Celebrate the 4th with a good old-fashioned parade

It doesn’t get more All-American than a good old-fashioned Fourth of July parade.

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These communities near Dayton will host parades as part of their 4th of July celebrations:

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Credit: Martin Wheeler III

Credit: Martin Wheeler III

Lebanon Independence Day Celebration

Bring the family to enjoy a parade, live music, free inflatables and activities, including a petting zoo. Music by TIMESTAMP. Food vendors are available. Parade at 4 p.m. Celebration from 5-10 p.m. Fireworks launch at 10 p.m.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3, at 4 p.m. followed by entertainment and fireworks from 5-10 p.m.

WHERE: Colonial Park West with free parking across the street at the Warren County Fairgrounds

COST: Free

Americana Festival

Tons of fun events are on the schedule for the 46th annual Americana Festival including a 5K, street fair, car show and parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on East Franklin Street, west of Centerville High School, and proceeds West to Cline Elementary on Virginia Avenue. Showcasing more than 120 units, the parade features numerous bands, floats, and numerous mobile and walking units. Get a complete schedule here.

WHEN: 5K, parade, children's entertainment, strolling performers and festival on July 4, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Location varies per event. Check map for specific event locations in Centerville.
COST: Free     

>> Centerville’s Americana Festival to start with a bang this year

Credit: Chris Paterchak

Credit: Chris Paterchak

Beavercreek 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

The parade begins at 6 p.m. at Meadowbridge Drive continuing east on Dayton-Xenia Road to Beavercreek High School. After the parade, at Rotary Park there will be food trucks, entertainment, children's activities and fireworks at 10 p.m.

WHEN: Thursday, July, 4 at 6 p.m. followed by entertainment and fireworks until 10:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rotary Park, 2260 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek

COST: Free

INFO: FacebookWebsite

Fairborn's Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

Join the fun in Fairborn with a parade at 10 a.m. The parade begins at Fairborn Plaza Shopping Center, down Central, on Main to Broad Street. Entertainment including music by Hey There Morgan and Full Frontal begins at 5 p.m. at Community Park with fireworks at 10 p.m. at Community Park. Food vendors will be on site.

WHEN: Parade is July 4 at 10 a.m. Concert, food and fireworks in the evening from 5-10 p.m.

WHERE: Fairborn Community Park, 691 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., Fairborn

COST: Free

INFO: Facebook

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Credit: File Photo

Franklin All-American Blast

"The Wettest 4th of July Parade in Ohio" will begin at 10 a.m. from the Lion's Bridge, to South Main Street and along 6th Street ending at Franklin Community Park. Then come back to Franklin Community Park at 6 p.m. for music, fun and fireworks at dusk. This event is free with limited parking at the park and on-street neighborhood parking throughout the area.

WHEN: July 4 parade at 10 a.m. Evening music and fireworks from 6 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: Franklin Community Park, 306 East 6th St., Franklin

COST: Free

INFO: Website

Troy 4th of July parade and fireworks

Parade begins at 9 a.m., with the route being Staunton, Market and Main streets. Entertainment in the evening includes an Eagles tribute band concert at 7:30 p.m. at Treasure Island Park in Troy. All ages are welcome. A fireworks display will conclude the festivities at 10 p.m. along the Great Miami River levee.

WHEN: Thursday, July 4, with parade at 9 a.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.

WHERE: Parade route includes Staunton, Market and Main streets. Concert at Treasure Island Park. Fireworks along the Great Miami River levee (Accessible from Adams and Market streets).

COST: Free

🎆🎤🍴🎡🎉West Milton 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day with a parade at 11 a.m., Lion's club famous chicken lunch starting at 11 a.m., a carnival with rides, games and food from noon to 10 p.m., Lucky the Clown from 2-4 p.m., Annie the Highway Cow 3:30-7:30 p.m., and live music from 6-9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.

WHEN: Thursday, July 4, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown West Milton

COST: Free admission. Ride tickets $2.50 per ticket or $23 for 10 tickets.

INFO: Facebook


Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival in Xenia

Family friendly and free event made possible by the Sonnycalb family, Greene Memorial Hospital, City of Xenia, Xenia Rotary, and by locally owned businesses and families. Fireworks by Rozzi's Famous Fireworks, live entertainment, a children's superhero bicycle parade, food trucks, face painting, bouncy houses, a car cruise-in, community displays, street performers, bands, children's games, animal petting zoos and other entertainment.

The "Super Hero Bicycle Parade" at 7:30 p.m. will proceed from Downtown Xenia to Shawnee Park, signaling the kick-off of the fireworks display. The Super Hero Bike Parade will be for children fourteen (14) and under and encourages participants to decorate individual bikes and wear costumes of their favorite super heroes. Participants will be asked to line-up and register for the Bike Parade at the Greene County Courthouse and after arrival in Shawnee Park, will remain for judging, and public awarding of prizes for best presentation.

WHEN: Friday, July 5, 5-10:30 p.m. Parade begins at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Shawnee Park, 591 South Park Drive, Xenia

COST: Free

INFO: FacebookWebsite

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