Here is your list of July Events in Butler County. It is the celebration of our Independence, the time when we remember the struggle during that hot summer in Philadelphia when our Founding Fathers were standing up for the principles of freedom that made our country great.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Read our post on events celebrating Independence Day to find an event near you. Enjoy July!

Art Show at Pendleton Art Center
WHEN: Friday, July 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Pendleton Art Center, 1105 Central Ave Middletown, OH 45044
Join us for our Independence Day celebration. The fireworks may be over, but The Pendleton Art Center of Middletown has art, music and fun! Friday July 7, 5 to 9 pm and Saturday, July 8, 11 am to 3 pm. Great place to shop for handcrafted art, jewelry, and knitted items. Listen to local musicians and taste homemade desserts and sandwiches at About You 2 Café. Support your local arts community! 1105 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio. Free event, wheelchair accessible, and kid friendly.

Blues and BBQ in Fairfield
WHEN: Saturday, July 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
WHERE: Huffman Park, 2100 John Gray Rd Fairfield, OH 45014
This music series at Huffman Park features the combination of great local musicians along with the smells and tastes of Hammann’s Catering. Bring your chairs and blankets and relax to the music or explore nature throughout the park while the sounds blues music fills the air. This month’s performer is Better Together.


Hamilton Flea
When: Saturday, July 7th @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Marcum Park, 106 N 2nd St, Hamilton, OH 45011
The mission of the Hamilton Flea is to implement a monthly urban flea market event that will feature a curated selection of top vendors, creators, and inventors. The Hamilton Flea is built on a foundational love for the city of Hamilton and will further the city’s efforts to grow small businesses / local vendors, support and expand downtown revitalization, and strengthen the Hamilton community.


British Car ClubCincinnati British Car Day
When: Sunday, July 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Harbin Park, 1300 Hunter Rd Fairfield, OH 45014
COST: $5.00
Spend the day experiencing British Cars! Join the British Car Club of Greater Cincinnati for their Annual Cincinnati British Car Day, featuring old and new Minis. This year’s show will showcase over 100 cars, awards, food and drink, door prizes and DJ.





2017 Electric Dayton Music Festival
When: Saturday, July 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – July 15, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
WHERE: Land of Illusion 8762 Thomas Rd Middletown, OH 45042
COST: $60-$400
This July 14th and 15th a new Electronic Dayton Music Festival will be held in Middletown, OH at Land of Illusion. The festival will feature 23+ international, national, and regional DJ’s performing on 2 stages. Each stage will be connected through live social media streaming. In addition to just music, there will be an interactive vendor area where attendees can be creative and share images or videos at the festival with various organizations offering decorative art, banners, body art, and specialty clothing.


Crazy Carboard Regatta
When: Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Voice of America MetroPark, 7850 VOA Park Dr West Chester Township, OH 45069
BOATS! BOATS! BOATS! Cardboard boats, that is. The MetroParks of Butler County presents the 8th Annual Crazy Cardboard Regatta on Saturday, July 15th from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Voice of America Park in West Chester! Do you think you’ve got what it takes? Then, sign your team up to build your own cardboard boat and join the amazing race around the lake! Sea legs aren’t quite ready; you say? No problem! Vendors, entertainment, activities, and more await you upon shore. So, come on out for some summer family fun, and don’t forget to keep calm and boat on!



Blues, Brews and BBQ at Pyramid Hill
When: Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WHERE: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013
COST: $15.00
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum started the Blues, Brews & BBQ festival in 2016. The festival features live blues bands selected by The Cincy Blues Society, a variety of BBQ vendors and craft beer tastings selected by Cavalier Distributing. Current BBQ vendors include Sweets & Meats BBQ, Neal’s Famous BBQ, Wicked Hickory and Remi Js Barbecue Food Truck. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 – 12. BBQ and Beverages available for individual purchase.


Ohio ChallengeOhio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival
When: July 21 and 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 10:30 pm
WHERE: Smith Park, Middletown
COST: $4.00
The 2017 Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival is officially presented by The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival features a hot air balloon competition with up to 40 balloons. Come out to see sky divers, special shape balloons, firework displays, beautiful balloon glows and more! Visit the event website for an up-to-date schedule of events. Parking is available at Middletown Regional Airport with a shuttle to Smith Park.


Paws-a Palooza
WHEN: Thursday, July 22, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Monroe Crossings Park, Crossings Blvd Monroe, OH 45050
COST: $1.00 per person
PAWS-A-PALOOZA is an “Animal Awareness Event” sponsored by PAWS Animal Adoption Center. This Fun Family Event has Wiener dog races, animal contests, search and rescue demonstrations, dog swimming, games, raffles, food, pet-friendly vendors, and more! There are also some fun Surprises and special appearances!! Try an obstacle course for your dog, and check out other activities for you and your pet all while raising awareness about animals!


Butler County Fair
WHEN: July 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
WHERE: Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove AveHamilton, OH 45011
Today the Butler County Agricultural Society and its annual fair remain excellent examples of the strength of agriculture in southwestern Ohio. Every year, the fair continues to expand and prosper, even today with another new building. Attendance for recent fairs has ranged between 90,000 and 100,000 people for the weeklong event. Butler County has a Junior Fair program with more than 1,400 members, which is important to the fair’s success.