Celebrate Your Independence at the Firecracker Festival at Home of the Brave Park! 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! Event is Rain or Shine.
*Live Music and Entertainment:
3-6 p.m. Taylor Shannon Band: http://taylorshannonband.com/
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: http://www.marshabradyband.com/
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. Ceremony will take place at the Veteran's Memorial inside the park.
*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 - see below for full list
*Vendor Booths: See what great information and giveaways these businesses have to offer! - see below for full list
*Beverage Sales: Water, soda, beer (Bud, Bud Light, Yuengling, Shock Top) and wine (Moscato, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon) will be available for purchase. The Casual Pint will also be at the event selling an assortment of craft beers.
*Fireworks: 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.
*Parking: Ample parking available at Home of the Brave Park and Symmes Park across the street
*Volunteers: 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.
Petting Zoo Sponsor:
John Hill Construction
Loveland Station Apartments
Mike's Car Wash
The HoneyBaked Ham Company
Food Vendor Booths:
12 Degrees Italian Ice
A&A Hitching Post
Great Crab Cakes
KJ's Cajun Cuisine
Loveland Dairy Whip
Smoker EZ BBQ
Smooth Cincy Coffee
Sweet Maize Kettle Korn
Tano Bistro & Catering
The Casual Pint: will be serving up an assortment of craft beers!
AIKO All Day Novelties
American Heritage Motorcycles
Edward Jones - Matthew Hoekzema
Gina Dubell-Smith's Historic Downtown Loveland Office Team, Comey & Shepherd Realtors
Mt. Kofinas Olive Oil
My Gorilla Garage
Ohio Army National Guard
Otterbein Skilled Nursing & Rehab Neighborhoods
Renewal by Andersen
Scene75 (handing out FREE game cards!)
The Gutter Shutter
Yellow Ribbon Support Center