Fourth of July

Politics Take a Holiday
11:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

The Capitol Steps take over Friday's Cincinnati Edition time for a political BBQ!

FRIDAY, JULY 4 - 1:00PM

Join The Capitol Steps as they skewer all things political on the Fourth of July Edition of Politics Takes a Holiday. With musical political satire poking fun at all sides of the issues, it's the one new thing in Washington sure to earn bipartisan support. If you're looking for a fun way to enjoy your Independence Day, you've come to the right place!

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Entertainment
5:15 am
Thu July 3, 2014

It's a party for the USA

Participants in Northside's 2013 Fourth of July parade.
Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU

With July 4 falling on a Friday this year, local communities are celebrating our nation's birthday all weekend long.

Fireworks displays, concerts, parades and festivals are planned across Greater Cincinnati.

The celebrations begin on Fountain Square Thursday night with a 10 o'clock fireworks show. More fireworks are planned in Washington Park on the 5th.

On Saturday, the Cincinnati Park Board is honoring veterans with a parade and festival at Sawyer Point.

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Independence Day travel
5:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

AAA says optimistic Americans fueling Fourth of July travel numbers

AAA projects air travel will be up 1 percent nationally, 2.5 percent in Ohio, for the July Fourth holiday travel period.
Michael Keating

If you're packed and ready to take a trip for the Fourth of July, you'll be in good company.  AAA projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home for the holiday weekend.  AAA Corporate Public Affairs Manager Cheryl Parker says that's a 1.9 percent increase from last year and a 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day travel period.

"The majority of travelers, as we've see in in the past, will be traveling by road--8 out of 10-- 34.8  million Americans traveling by automobile," says Parker.  "This is the highest number of travelers since 2007."

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Northside
1:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Get ready for this year's Fourth of July Rock n' Roll Carnival!

No better way to celebrate Independence Day (and weekend) than a community parade, carnival, food trucks, kid events and music! Chris Nascimento sits down with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer with a preview of the upcoming Fourth of July Rock n’ Roll Carnival in Northside.

Holiday travel
4:09 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Ohioans expected to hit the roads in big numbers during holiday week

Pack the sunscreen, Ohioans are heading to the beach this week.
Credit Holly Yurchison

If you're among the 1.7 million Ohioans AAA says are taking a vacation this Independence Day holiday, you're in good, but likely crowded, company. The auto club estimates 1.4 million Ohioans will drive more than 50 miles from home between Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, July 7.

Where are we going?

Pack your patience, a majority of the top destinations listed by AAA are along the I-75 corridor.

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