The BEST July 4th fireworks on July 3rd

You don’t have to wait until the Fourth of July for the best fireworks in town.

Some of the biggest and the best fireworks are happening tonight, July 3rd.

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Here are the communities hosting fireworks early on July 3rd, near and far.



Credit: Brian Swartz

Credit: Brian Swartz

🎆🍴🎤Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks Festival

This celebration features one of the region’s biggest fireworks shows along the downtown Dayton riverfront on Wednesday, July 3. Hear live music from the Dayton Jazz Collection, Brass Tracks Band and D-Funk Band. There will also be food, fun for the whole family and of course, fireworks to close the show at 10 p.m.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3; festival at 5 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.

WHERE: RiverScape MetroPark,  111 E. Monument Ave., Dayton

COST: FREE admission

INFO: Facebook

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🎆🍴🎤Centerville fireworks

On the eve of the Americana festival, Centerville will celebrate with a concert by cover band Stranger and fireworks at the Centerville High School Stadium. Gates open at 6 p.m. A variety of food vendors will be on hand at the stadium entrance. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks synchronized to music by 92.9FM at 10 p.m.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concert at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.

WHERE: Centerville High School Stadium, 500 E. Franklin St.

COST: Free admission


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🎆🍴🎤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, from 4-10 p.m.

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

COST: Free

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🎆🍴🎤Vandalia Star-Spangled Celebration

Family activities, food vendors, live entertainment with the Tyler Cochran Trio and fireworks at 10 p.m.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3, 7-10 p.m.

WHERE: Vandalia Recreation Center and Sports Complex, 1111 Stonequarry Road, Vandalia

COST: Free

INFO: Facebook

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🍴🎡West Milton 4th of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day all week long, with special events running daily through July 4. Today’s event includes a carnival with rides, games and food from 6-10 p.m. and Lion’s Club Bingo from 6-10 p.m.

The community fireworks are on July 4 only.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 6-10 p.m.

WHERE: West Milton community park, Ohio 571 and Washington Street.

COST: Free admission. Armbands available for $20.

INFO: Facebook


Credit: Wolf Photographic Arts

Credit: Wolf Photographic Arts

🎆🍴🎤🎢Fourth of July fireworks at Kings Island

Kings Island offers one of the region’s largest and most impressive fireworks displays over the Fourth of July holiday. This colorful pageant in the sky set against the backdrop of the park will include close-proximity fireworks and will be 20 minutes in length, longer than the park's traditional nightly fireworks. The park is also offering free admission to military July 3-5 as part of their Military Appreciation Days.

WHEN: July 3-5

WHERE: Kings Island, 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason

COST: Included with park admission

INFO: Website

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🎆🍴🎤🎢Coney Island Balloon Glow & Circus Stunt Show

There’s nothing else like this celebration in the region. Along with music, entertainment and rides, the evening sky will illuminate when hot air balloons of every color “glow” for all to see. The grand finale for the event is a spectacular Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display over the banks of Lake Como. The pool area will remain open for a unique fireworks view. Coney Island’s rides and attractions will stay open until 11 p.m.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Sunlite Water Adventure will be open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Coney Island Amusement Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati

COST: There is no charge (other than parking) to view the balloons and fireworks. Normal rates apply for Sunlite Water Adventure and Coney's rides and attractions. Parking is $10 until 2 p.m. and $15 after 2 p.m.

INFO: Website

🎆🍴🎤Red, White and Kaboom 

The city of Fairfield boasts four locations (parties) to view the Rozzi’s Fireworks show. They are Harbin Park (the actual launch site), Village Green Park, Marsh Lake, and the Fairfield Aquatic Center. Harbin Park and Village Green Park will feature food and live entertainment. Marsh Lake offers fishing for an additional $5 for non-season ticket holders, and the Fairfield Aquatic Center offers swimming and games.

WHEN: July 3, dusk-11 p.m.

WHERE: Various locations throughout Fairfield including: Harbin Park (the actual launch site), Village Green Park, Marsh Lake, and the Fairfield Aquatic Center

COST: Free

MORE INFO: 513-867-5300 or

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