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4th of July 2020: Where to Watch Fireworks in Central Indiana

The heart of Independence Day is not in the festivals or the parades.

Rather, it’s in the way communities come together to care for each other during times of trouble. In the spirit of loving and protecting our neighbors, most 4th of July festivities have been canceled this year. However, many Central Indiana towns and organizations are still committed to lighting up the night sky with fabulous fireworks that you can enjoy safely from your yard, street or nearby viewing area.

That’s not to say we don’t look forward to the day when we can all celebrate together again! But until then, we hope you can celebrate safely at home and top the day off with one of these tried and true fireworks show.

All events are on Saturday, July 4th unless otherwise noted.

Noblesville Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Festival

Forest Park, Noblesville

The festivities kick off with the annual Stars & Stripes Forever Fourth of July Parade at 4:30 p.m. This year’s festival will return to Forest Park and will last from 6 to 10 p.m. with live music on the main stage by headliner Boy Band Review from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The grand finale of the day will be the fireworks display starting at 10 p.m. Viewing will be available throughout the park. Forest Park provides guests with the traditional park amenities such as playgrounds, shelters – and most importantly, nature providing plenty of shade.

Zionsville Lion Club Fourth of July

Mulberry Fields, Zionsville

The Zionsville Lions Club is happy to announce that the 4th of July Celebration will go on with a new location, Mulberry Fields! Zionsville residents and visitors will be able to view the annual Zionsville Lions Club 4th of July fireworks this year with some modifications. Guests are invited to watch the fireworks display from areas surrounding Mulberry Fields. Parking and viewing areas are free and open at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 10:00 p.m. Rain date on July 5. Click here for viewing areas and guidelines.

CarmelFest Fireworks

Three Carmel locations:
  • West Side – West Park, 2700 W. 116th Street
  • Central Carmel – Chase Court cul-de-sac, Chase Court is between Range Line Road and Guilford Ave.
  • East Side – Badger Field, 5459 E. Main Street

The almost 20-minute displays will start at 9:45 p.m. and will be set to music that will be broadcast by Carmel High School Radio Station, WHJE, 91.3 on your FM dial. Please listen over the radio as online broadcast includes a delay that will not be in sync with the fireworks. Watch from your backyard or drive to a safe location (and practice social distancing) to see the show! Learn more here.

Lights Over Morse Lake Festival

Morse Lake, Cicero

Fireworks will begin over Morse Reservoir at dark around 10:00 pm. The best viewing location is near the intersection of Main St / Buckeye St. Tune in to Mix105 for a live broadcast during the fireworks display.

Whitestown Independence Day Celebration

Eagle Church, 5801 S Main Street, Whitestown

Fireworks will be launched at 10:00 p.m. from Eagle Church, 100 feet higher this year than normal to give Whitestown residents a better view from home. No spectators are allowed on the church campus. The fireworks will also be livestreamed on the town’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Brownsburg Fireworks Display

Arbuckle Acres Park, Brownsburg

This year’s light show will be launched at approximately 10:00 p.m. from Brownsburg Parks’ Tague property at 315 W. Main Street. Spectators will not be allowed to gather at that site. Instead, guests are directed to view the show from Arbuckle Acres Park, where the Indy Jazz Orchestra will perform patriotic and jazz standards beginning at 7:45 pm. Another great viewing site is Town Hall Green at 61 N. Green St.

Boone County Fireworks

Lebanon Middle School, Lebanon

4th of July fireworks will begin at the traditional time of 10:00 p.m., launching from Lebanon Middle School. More information is forthcoming. Keep an eye on the Boone County 4th of July Facebook page for updates.

Did we miss any? Let us know at [email protected]!

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