Summer Fun!

Summer Fun!At Struckhoff & Britt Orthodontics, our passion is crafting beautiful, healthy smiles that shine bright within our communities. As summer approaches, we encourage families to venture out and explore the charming neighborhoods of Florence and Independence, making cherished memories together. Whether you’re seeking exhilarating adventures or serene outdoor escapes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer.

Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair – June 22-30

Join the excitement at the Boone County 4-H & Utopia Fair, happening from June 22nd to June 30th at the Boone County Fairgrounds on 5819 Idlewild Rd in Burlington. Get ready for a week filled with thrilling entertainment and family fun! Indulge your taste buds at the food trucks, experience the adrenaline rush on the rides, and admire vintage vehicles on display. Witness the impressive livestock shows and catch the excitement of motorcross racing. Don’t miss out on the Miss Sweetheart Pageant, the lively Frog Jumping Contest, and the exhilarating Demolition Derby. With something for everyone to enjoy, the fair promises to be an unforgettable experience for the whole family.

Kenton County Fair and Horse Show – July 15-20

Experience the fun and tradition of the Kenton County Fair and Horse Show, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy! From thrilling track events like Truck Tug, Demolition Derby, and Tractor Pulls to the elegance and skill of the Horse Show featuring All Breed and Open Contest Shows and Cowboy Mounted Shooting, there’s non-stop action to be found. Witness the crowning of royalty at the Miss Kenton County Fair pageants, with events catering to contestants of all ages, including the adorable Little Miss/Master Contest and the glamorous Miss and Teen divisions with evening gown, swimsuit, and interview segments. Don’t miss out on the 4-H and FFA shows, livestock auctions, and exhibits showcasing the talents and hard work of local youth.

Church Summer Festivals

·       St. Pius X Summer Festival – July 12-14: Breathe in the scent of grilled food, sip on a cool drink, and enjoy the easy laughter of friends coming together at the St. Pius X Summer Festival. Celebrate all the things we love about summer and make some memories.
·       St. Henry Fun Fest – Dates TBD: The St. Henry Fun Fest is an annual highlight, offering a ton of enjoyable activities such as Pie the Priest, Cornhole Tournament, Quilt Raffle, cake walk, live music, and much more. Stay tuned for updates on this year’s dates and events.
·       Holy Cross Parish Summer Festival – Dates TBD: Experience summer fun at the Holy Cross Parish Summer Festival! Enjoy exciting events like Kiddieland, Queen of Hearts, Ducky Downs and Holy Spirits, along with live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks.
·       St. Cecilia’s Labor Day Festival – August 31 – September 2: Ranked as the #1 summer festival in Northern Kentucky, the St. Cecilia’s Labor Day Festival promises an unforgettable weekend of entertainment. Attendees have the chance to win a 2024 Artic White Corvette Stingray 1lt in the grand prize raffle. With live music featuring tributes to Journey, Bon Jovi, Shania Twain, Toby Keith, and Jimmy Buffet, as well as games, rides, and delicious food and drink, this festival offers fun for the whole family.

25th Anniversary of the Independence Day Celebration – July 5-6

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Independence Day Celebration in Memorial Park, and there’s no better time to join in the excitement. Bring your family and friends out for a weekend extravaganza filled with everything Independence does best. On Friday night, be dazzled by circus performers, groove to live music, enjoy thrilling rides, and savor delicious food and cold beverages. Then, on Saturday, get ready for a day packed with excitement, including a car show, lively parade, more live music, games, mouthwatering food, refreshing drinks, and thrilling rides. And to top it all off, prepare to be amazed by the best fireworks show in NKY lighting up the night sky. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration of freedom and community spirit!

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Experience the thrill of America’s favorite pastime by catching a game of the Florence Y’alls at Thomas More Stadium, located at 7950 Freedom Way. Gather friends and family for an unforgettable day of baseball excitement in a lively atmosphere. Cheer on the home team as they swing for the fences, steal bases, and make jaw-dropping plays on the field. Enjoy classic ballpark snacks, like hot dogs and peanuts, as you soak up the summer sun and take in the sights and sounds of the game. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just looking for a fun outing, a visit to see the Florence Y’alls is sure to be a home run!

Amp Up Adventure

For a dose of adrenaline-fueled fun, dive into the excitement at Sky Zone Trampoline Park, where bouncing, flipping, and soaring through the air await. Chuck E. Cheese offers classic arcade games and pizza for a nostalgic family outing, while Jump! Zone Party Play Center provides inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses for endless entertainment. Daredevils can test their skills at Full Throttle Adrenaline Park or Discovery Zone. One thing is for sure – adventure awaits at every turn this summer!

Perfect Your Swing

Sports enthusiasts can perfect their swing skills at Florence Bowling Center or putt their way through the challenging courses at Boone Links Miniature GolfWorld of Golf offers a chance to practice swings on the driving range or enjoy a round of miniature golf, perfect for a family-friendly competition.

Something Different

Looking for a change of pace? Get creative at Color Me Mine, where families can paint pottery together and unleash their artistic talents. Dive into a world of mystery and intrigue at the Sherlock Escape Room, or delve into a good book at Boone Public County Library or Kenton County Public Library.

Explore Our Parks

Escape into nature at Florence’s picturesque parks, including Stringtown Park, Lincoln Woods Park, and Florence Nature Park. Oakbrook Park and Glenhurst Park offer green spaces for picnics and leisurely strolls, while Memorial Park and Independence Park provide recreational opportunities for the whole family. With serene surroundings and endless outdoor activities, these parks are perfect for enjoying the summer weather.

Shopping Spree

Indulge in retail therapy at Crestview Hills Town Center. Explore Independence’s farmers’ market at Memorial Park for fresh produce and artisanal goods. Whether you’re browsing boutiques or enjoying local fare, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in our community.
Yummy Sweet Treats
Indulge your sweet tooth in Independence this summer with a variety of treats. Memorie Makers Cafe & Cupcakery offers gourmet cupcakes and specialty cakes, while Emerson’s Bakery tempts with cakes, cookies, and pastries. Swing by Dairy Queen for a classic cone or Blizzard, and don’t miss Whit’s Frozen Custard for delicious sundaes and signature creations. Whether it’s cupcakes, pastries, or frozen treats, these spots are sure to satisfy. Just don’t forget to brush afterward!

Summer Smiles

As summer unfolds, we can’t wait to see your smiles out and about in the community and at your appointments. At Struckhoff & Britt Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to crafting beautiful, healthy smiles that radiate joy and confidence. Whether you’re exploring the vibrant neighborhoods of Florence and Independence or enjoying exciting adventures with your family, we look forward to being a part of your summer memories. Don’t forget to share your smiles with us—it’s what makes our work so rewarding!
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