Fourth of July

To Honor And Inspire

Jun 24, 2020

Saturday, July 4 at 7 a.m.

From Americam Public Media: Andrea Blain hosts this patriotic special featuring performances by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine bands.

Enjoy marches by Sousa, Jewell and Gould, as well as works by Copland, Saint-Saens and Holst.

Courtesy of Hoxworth Blood Center

Hoxworth Blood Center is taking extra steps to insure it has adequate blood and platelet donations heading into the holiday weekend. It is putting out the call for donors and opening up two of its centers on July 4.

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Alex Brandon / AP

He just can't leave it alone. Donald Trump had to find some way to make America's most patriotic holiday – Independence Day – about him.

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Courtesy of Cincinnati Book Publishing

Independence Day typically inspires many Americans to re-examine our nation’s founding principles and their relevance to our current circumstances.

Ohio’s laws on fireworks can be confusing. You can legally buy products in Ohio that you cannot legally use here. Lawmakers have debated bills to change that but, so far, they haven’t made it through the full legislative process. Here's the lowdown on what’s legal and what’s not.

If you want fireworks on the Fourth, then fireworks on the Fourth you'll get. 

The annual celebration of music, community and independence returns to Northside on July 4. 

FRIDAY, JULY 4 - 1:00PM

Join The Capitol Steps as they skewer all things political on the Fourth of July Edition of Politics Takes a Holiday. With musical political satire poking fun at all sides of the issues, it's the one new thing in Washington sure to earn bipartisan support. If you're looking for a fun way to enjoy your Independence Day, you've come to the right place!

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With July 4 falling on a Friday this year, local communities are celebrating our nation's birthday all weekend long.

Fireworks displays, concerts, parades and festivals are planned across Greater Cincinnati.

The celebrations begin on Fountain Square Thursday night with a 10 o'clock fireworks show. More fireworks are planned in Washington Park on the 5th.

On Saturday, the Cincinnati Park Board is honoring veterans with a parade and festival at Sawyer Point.

Michael Keating

If you're packed and ready to take a trip for the Fourth of July, you'll be in good company.  AAA projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home for the holiday weekend.  AAA Corporate Public Affairs Manager Cheryl Parker says that's a 1.9 percent increase from last year and a 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day travel period.

"The majority of travelers, as we've see in in the past, will be traveling by road--8 out of 10-- 34.8  million Americans traveling by automobile," says Parker.  "This is the highest number of travelers since 2007."

Get ready for this year's Fourth of July Rock n' Roll Carnival!

Jun 27, 2014

No better way to celebrate Independence Day (and weekend) than a community parade, carnival, food trucks, kid events and music! Chris Nascimento sits down with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer with a preview of the upcoming Fourth of July Rock n’ Roll Carnival in Northside.

Holly Yurchison

If you're among the 1.7 million Ohioans AAA says are taking a vacation this Independence Day holiday, you're in good, but likely crowded, company. The auto club estimates 1.4 million Ohioans will drive more than 50 miles from home between Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, July 7.

Where are we going?

Pack your patience, a majority of the top destinations listed by AAA are along the I-75 corridor.