Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fireworks, Festivals and Fun - July 4th 2010 Celebrations!

Thank you to Channel 13 - WTHR for compiling a comprehensive July 4th Celebration list for central Indiana!  Sorry if some were overlooked......but we'll look for your lights in the sky!


For the 12th year, the City of Anderson will host the community for the Shadyside Celebration, a free patriotic concert in the park performed by the Anderson Symphony Orchestra. The concert is followed by fireworks and will take place on Sunday, June 27 at 8:30 p.m. Vendors will be on hand- bring your friends, your family, your neighbors... and join in the tradition!

The parade will take place on July 3 at noon. It starts on 16th street by Courthouse.
Fireworks will take place on July 4 at 10:15p.m. at Bedford Junior High.

Independence Day Festivities will take place on July 3 from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM at the Courthouse Square Outdoor Areas. This year's theme is "The Spirit of Bloomington!" Parade begins at Seventh and Indiana and starts at 10:00 a.m. More info
Fireworks to be held at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, July 4 beginning at dusk.

Lions Club Extravanganza runs from June 29-July4 at Arbuckle Park. The parade will start at Brownsburg High School on July 3 at 10 a.m.
Fireworks will be on July 4 around 10 p.m.

Festival runs from July 4 (12:00pm-10:00pm) and July 5 (12:00pm- 9:45pm)
Come to the annual CarmelFest Freedom Ball on June 26 at the Ritz Charles. Dress for the event is red, white, and blue casual, or you can come as your favorite patriotic character. The event includes an open bar, dinner, dancing and live music by Five Easy Pieces. Tickets are $55 per guest and the event starts at 6pm. **** Please Make Your Reservations No Later Than June 23. (not sure if you want to include this event since it's so early)
CarmelFest will host B105.7's Fireworks at CarmelFest Launched by Firestone in central Carmel. The fireworks start at 9:45 pm on Monday, July 5, and be sure to tune into 105.7 FM for music accompanyment.
KidsZone at CarmelFest will be held in the City Hall South Building parking lot. This fun zone with feature the Eurobungy Trampoline, live pony rides, a petting zoo, and an interactive area for children 5 and under. It will be open throughout the duration of CarmelFest.
The 4th Annual CarmelFest Freedom Run is a 4 mile run that will take place on July 3. The course will wind through Carmel neighborhoods and the Monon Trail, finishing at the parade. The run begins at 8am at Carmel High School, with a peewee run at 9:15am. Registration is $20 per person before June 29th and $23 after that date. Peewee run is free to those under 10. Each participant gets a patriotic t-shirt, bib number, goodie bag, and post-race refreshments.
Parade will take place on July 5 from 10:30am-12:00pm.

Festival Covington Celebration runs from June 28-July 4, with fireworks on July 4. The celebration runs from 6:30p.m.-10:00p.m each evening.

The President Benjamin Harrison Home will be hosting a Naturalization Ceremony at 10 a.m. on July 2 on the south lawn. Judge Sarah Evans Barker will preside over the ceremony, welcoming those who have become qualified U.S. Citizens. Visit their website or call 631.1888 for details.
The 35th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social will be held at the President Benjamin Harrison Home from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m on July 4. Come enjoy cold ice cream, patriotic enactors, and live music. The day will commune with a live reading of President Harrison's nomination acceptance speech, originally delivered on July 4, 1888. For more information, call 631.1888. $10 adults; $4 students, 4 and under- free.
Enjoy Indy's largest fireworks display at Regions Bank Freedom Blast beginning at 9:47 p.m. on July 4. The fireworks can be seen from almost anywhere downtown and will be shooting from the Regions Bank Tower. Music will accompany the firework display. For more information, call 221.6000.
On July 4, The Indiana State Museum will host Independence in Indiana from 4:30 - 9 p.m. on the Canal Walk. Festivities include educational activities, games and special participation by the Indianapolis Admirals Model Ship & Boat Club.
The Indiana Historical Society presents Concerts on the Canal this July 4. It will feature popular blues, soul, and rock-and-roll singer Tad Robinson and the Indianapolis Municipal Band, a large concert band performing patriotic tunes. Come out and celebrate from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. Admissions is free and reservations are available. Tickets are $8, and $7 for IHS members. Tables for 8 are $45; $40 IHS- Cash bar and outdoor grill open at 5 p.m. Call 232.1882 for more details or see their site.
Cheer on the Indianapolis Indians as they face the Louisville Bats at 6 p.m. this July 4. Fans can enjoy fireworks twice as much this year with a spectacular fireworks display after the game followed by the Regions Bank fireworks. The first 10,000 fans will receive a hand-held American flag and the first 15,000 fans will also receive a rally towel. Get your tickets here or call 269.3545.
As part of the Canal Family Fest, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art will offer 4th of July family-focused activities from 4:30-9 p.m. and free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A special BBQ buffet in the Sky City Café will be available.
The Indianapolis Propylaeum will host a July 4th Buffet Family Celebration from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy a cash bar, food, patriotic songs, and suprises. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for youth. Reservations are required. Call 638.7881 for more information.
Enjoy live music from Zanna Doo and fireworks at Athenaeum Biergarten on July 4. Admissions is $5 and only permitted for those 21 and up. Call 655.2755 to make reservations or click here for more details.
The 9th Annual Rooftop 4th of July Celebration will be held at the Fountain Square Theatre Building. Guests can enjoy dinner from the shelBi street caFe & Bistro and the downtown fireworks from the Rooftop Garden. The celebration will be from 7 - 11 p.m. and includes Duckpin Bowling. Tickets are $70 per guest and all guests must be 21 years and older. Tickets are on sale now. Call 686.6010, ext. 2 for tickets.

Stars & Stripes Celebration
Riehle Plaza

Fireworks will be held on July 4 at 10pm at the Lebanon Middle School.

The Linton Freedom Festival will run from June 28-July 5. This weeklong Independence Day celebration includes Indiana's largest Independence Day parade on July 5th at 10:00 a.m.starting on Main Street. Fireworks will take place on July 4th at 10:30 p.m. Other activities include a carnival, classic car cruise-in, live entertainment, marketplace, heavy weight horse pull, fireworks, local contests and more. Admission is free. Call 812-847.4846 or email for info.

Wolcott Fourth of July Celebration-the parade and fireworks will take place on July 4.
Go to the Honor our Military Patriotic Boat Parade and Celebration on July 3. The Madam Carroll will lead the long line of over 60 decorated boats on Lake Freeman. Also partake in the food, games, and parade. Admissions is free and the event runs from 8am- 4pm. Call 574.583.9751 for details or email for info.

The parade will take place on July 3 at 6:00 p.m. and starts from Muncie Central Field House
Fireworks start at dusk on July 4, and will be shot from the Muncie Central High School Levee.

New Castle
Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration will take place on July 4th at 7:00 p.m. This is a family friendly event and will take place at Henry County Memorial Park.

New Palestine
Come celebrate the holiday early on June 26 beginning at 4:00 p.m. There will be a car show, toys for kids, and games. Project 19 Band will perform at 7:30 and it's all free! This event takes place at New Palestine High School and fireworks will be at 10:00p.m.

Stop by the Noblesville July 4 Parade and Fireworks Festival from 5-10pm at Noblesville High School. Call 317.776.6367 or see their site.

There will be games for kids and family fun in Lions Park on July 4, with fireworks at dusk.

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