Independence Day Celebrations

Fireworks and hot dogs and flags, oh my! Summertime in Oxford, Ohio means the entire community gathering together for family-friendly Independence Day celebrations. July 4th may be just one day but the party lasts all week long, giving you several opportunities to join in the festivities even amid your busy work schedule. Read on for all the information you'll need regarding food, fun, and fireworks right here in your favorite small town.

Oxford Freedom Festival: Parade and Uptown Music Concert

When: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 6:30PM - 9:30PM

Where: Uptown. The parade starts at the corner of College and High Street, and progresses on High Street to Poplar Street.

Enjoy Oxford and the Parks & Rec Department have teamed up for an exciting night to celebrate Independence Day. First, come uptown and watch as colorfully decorated floats, cyclists, and pets in costumes parade down High Street. (There's sure to be some free candy being thrown to the crowd, so keep your eyes open and your hands ready.) There will be booths, games on the grass courtesy of the Miami University Athletics Department, and more. At 7:00 PM SOHIO takes the pavilion stage as part of our Uptown Concert Series. They'll be playing until 9:30PM, so set up your lawn chairs and make yourselves comfortable.

Oxford Freedom Festival: Games and Fireworks

When: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 6:00PM - 10:30PM

Where: The Oxford Community Park (6801 Fairfield Rd)

Continue your Independence Day Celebrations with the entire family at Parks & Rec's Freedom Festival Community Event. There will be tons of activities for the young ones, such as inflatables, a trackless train, balloon animals, giant yard games, and more. There will also be hot air balloon rides and concessions. Run around and enjoy all that the event has to offer, then settle down at 10 PM for fireworks.

Take note:

  • There will be a $5 parking fee per car.
  • No alcohol, grills, or drones permitted in the park.
  • Rain Date for this event is Thursday, July 4th, same time and place.

Friday Night Fireworks at Hueston Woods

When: Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Where: Hueston Woods Lodge (5201 Lodge Road, College Corner)

This annual event is an Oxford favorite! Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets so that the whole family can hang out. Admission is completely free! There will be activities taking place on the back lawn of the lodge, so make the rounds and see what's going on to make the most out of your night. Fireworks begin at dusk and are launched over Acton Lake. It will be a gorgeous sight and one that you'll be able to see from the lodge and all of the shore areas surrounding the lake. Pick a spot and watch the magic unfold!

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