The celebration may have been limited to safely watching a combined fireworks display with Loveland and Symmes Township one year ago, but 2021 brings the return of a full day of fun activities capped off with a great fireworks display visible from multiple locations all around Loveland. The city leaders are pulling out all the stops to truly celebrate Independence Day in Loveland July 4, 2021!
Loveland Mayor Kathy Bailey has publicly expressed her excitement for the return of the celebration following the disappointment of missing the usual fun day one year ago due to the pandemic restrictions. She said “it’s exciting to have the full event and parade return this year” and extended a hearty invitation for “everyone” to join in the celebration in Loveland.
Here is details of the full celebration plans:
Kid Zone: 4-6:30 p.m., Nisbet Park
A kid zone with rides, inflatable games, face painting, performers and more will occur 4-6:30 p.m. in Nisbet Park.
Food Trucks: 4-10 p.m., Throughout Nisbet Park and Downtown Loveland
Multiple food trucks will be at the event. Visitors can also enjoy the city’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA).
Transportation: 4-11 p.m.
Parking shuttles will be transporting eventgoers continuously from 4-11 p.m. Park-and-ride locations will be at Loveland High School (1 Tiger Trail) and the Loveland Early Childhood Center (6740 Loveland-Miamiville Road). Drop-off locations will be at Riverside Drive (near Loveland Veterans’ Memorial) and Third Street (near Whistle Stop Clay Works). Please note eventgoers will need to walk to the festivities from the drop-off locations.
Parade: 7 p.m.
The parade will leave from Loveland Elementary School (600 Loveland Madeira Road), turn on West Loveland Avenue, and travel through the Downtown district, ending at the intersection of State Route 48 and East Loveland Avenue.
Concert: 8-10 p.m., Nisbet Park
The Bluewater Kings Band will perform at the Nisbet Park Amphitheater. The band specializes in high-energy music, and a six-piece ensemble will perform popular songs.
Fireworks: 10 p.m.
Fireworks will be launched from three locations across the city to create a spectacular show, visible to all!