 17, 2017
Blues and brews (and BBQs)!

The Great Warren County Tractor Ride
Warren County Administration Building at 406 Justice Drive in Lebanon, Ohio
June 17, 2017
40-mile ride through rural Warren County

St. Margaret – St. John Summer Celebration
6000 Murray Road in Madisonville in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 17, 2017
Live band, duck regatta, games and food!

Country Fest Music Festival
1565 Race Track Road at AJ Jolly Park in Alexandria, Kentucky
June 17, 2017
$5 fee for festival. Food, vendors, kids’ activities along with country music.

Tusculum Street Fest
Between Tennyson and McCullough streets in Columbia Tusculum
June 17, 2017
Live music and art performances, food and more.

Roeblingfest
Court Avenue and E. Third Street in Covington, Kentucky
June 17, 2017
Enjoy food from local restaurants, music, an art show and sale.

River City Music Festival
Third Street and Greendevil Lane in Dayton, Kentucky
June 17, 2017
Music, food trucks and more!

Juneteenth Festival
Eden Park at 950 Eden Park Drive in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 17-18, 2017
This festival celebrates the end of American slavery. Enjoy entertainment, food, a parade of flags and music.

Summer Solstice Lavender Festival
2387 Martinsville Road in Martinsville, Ohio
June 17-18, 2017
Experience everything…. lavender! Kids activities, music…

Backyard Concert Series
General Butler State Resort Park at the Butler-Turpin State Historical House in Carrollton, Kentucky
June 17, 2017
Bring your lawn chair and listen to music while enjoying nature!

The Ohio Challenge: Hot Air Balloon and Sky Diving Festival
Smith Park and Middletown Regional Airport
June 21-22, 2017
Food, live music, hot air balloon rides and sky-diving acts.

44th Annual Batesville Music & Arts Festival
Batesville, Indiana
June 21-23, 2017
Bring a blanket or sports chair and enjoy listening to the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra and other music artists.

Hamilton Badin Festival
New Marcum Park on the Rivers Edge (2nd and Dayton Streets) in Hamilton, Ohio
June 23-24, 2017
Traditional festival favorites  – from rides to food!

Our Lady of the Rosary Church Festival
17 Farragut Road in Green Hills in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 23-24, 2017
Live entertainment and games. Food Trucks including Venezuelan street food.

Bishop Fenwick Church Festival
Bishop Fenwick High School at 4855 Ohio 122 in Franklin, Ohio.
June 23-24, 2017
Rides, live entertainment, spaghetti dinner on Sunday and more!

St. Aloysius on the Ohio Rapid Run Fest (Church Festival)
825 Pontius Road in Delhi Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 23-25, 2017
Live music, games, All-American Dinner on Sunday.

St. Columban Church Festival
894 Oakland Road in Loveland, Ohio
June 23-25, 2017
Love music, chicken and fish dinners as well as lots more food selections.

Bishop Fenwick High School (Church) Festival
4855 State Route 122 in Franklin, Ohio
June 23-25, 2017
Live bands, rides, games and Sons of Italy Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday

Parish Funfest Church Festival
Mary, Queen of Heaven at 1150 Donaldson Highway in Erlanger, Kentucky
June 23-25, 2017
Fish and chips on Friday night. Traditional festival!

Cincinnati Panegyri Greek Festival
June 23-25, 2017
Holy Trinity/Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at 7000 Winton Road in Cincinnati, Ohio
It’s Greek to me! Enjoy everything Greek with authentic dishes, dancing and more.

St. John the Baptist Church Festival
509 Harrison Avenue in Harrison, Ohio
June 23-25, 2017
Traditional festival. Enjoy deep-fried Oreos and fried pickles on Sunday. Fried chicken dinner.

St. Veronica Church Festival
4473 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Road in Mt. Carmel in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 23-25, 2017
Live music, games, poker tent, and lots of food including BBQ on Sunday.

Taste of Silverton
June 24, 2017
6944 Plainfield Road at Meier’s Wine Cellers in Silverton (Cincinnati), Ohio
Live music plus many of Silverton’s local restaurants will serving their fare!

Cincinnati Pride Festival
Sawyer Point Park at 705 E. Pete Rose Way in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 24, 2017
This event starts with a downtown parade and then offers a fun festival to enjoy. The LGBTQ community comes together to celebrate!

Bark in the Burg at Community Park
550 S. First Street at Community Park in downtown Miamisburg, Ohio
June 24, 2017
A festival for dogs and their people!

Taste of Silverton
Meier’s  Wine Cellars at 6995 Plainfield Road in Silverton, Ohio
June  24, 2017
Enjoy food from local Silverton restaurants along with live music.

Sliders, Sides & Suds Festival
695 Lincoln Park Boulevard at Fraze Pavilion in Dayton, Ohio
June 24, 2017
Sample food from local restaurants while listening to live music.

Rhythm and Brews Festival
Miami Valley Gaming at 6000 State Route 63 in Lebanon, Ohio
June 24, 2017
Enjoy live music and craft beer!

Rockin’ the Ridge
31 Broadway Street in Dry Ridge, Kentucky
June 24, 2017
Car show, games, food and music!

Lantern Fest
Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky
June 24, 2017
Imagine seeing 1000s of glowing lanterns – all at once!

South Kenton Community Day
Goshen Christian Church at 1773 Bracht-Piner Road in Kenton, Kentucky
June 24, 2017
Celebrate rural heritage with old-time tractors and equipment. Food, games and fun!

Thank a Police Officer Day Festival
Trolley Park at 1101 Amsterdam Road in Park Hills, Kentucky
June 24, 2017
Free pony rides, live music, food trucks and fun for the kids.

Vectren Dayton Air Show
3800 Wright Drive in Vandalia, Ohio
June 24-25, 2017
Experience the US Air Force Thunderbirds!

10th Annual Dog Day of Summer
4389 Spring Grove Avenue at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Cincinnati, Ohio
June 25, 2017
Remembrance service for lost four-legged loved ones and explore the 400+ acres. Pet adoptions, contests and concessions or bring your own lunch.

River City Kosher BBQ Festival
Northern Hills Synagogue at 5714 Fields Ertel Road in Symmes Township (Cincinnati), Ohio
June 25, 2017
Kosher chicken, brisket, BBQ and more!

Tails of Two Cities: A Dog Day Afternoon
Eastwood MetroPark at 1385 Harshman Road in Dayton, Ohio
June 25, 2017
Enjoy something to eat from a food truck, make your own bone bar and see adoptable dogs. Bring your leashed dog.

Party on the Plaza
7850 Five Mile Road at the Anderson Center in Anderson Township in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 25 (July 20, August 10 and 24), 2017
Live band concert and lots of great food.

Oakley After Hours
Oakley Square on Madison Road in Oakley (Cincinnati, Ohio)
June 30 (July 28, August 25 and September 29)
Live music and entertainment  the last Friday (April – September)

Paradise on the Point
Sawyer’s Point and Yeatman’s Cove at 907 Riverside Drive in Cincinnati, Ohio
June 30-July 1, 2017
Enjoy live music, food and crafts.

Fourth-Generation Agent Ashton Gustafson Speaks to Sibcy Cline Agents

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Two fourth-generation real estate professionals: Robin Sheakley and Ashton Gustafson!

Ashton Gustafson, a Texas-based real estate professional, spoke to a group of Sibcy Cline Top 100 agents to share his thoughts on real estate – how to have music among all of the noise. His two-hour presentation sped by as he shared his stories of working with buyers and sellers. Here are some of the points taken from his presentation:

Faster than Expected is Greater than On Time
To deliver “happiness” and be memorable to clients, agents have to have be on top of their game. Service that is faster and better will be definitely be remembered and appreciated. Ashton cited an example of ordering boots online with free, three-day shipping. Instead, the boots arrived in under 24 hours with a note from the company that they realized he was ordering for the first time and wanted to do something special for this buying experience. That action led to lots of praise from Ashton for that shoe company – which was Zappo’s.

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Building Your Brand
An agent’s brand is not a logo – but how that professional conducts business. Ashton feels it is important to “get in the path of people’s stories long enough to eventually be in the past of their business.” In other words – call, write and see your sphere of influence. Offer people good information and stay connected often. He said people prefer to work with real estate agents who are also friends. In order to qualify as a friend, an agent needs to make that personal connection first.

Ashton shared an example of an agent who heard a buyer who casually mentioned that if he bought a certain home he would want to camp out in the backyard on the first night at that home. That agent leased a large star-gazing tent and to make that wish happen when the client purchased the home – and created a memorable real estate experience.

Ashton offered several useful apps to maintain agent brand building:

Slydial – This direct-to-voice-mail messaging app lets you easily leave a message. In minutes agents can make “just-thinking-about-you calls”.

Snip.ly – This app has the ability to add a personal touch to a digitally shared article. When a reader clicks through on the Sniply link, that agent’s contact information appears at the bottom of that piece – making it a much more personalized connection for the reader.

Search.Twitter.com – Twitter is great place to find out what is happening locally. By connecting to “search dot twitter dot com” – one can type in a search term and find out local news in just seconds. (Much easier than scrolling through Twitter news feeds!)

Evernote – This app is effective for note taking and lists.

Listening is Greater than Shouting
Paying attention to what people are saying, an agent can be even more connected. When house hunting, don’t see just one home, but plan tours for several homes so you can have the time to talk and figure out what that buyer really desires.

Ashton feels that having a “human” thumbprint is much more important than a mere digital one. The more personally connected agents are to their sphere, he feels will result in  more business in the future.

Your Music is Greater than the Noise
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Ashton suggests spending those minutes wisely and not waste time on meaningless activities. He feels connecting to email all of the time is not productive – nor is immediately answering a phone call. He utilizes a “60 Daily Points of Rhythm” (or here), a system that includes 25 relationship-building calls, 25 personal prospecting emails and 5 handwritten notes of gratitude.  By concentrating on getting his points, he is accomplishing his job so he then has time for his interests and family.

Ashton consistently provides his sphere with hyper-local CMAs every 6 months, offers of home evaluations and post-buyer transaction neighborhood updates of real estate activity. Consistently providing information has resulted in recognition of Ashton as a market expert.

Want to learn more about Ashton Gufstason?
Ashton is a native of Wichita Falls, Texas. He is a fourth-generation real estate professional who was named by Realtor Magazine as part of the “30 Under 30” class in 2010.  Here is how to follow Ashton: