Fourth of July events for central Indiana 2011


INDIANAPOLIS - The following events are for 2011.


The City of Anderson will host, for the 13th year, the Shadyside Celebration. Free to the public, the Anderson Symphony Orchestra will pay tribute to the Armed forces followed by an awe-inspiring fireworks display. The activities will take place on Sunday, July 3 at 8:30 p.m.


Hendricks County Rib-Fest - July 2nd, Washington Township Park, 5:00 to 10:30 pm
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Celebrate Independence Day at the Limestone Heritage Festival and Parade. The festivities starts Monday at 11:30 a.m.


The Fourth of July festivities will take place on Monday, July 4. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. This year's theme is "Uniquely Bloomington." Fireworks to be held at the Monroe County Fairgrounds, July 4 beginning at dusk.


Lions Club Extravaganza runs from June 29-July4 at Arbuckle Park. The parade will start at Brownsburg High School on July 4 at 10 a.m.

Fireworks will be on July 4 around 10 p.m.


Festival runs from July 3 (12:00pm-10:00pm) and July 4 (10:30pm- 9:45pm)

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 4, and be sure to tune into 105.7 FM for music accompaniment.

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 5th Annual CarmelFest Freedom Run is a 4 mile run that will take place on July 2. 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 4 from 10:30.


Lights over Morse Lake, July 2, 3 and 4. See details here.


The 36th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social will be held at the President Benjamin Harrison Home from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on July 4. Come enjoy cold ice cream, patriotic enactors, and live music. For more information, call 631.1888. $10 adults; $5 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.

The Indiana Historical Society presents Concerts on the Canal this July 4. The concert will New Orleans rhythm and blues, boogie woogie from Craig Brenner and the Crawdads. The Indianapolis Municipal Band will perform a large concert of patriotic tunes. Come out and celebrate from 6:00 - 8:00 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 Toledo Mud Hens at 6 p.m. this July 4. Fans can enjoy fireworks this year with a spectacular display after the game. All fans will receive a hand-held American flag and 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 and buffet from 4:30-9 p.m. Admission is free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Indianapolis Propylaeum will host a July 4th Buffet Family Celebration starting at 12:00 p.m. Activities and prizes for all ages, live 1890's patriotic music. Adults $18.90 under 10 years $9.45. Reservations are required Call: 317-638-788.

The 10th 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.

Fourth of July Ole Festival - watch the fireworks from Mass. Ave.


A flyover of 2 A-10 military jets is scheduled to fly south to north on Franklin Road at 11:15 AM during the Independence Day parade. The A-10's are out of the 122nd Fighter Wing based in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Every year, the City of Lawrence celebrates the Independence Day holiday with a 4-day festival which includes a carnival, helicopter rides, live entertainment, local vendors, the Lions Club Fish Fry and Lions Club car show.

On the 4th of July itself, the City of Lawrence hosts the only Independence Day parade held on the 4th of July in all of Marion County.

This year the parade theme is "Patriotism" and the Grand Marshall is MG Martin Umbarger, the Adjutant General of the Indiana National Guard for the State of Indiana. The parade will be led by a horse mounted color guard and will feature many U.S. military components, including the 38th Division Band. At 11:15 AM, a flyover is scheduled consisting of two A-10 fighter jets. The City also welcomes the Gordon Pipers to its parade this year.

The celebration will conclude with one of the most spectacular fireworks shows in Marion County, which will begin at 10:00 PM.

For more information, contact Candy Davis in the Mayor's Office at 545-6191.


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


The Linton Freedom Festival will run from June 25-July 4. This weeklong Independence Day celebration includes Indiana's largest Independence Day parade on July 4th 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 2. 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.


America's Hometown Band will perform at Minnetrista's Summer Stage Fest Monday, July 4 starting at 8:00 p.m. Stick around after the free concert to watch the fireworks.

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.


Stop by the Noblesville July 4 Parade and Fireworks Festival from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Call 317.776.6367.


WESTFIELD ROCKS THE 4TH, a musical celebration followed by community fireworks, will take place on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Asa Bales Park and Westfield High School (Union and Hoover Streets) in downtown Westfield. The day's activities will begin with Bike It, a 5K Family Ride and 50K Cycling Enthusiast Ride for Prostate Cancer, 8am at Redman Park next to M&I Bank on Main Street.


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