Celebrate Your Independence at the Firecracker Festival at Home of the Brave Park on SUNDAY, JULY 3RD!
The Firecracker Festival gets underway at 3:00 p.m. and will feature live music on stage, a family friendly area for children, a variety of food and vendor booths, beverages, fireworks, and much more!


3-8 p.m. Children’s inflatable’s, Petting Zoo (3:30-7:30pm), face painting, sand art, playground and waterpark, firetruck, and more!

Live Music and Entertainment:

  • 3-6 p.m. Taylor Shannon Band:
  • 6 p.m. Children’s Bike & Pet Parade (more info. below)
  • 6:30 p.m. “Celebrity” Pie Eating Contest
  • 6:30-11 p.m. Marsha Brady Band:
  • 7 p.m. Flag Retirement Ceremony: Boy Scout Troop 888 will collect flags and conduct this ceremony during the event. Please bring your frayed or torn flags to donate to future flag burning ceremonies.

Children’s Bike & Dog Parade

6 p.m. Get out your streamers, pinwheels and flags and bring your decorated bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers, along with your kids and dogs in their best costume! Prizes to be awarded for each. Parade will take place from the Veteran’s Memorial to the Playground. Register above to participate.

Yellow Ribbon Support Center

Help support the men and women serving in harm’s way by providing items for Care Packages (Donation bins will be at the event). Click here to view the Wish List. Click here to learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Support Center.

Food Booths

A variety of food vendors will be available (Click herefor Application)

Vendor Booths

See what great information and giveaways these businesses have to offer! (Please register above if interested in participating or click here for Application)

Beverage Sales

Water, soda, beer and wine will be available for purchase.


9:45 p.m. Amazing views!

Military Vehicles will be on display

Featuring “Matt’s Ride,” the rock crawler, built in honor of Matt Maupin, the 724th Transportation Co. and all POW/MIA and “Ride Z-REX,” a 1981 military truck that was completely redone by the Red River Army Depot in 2010.


Ample parking available at Home of the Brave Park and Symmes Park across the street


Volunteer opportunities are available! Contact the Chamber office if interested at 683-1544.

Bring your chairs and blankets and setup on the lawn to enjoy the entertainment and fireworks! No outside coolers permitted.

Fireworks Sponsor


Lead Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Petting Zoo Sponsor

Friend Sponsors

Carpet Depot
John Hill Construction
Loveland Station Apartments
Mike’s Car Wash
Paxton’s Grill
PIRHL Developers
Sam’s Club
The HoneyBaked Ham Company
Food Vendor Booths
12 Degrees Italian Ice
A&A Hitching Post
Great Crab Cakes
KJ’s Cajun Cuisine
Kona Ice
Loveland Dairy Whip
Ozzie’s Eats
Pizza Hut
Smoker EZ BBQ
Smooth Cincy Coffee
Sweet Maize Kettle Korn
Tano Bistro & Catering
Vendor Booths
AIKO All Day Novelties
Bath Creations
Facial Expressions
Grailville Store
Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil
My Gorilla Garage
Ohio Army National Guard
Otterbein Skilled Nursing & Rehab Neighborhoods
Renewal by Andersen
Sand Dudes
Scene75 (handing out FREE game cards!)
Seal Smart
Sugar Magnolia
The Gutter Shutter



  1. EDITOR’S RESPONSE: Thank you John, very, very much. Boy, that headline was really a mess.

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