4th of July
4th of July Festivities Planned
Hamilton will once again host the 4th of July Parade and festivities on July 4th beginning at 10 am.
The Hamilton Community Foundation, the Michael J Colligan Fund, and the 4th of July Committee are happy to announce the theme for the 2023 event:
Ice Cream – Baseball – Apple Pie
and the 4th of July, Hamilton, Ohio
Baseball holds a special place in the hearts and minds of many Americans. Through baseball, rivalries and friendships are created in cities, schools, neighborhoods, and playgrounds, spurred by a passion for America’s game. Add to that a piece of homemade pie and scoop of ice cream and we’re all kids again playing a pickup game in our neighborhood. And let’s not forget how incredibly exciting our Reds are to watch right now!
In keeping with the theme, the Parade will include Mr. Red and Gapper in the mile-long procession. In addition, parade goers will see local marching bands, little league teams, local Boy Scout Troops, Special Olympic athletes and much much more.
Activities will start off with the annual 4th of July Parade stepping off at 10 AM from the Butler County Fairgrounds and proceeding to F Street and Park Avenue across the Great Miami River.
Following the finale of the parade, the Patriot Ceremony will begin at noon at 2nd Street & Court Street. Mayor Patrick Moeller will MC the event featuring the Hamilton Concert Band under the direction of David Birchfield, with a special musical appearance by the Queen City Sisters.
There will be food and activities throughout downtown and on Main Street.
Entrance to the RiversEdge Amphitheater begins at 6 PM for the 4th of July concert featuring The Classic Rock Experience at 7 pm followed by That Arena Rock Show at 8:30.
The Finale of the day’s festivities will be the Hamilton fireworks beginning at 10 PM. The fireworks will be set off from Veterans Park.
The Michael J Colligan Fund at the Hamilton Community Foundation is the sponsor of the 2023 4th of July Parade and Fireworks. The Fund was created by the Michael J Colligan estate to support community projects such as the 4th of July Parade, Memorial Day activities, etc. Mr. Colligan was a proud Veteran and Hamilton native who served in the United States Army.
“Each year that we celebrate the 4th together as a community is an opportunity for us to honor the memory of Michael J Colligan and his contributions to this City,” says John Guidugli, CEO and President of the Hamilton Community Foundation.
Founded in 1951, The Hamilton Community Foundation (HCF) has the largest collective impact on the quality of life in Hamilton, Ohio. By professionally managing more than 1,000 individual, family and corporate funds, as well as nonprofit agency endowments, the Foundation awards more than $5 million in grants and scholarships annually. HCF works to address new and emerging issues of community concern, while remaining focused on health and social issues, education and community revitalization. As the largest community foundation in Butler County, HCF is a public charity with $140 million in assets.