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


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!


Spark! Fishers: June 21st-25th, Fishers

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

Glorious 4th: July 2nd-4th, Conner Prairie in Fishers

Conner Prairie is hosting their annual Glorious 4th event, including traditional celebrations and an educational history on Independence Day with the citizens of Prairietown. To see all of the elements of Glorious 4th, check out their website.

Star Spangled Symphony: July 1st-4th, Conner Prairie in 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 Sunday and Monday. The full schedule, including parade and fireworks, on their event website.

Westfield Rocks the 4th: July 3rd-4th, Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield

This event has vendors, music and even a kids zone! It begins at 5:00 pm at Grand Park with fireworks at 10:00 pm.

Lights Over Morse Lake: July 1st-4th, Cicero

This event includes a festival with local vendors, a carnival, outdoor movies, live music and more! Fireworks begin at 10:00 pm on the 4th.

Blast on the Bridge: July 4th, Geist

Another year of fireworks at the Fall Creek Bridge in Geist Reservoir. According to the Facebook announcement, the bridge will not be closed.

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

The parade begins at 4:30 pm with the festival following from 6:00-10:00 pm at Forest Park. Fireworks are at 10:00 pm.

Whitestown Independence Day Celebration: July 3rd, Whitestown

A family event in Whitestown that begins at 6:00 pm will have live music, food, inflatables for the kiddos, and fireworks at dark.

4th of July Celebration: July 4th, Lions Park in Zionsville

Come at 5:00 pm to Lions Park in Zionsville and you can enjoy live music, yummy food, fun and games for kids, and their fireworks display at 10:00 pm.


IPL Downtown Fireworks: 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 begin 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 $14.


Hendricks County Ribfest + Avon Balloon Glow: June 25th, Avon

From 10:00 am-10:00 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: June 29th- July 4th, Brownsburg

This festival includes carnival rides, live music and more! The parade begins at 10:00 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 from 5:00-10:30 pm at Hummel Park. Fireworks will begin at 9:55 pm.


New Pal Summer Fest: June 24th-25th, New Palestine

Live music, kids activities, and even a vintage car show can be found at this event. Fireworks conclude the event on Saturday.

Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks: July 4th, Greenfield

Fireworks begin at dusk from Greenfield Central Junior High School.

Fortville Summerfest & Fireworks: July 8th-9th, Fortville

Things kick off at 6:00 pm and the night ends with fireworks at dusk in Landmark Park.


Greenwood Freedom Festival: June 25th, Greenwood

A parade starts the day at 4:00 pm with nearly 30 vendors, food and live music at the event after. Fireworks begin at 10:15pm. Check out their website for the parade route, live music info, and more!

Red, White and Blueberry Festival: July 2nd-4th, Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville

A family friendly event with food, music and all things blueberry – including a complimentary wine tasting in their tasting room until 6:00 pm. There will be live music on the lawn and the event concludes with a fireworks display.

Franklin Fireworks Festival: July 3rd, Franklin Amphitheater in Franklin

Enjoy plenty of food vendors, entertainment and more! The festival begins at 2:00 pm and fireworks will start at 10:10 pm.

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

This event includes local vendors, starting at 6:00 pm. The event concludes with fireworks at approximately 10:00 pm.

Got a favorite local 4th of July event that’s not on the list? Share with us!