Looking back at Loveland's Fourth of July in photos and video - Were you there?
This photo was taken in Historic Downtown Loveland across the street from Julian's Deli and Spirits.
When i stepped out the door and looked at the sky, I immediately felt like I'd forseen this.
Man, it might be a glitch in The Matrix!
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BE THE LUCKY DUCK TO WIN $1,500 in 2005
The Loveland Baseball Duck Regatta launched on the Little Miami River immediately following the July 4th parade. You could cheer your adopted duck on from the Col. Paxton Bridge. The start of the regatta was in Nisbet Park and the finish line was at the Loveland Canoe Rental. The program was presented by the Friends of Loveland Schools Baseball Field Improvement Program.
ONE LUCKY DUCK Won $1,500
2ND PRIZE -- $1,000
3RD PRIZE -- $500
AND MANY MORE PRIZES Donated by local businesses.
$10 Entry Fee required for a chance to win.
A portion of the proceeds benefited The Loveland Food Bank and The Shalom Initiative.
Adoption papers could be found at: The Running Spot, Paxtons, Pizazz, The Loveland Mill, Loveland Canoe and Kayak, The Works, And Meijer.
Joshua Addams and Class Action performed on the Nisbet Park stage and fireworks filled the sky at 10 P.M.
This photo was taken at the Loveland Veterans' Memorial next to the Col. Thomas Paxton Bridge on the banks of the State and National Scenic Little Miami River on July 4th, 2006.
The Fourth of July Parade was at 7 PM along Loveland Madeira Road and West Loveland Avenue. Festivities included a bike contest, music entertainment and fireworks. Music by 1 of a Kind at 8 PM followed by Rozzi's Famous fireworks.
A concert by "The Medicine Men".
What was 2008 like?
This photo was taken during the 2008 fireworks.
You can view photos from 2008's parade by clicking on the photo.The City's annual Fourth of July, Independence Day parade and celebration with fireworks, was on a Friday. The parade left the Loveland Elementary School on Loveland Maderia Road at 7 PM, turned onto West Loveland Avenue, going over the Col. Thomas Paxton Bridge and the State and National Little Miami Scenic River, and ended in Historic Downtown's Nisbet Park along the river and Loveland Bike Trail.
There was a free concert by Midnight Special, performing 70's Era Classic Rock, in Nisbet Park from 8-10 PM.
Fireworks went off at 11 PM.
Donna Bednar, a Loveland Inter Faith Effort (LIFE) Board member, said, "Bring Your Can to the Parade. Your can goods, that is. The food pantry will be collecting can goods from all parade viewers. Every family member can participate.” Volunteers will be walking alongside a truck in the parade, collecting your donations. If you would like to volunteer to help along the parade route click here.
Rain or Shine: Parade Goes ON in 2009
You can view a slide show of Loveland's 2009, 4th of July Parade by clicking on Margie Clegg's green umbrella.
Deirde Dyson one of the chief honchos rebuilding the Loveland Stage Company Theater that was ruined by fire the year before said, "Margie is a dedicated member of LSC and Loveland resident. Her area of expertise is dancing and choreography. She has choreographed many shows for LSC in the last few years and is now working on the childrens show Godspell which opens next week at the Middle School auditorium. She is also choreographer for Miss Saigon, the show which was to re-open the theatre on November 6th."
Hundreds waited in a light but steady rain for the parade in downtown Loveland. You can view a slide show of the parade by clicking below.
2010Watch the 2010 Loveland 4th of July Parade in this LOVELAND MAGAZINE VIDEO (You will enjoy this video "Full Screen):
Full swager rib-off?
Music by Euphoria
The City’s Fourth of July Parade began at 7 PM on a Sunday at the Loveland Primary School.
The parade traveled north on Loveland Madeira Road and then east on West Loveland Avenue ending at Karl Brown Way, near the Loveland Bike Trail in Historic Downtown.
Fireworks began at dusk. The launch point was on the ball field at Kwanis Park on Wall Street. The show could be seen from many of Loveland's hill tops, but many preferred Nisbet Park where they could enjoy music by Euphoria beginning at 8 PM. The band played classic rock; music from The Beatles, Boston, The Who, Rush, Genesis, Black Sabbath, Steely Dan, Journey, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix and more.
In this LOVELAND MAGAZINE VIDEO, Paxton's Grill manager Ralph Dunnigan and Liberty City Barbeque's Sheldon “Tico” Greene share what was on their menus for the afternoon's celebration. It sounds like an informal ribs cook-off.
Both resturants were in Historic Downtown Loveland along the Loveland Bike Trail at West Loveland Avenue and Railroad Avenue.
4th of July Parade and Fireworks in 2011
New to the Fourth of July celebration was a float competition (complete with cash prizes to the winners) and a Lil’ Miss Sparkler & Lil’ Mr. Firecracker contest.
The float competition was open to all groups, civic and sports
organizations, churches, and businesses. A team of judges from the
community rated entries on such aspects as workmanship,
originality, incorporation of the group’s identity, and incorporation of
the parade’s theme of “Patriotism.” The first, second, and third place
winners in the float competition received cash prizes of $500,
$300, and $200, respectively. And . . . Loveland Hardware is offered a
15% discount on supplies to craft your float (proof of contest
registration was required).
McIntire Photography rolled out the Lil’ Miss Sparkler & Lil’ Mr. Firecracker contest that year. It was open to boys and girls aged 4 – 6. They simply scheduled an appointment with McIntire Photography for a free 5x7” patriotic picture. Then during the week of June 20th, friends, family and the community at large could go on-line to cast their vote. The winning duo each received a $50 savings bond and appeared in the July 4th parade.
As usual, there was the kid’s patriotic bike and stroller contest. There was music provided by the Chuck Taylors band. Food vendors were in Nisbet Park, and Rozzi’s fireworks went off at 10 PM.
The parade kicked-off at 7 PM, leaving the Loveland Primary School - Loveland Madeira Road to West Loveland Avenue across the Little Miami’s Col. Thomas Paxton Bridge to Historic Downtown Loveland.
This LOVELAND MAGAZINE VIDEO was taken during the 2011 4th of July parade, the Independence Day party in Nisbet Park, and fireworks. The fireworks were shot about 400 yards downstream of Nisbet Park looking northward from the bank of the Scenic Little Miami River.
Loveland 4th of July Activities in 2012
The theme of the float contest was “The American Dream.” Any group with a float was eligible to win a cash prize.
For the second year the Fourth of July Committee partnered with McIntire Photography for the Lil’ Miss Sparkler and Lil’ Mr. Firecracker Contest for the parade. The contest was open to boys and girls ages 4-6. Contestants had to be able to participate in the parade. Those who wished to participate contacted McIntire Photography to schedule an appointment to have a free 5” x 7” patriotic picture taken for the contests. Pictures were taken by appointment and McIntire Photography selected five boys and five girls as finalists and their pictures were to be featured on the McIntire Photography web site. Friends, family, and members of the community could go online to cast their vote for the 2012 Lil’ Miss Sparkler and Lil’ Mr. Firecracker. Winners received a $50 savings bond from McIntire Photography and could be in Loveland’s parade.
The parade also featured a design contest for patriotic bikes, strollers, and wagons. Individuals and families can registered their children for this contest ahead of time at Montgomery Cyclery.
Following the parade, the band Boo Radley played at the Amphitheater in Nisbet Park from 8 until 10 PM. In the park there were activities such as face-painting, and custom balloon designing.
These Fourth of July LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEOS were shot and edited by Bob and Gretchen Kessler. This was a Summer internship project of Gretchen's. She attends Ohio University and is a graduate of Loveland High School. They walked the parade route, and interviewed people enjoying the festivities, including Captain Andrew Knapp with the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department who was preparing to set off the annual fireworks show.