Five Fourth of July Events for a Healthy Holiday Weekend

Despite the cancellation of many festivities, these five local Independence Day events have been adjusted to be safe as well as enjoyable.

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Though Fourth of July will look a bit different this year, that doesn’t mean all the celebrations have to stop. These five Greater Cincinnati events have been planned and adapted for everyone’s safety, so you can enjoy the fun, festivities, and fireworks from your couch or car.

Live from Music Hall: A Virtual July 4th Concert

Though the traditional Red, White & Boom concert won’t go on as usual, the Cincinnati Pops will still celebrate the holiday by streaming a free live concert led by John Morris Russell with special guests Melinda Doolittle and Over the Rhine. Tune in on Facebook or YouTube at 7 p.m. to catch this special celebration of America and its music.

Red, Rhythm & Boom

The city of Mason’s annual Red, Rhythm & Boom event will be a remote and virtual experience this year. A patriotic sidewalk chalk contest and patriotic pet contest are part of the online festivities, along with celebratory videos for the event. For a socially distant and festive workout, take part in the 5k patriotic bike ride.

Fourth at the Fort

Fort Thomas’s holiday hoopla will feature a virtual Americana Showcase—check out the patriotic talent show on the city’s website or drive around town to see the decorating contest entries. Don’t forget to watch the annual fireworks, which are being set off from three locations this year so you can see them from your own neighborhood.

Independence Parade

The parade must go on! The Independence July 4th Parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Summitview Academy and will end at Simon Kenton High School—an extended route that allows everyone to spread out safely. Then, catch the fireworks at 10 p.m. The special high-burst shells allow you to get in on the action even from far away!

July 4th at March First

Sycamore Township’s March First Brewery will be hosting a socially distant tailgate party in their parking lot from noon to midnight, complete with food trucks, guest breweries, and live music performances from Chris Lee Acoustic, Stoney Deluxe Trio, Hayden Kaye, and the Bronson Arroyo Band. Cap off the evening by viewing the Sycamore Township fireworks from your tailgating spot!

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