Looking for a Good Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade

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    Looking for a Good Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade

    Sad to say that I have a couple kids who have never attended a 4th of July parade. The kind of feel good stuff that makes you happy and brings a tear, all at the same time.

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    Now that you mention it, I'm pretty sure I've never been to a 4th of July parade.

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    I think Independence has one, hoopty.

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    Looks like Fort Thomas has one at 10:30 on the 4th that starts at Highlands High School.

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    Edgewood has one at 9:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    I think Independence has one, hoopty.
    Unless you just want to see some Jeeps, don't waste your time. The parade isn't great. The fireworks are really good though.

    Ft. Mitchell has a pretty good parade. It takes place on the 4th at 12:30 and runs from the Orphanage down Dixie Hwy to Beechwood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nees1212 View Post
    Unless you just want to see some Jeeps, don't waste your time. The parade isn't great. The fireworks are really good though.

    Ft. Mitchell has a pretty good parade. It takes place on the 4th at 12:30 and runs from the Orphanage down Dixie Hwy to Beechwood.
    I've been to the Fort Mitchell parade every year of my life. My parents lived 3 doors off Dixie Highway in Fort Mitchell until February of this year. We've been fixing up the house since then to put it on the market...Thursday, 4th of July is going to officially be the first open house. The parade this year (and it is a good parade) will be the last one I'll get to watch from my "family spot" at the corner of Dixie Highway and Idaho Avenue.

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    A small town in Indiana (Linton) that we used to live in, had the biggest one in the state every year. It was pretty cool. Everyone living on the parade route would deck out their houses in red, white and blue...it was awesome.

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    We literally just had this conversation at work! One guy was talking about the Mariemont parade bc his kids are in band/cheerleading, etc. He said the joke up there is to watch your toes/not stand too close to the street during the parade.... because of all the 80-year-old Kiwanas (sp?) guys having a great time driving around in their carts. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    I've been to the Fort Mitchell parade every year of my life. My parents lived 3 doors off Dixie Highway in Fort Mitchell until February of this year. We've been fixing up the house since then to put it on the market...Thursday, 4th of July is going to officially be the first open house. The parade this year (and it is a good parade) will be the last one I'll get to watch from my "family spot" at the corner of Dixie Highway and Idaho Avenue.
    We're typically setup just down the road as my sister lives on the other side. However, we did a couple years probably right next to you as my other sister lived on the corner of Highlands and Dixie.
    I'll make sure not to tell my wife another house is going on the market in Ft. Mitchell as she's wanting to move there. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Now that you mention it, I'm pretty sure I've never been to a 4th of July parade.
    Same. I think the only kind of parade I've ever been to is a Christmas parade.

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    Crab Orchard in Lincoln County has a really nice, really good parade. Lots of fun activities, food, and people. Big event for a little town.

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    4th of July was my grandmother's favorite holiday. She was a poor, German immigrant who grew up in the United States. She loved the 4th of July, because it was "everybody's celebration" .

    Ironically, she died on July 4th.

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    Independence has a parade. It also has very large weekend celebration that has grown to be a rather large event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Same. I think the only kind of parade I've ever been to is a Christmas parade.
    Those Wizard of Oz characters were pretty cool.

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