Local celebrations drew big crowds

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (July 5, 2022) – Clear skies and sunshine made for hot celebrations during the day capped off by fireworks lighting a perfect night sky festivities in our local communities over the 4th of July weekend.

A burst of color during the Milford Fireworks display Sunday, July 3rd (Chuck Gibson)

The Milford community got an early start with their “Spark in the Park” celebration on Sunday, July 3, in Old Milford and Riverside Park. Families gathered throughout the day and into the evening anticipating the big Fireworks display. When the sun set and the sky grew dark, people picked out their favorite viewing spots and waited with eager anticipation for the sky to light up with all colors. With the sound of explosion, heads tilted skyward, and eyes opened wide with awe to witness the splendor of the bombs bursting in air. They were not disappointed.

Here are some images from the fireworks display that filled the Milford skyline Sunday, July 3, 2022:

Colorful blast during Milford celebration Sunday, July 3, 2022 (Chuck Gibson)

Multiple bursts during the Grand Finale of the Milford fireworks display Sunday, July 3, 2022 (Chuck Gibson)

Fireworks rain down on Milford in the Finale of their display Sunday, July 3, 2022 (Chuck Gibson)

Milford may have gone first, but Loveland did not disappoint with their annual Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4th. Family fun for children of all ages started the celebration off at Nisbet Park where Mom, Dad and the kids came out and enjoyed a variety of activities throughout the afternoon. Another sunny clear sky made for a hot day of fun as the crowd swelled anticipating Loveland’s annual 4th of July parade in the evening. There was plenty of music, fun and food for all

A beautiful burst of blue lit the night sky in Loveland on the 4th of July (Chuck Gibson)

As dusk began to settle along the Scenic Little Miami River’s historic Loveland, people lined West Loveland Avenue to watch the parade go past. It is a wonderful tradition building like a crescendo to the highly anticipated lighting of the night sky with a magnificent fireworks display. As the clear blue sky turned to a velvet black canvas, the first explosion turned heads skyward and with eyes wide open, the crowds witnessed 15 minutes of colors splashing all across the Loveland skyline.  No matter where they sat, stood, parked or even walked along the way, the Loveland Independence Day celebration was an entertainment success for all.

Here are some images from the fireworks display the splashed across

the Loveland skyline Monday, July 4, 2022:

Loveland fireworks display Monday, July 4, 2022 (Chuck Gibson)

A blast and a burst in the Loveland sky on the 4th of July (Chuck Gibson)

Fireworks light the Loveland skyline on the 4th of July with the moon setting upper left corner (Chuck Gibson)

Call this one a “Tree-topper” during the Loveland fireworks display Monday, July 4, 2022 (Chuck Gibson)

Loud booms and a bright sky highlighted the finale for Loveland’s 4th of July celebration (Chuck Gibson)

Multiple bursts of color combined during the Loveland Grand Finale Monday, July 4th (Chuck Gibson)