Independence Day Celebration

Wear your red, white & blue!

The City of Loveland will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2024. Join us for a day of free, family fun!

Full Activity List & Times Coming Soon

Activity Schedule

Family Fun Zone — 4 to 6:30 p.m. — Nisbet Park
Festivities kick off in the afternoon at Nisbet Park. Free fun is planned for all ages:

  • Loveland High School Robotics Team – Demonstrations
  • NEST Community Learning Center – Lawn games including sack races, egg toss, etc.
  • Performances by Eric Blume’s drum students
  • Premier Tumbling & Dance – Demonstrations
  • Mathnasium of Loveland – Giant Connect Four

Buddy Badges — Time TBA — Nisbet Park Gazebo
New this year! The city is selling buddy badges for $1 each during the event. Each badge is numbered. Search the crowd to find the person who has your matching number. When you find your buddy, go as a pair to the gazebo in Nisbet Park to collect a matching set of prizes, while supplies last. Prizes will be given in the order of proof of match; highest value prizes first, lowest value last. People can purchase multiple badges. Proceeds will help offset the cost of producing the event.  

Food Trucks — 4 to 10 p.m.
Food truck vendors will be available throughout the downtown area. Try out Fabulous Funnel Cakes & More, Granny’s Goodies on the Go, Indigenous Chef, SEA Cuisine, Smokin Bark BBQ, Rapid Fired Pizza, and Street Fried.

Bingo — Two sessions: 4 & 5 p.m. — City Hall
Take a break from the heat to play a few rounds of bingo! Prizes for game winners. Monetary donations will be accepted with all proceeds going toward the Ben Morrison Memorial Fund, which provides scholarships to Loveland High School seniors.

Kids’ Bike Contest — 6:15 p.m. — Loveland Elementary School
Decorate your bike/scooter/tricycle for the holiday, and meet at Loveland Elementary School (600 Loveland-Madeira Road) to take part in this annual tradition. Kids will gather and then take part in the parade at 7 p.m.

Parade — 7 p.m.
The parade will leave from Loveland Elementary School (600 Loveland-Madeira Road), turn on West Loveland Avenue, and travel through the downtown district, ending at the intersection of State Route 48/Second Street and East Loveland Avenue. If you or your organization would like to be in the parade, please register online by June 20.

Concert — 8 p.m.
Don’t miss a free concert by the Trailer Park Floosies! They are known for being one of Cincinnati’s most fun party bands, playing hits from the 80s, 90s, and today. Jam to Top 40, rock, and dance favorites.

Pie Eating Contest — 8:30 p.m. — City Hall Front Lawn
Serving up a slice of Americana! Get ready for some old-fashioned fun when the city hosts its 2nd annual pie eating contest. No hands allowed. Must be age 18 or older. Sign-up info coming soon.

Fireworks — 10 p.m.
Downtown Loveland will be the best place to view the show, as the fireworks will be staged from Kiwanis Park.  The Matt Haverkamp Foundation Dog Park (located at Kiwanis Park) will close at noon on July 4 to allow for event prep.

Shuttle Transportation

Coming soon.

Road & Parking Closures

This large event requires temporary road closures and parking restrictions. List coming soon.


Map Coming Soon

View activities. Select the square icon in the top left-hand corner of the map to filter.

Download printable map (PDF) – Coming Soon

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors:

BF Realty Logo
BRS Insurance

Bishop’s Quarter
Cindy’s Friendly Tavern
Choice One Engineering
Day Heights Auto Service & Day Heights Towing Service
Hops and Berry Taproom
Katie Miracle Agency – Medicare, Insurance, Retirement
The Landing Event Center
Loveland Lifestyle Magazine
The Loveland Lofts
McCabe Lumber
Railway Barber Shop
Tano Bistro & Catering
The Wicked Pickle

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Date: Jul 4, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Independence Day Celebration
120 West Loveland Avenue
Loveland, Ohio 45140
120 West Loveland Avenue
Loveland, Ohio 45140


Email: mclark@lovelandoh.gov
Phone: 5137071437

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