4th of July Celebrations and Festivals in Indianapolis

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July is only one week away! It’s time to break out the red, white, and blue attire and take your family to one of these star-spangled events. 

We’ve already covered all the amazing places to watch fireworks around Indianapolis.  Below find information for all the fun festivals and celebrations taking place before the firework finale. 

4th of July Celebrations near Indianapolis:

Brownsburg Lions Club July 4th Extravaganza

Dates: June 29 – July 4
Location: Arbuckle Acres Park, Brownsburg

Thrilling rides, fun games, and delicious food including the Brownsburg Lions Club Kitchen and Corn Tent.

Brownsburg Lions Club

Piney Freedom Celebration

Dates: July 1
Location: Piney Acres Farm, Fortville

Celebrate America’s birthday this 4th of July weekend at Piney Acres Farm!! The farm will be open to any and all farm friends on Friday, July 1st from 6-9 pm. As a thank you to our community for their continued patronage, this event is completely FREE!

Piney Acres Farm!

Lights Over Morse Lake Festival

Dates: July 1-4
Location: Morse Reservoir, Noblesville

Lights Over Morse Lake spans 4 days and offers everything from a carnival, hot air balloon rides, concerts, a parade, and more. Find the whole schedule of events here. 

Lights Over Morse Lake

Symphony on the Prairie: Star-Spangled Symphony

Dates: July 1-4
Location: Conner Prairie, Fishers

Pack your picnic and wear your red, white, and blue for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s annual celebration of America. The ISO will salute all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces each night.

Symphony on the Prairie
Symphony on the Prairie

Glorious 4th at Conner Prairie

Dates: July 2-4
Location: Conner Prairie, Fishers

Join the citizens of Prairietown as they celebrate 60 years of American independence, but also hear how others have questioned just how free America is.

Glorious 4th
Glorious 4th at Conner Prairie

Independence Day Celebration at the Indiana Historical Society – Free Admission Day

Dates: July 2
Location: Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis

Join the Indiana Historical Society throughout the day for fun crafts and activities that explore some themes related to our country’s founding. Share stories of your celebrations, and what it means to be a citizen, and explore Indiana history through the Indiana Experience.

Westfield Rocks the 4th

Dates: July 3-4
Location: Grand Park Sports Campus, Westfield

Check out all of the great attractions at Westfield Rocks the 4th – the Park Department’s biggest event of the year! Expect great food, fun activities for the kids and family, and plenty of local retailers, and live entertainment!

Westfield Rocks the 4th
Westfield Rocks the 4th

Franklin Firecracker Festival

Dates: July 3
Location: Franklin Amphitheater, Franklin

Come to downtown Franklin for food vendors, entertainment, fireworks and more. The festival kicks off with food trucks and a beer garden starting at 2 p.m. The schedule also includes the Fastest Kid in Town Race at 6 p.m. 

CarmelFest 2022

Dates: July 3-4
Location: Various locations in Carmel

CarmelFest is a beloved annual summer tradition for families and friends throughout Indiana. Come make special memories! Enjoy live entertainment and delicious festival food. Shopping at the unique marketplace. Sit together under the spectacular fireworks. And celebrate our country’s independence at the popular parade! View Festival Map

Independence Day Social at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Dates: July 4
Location: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, Indianapolis

This Independence Day, visit the home of America’s Hoosier President and join us for a patriotic celebration for the whole family! Enjoy first floor tours of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Then, cool off with some ice cream for just $3 while playing fun yard games and listening to patriotic music.

Free to attend. Reservations are required.

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Independence Day Social at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

July Fourth Celebration at Victory Field

Dates: July 4
Location: Victory Field, Indianapolis

The sights and sounds of America’s pastime come to life during our July Fourth Celebration at Victory Field. After the game, stick around for postgame fireworks before the city’s annual downtown fireworks.


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