Freedom, Fun and Fireworks :: Indianapolis Guide to the 4th of July

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It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is almost here!  We have rounded up several of the fun festivals, parades and fireworks that the Indianapolis area has to offer!


North

Spark! Fishers – June 27th – 29th, Fishers

A weekend long festival with a Farmers Market, 5K race, parade and fireworks on Saturday evening.

 

Star Spangled Symphony –  3rd-6th, Conner Prairie – Fishers

Enjoy an evening of patriotic music by Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Conner Prairie. The evening ends with a fireworks display. 

 

Carmel Fest, July 3rd-4th, Carmel

An outdoor festival at Carmel Civic Square on Wednesday and Thursday. The parade begins on Thursday at 10:30 am and Fireworks are at 9:45 that evening.

 

Westfield Rocks the 4th – July 4th, Westfield

This event has vendors, music and even a kids zone! It begins at 4pm at Grand Park with fireworks at 10 pm. 

 

Lights Over Morse Lake – July 3rd-6th, Cicero

This event includes a festival with local vendors, a carnival, live music and more! Fireworks begin at 10 pm on the 4th.

 

Blast on the Bridge, July 4th, Geist

Another year of fireworks at the Fall Creek Bridge in Geist Reservoir. The day will also have food, drinks and activities for the kids from 5-10pm.

 

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Festival, July 4th, Noblesville

The parade begins at 4:30 with the festival following from 6-10pm at Forest Park. Fireworks are at 10pm.

 

Whitestown Independence Day Celebration, July 3rd, Whitestown

A family event in Whitestown that begins at 5pm a DJ, food, Kid Zone and fireworks at dark.


Downtown/Central

IPL Downtown Freedom Fest, July 4th, Downtown Indianapolis

This event takes place at the Indiana War Memorial grounds and includes food trucks, activities for the kids, live music and more!  Fireworks being at 10:00 pm from the Regions Tower.

 

Independence Day Celebration at Victory Field, July 4th, Downtown Indianapolis

Take the family to an Indianapolis Indians game and end the night with a fantastic fireworks display! Tickets start at $10.


West

Hendricks County Ribfest + Avon Balloon Glow, June 29th, Avon

From 4-10:30 pm, enjoy food, kids activities, tethered balloon rides and more! Fireworks begin at dark and tickets are just $5. 

 

Brownsburg Lion’s Club 4th of July Extravaganza, July 2nd-6th, Brownsburg

This festival includes carnival rides, live music and more! The parade begins at 10 am on the 4th and fireworks that evening.

 

Hummel Park’s Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza, July 4th, Plainfield

Enjoy vendors, live music, bounce houses and more at Hummel Park. Fireworks will begin at 9:55 pm.


East

New Pal Summer Fest, June 21-22, New Palestine

Live music, kids activities (including bounce houses) and even a vintage car show can be found at this event. Don’t forget to make your way through the Beer and Wine Garden too! Fireworks conclude the event on Saturday.

 

Fourth of July Fireworks, July 4th, Greenfield

Fireworks begin at dusk from Greenfield Central Junior High School. 

 

FabFortville Fireworks Festival, July 6th, Fortville

Things kick off with a parade at 5pm and the event continues with food trucks, vendors and tons of family fun activities! Enjoy music from the Flying Toasters at 7:30 and end the night with fireworks at 10:15. 


South

Greenwood Freedom Festival, June 29th, Greenwood

A parade starts the day at noon with vendors, food and live music at the event after. Fireworks begin at 10:15pm.

 

Red, White and Blueberry Festival, July 6th, Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville

A family friendly event with food, music and all things blueberry – including the release of their special Blueberry wine. There will be live music on the lawn and the evening concludes with a fireworks display.

 

Franklin Fireworks Festival, July 3rd, Franklin

Enjoy plenty of food vendors, entertainment and more! Fireworks begin at 10:10 pm.

 

All American Day at the Park, July 3rd, Beech Grove

This event includes local vendors and concludes with fireworks. 

 

Got a favorite local even that’s not on the list? Share with us below! 

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Kait is a small town, Indiana girl who knew she was destined for the Big(ger) City when she grew up. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education, she found her love and passion as a second grade teacher in Indianapolis, where she has been teaching for nine years. Kait is the mom to three sweet littles, Cohen, Lola and Remy, and a teenage step-daughter. When she isn’t busy attempting to play Super Mom, she enjoys running, fashion, iced coffee and spending time with her family. Kait and her husband Kurtis reside in Westfield where they are raising their young family. You can catch up with her wild journey through motherhood on her blog, High Heels and Mommy Ordeals.