Happy 4th of July!!!! Its Independence Day for America and its time to get the day started with some activities for the entire family. Check out some of the events listed below:
- Lights Over Morse Lake Celebration in Hamilton County.
A three-day celebration with kids carnival, parade, free fair, vendors in the park, cornhole, volleyball tournament, fish fry, music festival, balloon glow, fireworks, and more. July 4-6. Info: See Web site or call 317-919-4628. http://www.lightsovermorselake.com/
- Free Admission Day at the Eiteljorg Museum.
See the “Guitars! Roundups to Rockers” exhibit featuring more than 100 guitars from famous rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Roy Rogers and more. 10 AM to 5 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-636-9378. http://www.eiteljorg.org/
- CarmelFest in Hamilton County.
A two-day celebration with a huge parade (Thu at 10:30 AM), Freedom Run, kids zone, live entertainment, marketplace, and fireworks Thu at dusk. July 3-4: Wed 4-10:30 PM, Thu 12-10:30 PM. Info: 317-574-1363. http://www.carmelfest.net/
- Inaugural IndyPendence Day Street Festival on Georgia Street.
“Concert for Cancer” features Puddle of Mud, Sick Puppies, Hoobastank, Lit and Alien Ant Farm, 1-10 PM. $20 advance. Proceeds benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and St. Francis Hospital Patient Assistance Fund. Info: 317-237-2222. http://indypendenceday.com/
- 4th of July ‘Ole!’ Festival at St. Mary Parish in Indianapolis.
A one-day festival with music, good food, games, and a great view of the downtown fireworks show at dusk. 3-11 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-637-3983. http://www.saintmarysindy.org/en/
- 4th Annual ‘Westfield Rocks the 4th’ Independence Day Celebration.
Westfield’s largest annual community gathering with car show, kids area, live entertainment and more, plus fireworks at dusk. 4-10 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-804-3180. http://westfieldrocksthe4th.com/
- Target Free Family Night at the Children’s Museum.
Target sponsors Free Family Night on the first Thursday of each month, with free admission, 4-8 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-334-3322. http://www.childrensmuseum.org/
- ‘Concerts on the Canal’ at the Indiana History Center.
Featuring a live music performance by the Indianapolis Municipal Band and Peace Train. 5-9 PM. Free event: bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. Reserved seating also available (pricing varies). Info: See Web site or call 317-232-1882. http://www.indianahistory.org/
- ‘Blast on the Bridge’ Fireworks Show and Celebration at Geist Reservoir.
This 4th of July celebration draws a huge crowd with vendors, good food, product demos, and fireworks over Geist Reservoir at dusk, weather permitting. Bridge closed to vehicle traffic. Info: See Web site below or call 317-696-4245. http://www.geistlake.com/
- 6th Annual ‘Bash in the Basin’ at Creation Cafe.
Buffet dinner, family activities, live music, and a great view of the downtown fireworks show. $25 ($12 under age 13; under 4 free). 6-10 PM. Reservations required. Info: See Web site below or call 317-955-2289 ext. 2. http://www.creationcafeandeuphoria.com/
- Blue Ribbon Carriage Tours in Downtown Indianapolis.
Horse-drawn carriage rides (1-4 passengers) are available Mon-Thu 6-11 PM, Fri 6 PM to 12 AM, Sat 4 PM to 1 AM, Sun 1-11 PM. Length of tour and pricing varies. Info: See Web site or call 317-631-4169. http://www.blueribboncarriages.com/
- Fireworks Viewing Party at the Old National Centre.
Enjoy the downtown fireworks show in the parking lot at the Old National Centre. Bring blankets or chairs. Face painting, balloon animals, Pacers giveaways, cornhole, food trucks, and more. 6-10:30 PM. No outside food or beverages. Info: 317-231-0000. http://www.oldnationalcentre.com/
- Yellow Rose Carriage Tours in Downtown Indianapolis.
Horse-drawn carriage rides (1-4 passengers) are available Mon-Thu 6-11 PM, Fri 6 PM to 12 AM, Sat 4 PM to 12 AM, Sun 4-11 PM. Tour length and pricing varies. Info: 317-634-3400. http://www.indycarriage.com/
- Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field.
Louisville Bats vs. Indianapolis Indians, weather permitting. Verify with the venue if inclement weather exists on game day. Info: See Web site below or call 317-269-3542. http://www.indyindians.com/
- July 4 Celebration at the Indiana War Memorial Museum.
Live music, good food, craft beer garden (six breweries), AAA Insurance salute to the military, kids area, and more. 6:30-10:30 PM. Great place to watch the fireworks show. Free admission. Info: See Web site below or call 317-237-2222. http://www.wibc.com/freedomblast/index.aspx
- CityWay Concert Series in Downtown Indianapolis.
Featuring a live music performance by The Farewell Drifters, 8-9:30 PM. Come early and picnic on the plaza at 7 PM, then stay for the downtown fireworks show after. Info: See Web site below or call 317-554-6731. http://www.facebook.com/events/121324121412278/
- Freedom Blast Fireworks Show in Downtown Indianapolis.
The largest fireworks display in Indiana, shot from the roof of Regions Bank, is visible for several miles in all directions. Begins at dusk, weather permitting. Info: See Web site below or call 317-971-6475. http://visitindy.com/indianapolis-events-freedom-blast
Wow, with all this going on the kids should be pooped after Freedom Blast. Have fun, be safe and keep a distance between you and the fireworks.
Special thanks to Aroundindy.com