Loveland, Ohio - Fourth of July in Loveland will begin with a parade at 7 PM that begins at the Loveland Elementary School and will travel north on Loveland Madeira Road and then east on West Loveland Avenue to Karl Brown Way in Historic Downtown.
The City is currently accepting registrations for individuals and organizations that would like to be in the parade. If you would like to register, you can do so online at www.lovelandoh.com/parade. Line-up for all participants begins at 6:15 PM at the Loveland Elementary School. The theme of this year’s float contest is “The American Dream.” Any group with a float will be eligible to win a cash prize for top float design. If you would like to participate in the float contest, download and submit a float registration form online at www.lovelandoh.com/parade.
For the second year the Fourth of July Committee has partnered with McIntire Photography for the Lil’ Miss Sparkler and Lil’ Mr. Firecracker Contest for the parade. The contest is open to boys and girls ages 4-6. Contestants must be able to participate in the parade. Those who wish to participate should contact McIntire Photography at 513- 528-5888 to schedule an appointment to have a free 5” x 7” patriotic picture taken for the contests. Pictures will be taken by appointment only. McIntire Photography will select five boys and five girls as finalists and their pictures will be featured on their website at www.mcintirephotography.com/blog. Friends, family, and members of the community can go online from June 25-29 to cast their vote for the 2012 Lil’ Miss Sparkler and Lil’ Mr. Firecracker. Winners will receive a $50 savings bond from McIntire Photography and will be in Loveland’s parade.
The parade will also feature a design contest for patriotic bikes, strollers, and wagons. Individuals and families can register their children for this contest ahead of time at Montgomery Cyclery, 116 Karl Brown Way. Registration is necessary so that each participant can have a number for identification when the judges distribute medallions for the most creative designs.
Following the parade, the band Boo Radley will perform at the Amphitheater in Nisbet Park
from 8 until 10 PM. The park will also host activities such as face-painting,
custom balloon designing, and more.
A fireworks show begins at dusk.