Top 5 Firework Displays


What Fourth of July weekend would be complete without some colorful explosions? And since Independence Day is on a Saturday this year, you can take advantage of a few weekday night shows too.

1. Madeira Independence Day
Kick off a weekend of fireworks a couple days early at Sellman Park in Madeira for a parade, music, and food leading up to the main event at 10 p.m. July 2, parade begins at 7 p.m., Sellman Park, 6700 Marvin Ave., Madeira,

2. Fireworks Friday—and Saturday, too
While the Reds host the Brewers this weekend, see the usual Fireworks Friday display or the special Independence Day Fireworks Show after the Saturday evening game. Saturday is also a Military Appreciation Day, so along with baseball, fireworks, and freedom, could this day be any more American? July 3 (game at 7:10 p.m.) and 4 (game at 7:15 p.m.), Great American Ball Park

3. Kings Island
The amusement park normally closes out operations at 10 p.m. with a nightly fireworks display, but on July 3 and 4, you can stay after the show until midnight; the Fourth of July fireworks will be 10 times the size of their regular displays. July 3 and 4, 10 p.m., Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason,

4. Red White and Blue Ash Celebration
Going strong after nearly 40 years, The Doobie Brothers headline this bash before the fireworks. July 4, gates open at 4 pm, concert at 8:15 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m., Blue Ash Summit Park, 4335 Glendale-Milford Rd., Blue Ash,

5. 4th of July Extravaganza
The 4th of July Extravaganza in Edgewood, Kentucky begins with a 5k at 7:30 a.m. and continues with a 9:30 a.m. parade, afternoon volleyball tournaments, and a classic rock concert at 7 p.m. that leads into the Rozzi Fireworks display at dusk. Phew. Extravaganza indeed. July 4 (fireworks rain date July 5), starts at dusk, Freedom Park, 550 Freedom Park Dr.,


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