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10th Annual LaRosa`s Balloon Glow at Coney


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Dozens of hot air balloons glow over Coney in the evening of Friday July 3rd. The night is capped by the largest fireworks display in the event history from Rozzi`s Famous Fireworks over Lake Como.

Sunlite Pool will remain open until 9:30pm with the rides staying open until 10pm. Additionally all guests who purchase a pool ticket will be able to remain in the Sunlite Pool area to view the fireworks.

Admission to the event is FREE. However, normal rates apply to Sunlite Pool and Coney`s Classic Rides. Please note that Kellogg Avenue is closed from 9:45 until after the fireworks. Also, parking is $10 after 4pm.

Below is the schedule of events:

1:00-3:00 94.9 The Rewind will be at Sunlite Pool searching for some “Coney Kids”. Kids will have the chance to be featured in a video on The Rewind’s and Coney’s website!

1:00 The Greater Cincinnati Radio Control Club will fly radio control airplanes over Coney’s ballfields, and will sail radio control boats on Lake Como!

3:30-7:30 Q102 will be LIVE at Coney – stop by for music, games and prizes!

5:30 An exciting aerial acbrocatic show will perform throughout the evening!

6:00-9:00 Balloon sculptors, stiltwalkers and jugglers in Moonlite Square!

6:30-9:30 Live music at Moonlite Gazebo from the University of Cincinnati’s Bearcat Band Jazz Ensemble

6:30-9:30 Live music in Moonlite Mall from the Anderson Township Symphony Orchestra

8:00-10:00 Hot air balloons “glow” in Moonlite Mall!

9:30 Sunlite Pool closes for swimming. New in 2009 – people who have purchased a Pool ticket may stay and watch the fireworks from inside Sunlite Pool!

10:00 Classic Rides close.

10:00 Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks over Lake Como – the largest display in event history!!


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Are you talking about the actual Fourth of July and not the third? From previous experience, the fourth of July isn`t all that busy. But since it is on a Saturday this year, it may be busier than normal.

If you arrive early on the 3rd of July (before 4 or 5), you will have no problem enjoying all the rides and Sunlite pool at a leisurely pace. The rides side really picks up around 6 or 7 on the third, particularly once the balloons start glowing. Traffic into the Coney lots can get very busy after 6pm, so I recommend getting there in the early afternoon, and try to park in gate 2 (the main Coney Island auto gate). Remember though, that there is discounted pool and rides admission after 4pm, but that the parking fee increases after that time. They launch the fireworks from near gate 1 (right next to the employee lot), and it usually takes five to ten minutes after the fireworks are over for them to open that parking lot. It can take a long time to leave on the 3rd. But the fireworks are awesome, and you are so close to them if you are along the shores of Lake Como where the rides are that you can really feel the concussions from the shells.

I hope that information helps.

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