4th of July: Parades, Fireworks & Family Fun


The 4th of July holiday is upon us! Even though celebrations may look different this year, there are still ways you can show off your patriotism across the Miami Valley!

Here are few of the celebrations that will not take place this July 4th:

  • Centerville Americana Festival
  • City of Dayton Lights in Flight Fireworks Festival
  • City of Kettering – Go 4th!
  • City of Fairborn
  • City of Moraine

So what can you do to celebrate the holiday?

  • Have an American flag outside your home – If you can’t do this, buy small American flags and line your driveway with them!
  • Wear red, white and blue on July 4th – Tag us and use #momsarounddayton so we can see them on social media!
  • Firework Fork Painting – Get red, white and blue paint, a fork, and have fun making your own fireworks! Learn how to here.
  • Lego Challenge – Have your kids only use red, white and blue legos to create a sculpture.
  • Take a Hike – If the weather cooperates, spend some time outdoors and enjoy Mother Nature at one of our local parks.
  • Water Balloon Fight – Have a good ole’ fashioned water balloon fight to cool off!
  • Patriotic Jello – Use clear glasses or plastic cups for this fun and tasty treat! Put a layer of red jello, a layer of blue jello, and top it off with whipped cream (don’t forget red, white and blue sprinkles)!
  • Movie Night – Show a patriotic movie — some classics include Captain America, The Patriot, and Apollo 13.
  • At-Home Fireworks – Make sure to follow state laws and have fun with items like pop-its and sparklers!

Here are few of the celebrations that WILL take place this July 4th:

Star Spangled Heights

July 4 – 10 a.m.

The Huber Heights Annual Independence Day Parade will be held on Saturday, July 4. Kick-off will be at 10 a.m. at the corner of Brandt Pike and Chambersburg Road.

City of Beavercreek 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

July 4 – Parade at 6 p.m. and Fireworks at 10 p.m.

The 4th of July Parade will begin at 6 p.m. at Meadowbridge Drive and continue east on Dayton-Xenia Road to Beavercreek High School. After the parade, follow us down to Rotary Park for the area’s best Independence Day Celebration with food trucks, live entertainment, children’s activities, and of course fireworks that begin at 10 p.m.

Fireworks in Springboro

July 4 – 9:45 p.m.

Fireworks will be set off from Springboro High School for the community to enjoy.

Independence Day Family Fun Weekend Young’s Jersey Dairy 

July 4

Young’s is open regular hours through the holiday! Take advantage of a special Family Value wristband good for all day, unlimited family fun at Young’s Jersey Dairy!