Get ready for 4th of July in Butler County.  There are events all over the county ready to help you remember our Declaration of Independence and our fight to be the freest nation in the history of the world.

Thunderfest Cruise-in Middletown
WHEN: Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Middletown 1050 Central Ave, Middletown, OH 45044
Go to Downtown Middletown for the Fifth Annual Thunderfest Cruise-In in downtown Middletown on July 29th, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. This event is a free for all! As in, it is free, for both participants and spectators! Calling all classic cars, hot rods, street rods, rat roads, pulling tractors, motorcycles and MORE!

Monroe Historical Society Ice Cream Social
WHEN: Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
WHERE: Monroe Lending Library, 6 East Ave Monroe, OH 45050
Please mark your calendars for the Monroe Historical Society Ice Cream Social.
General Membership and Public Meeting It will take place on June 29th @7:00 PM To be held in the Monroe Lending Library. EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC

Summertime Picnic, Concert, and Ice Cream Social
When: Saturday, July 1st at 6 PM – 9 PM
Where: Keehner Park, 7411 Barrett Rd, West Chester Township, Butler County, Ohio 45069
It has been six months since we gathered to Live the Dream, Declare our Unity, and celebrate the diversity of our community. As we heard from many of the youth who entered the MLK Day contest, meeting together with the express purpose of getting to know each other is essential to building bridges between the various groups in our towns and schools, and strengthening those friendships that already exist. Therefore, you are cordially invited to bring a potluck dish to share at a picnic, listen to the West Chester Symphony Orchestra’s 4th of July concert, and stay for a free ice cream social.

Red, White & Liberty
Where: Liberty Center Mall Park and THE SQUARE
Enjoy face painting, greenscreen, games, crafts & more! 2ND ANNUAL RED WAGON PARADE Noon-1:00 PM | Register your wagon t the check-in booth in the Park
1:30 PM | Parade begins in the Park
3 Winners will be chosen from the parade participants to win a $50 Liberty Center gift card for:
Most Creative
Most Patriotic
Best in Show
LIVE MUSIC in the SQUARE | 6:00-9:00 PM
Continue the fun and celebration with the soulful sounds of the band Smoooth, as they rock the night away.

Light Up Liberty Township
WHEN: Sunday,  July 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 10:15 pm
WHERE: 6101 Princeton Glendale Rd Liberty Township, OH 45011
Light Up Liberty is a 4th of July, alcohol-free, community celebration that exists to build the community and provide an evening of family-friendly fun for all ages. In previous years, we have seen an upwards of 14,000 people in attendance. Visitors can experience wonderful music and enjoy great food from local vendors in the community. The Family Fun Zone includes carnival activities and much more at cost. Last but not least, enjoy a Spectacular Fireworks Finale!

Oxford Freedom Festival Parade
When: Sunday, July 2, 2017 – 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Uptown Oxford
PARADE — 6:30 p.m. — Theme: United We Stand
* Parade starts at the corner of College and High Street and progresses east
on High Street to Poplar Street.
* Decorate your group or float with lots of red, white and blue!
* Don’t forget cash prizes: 1st- $150, 2nd- $100 and 3rd- $50
* Kids — decorate your bikes for the Bike Parade (ages 3-12)
* Pet Owners — dress up your pet for the Pet Parade.

Oxford Freedom Festival
When: Monday, July 3, 2017 – 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Where: Oxford Community Park
FIREWORKS, FOOD & EVENTS — 6:00 p.m. — 10:30 p.m.
* Activities; 135’ zip line, climbing wall, extreme obstacle course, inflatable slide
and homerun challenge, petting zoo, kiddie train, face painting, and more!
* Pie Baking Contest with cash prizes awarded; 1st- $75, 2nd- $50, 3rd- $25
Community Booths; May include local vendors, wildlife and sports leagues.
* Entertainment; Popular music by DJ, door prizes and concessions for sale.
* Fireworks; 10:00 p.m. presented by Rozzi Famous Fireworks

Middletown Independence Day Festival with the Romantics
When: Monday, July 3 at 4 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Smith Park, 500-600 Tytus Ave., Middletown, Ohio 45042
Middletown’s 3rd annual Broad Street Blast. This year’s event will feature nationally known music group ‘The Romantics” prior to the best darn fireworks show you will ever see!!  We will have stuff for the kids, plenty of food vendors, Miller/Coors beer, live music, and FIREWORKS!! This year’s main Sponsor is Atrium Medical celebrating their 100 year’s serving the Middletown area. Again, this is a free event and parking will be offsite.

Red, White & Kaboom Fairfield
When: Monday, July 3 at 7 PM – 11 PM
Where: 411 Wessel Dr, Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Red, White & Kaboom celebrates Independence Day in Fairfield with an amazing fireworks display from Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks with entertainment, food and activities at four official viewing locations in Fairfield (Harbin Park, Village Green of Fairfield, Fairfield Aquatic Center, and Marsh Park).

Aquatic Center Fireworks Swim, 7 to 11 pm
Admission: $5 per person, free to season pass holders
Relax poolside and enjoy a spectacular view of Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks. Enjoy DJ music, games, food specials, and more.

Harbin Park (launch location)
8:30 PM: Gee Your Band Smells Terrific (Super Hits of the 70s)
10 PM: Rozzi Famous Fireworks
Vendors: Hammann’s Catering, Deli & Butcher Shop, U-Lucky DAWG,Legasea cafe, Kona Ice, Power Blendz Smoothie Truck

Village Green
8 PM: Air Force Band of Flight (Rock)
Vendors: Piggin N Grinnin BBQ LLC, Hot Head Burritos, Flubs Dari-ette,Amaizing Grace Kettle Corn, The Wandering Coffee Co

Marsh Lake: Red, White & Fish!, 5 – 11 PM
Celebrate with fishing and an amazing view of the fireworks.
Admission: $5 per person, free to season pass holders.
Visit for a complete schedule.

light up the sky monroe
Light up the Sky in Monroe
WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Monroe Community Park, 412 Old St, Monroe, OH 45050
Parade from Kroger to Community Park
1:00 Kid’s Games, Craft booths and Food begin
1:00 Beer Garden Opens
5:00 Parking at the park **
FREE parking and shuttle at Monroe High School
2:30-4:00 Nick Netherton Band; 4:30-6:00 Dulahan; 4:30- 6:00 String Theory; 8:30-10:00 Will Fluke
2:00-2:30, 4:00-4:30, 6:00-6:30, 8:00-8:30
Ashley Baumgartner & Rick House
Dark – Fireworks

Liberty Township Parade and 5K
WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: Liberty Park,  6757 Yankee Rd Liberty Township, OH 45044
Fourth of July Independence Day Liberty Township
Celebrate the 4th of July with Liberty Township with a Parade and a 5k.  Parade route and event details NEW ROUTE for 2017: The parade will begin at Lakota East High School to Wyandot Lane to Stonehenge Boulevard to Stonerun Place to Woodstone Court, back down Wyandot Lane, to return to Lakota East High School.

Hamilton’s 4th of July – 2017
When: Tuesday, July 4 at 10 AM – 10 PM
City of Hamilton, Ohio
Join us for this year’s 4th of July festivities! Downtown Hamilton will be ‘Celebrating Hamilton’s History with its Churches’ this 4th of July with a day full of family fun!

Events Schedule:
10am – Parade Begins from Butler County Fairgrounds, goes down Dayton Street and turns on to High Street at 7th ending at the Butler County Courthouse.

Starting at 10am – Taste of Hamilton food trucks and Hamilton Concert Band located at the Courthouse.

11am to 3pm – Native American and Pioneer Living historical demonstrations at Monument Park.

11am to 4pm – Open house at Heritage Hall (20 High St), the Monument (1 S Monument Ave), and The Butler County Historical Society (327 N 2nd St).

Noon – Patriotic Ceremony at the Couthouse with Mayor Pat Moeller presiding.

3:30pm – Mark Joshua performs at the courthouse

4:30pm – Divine Steel Drum Band performs at RiversEdge

6:30pm – Otta Here performs at RiversEdge

8:30pm – Noah Wotherspoon Band performs at RiversEdge

10pm – Fireworks Launched from Veterans Park!


5th of July Thunder Wednesday
When:  Wednesday, July 5 at 5 PM – 11 PM
Where: Hueston Woods Lodge, 5201 Lodge Rd, College Corner, Ohio 45003
Cookout and DJ from 5 – 10PM
Please bring your own lawn chairs or blanket.
No coolers permitted.
Fireworks at dusk.