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Indianapolis’ Best Fourth of July Celebrations

Looking for great places to take in some fireworks shows with the family this Fourth of July? There are plenty of shows happening around the area for you and your family to check out.

IPL Downtown Freedom Fest

Celebrate Independence Day with a bang or a blast! See Indy’s largest fireworks display, shooting from the top of the Regions Bank Tower. This fantastic fireworks show is a local tradition and favorite activity. Bring the entire family downtown for food, music (B105.7, 97.1 HANK FM, and 93.1 WIBC carry the official fireworks soundtrack) and fun that ends in an amazing fireworks display after dusk, synchronized to patriotic and popular music

Tuesday, July 4

Indiana War Memorial and Museum

6:30 p.m. -10:30 p.m.



Geist Blast on the Bridge

Blast on the Bridge is the place to be for a Fourth of July celebration. The Blast sets off on Tuesday, July 4 on the Geist Bridge beginning at 5 p.m. for an unforgettable night with family and friends. The bridge closes to traffic starting at 4 p.m. and opens to the public at 5 p.m., so be sure to arrive early! Food, beverages and spirits will be available for purchase while children can enjoy fun games and activities.

Tuesday, July 4

Geist(96th) Bridge






CarmelFest 2017 is on once again for Carmel’s traditional Independence Day celebration organized by the Rotary Club of Carmel. Gary Sexton, Chairman for the CarmelFest, is leading the all-volunteer committee organizing this family-friendly, community event on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4th.

July 3-4

Civic Sq in Carmel



2017 Noblesville Fourth of July Fireworks Festival and Parade

The Noblesville Fourth of July Fireworks Parade & Festival is a family-friendly tradition that dates back to 1997. The entire event is geared around the family — making memories, spending time together and celebrating our great country’s history and heritage.

Tuesday, July 4

Downtown Noblesville


Lawrence Fourth Fest

Lawrence will host its annual Lawrence Fourth Fest with activities beginning at 1 p.m. on July 4. This year includes the second annual Wingin’ It With Our First Responders wing-eating contest as well as the Lawrence Carnival at Lawrence Community Park. The carnival will open at 1 p.m. on the Fourth of July. The grand finale fireworks display will begin at 10 p.m. at Lawrence Community Park.

Tuesday, July 4

Lawrence Community Park



Westfield Rocks the Fourth

The 8th annual Westfield Rocks the Fourth celebration is returning to Grand Park for the second year, but it has relocated the event to the West side of the park. Be sure to check out the annual Headliners Car Show in Parking Lot E. The Kids Zone has also been expanded and the event will continue its tradition of fantastic musical acts. There will also be a wide variety of food and retail vendors. This year will feature several new activities for the whole family to enjoy. The event begins at 10 p.m. for one of the largest fireworks displays in Central Indiana!

Tuesday, July 4

Grand Park, 4 p.m.



Zionsville Lions Club 4th of July Celebration

This All-American July 4th Celebration in Lions Park is the second largest fundraiser for Lions Park. Food, music and fun begin in the park at 5:00 pm and are followed by the fireworks at dusk.

Tuesday, July 4

Zionsville Lions Club Park

$5 parking


Star Spangled Symphony

Bring a picnic and wear your red, white and blue for the Indiana Symphony Orchestra’s annual patriotic celebration of America.The ISO will salute all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces each night. The summertime tradition features symphony favorites including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture complete with real cannons and spectacular fireworks to cap off each concert.

Tuesday, July 4 – 4:30pm

Conner Prairie


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