You’ve got to love the summer season. Outdoor festivals, fireworks lighting up the night sky, our local parks in full bloom, and, of course, the many attractions at The WEB Extreme Entertainment in our nice and cool air-conditioned surroundings! To help you plan an awesome summer for your family, we’ve put together this list of summer happenings in the Cincinnati area.
Catch a Fireworks Display on the Fourth of July
What’s a Fourth of July celebration without fireworks? This year, the Cincinnati skyline will be aglow with firework displays two nights in a row! Check out the schedule and head out for must-see fireworks in Cincinnati.
July 3 at 9 p.m.: Brookline Drive, near the Burnet Woods Lake, for the Burnet Woods American Salute that includes a concert by the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra beforehand.
July 3 at 10 p.m.: Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine Streets, for the Fourth of July Bash at Fountain Square.
July 3 at 10 p.m.: Coney Island Amusement Park, 6201 Kellogg Ave., for a fireworks display by Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks over Lake Como. Before the fireworks, there’s the 15th Annual LaRosa’s Balloon Glow at 8 p.m., with colorful hot air balloons glowing against the night sky.
July 4 at 10 p.m.: Ault Park, 3600 Observatory Avenue, for the Ault Park Independence Day Fireworks. At 7:30 p.m., My Girl Friday performs.
WEB IDEA! For some family fun in between your Fourth of July cookout and the fireworks, cool off at The WEB. Why not have a Fourth of July Tournament among family and friends? Battle it out in a round of mini-golf, laser tag, mini-bowling, or go-kart racing, with all of you treating the best out of four winner to ice cream in our Sweet Shop!
Rock Out at a Cincy Music Festival
If you haven’t caught one of the many summer music festivals in Cincinnati, you’re missing out on some seriously good music from top names in their genre. From rock to blues, there’s a festival for whatever music you’re into. Check out the summer lineup of Cincinnati music festivals for 2014:
July 11-13: Bunbury Music Festival, 720 East Pete Rose Way, features alternative and indie rock music.
July 18-20: Buckle Up Music Festival, 720 East Pete Rose Way, kicks up your heels with a country music bash.
July 25-26: Macy’s Music Festival Cincinnati, Paul Brown Stadium, features the hottest R&B, soul, jazz and hip-hop stars, plus up-and-coming artists.
August 1-2: Cincy Blues Fest, Bicentennial Commons, Sawyer Point Park, Pete Rose Way, offers the best in blues, with a unique blend of international touring acts and notable regional acts.
Every Night: For some free music, check out the PNC Summer Music Series on Fountain Square at Fifth and Vine Streets. There are concerts every night of the week featuring local, national and international bands. Each day is a different type of music, so stop by for a listen to some rock, contemporary country, bluegrass, reggae, salsa, and hip-hop.
WEB IDEA! Rock out at your favorite attraction at The WEB Extreme Entertainment the first part of the day, then rock out the second half at your favorite Cincinnati music festival. Either way, you’re always a rock star at The WEB!
Enjoy a Day in the Park
West Chester, home of The WEB, is also the home of a gem of a park – The Voice of America MetroPark at 7850 VOA Park Drive. It’s the perfect spot to spend the day with the family (including the dog in the Wiggly Field dog park!) fishing, boating, paddle boarding, bird-watching and biking.
WEB IDEA! The park is open from 7 a.m. until dark, but the day doesn’t have to end when the park closes. Just drive the two miles down Liberty Way to The WEB at 7172 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, where you can enjoy some indoor fun until 10 p.m., Sundays-Thursdays, and Midnight, Fridays and Saturdays. Better yet, plan to have dinner at The WEB in our Winner’s Café!
Whatever summer fun you choose, The WEB has the perfect ending – an ice cream treat from our Sweet Spot!