July Guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}


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Besides Independence Day, there are a TON of awesome things to do in the month of July this year. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram and use the hashtrag #MomsAroundCincy for us to follow along in all your fun!


If you’re planning on staying around the house this year for the 4th of July festivities, check out this post for a DIY 4th of July.

July 4th
John Morris Russell, Conductor
Riverbend Music Center

Come together and celebrate Independence Day from sea to shining sea. Join JMR and the Pops for a showcase of American favorites inspired by the beauty of this land and its peoples. This is America the Beautiful for all—with music to lift your spirit and set your heart aglow. Stick around for the post-concert fireworks!

  • Free lawn tickets for kids 17 and under
  • $5 tickets for active & retired military

NOTE: As of March 14, 2022 masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required to attend. Please visit cincinnatisymphony.org/safety to review our current health and safety protocols.

Independence Day Cruise with BB Riverboats

July 3rd
Boarding 5:30 pm
Sailing 6:30-11:30 pm

Celebrate our nation’s birthday with a good old-fashioned, All-American picnic as you cruise to Coney Island. Upon arrival, a host of holiday festivities await at Larosa’s Balloon Glow featuring over 30 hot and cold air balloons, live entertainment and a spectacular grand finale fireworks display! Families may take advantage of activities inside Coney Island at an additional cost. All seating is reserved.


Blueberry Sunset Picnic

July 1st
Blooms and Berries Farm Market
9669 S State Route 48
Loveland, OH 45140

Reserve your spot now for an evening of blueberry picking, picnicking, live music and a night out on our farm. You can reserve a picnic table for your group of up to 6 people or purchase individual tickets for smaller parties and bring your own picnic blanket.

Super Hero Cruise with BB Riverboats

July 2nd
Boarding 11:00 Am
Sailing 12:00-2:00 pm

ATTENTION ALL POTENTIAL SUPER HEROES! BB Riverboats requests your presence for this 2 hour cruise complete with official Super Hero Training. Bring the whole family to learn the ins and outs of being a Super Hero and test out your skills as you learn them. After you have mastered your special powers, show them off on the dance floor as we throw a DJ Dance Party with all the Super Heroes! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Island Balloon Glow at Coney Island

July 3rd

Watch the night sky glow with hot air balloons, jump and play on inflatable obstacles, enjoy carnival food and games, and end the night with Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks!
Make Balloon Glow a full day of fun with a visit to Sunlite Water Adventure! The pool area will be open from 10:00 AM-9:30 PM and will remain open for a unique fireworks view. Don’t just stop by at night, play all day and relax at night to enjoy the 22nd Annual Balloon Glow.

Water Lantern Festival

July 9th
Eden Park|980 Eden Park Dr
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

Happy Hangouts Anniversary Celebration

July 10th
2041 Anderson Ferry Road
Cincinnati, OH 45238

Join us as we celebrate our first year of operation! So much fun, we can’t keep it all in the building! We’re taking over the parking lot with games, prizes, food trucks, character visits, STEM demonstrations, carnival games, and MORE! We’ll have exclusive discounts and drawings for one day only, so don’t miss out. Admission is FREE!

Wednesdays in the Woods

July 6, 13, 20, 27
Burnet Woods Bandstand
3251 Brookline Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

Celebrate everything great about summer outdoors and in-person at Clifton Cultural Arts Center’s spirited series of 11 free weekly concerts. Presented by the Louis & Melba Schott Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, CCAC’s 14th annual summer concert series celebrates art, music, community, diversity and connection – all at the historic 1911 Burnet Woods bandstand! Fun activities for kids at the Kids Art Corner and various food vendors each week.

Thursday Art Play

July 7, 14, 21, 28
1230 Elm Street

Join the CAC on Thursday mornings for creative playtime at Washington Park. This weekly program uses hands-on art making activities to excite and educate our youngest visitors.

This FREE program is designed especially for children ages 2-6 years old, and their parents or caregivers. Older and younger siblings are always welcome to participate. No registration required. Drop-ins are welcome.

Princess Cruise with BB Riverboats

July 16th
Boarding 11:00 am
Sailing 12:00-2:00 pm

We respectfully request that all Royal Princesses join us for an enchanting afternoon aboard our Princess Cruise. Enjoy a unique cruise featuring a DJ, dancing and appearances by some of your favorite fairy tale princesses that we all love. Bring your “Little Princess” onboard and enjoy an afternoon that will truly be a “Royal” experience.  All seating is reserved.

Christmas in July at Entertrainment Junction

Through July 31st

Think some Christmas Cheer might help get you through the summer heat? Cool off at the Junction and be sure to get your mid-year check up with Santa as well as enjoying all of our great attractions.

Do Good Mission July Workshop

July 30th
10:00 AM 12:00 PM
10 S. Miranda Street Suite 7
Morrow, OH (map)

Every fall the Warren County Foster Care holds a back to school drive. We would love to get the kids involved and make up backpacks full of supplies and things needed. It is also a great opportunity for us to talk to kids about foster care.This class is designed for school age children. There will be a sign up sheet for back to school supplies starting July 1st. Parents are welcomed to stay or shop at the studios inside the Morrow Arts Center.

Fiona’s Sundae Fundae

July 31st
6:00-8:00 pm

Get ready to party like a hippo princess during Fiona’s Sundae Fundae.

This sweet fundraiser offers a double-dip of Fiona and delicious Graeter’s ice cream.  Fiona’s Sundae Fundae will take you around the Zoo for an ice cream sampling where you will be able to see some of your favorite animals enjoying their outdoor habitats after hours.  As you wander through the Zoo, sample delicious Graeter’s Ice Cream at my stations around the Zoo!

Upon arrival, guests will receive their Graeter’s Ice Cream passport to show the way to our 6 sampling stations. Limited concessions will be open during the Fiona Sundae Fundae.

Looking for some more Summer fun? Check out these guides below.

Summer U-Pick

Pools & Splashgrounds

Free & Cheap Summer Movies

Summer Ice Cream & Fro-Yo

Road Trips



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