The Big List of July 4th Events Near Dayton (2021)

Independence Day didn’t always revolve around Instagram posts, TikTok crazes, and tweeting “#CheatDay” every time you gobble down a hot dog. The Fourth of July used to be about the Three F’s: Freedom, Friends and Family. (And fireworks… we can’t forget about fireworks.) 

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s not to take those Three F’s for granted. Because you never know when, or if, you’ll lose one of them. 

Well, 2020, you don’t have to tell us twice. For this year, we’re going all-out for Independence Day. We’ve finally got our freedom from wearing masks (hooray!), our friends and family (double hooray!), and bunches of 4th of July fireworks shows to watch in Dayton. 

Join us as we celebrate the Fourth in Miami Valley. Here are some of the best July 4th events we’re keeping our eyes on for 2021.

If you come across any other places to watch fireworks or Fourth of July events near Dayton — that includes Springfield, Tipp City, Eaton, Beavercreek, Richmond, etc. — let us know. We’d be happy to update this list.

Where to Celebrate Independence Day in Miami Valley

Star Spangled Boom (Moraine, OH)

Date: 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location: 

Wax Park – 3800 Main St, Moraine, OH

Website: 

www.facebook.com

Fireworks: 

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 6:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Carnival: amusement rides, game booths, food booths
    • Food Truck Rally
    • Kids Zone: games, inflatables, crafts and more
  • 7:00 PM – Live Music
    • The Menus (Cincinnati-based cover band) 
  • 10:00 PM – Moraine Fireworks Show
    • Full 20-minute fireworks display synchronized to music (Hank FM 101.5)

Treasure Island Park Concert with Rick K. Road Trip (Troy, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

Treasure Island Park – 409 N. Elm St., Troy, OH

Website: 

troyohiochamber.com 

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 4:00 PM – Downtown Troy 4th of July Parade
  • 5:30 PM – Food Trucks
  • 7:30 PM – Music
    • Concert at Treasure Island Amphitheater
    • Rick K. Road Trip band (60s, 70s & 80s music)
  • 10:00 PM – Troy Fireworks Show
    • Best viewed on Market Street Bridge, the levee, and the North Market Street ballpark
    • Parking available at Hobart Arena and the north side of Kettering Health

FREEDOM CELEBRATION Car Show (Dayton, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

First Grace Church – 2624 Stonequarry Rd, Dayton, OH

Website: 

www.facebook.com 

Fireworks:

No. 😢

Schedule:

  • 9:00 AM – Registration
  • 10:45 AM – Drive-in Church 
  • 12:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Food trucks and classic car show
  • 1:00 PM – Music
    • Karen Peck & New River (gospel music)
  • Judging and awards to follow

Star Spangled Heights Celebration & Car Show (Huber Heights, OH)

Date:

July 2 & July 3, 2021

Location:

Thomas Cloud Memorial Park – 4707 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights, OH

Websites: 

huberheightschamber.com (Car Show)

huberheightschamber.com (Celebration)

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

Friday, July 2

  • 4:00 PM – Car Show
    • Raffles, 50/50, and door prizes to follow

Saturday, July 3

  • 10:00 AM – Parade
  • 12:00 PM – Flag Ceremony
  • 12:30 PM – Mayor’s Proclamation
  • 1:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Food trucks, beer garden, kids activities and more
  • Dark – Huber Heights Fireworks Show

4th of July at Richmond KOA Campground (Richmond, IN)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

KOA Campground – 3101 Cart Rd, Richmond, IN

Website: 

koa.com

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

This all-day celebration is a BYOF (Bring Your Own Fun) event. The Richmond fireworks display is scheduled to go off over the pond after dark (around 10:00 PM).

Notes: 

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Piqua 4th Fest (Piqua, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

Downtown Piqua – 326 N Main St., Piqua, OH

Website: 

piquaoh.org 

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 3:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Food trucks and vendors
  • 5:00 PM – Music
    • Reflektion (country music)
  • 7:30 PM – Music
    • New Frontiers: The Definitive Journey Tribute (Journey cover band)
  • 10:00 PM – Piqua Fireworks Show

Centerville Americana Festival (Centerville, OH)

Date:

July 4 & July 5, 2021

Locations:

Centerville High School Stadium – 500 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, OH

Various locations

Website:
americanafestival.org 

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

Sunday, July 4

  • 6:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Food vendors and entertainment
  • 10:00 PM – Centerville Fireworks Show
    • Synchronized to music (Jack FM 92.9)

Monday, July 5

  • 7:30 AM – Up and Running Americana 5k Run/Walk
  • 10:00 AM – Americana Parade
    • 120+ participants, bands, floats and more
  • 10:00 AM – Food
    • Includes Chinese, Cajun, Greek, BBQ Ribs, Turkey, Pork Chops, Ice Cream, Shake-ups, Hot Dogs, Kettle Corn, Candy, Fudge, Root Beer Floats, Chocolate Covered Bananas and more
  • 11:00 AM – Entertainment
    • Jugglers, musicians, stilt walkers
    • Concerts at Routsong Funeral Home and Burke Orthodontic
Fireworks Displays in Miami Valley


West Milton July 4th Celebration Festival (West Milton, OH)

Date:

July 1 – July 4, 2021

Location:

249 E Tipp Pike, West Milton, OH

Website: 

www.facebook.com

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

Thursday, July 1

  • 6:00 PM – Carnival
    • $20 wristbands
  • 10:00 PM – Closing

Friday, July 2

  • 6:00 PM – Carnival
    • $20 wristbands
  • 6:00 PM – Lions Club Bingo
    • Located at the park
  • 10:00 PM – Closing

Saturday, July 3

  • 11:00 AM – July 4th Parade
  • 11:00 AM – Lions Club Chicken Dinner
    • Available until 2PM or sold out
    • Located at Hoffman United Methodist Church (201 S Main St)
  • 6:00 PM – Carnival
    • $25 wristbands
  • 6:00 PM – Lions Club Bingo
    • Located at the park
  • 10:00 PM – Closing

Sunday, July 4

  • 12:00 PM – Carnival
    • No wristbands; tickets only
  • 4:00 PM – Music
    • Chad Cremeans (country music)
    • Concerts behind Wertz Hardware
  • 6:00 PM – Lions Club Bingo
    • Located at the park
  • 6:30 PM – Lucky the Clown
    • Located at the top of the hill, above the parking lot
    • Free balloon animals and terror 😱
  • 7:00 PM – Music
    • Rusted Reserve (multi-genre music)
  • 10:00 PM – West Milton Fireworks Show

Go Fourth! (Kettering, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

Delco Park – 1700 Delco Park Dr., Kettering, OH

Website: 

playkettering.org

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 6:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Fun Kid’s Zone, food trucks, entertainment
  • 6:30 PM – Music
    • Southbound (Southern rock cover band)
  • 7:50 PM – Colors Presentation and Patriotic Ceremony
  • 8:20 PM – Music
    • Rockland Road (country-pop)
  • 10:00 PM – Kettering Fireworks Show

50th Annual 4th of July Celebration (Liberty, IN)

Date:

July 2 – July 4, 2021

Location:

Union County Courthouse – 26 @ Union St, Liberty, IN

Website: 

www.facebook.com 

Fireworks:

No. 😢

Schedule:

Friday, July 2

  • 4:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Beer garden opens
  • 5:00 PM – Vendors Open
  • 6:00 PM – Water Ball Competition
  • 8:00 PM – Music
    • Sean Lamb Band (country and classic rock)

Saturday, July 3

  • 8:30 AM – Liberty Freedom Run 5K
  • 9:00 AM – Vendors Open
  • 10:00 AM – Pie Baking Contest
  • 1:00 PM – Hula Hoop Contest
  • 2:30 PM – Freckle Contest (huh?)
  • 4:00 PM – Patriotic Baby Contest
  • 4:00 PM – Beer Garden Opens
  • 6:00 PM – Line of Freedom Ceremony
  • 7:00 PM – Liberty July 4th Parade
  • 8:00 PM – Music
    • Jay Jesse Johnson (blues and rock)

Sunday, July 4

  • 11:00 AM – Vendors Open
  • 11:00 AM – Patriotic Chalk Art Competition
  • 4:00 PM – Music
    • Backdraft (rock)

Preble County Historical Society Fireworks Celebration (Eaton, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

Preble County Historical Society – 7693 Swartsel Rd, Eaton, OH

Website: 

www.facebook.com

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 5:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Beer, live music, food, crafts, face painting, “Glow Gear” and more
  • Dusk – Eaton Fireworks Show

Notes: 

  • Attendance cost $10 per car, which is donated to the Preble County Historical Society

July 4 Party in the Park and Car Show (West Alexandria, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

Peace Park – 70 E Dayton St, West Alexandria, OH

Website: 

www.facebook.com 

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 1:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Crafts, food vendors, activities
  • 1:00 PM – Car, Truck, Bike & Tractor Show
    • Entry fee is $10 per vehicle
    • Free for onlookers
  • 7:00 PM – Car Show Awards
    • Cash prizes awarded to Top 5 Cars, Top 3 Trucks, Top 3 Bikes, Top 3 Tractors, and Best of Show
  • 9:00 PM – Lighted Parade
    • Located at Salem Lutheran Church
    • Decorate your bike, wagon, car, truck, motorcycle, gold cart, or yourself with some lights.
    • Free for all
  • 10:00 PM – West Alexandria Fireworks Show
    • Located at Twin Valley Schools
    • Lawn chairs and blankets allowed in the practice football field
    • No pets allowed
    • No restrooms available

Champaign Cruisers 23rd Firecracker Car, Truck and Bike Show (Urbana, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

Skelley Lumber Field – 1300 N Main St, Urbana, OH

Website:

hemmings.com

Fireworks:

No. 😢

Schedule:

  • 7:00 AM – Gates Open
    • Car show goes to 4:30 PM
    • Registration ends at 1:30 PM
    • Food vendors
  • 3:00 PM – Awards & Prizes
    • 70+ car show awards and 50/50 drawing, dash plaques, driver’s pot, door prizes

Grimes Field Fourth of July Celebration (Urbana, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

Grimes Field – 1636 N Main St, Urbana, OH

Website: 

www.facebook.com 

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 4:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Grimes Flying Lab aircraft will fly before start of fireworks (after dark)
Where to See Fireworks in Springfield, OH


Buck Creek Boom (Springfield, OH)

Date:

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Location:

Ferncliff at the Banks of Buck Creek – Springfield, OH (view map)

Website: 

ntprd.org 

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 10:00 PM – Springfield Fireworks Show
    • Visible from as far south as Fairview and as far north as Audubon Park

City of Beavercreek’s Fourth of July Celebration (Beavercreek, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

Rotary Park – 2260 Dayton-Xenia Rd, Beavercreek, OH

Website: 

beavercreekohio.gov 

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 6:00 PM – Beavercreek July 4th Parade
    • Route: Meadow Bridge Drive to Beavercreek High School
  • 6:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Food trucks, live entertainment, games, activities
    • Located at Rotary Park
  • 8:30 PM – Music
    • Flight One (United States Air Force rock band)
  • 10:00 PM – Beavercreek Fireworks Show

Fireworks & Food Trucks (Tipp City, OH)

Date:

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Location:

Kyle Park – 500 S 1st St, Tipp City, OH

Website:

www.facebook.com

Fireworks:

Yes. 🎆

Schedule:

  • 4:00 PM – Gates Open
    • Food trucks, activities, games
  • 10:00 PM – Tipp City Fireworks Show

Visit Your Miami Valley Honda Dealers for Great July 4th Deals

This Independence Day weekend, explore all the savings available at your Honda dealers near Springfield. Whether you want to lease a new CR-V Hybrid in Dayton, buy a Honda Ridgeline in Tipp City, or finance a certified pre-owned car in Urbana, our Miami Valley auto dealerships can help you save money. 

Request a quote online or contact a Honda dealer near you for assistance. Miami Valley Honda Dealers serve the entire region, including Dayton, Beavercreek, Tipp City, Richmond, Springfield, and beyond. 


Disclaimers: 

Cargo volume based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.