Hamilton, Ohio – The Fitton Center serves as the focal point for the City of Hamilton’s patriotic programming on the Fourth of July.
Following the annual parade - which steps off at 10 a.m. July 4 - Hamilton Mayor Pat Moeller makes his remarks at about noon on the North Lawn of the Fitton Center. The program also features a veteran speaker and music from both the Queen City Sisters and the 24-piece Hamilton-Fairfield Concert Band.
In addition, Fitton Center galleries will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a bonus last day for visitors to view the 8th Biennial Member Show.
The Queen City Sisters sing for military veterans in the Fitton Center foyer at 11 a.m. Resident mixologist Logan Adams created a signature cocktail for the occasion - Independence Punch - available for $7 from noon to 3 p.m. as part of Hamilton’s DORA district, along with a full slate of beers, wines, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic offerings. (Price includes $1 DORA cup surcharge.)
Independence Punch is Adams’ spin on the summertime beach favorite, mermaid water. “A layered red, white and blue cocktail would be really pretty and patriotic, but it’s not practical to make in big quantities for an event like this,” Adams said. “I tried to focus on a good flavor and just one of the colors of the flag.” Here’s the lowdown: Independence Punch
Pour over ice: 1.5 oz coconut rum 1.5 oz watermelon rum .5 oz blue curacao splash orange juice Fill with lemon-lime soda Sprinkle with cocktail glitter
The Fitton Center for Creative Arts is located at 101 S. Monument Avenue on the Riverfront in downtown Hamilton, Ohio.
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