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4th of July: Parades, Fireworks and Family Fun {2017}

Happy Birthday, America! This July 4th will be The United States of America’s 241 birthday! We will celebrate by honoring those who have and continue to fight for the freedom of this incredible place we are lucky to call “Home.” Some will have family picnics, host friends for a barbeque, or simply stay home and avoid the traffic and crowds! My family celebrates with a huge pool party and we barbeque and eat all day…literally we eat ALL DAY! It’s incredible! And delicious!

If you do not have plans and are looking for something to get the littles out of the house and in the Americana spirit, I have a list for you! Food, activities and fireworks! Sound good? Have a look below! 

**DMB Mom Tip: Don’t forget to pack a tote bag of water bottles, snacks and sunblock!

Star Spangled Heights! (Huber Heights)

Date: July 1st
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Fireworks: At dusk
Location: 4707 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights
Details: Parade begins at 10 a.m. The festival begins soon after and will offer food trucks, a children’s area, beer garden, car show and more!

Red, White and Boro! (Springboro)

Date: July 1st
Fireworks: 9:45 p.m.
Location: Springboro High School – 1675 S. Main Street, Springboro

Lights in Flight (City of Dayton)

Date: July 3rd
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.
Location: Riverscape Metro Park – 111 E. Monument Avenue, Dayton
Details: Live music begins at 5:00 p.m. There will be food vendors and fun for children of all ages!

City of Vandalia Star Spangled Celebration

Date: July 3rd
Time:  7:00 p.m
Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.
Location: Vandalia Rec Center – 1111 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia
Details: Live music, family friendly activities and food vendors will be available!

Centerville Washington Twp. Americana Festival and Fireworks (Centerville)

Date: July 4th
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.
Location: N. Main Street, Centerville
Details: The street fair opens at 9:30 a.m. with the parade following soon after at 10:00 a.m. Live music, children’s activities, food vendors and more throughout the Main Street area.

4th of July Celebration (City of Fairborn)

Date: July 4th
Time:  10:00 a.m.
Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.
Location: Fairborn Community Park – 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn
Details: The parade kicks off this event at 10:00 a.m. Family fun, food and entertainment continue throughout the day.

Kettering’s Go 4th! (City of Kettering)

Date: July 4th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.
Location: Delco Park – 1700 Delco Park Dr., Kettering
Details: There will be food vendors and trucks, live entertainment and a family fun zone!

Beavercreek’s 4th of July Celebration (City of Beavercreek)

Date: July 4th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 10:00 p.m.
Location: Rotary Park – 2260 Dayton Xenia Rd, Beavercreek
Details: The parade begins at 6:00 p.m. kicking off this event that features inflatables and family fun, food and entertainment!

Red, White and Boonshoft!

Date: July 4th
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Location: 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton
Details: Family fun including animal encounters, experiments, a sensory area, and food trucks.

***There is a cost for this event. Price varies.

Young’s Jersey Dairy

Location: 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs
Details: Young’s will be offering a special Family Value bracelet beginning June 28th and running through the first week of July! For $14, kids aged 12 and over can have unlimited fun at the many attractions Young’ has to offer! Children aged 11 and under are just $8! Batting cages, mini golf, the driving range and more!

Caesar’s Creek Campground

Location: 8570 Ohio 73, Waynesville
Details: Archery, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and more beginning July 1st and continuing throughout the weekend. Some of these activities are even FREE! Reservations for your campsite must be made in advance!

Fourth of July Car Show & Swap Meet

Location: Greene County Fairgrounds – 210 Fairground Rd, Xenia
Details: Registration ends at Noon and voting will be at 2 p.m. There will be food available, music to boogie to while you admire the cars and a 50/50 raffle!


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3 Responses to 4th of July: Parades, Fireworks and Family Fun {2017}

  1. Carrie Chambers June 21, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    This is a great roundup of events!

  2. Ferol Snead June 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

    Wow! Thanks so much! Looks like you’ve covered everything Lindsey! Love the tips also on water, snacks, sunblock!

  3. Dona June 22, 2017 at 11:04 pm #

    Great info. I really enjoyed reading this. Looking forward to future articles!