Memorial Day Parade and events updated with road closures

This Memorial Day weekend, The City of Blue Ash honors fallen heroes with a parade, concerts, and more. 

On Sunday, May 26th at 6 p.m., the 338th Army Band Concert will be held at Blue Ash Towne Square.

On Monday, May 27th, Blue Ash holds the 67th annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony.

This event is the largest and most prominent Memorial Day event held in the Greater Cincinnati area.

The parade will begin at 10:15 a.m. at Reed Hartman Highway and Cooper Road, and will conclude at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Blue Ash.

The following road closures and detours will be in effect starting at 5:00 AM Monday.
Traffic will resume as soon as the parade progresses through the route.

  • Reed Hartman Highway will be closed between Plainfield and Cooper Roads.
  • Eastbound traffic on Cooper Road will be prohibited between Plainfield Road and Reed Hartman Highway.
  • The remaining section of Cooper Road between Reed Hartman Highway and Hunt Road will be closed as the parade progresses into downtown Blue Ash.
  • Access to Sycamore Trace neighborhood will be open to local traffic only via Locust Lane off Plainfield Road. There will be no access to/from Sycamore Trace Ct. at Reed Hartman Highway until the staging area has reopened to traffic.
  • All traffic wishing to access the Hospice facility must enter via the Watson Way entrance from Malsbary Road.
  • Kenwood Road between Myrtle Avenue and Hunt Road, and Hunt Road between Kenwood Road and Cooper Road will close once the parade reaches downtown Blue Ash.
  • Cooper Road between Kenwood Road and Hunt Road will remain closed until the Memorial Day ceremony is completed.

The Blue Ash Police Department will be on site at several key traffic points along Reed Hartman Highway, Cooper and Plainfield Roads to direct and maintain traffic flow before and during the parade. 

After the parade, a special ceremony will be held beginning at approximately 11:15 a.m.

The keynote speaker is Col. Stephen Ackman, who served six years as a United States Army Reserve Ambassador for Ohio.

His time in uniform spanned 27 years and included command of United States Army Garrisons at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, and Fort Hunter Liggett, California.    

Then at 7 p.m., the Blue Ash/Montgomery Symphony’s Memorial Day Concert will be held at Blue Ash Towne Square.