Fourth of July events for central Indiana 2013



The Hendricks County Rib-Fest takes place on June 29. Events start at 5 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. More information here.


The Brownsburg Lions Club will hold its annual 4th of July Extravaganza from July 2-6. Fireworks are on July 4 at approximately 10 p.m. at Arbuckle Acres Park. More info here.


CarmelFest 2013 is happening July 3-4. Fireworks start around 9:45 p.m. on July 4 at City Center Drive at Monon Trail. Details here.  


Lights Over Morse Lake will take place from July 4-6. Fireworks are scheduled for 10 p.m. on July 4. Check out all the events.


The QMIX Musical Fireworks will take place at 10 p.m. on July 3 at the Columbus Municipal Airport.


The Family 4th Fest is taking place on July 4 from 6-10:30 p.m. at the Danville Community High School football field.


Fishers Freedom Festival is this weekend, June 29-30. Events include a 5k, live bands and fireworks. Fireworks are on June 30 at dusk.

Symphony on the Prarie will host the Star Spangled Symphony from July 3-5 each evening starting at 8.


The Greenwood Freedom Festival is taking place Saturday, June 29. Events include a street fair, parade and fireworks at 9:45 p.m.


- Enjoy ice cream at the 38th Annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social held at the President Benjamin Harrison Home. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4. $17 adults; $6 ages 5-11; Free for 4 and under

- 4th of July Concert for Cancer takes places on Georgia St. from 2-10 p.m. The music festival benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Saint Francis Hospital Patient Assistance Fund

- The 12th Annual Rooftop 4th of July Celebration will be held at the Fountain Square Theatre Building. Enjoy dinner and fireworks from the roof. The event runs from 7-10:30 p.m. Tickets are $70. The event is for adults 21 and older only.

- The Indianapolis Indians take on the Louisville Bats at 6:05 p.m. on July 4. Fireworks follow the game. Tickets range from $11-16.

- The Regions Bank Freedom Blast fireworks show will take place on July 4 at 9:45 p.m. The building is located at 1 Indiana Square.

See more Indianapolis events here.


Fireworks will take place in Foster park on July 6 starting at 10 p.m. Event information here.


The 4th of July festival will take place from July 3-4. Fireworks are on July 4 at 10 p.m. Check out the schedule of other events here.


Fireworks will be held on July 4 starting at 10 p.m. at the Lebanon Middle School.


The Linton Freedom Festival takes place from June 29 through July 6. Check out the entire schedule of events here.


Fireworks at dusk on July 4. 2601 S. Adams St.


- America's Hometown Band will play a free concert starting at 8 p.m. Stick around for the fireworks that follow.

- Fireworks start at dusk on July 4 from the Muncie Central High School levee.


The Noblesville Fourth of July Festival, Parade and Car Show is taking place on July 4 starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10 p.m. Find the schedule of events here.


Fireworks at 9:55 pm July 4 at Hummel Park.


Fireworks at dusk July 4 at Shelby County Fairgrounds. Also, fireworks will be held at 10:00 pm at Indiana Downs Racetrack.


The fourth annual Westfield Rocks the 4th is taking place on July 4 from 4-10 p.m. at Asa Bales Park. Get all the details here.


Fireworks start at dusk on July 6 in Morrow's Meadow.


The All-American July 4th Celebration will take place on July 4 in Lions Park. Events start at 5 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk.

Fourth of July events at Indiana state parks

The public is invited to fireworks shows at six Indiana state park and reservoir properties to celebrate Independence Day.

Indiana Dunes State Park will have fireworks on July 2 around 9 p.m. CDT.

Monroe Lake in Bloomington, Cecil M. Harden (Raccoon) Lake in Rockville, Patoka Lake in Birdseye, Pokagon State Park in Angola, and Versailles State Park in Versailles will host fireworks on July 6 around 10 p.m. EDT.

Personal fireworks are prohibited on DNR properties.

Versailles is offering free admission from 8 to 10 p.m. and Cecil M. Harden Lake is offering free admission after 5 p.m. Otherwise, standard admission fees apply. Standard admission is $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle, except at Indiana Dunes, where admission for in-state vehicles is the same but the fee for out-of-state vehicles is $10.

Indiana Dunes State Park, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the town of Porter will host Fireworks on the Lakefront. Fireworks will be launched from a barge on Lake Michigan in front of the park's beach pavilion. Activities start at 6 p.m. and include local food vendors and live music. Swimming hours will be extended to 8 p.m. A free shuttle will be provided from Yost Elementary School in Porter and Westchester Intermediate School in Chesterton. Those hoping to park inside the state park should arrive before 6 p.m. and expect long admission lines.

Monroe Lake's fireworks are at Fairfax State Recreation Area. The show is sponsored by Four Winds Marina.

Cecil M. Harden Lake's fireworks will cap off Raccoon State Recreation Area's annual Beach Bash and Fireworks Display. Activities start at 10 a.m. and include a sidewalk chalk art contest, crafts, and cornhole tournament at 6 p.m. The fireworks are sponsored by Raccoon SRA, Bellmore Volunteer Fire Department and the Raccoon Lake/Union Township Property Owners Association.

Thunder Over Patoka is put on by Aerial Arts Fireworks with sponsorship from PLAY (Patoka Lake Area Year-round). Fireworks will be launched near the beach and will be visible from the campgrounds, beach, lake and boat ramps.

Fireworks at Lake James in Angola are viewable from the Pokagon State Park Potawatomi Inn beach. The fireworks are sponsored by the Lake James Association. Park visitors should arrive early if they hope to find parking near the beach. A shuttle will run between the inn and various parking lots within the park.

Fireworks at Versailles State Park will be at Versailles Lake. Donations will be accepted at front gate and campground gate.

Special deals

Children's Musem

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is changing a regular free admission tradition ONLY for the month of July for the convenience of our visitors. 

On the first Thursday of each month, the museum traditionally hosts Target Free Family Night from 4 – 8 p.m.; but this coming month, we will move the FREE admission evening from July 4th to the second Thursday – July 11, 2013. 

We have made this change to accommodate visitors so that they do not have to choose between a visit to the museum or a family outing to watch the ever popular downtown fireworks display or other family holiday traditions.

Eiteljorg Museum

Thursday, July 4
Free Admission
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate the 4th of July at the Eiteljorg with FREE admission.

One month left to experience the Eiteljorg's Guitars! Roundups to Rockers exhibit. More than 100 guitars—owned by greats including Roy Rogers, Charlie Christian, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly, Les Paul and others— are on display. There are several events throughout July that compliment this exhibit. Guitars! runs through Aug. 4.

Saturday, July 13
Guitars! programming day featuring local bands Everything Now! and Street Spirits
Programming events run from noon – 4 p.m.
Activities included in  museum admission

Eiteljorg guests can spend a few hours partying like a rock star. Those too timid to get real tattoos can test the waters – with the help of an airbrush tattoo artist with a host of rocker-themed designs. And, the line might be a little long, but the wait is worth it! Caricature artist, Mike Altman, will Sharpie-sketch the faces of museum guests – free of charge! And for kids of all ages, there's Guitar Hero, free guitar lessons, guitar pick jewelry-making and local bands Everything, Now! and Street Spirits, who will feed your appetite for live music!

Kings Island

Kings Island lights the fuse on one of the region's largest and most impressive Independence Day fireworks displays on the Fourth of July.

This colorful pageant in the sky set against the backdrop of the park will be 10 times the size and score of the traditional nightly fireworks at the 364-acre amusement and waterpark, creating an experience unlike any other in the area.

To keep the excitement in gear, Kings Island will stay open until midnight July 4, giving guests the chance to experience and enjoy even more thrills, like the Beast and Diamondback roller coasters.

Visitors to Kings Island can save $17 off the regular front gate adult admission price when tickets are purchased in advance online at

Discount tickets are also available at area Kroger stores.