Do you smell something?
Maybe it’s the hot dogs searing on the grill, the fresh cut grass blowing in the wind, or maybe, just maybe, it’s the star-spangled, yankee-doodle-dandy scent of patriotism in the air.
In any case, it’s finally that patriotic time of year, and the Fourth of July is right around the corner.
While food, family, friends, and fun are all essential aspects of America’s birthday, the day isn’t complete without a solid show of explosive aerial luminescent confetti. If you’re looking to see some of these fireworks for yourself, here’s the July 4th lineup of fireworks hubs around the city.
Independence Day Celebration at Victory Field
Is one fireworks show not enough for you? If so, then you are in luck. At 6:15 p.m., the Indianapolis Indians will square off against the Louisville Bats. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and the Indians will host their own post-game fireworks display, in addition to the city’s own show. There will also be an Indiana National Guard Relief Fund auction, with coaches and players wearing Stars and Stripes jerseys. Ticket prices range from $10 to $16 for children 14 and under and $11 to $17 for adults. Cove tickets are $40 for adults ages 21 and older and include a $10 food/beverage voucher. The first 12,500 fans will receive a cool Indiana rally towel too!
*LIV Tip – Victory field recently added loaded tater tots to the menu at certain concession stands.. You’re welcome.
IPL Downtown Freedom Fest
Starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Indiana War Memorial grounds. Complete with a selfie station, a kid zone, live music, and food trucks, fireworks will set off from Regions Tower at 10 p.m. The best part? – Admission is free!
Party on the Plaza
Another great way to enjoy the downtown fireworks is at this fun festival taking place form 7 to 11 p.m. at the Indianapolis City Market. With cornhole, ping pong, live music, food, and Indiana craft beer galore, there’s no better time to enjoy Whistler Plaza. You can buy admission online for $7.20 for ages 13 and to 64, $6.17 per person for couples, $5.13 for seniors ages 65 and older and children 12 and under are free. Prices include service fees.
4th of July Olé
The St. Mary Catholic Church Parish festival features food, live entertainment, and more. In addition to admission being free, it provides a great view of the downtown fireworks, as well.
Fourth Fest – Lawrence
The city of Lawrence is currently holding festivities through July 7, which feature a carnival, live music, food vendors and other fun activities. July 4 will feature a parade at 9 a.m., a dope car show for you automobile junkies out there, and conclude with fireworks at 10 p.m. The best part: admission is free!
Star-Spangled Symphony – Fishers
Conner Prairie will host a true musical-visual spectacle on July 3-4. It will feature a blazing fireworks display, which will be accompanied by patriotic music by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Gates open at 4:30 p.m., and admission is $13 for children ages 2 to 12 and $37 for ages 13 and older.
The two-day celebration begins July 3, with a parade at 10:30 a.m. July 4 and ends with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Enjoy live music, a talent competition, a kid zone, rides, vendors and more!
All-American July 4th Celebration – Zionsville
Lions Park in Zionsville will have food, live entertainment and a kid’s corner starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks will start at dusk. Lions Park will offer parking for a $5 donation.
Blast on the Bridge – Geist
Want a water setting to splash up your fireworks experience? The Giest Resevoir will host its own fireworks on the Fall Creek Bridge near the The Marina. There’s free admission, and a DJ will supply tunes all night. Attendees can bring their own food and beverages, including alcohol (Firecracker cocktails anyone?). Parking is available at Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church.
Westfield Rocks the Fourth
Grand Park’s annual event features bounce houses, a car show, live music, vendors and more from 4 to 10 p.m. July 4. Fireworks begin at dusk. Admission is free.
All American Day in the Park – Beech Grove
Sarah T. Bolton Park will host local vendors and a fireworks display on July 3, hosted by the Beech Grove Promoters Club. Parking is available on the streets outside the park, so it’s best to arrive on the early side to secure a spot. Properly marked handicapped vehicles will be allowed inside the park and will have to wait to exit until all pedestrian traffic is gone.
Wherever you choose to celebrate, we hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!