Friday, July 05, 2002

More holiday weekend events

        A listing of holiday events in select Tristate communities:


        CLEVES: The Cleves Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a fireworks display at 10 p.m. today at Harmony Field, Ohio 50 and Cooper Road. Information: 941-1111 or

        READING: A festival hosted by American Legion Post 69 continues 6-11 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday at Koenig Park on Columbia Avenue. Activities include rides, games and a softball tournament. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday. Rain date is Sunday.


        HAMILTON: The 122nd Army National Guard Band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Amphitheater in Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Early arrivals must pay park admission. Rain location is the Hamilton Sports Arena on Peck Avenue. Information: 868-8336.

        MIDDLETOWN: All-America Weekend continues 5 p.m.-midnight today and Saturday at Middletown High School, 601 N. Breiel Blvd. A variety of free entertainment, 40 booths, an arts and crafts area and rides are featured. Shuttle service is available from Miami University Middletown. Civic awards at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 10 p.m.


        MASON: “Nights of Fire: an Eiffel Tower Spectacular” will include fireworks from the Eiffel Tower set to patriotic music at Paramount's Kings Island at 10 p.m. today. Information: 754-5700 or


        AURORA, Ind.: The annual Firecracker Craft Show & Festival is today through Sunday in Lesko Park on Indiana 56. The event features nearly 100 craft and food booths, an air show, fishing derby, car show, games, rides and stage entertainment. Hot-air balloon rides are offered from 5-6 p.m. today. The festival kicks off at 6 p.m.; the annual lighted boat parade begins at 10 p.m. Fireworks will be shot off a barge at 10 p.m. Saturday. Information: (800) 322-8198.


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