2024 Guide to Independence Day Events

A quick roundup of the 2024 4th of July festivities along the Great Miami River.




July 4, 10pm
Sidney Middle School at 10:00 p.m. on July 4. The rain date will be July 5 at the same time.
Sidney Fireworks Display (Facebook)



Carnival  – Annual Car Show – Pin-Up girl Contest – Live Music – Food Trucks – Pop-Up Vendors

This year, the city of Piqua is partnering up with The Piqua Center to hold its annual Fourth of July festival called Piquafest.

Piquafest is scheduled to get underway at The Piqua Center, located at 987 E. Ash St., on Thursday, July 4, at 2 p.m. with everything from bike decorating to food trucks, music, a car show, pin-up girl contest, a canival and many other activities. Piquafest is free to attend and all activities are free other than the items puchased at food trucks, pop-up vendors, the beer truck, and the carnival that will also be set up on the property. There will be activities for all ages.

In addition to all of the Piquafest activities, a carnival will take place from Thursday, June 27, through Sunday, July 7, and will be operating during Piquafest, opening at 1 p.m. The hours are Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 11 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday from 1 to 11 p.m., during those dates. Wristbands for rides will cost $25 each for weekdays, and $30 each for weekend days. There is a gate admission cost of $5 and those under 36-inches-tall are free.

July 4th PiquaFest and Fireworks


The Independence Day Celebration Association, with the support of the Miami Valley Veterans Museum and the city of Troy, will be once again holding the annual Miami County July 4th parade, in downtown Troy, on Thursday, July 4, from 9-10 a.m. Fireworks will follow later that evening at 10 p.m. The parade promotes a family-friendly atmosphere that is aimed to celebrate America’s birthday, as well as pay tribute to those who have served our country.

Treasure Island Park, located at 409 N. Elm St., Troy, as part of the city of Troy’s Fourth of July celebrations, is welcoming the Dogs of Society — Ultimate Elton Rock Tribute. The music includes an epic rock catalog of the 1970s. Food trucks will begin selling food at Treasure Island Park starting at 6:30 p.m., and the annual fireworks display is scheduled for 10 p.m.

North Market Street will be closed from Water Street to Staunton Road from 9 p.m. until the fireworks are over. Starting at noon on July fourth, the bike path will be closed east from the Senior Citizens Center and Rutherford Drive. Some excellent locations to view the fireworks are at the Market Street Bridge (top of the levee and both sides), and the seating area at the North Market Street ball-field.

4th of July Celebration Concert at Treasure Island Park, 5pm (Facebook)

Fireworks, 10pm
Calendar • July 4 Fireworks (troyohio.gov)


Tipp City
7pm to 10pm at Kyle Park
Food trucks & fireworks display


FRMP (Dayton- Riverscape MetroPark)
4th of July fireworks paddle 8-11pm

Come join us as we kayak under the Lights in Flight Fireworks display in Downtown Dayton.

Rental Info
Rentals are prepaid and must be booked in advance.
Cost is $40 per, and includes kayak rental, PFD, Paddle.
Rentals will be picked up and returned directly below the Riverscape Pavilion, on the River.

Rentals begin at 8pm and end, once the Fireworks display ends.
We have available for rent
20 single kayaks
2 tandem kayaks
2 Giant paddle boards that will hold 5 people each

Dayton Fireworks Paddle

No fireworks this year, but they are having an Independence Day Parade
Thursday, July 4, 10am
Franklin - Independence Day Celebrations (Parade only in 2024)


Butler County Fairgrounds to Park Ave at F Street.
Butler County’s largest 4th parade and festivities.

Thursday, July 4th, festivities start at 10am, fireworks at 10pm. Historical site tours, free riversedge concert, and more.

Fireworks are shot from Veteran’s Park and are visible along a great portion of the river and Dave Belew Trail.

Hamilton's July 4th Celebration! (event page)

Hamilton July 4th (FB Page)



July 4th festivities start at noon with a parade.
Light up the Sky event starting at 5pm at Monroe Community Park and culminating with fireworks between 9:30-10pm

Fourth of July Celebration! (City of Monroe site with full details)