Activities abound on the Fourth of July

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Here’s a list of events your family can attend for the fourth of July.

For a complete list of firework displays in your area, read this story: READ MORE: Firework Shows 2017


The celebration festivities for July 4 for in Beavercreek start at 6:00 p.m.

The parade starts at Meadowbridge Drive, continues east on Dayton-Xenia Road, and then ends at Beavercreek High School.

Here is a list of the celebration activities:

  •  7:15 pm –  Pizza Eating Contest with Rapid Fired Pizza
  •   7:30 pm –  Fast Trax Jump Team
  •   7:30-8:15 pm – Hair Raising Science with Mister C
  •   8:30 pm – USAF Band of Flight
  •   10:00 pm – UES Fireworks Show at Rotary Park


Here is a schedule of events for the city of Centerville’s July 4 celebrations.

JULY 3: Centerville VFW Flag Ceremony and Centerville Arts Commission’s Americana Holiday Concert, featuring the Centerville Community Band and the Centerville Community Chorus, 7 p.m., Stubbs Park, W. Spring Valley Road.


5K Run: 7:30 a.m. CHS Stadium, East Franklin Street

Americana Parade: 10 a.m.

Begins at CHS on E. Franklin Street and ends at Cline Elementary on Virginia Ave.

Street Fair: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  1. Main St. from Franklin St. north into Benham’s Grove and Park District Activity Center. Arts & Crafts, food, entertainment and more.

Entertainment:  11a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stage and strolling entertainment throughout Street Fair, Benham’s Grove, Burke Orthodontics, the Activity Center and Town Hall Theatre.

Antique, Classic & Custom Car Show: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. N. Main Street.

Children’s Activities: 11a.m. – 4 p.m. Activity Center Park

Activities, entertainment, inflatables, games, spray ground and more– all designed for kids!

Walton House Museum:  open following the parade until 1. 89 W. Franklin St. Experience the life of a Centerville resident in the 1850s.

Asahel Wright Museum and School Museum:  10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 26 N. Main St.

Washington Township Fire Department through the Years exhibit.

The Grand Finale: Entertainment and Fireworks, Centerville High School Stadium

Entertainment starts at 8:30 p.m. with Brass Tracks Band

Fireworks: 10 p.m. Enjoy music synchronized to the fireworks on Fly 92.9.

Rain date for Fireworks only, is July 5 at 10 p.m. at the CHS stadium.

Show your patriotism! Homes and businesses displaying patriotic decorations are eligible for the Spirit of Americana Patriot award.

Dayton: You can join the Facebook Event for the City of Dayton’s Lights in Flight Festival.

The event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. and admission is free.

Fireworks sponsored by Marion’s Piazza. Additional sponsorship by Five Rivers MetroParks, Dayton Water, Hot 102.9 and USI.

The festival starts at 5 p.m., and includes a kids’ area with games and prizes, musical performances, vendors, and beer sales. The Lights in Flight Festival is a community event, with free admission.

Music lineup:
DJ SKNO 5 pm
Kellen Williams Trio 6 pm
Erin Coburn 7 pm
Son Del Caribe 8 pm
DFunk AllStars 9 pm

More information here:


The Kettering Health Network is hosting an Independence Day celebration.

The Boom-n-Blast Independence Day celebration will be Sunday June 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The health group invites everyone to join the celebration at the Preble County Medical Center.

Visitors can watch a free music performance by Adelee and Gentry at 7:00 p.m.

There will be food, music and fireworks to enjoy.

The fireworks display will be at 7 Mile Park.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their own chairs to the fireworks show.

Huber Heights:

The city of Huber Heights will start Independence Day celebrations at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1.

The Huber Heights parade will start at Brandt Pike and Chambersburg Road and will go to Nebraska Avenue.

There will be a festival at the Thomas A. Cloud Park at noon.

Here’s what you’ll find around the city:

  • Food trucks
  • Kid’s zone with free games
  • A beer garden
  • Live bands
  • Fireworks show at 10:00 p.m.


Kettering Go Forth Fireworks celebration will start at 6:00p.m. next Tuesday.

The city will have live music, food vendors, family fun and a fireworks show at Delco Park.

Also, current military personnel and their  immediate families receive FREE admission to Adventure Reef Water Park on July 4. A current military ID must be present for this offer. Look at the Facebook Post below:

Kings Island:

Kings Island is honoring the fourth of July for four days at the park.

The park will be open until midnight and have firework displays July 1 to July 4.

Park visitors can enjoy two additional hours in the park each day.

In addition, the park is offering free admission to active and retired members of the U.S. military. This deal runs through July 1 to July 4.

A valid military ID is required at the park to get this deal


Moraine’s Star Spangled Boom events are next Tuesday, July 4.

The fireworks show is free and starts at 10:00 p.m. at Wax Park.

Some of the events going on throughout the day might include a fee.

Here is a day planner for July 4 for the city of Moraine.


The city of Xenia will host its third annual Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks.

The festival will be July 7 at Shawnee Park from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Families can participate in free activities at the festival:

  • Children and Adult Fishing Derbies
  • space Invaders Bicycle Parade and Contest
  • Five Bounce Houses
  • Face painting
  • Mike Hemmelgarn Puppet and Magic Show
  • Bluegrass music by Blue Moon Soup
  • Out of this World Chalk Art Contest

Food vendors will also be at the festival.

The Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial Fireworks Festival is made possible by the generous donations of the Sonnycalb Family and many other groups.

For more information about the fireworks, you can go to the website or the Kevin Sonnycalb Fireworks Facebook Page. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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