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David Miller is the managing Editor of Loveland Magazine

by David Miller

Loveland, Ohio – Special events must provide additional accessible parking and restrooms based on the anticipated number of people who will attend. After our request, City Hall has provided Loveland Magazine with some information for persons with a disability who may need parking spots, accessible bathrooms, or shuttle service for the 4th of July event that will be held in Historic Downtown. Loveland Magazine has provided additional information.

• The accessible restrooms at the Loveland Bike Trail will be open at Nisbet Park.

• There will be accessible portable toilets placed along/near the Loveland Bike Trail in the Linda J. Cox Trailside Parking lot, near Browns Crossing, and near Harrison Avenue.

Map of Historic Downtown.

• For the downtown vicinity, there are existing accessible parking spots at Nisbet Park, the Firefighters’ MemorialCity Hall, and Linda J. Cox Trailside Parking lot.

• There will also be added, temporary accessible parking spots along the Loveland Bike Trail near Nisbet Park.

 The shuttle service to the festival is not accessible for persons with a disability.

Here is the guide to the day’s activities

Railroad Avenue will be temporarily closed from 2 PM until 11 PM to through traffic on July 4th. There will also be a temporary road closure along the parade route from approximately 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM.

The Parade Route

  • The parade starts on Loveland-Madeira Road near the Loveland Elementary School at 7 PM.
  • It proceeds north on Loveland-Madeira Road to West Loveland Avenue.
  • The parade ends at West Loveland Avenue and the State Route 48/Second Street intersection.

West Loveland Avenue will be closed from Riverside Drive to Karl Brown Way During the fireworks from approximately 10 PM until 10:30 PM.

Parking Restrictions

Some parking will be restricted due to parade and shuttle routes. Some parking spaces will be affected on the following streets:

  • West Loveland Avenue in Historic Downtown
  • Park Avenue
  • Riverside Drive
  • Third Street
  • Railroad Avenue
  • Harrison Avenue

Kiwanis Park, including the Matt Haverkamp Foundation Dog Park, will be closed to event parking. In addition, the dog park will close at noon on July 4.

Parking in Historic Downtown

The city operates more than 10 free public lots. View parking map.

Parking fees will be waived in the City Hall/Works lot on July 4.

Keep in mind there are also private lots throughout Historic Downtown and fees may be charged.

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There are FREE shuttle rides that will run continuously from 4 PM until 11 PM.

The shuttle is not accessible to persons with a handicap.

Park-and-ride shuttle locations will be at Loveland High School (1 Tiger Trail) and the Loveland Early Childhood Center (6740 Loveland-Miamiville Road). Drop-off locations will be at Riverside Drive (near Veterans’ Memorial) and Third Street (near Whistle Stop Clay Works).

A free concert by the band, Pandora Effect be at the Nisbet Park Amphitheater from 8 PM until 10 PM. The band played in the FanZone at GABP when the Atlanta Braves were in town for a sold-out game.


Concert & Cornhole Tournament — 3 PM until 6 PM — Jackson Street Market

Live music by Thing1Thing2.

Kid Zone — 4 PM until 6:30 PM Nisbet Park

  • Meet an FC Cincinnati player
  • Games
  • Reptile petting zoo
  • The Loveland Frog, princesses, and superheroes
  • Loveland High School Robotics Team
  • Martial arts and dance/gymnastics demos
  • Photo opportunities
  • SURPRISE live entertainment
  • And more

Lawn Games — 4 PM until 6:30 PM — Fountain Greene (Near Fleet Feet)
NEST Community Learning Center will host lawn games.

Yankee Doodle Dog Show — 4 PM — Nisbet Park
Meet at 3:45 PM at the Clock Tower in Downtown Loveland (near the Bike Trail crossing). Dogs will parade toward Nisbet Park at 4 PM. Three dogs will be selected as best-dressed winners and will receive a prize basket from Pet Wants.

Water Zone — 4 PM until 8 PM — City Hall Lawn
There will be a giant inflatable water slide and misting fans, plus a splash station for little ones.

Food Trucks — 4 PM until 10 PM
Food truck vendors will be available throughout the downtown area.

Bingo — 5 PM & 8:30 PM — City Hall
Take a break from the heat to play a few cards of bingo! An afternoon and evening session will be held. 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 PM — 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. Children will gather and then take part in the parade at 7 PM. Trailside Provisions has donated prizes for the top 3 entries.

Pie Eating Contest — 8:30 PM — Little Miami Conservancy at Nisbet Park (Little Miami Scenic River and Trail Center)
There is an online signup to help gauge interest. Pre-register if you would like to participate.

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