Every heart beats true ‘neath the red white and blue! Grab your lawn chairs and picnic baskets because we have more than 20 locations around Indianapolis to celebrate the home of the free and the brave.
Did you know that you can live-stream fireworks shows from across the United States? We’ve put together a list of virtual fireworks shows that you can watch safe at home!
The Best Places to Watch Fireworks in Indy
In the past, the ideal fireworks viewing location was at a local festival from the comfort of your lawn chair or a picnic blanket spread out. Our family as been known to hang out in a parking lot near a fireworks show, pay for parking and tailgate. If you do a 4th of July tailgate, make sure that you are in a place where this is permitted and that you arrive a few hours before dark to avoid traffic.
2020 Fourth of July Fireworks Shows
If you know of an event with fireworks not on our list, please contact Indy with Kids.
Avon Fireworks Celebration
Kingsway Christian Church
The Avon Chamber will launch a free fireworks show at Kingsway Church on July 4th at 10pm.
Arbuckle Acres Park
The carnival and parade will not take place in 2020 but the fireworks will launch on the 4th. A live jazz concert will take place beginning at 7:45pm and the fireworks will launch at 10pm.
In your own backyard
Fireworks will be held July 4. Carmel will have fireworks displays on the east, central and west sides of town so that families can enjoy the 4th of July fireworks at home. The nearly 20-minute display will start at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, and it will include a musical arrangement to 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.
If you live in an area with dense tree cover, you may want to park at a lot nearby the display. 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
Cicero: Lights Over Morse Lake Festival
Cicero Community Park
Lights Over Morse Lake is typically a four-day festival dedicated to celebrating the freedom of The United States of America in small town Indiana. During 2020, the festival will take place July 4th and 5th with a parade, fireworks and festival taking place on the 4th and a festival on the 5th.
Danville Food Trucks and Fireworks
Danville Community High School
Guests are invited to purchase dinner from food trucks and then enjoy the fireworks that are set to begin at dark. Bring your own chairs and picnic blankets.
Greenfield July 4th Fireworks
Greenfield Jr. High School
The City of Greenfield will have a free fireworks display at dusk in the Greenfield Junior High parking lot.
Greenwood: July 5th
Southeast corner of 135 and Stones Crossing Road
On July 5th at 10 pm, a local business will put on a professional fireworks show. Residents are encouraged to watch from their homes in the surrounding areas.
Lebanon: Boone County 4th of July
Lebanon Middle School
The Boon County 4th of July Festivities have become a tradition as one of the state’s only week-long celebrations. This year all festivities have been canceled with the exception of fireworks. The fireworks show will launch from Lebanon Middle School at 10pm.
Martinsville 4th of July Fireworks
Jimmy Nash City Park
The city park will only be open to foot traffic only. Fireworks will begin at 10pm and can be seen in many places throughout the city. Spectators are welcome within the park but must find parking elsewhere. A parade will take place at 10am, from John R. Wooden Middle School, travel north on Sycamore Street, west on Washington Street and south on Jefferson Street back to the middle school. Concerts that normally take place in the park on the Fourth of July have been relocated to the Art Sanctuary just off the square in downtown Martinsville. The concerts will begin at 3:00 PM and conclude in time for those wishing to watch the fireworks to move to their vantage points. Food trucks will available along Pike Street between Main and Jefferson during the concerts. There is to be no parking on Pike Street from Main Street to Sycamore Street, and Jefferson Street between Morgan Street and Pike Street beginning at 6:00 AM when these streets will be closed to vehicular traffic.
The fireworks will be set off, but there will not be any entertainment or vendors and Pioneer Park will be closed to any visitors. Pioneer Park will close to the public on July 4 at a time yet to be determined for safety reasons and fireworks setup.
Noblesville July 4th Parade & Fireworks Festival
The annual 4th of July Parade will take place at 4:30 pm, the festival will run from 6 pm – 10 pm with 4th of July Fireworks ending the night at 10 pm.
Pittsboro Freedom Celebration
A 2 pm parade kicks off the festivities across from the Pittsboro Fire department and through downtown on Main. Food and entertainment will be offered at Scamahorn Park with the evening concluding with a 10pm fireworks show.
Plainfield: Fireworks at Hummel Park
Viewing areas are not available within Hummel Park but residents can enjoy the fireworks show from their homes or surrounding areas. Fireworks will launch at 9:55pm.
Zionsville 4th of July Celebration
New location – Mulberry Fields Park
The fireworks will begin at 10 pm with free parking and viewing areas opening at 8 pm. Parking will be limited and attendees are encouraged to bike, walk or watch the fireworks from their home for those in a surrounding neighborhood.
Thunder Over Southern Indiana – Saturday, August 15, 2020
Food vendors, an airshow and the largest fireworks display in North America. Is Thunder Over Louisville the largest fireworks display? You’ll have to go see to find out! This is the opening to Kentucky Derby season.
IPL Downtown Freedom Blast – Downtown Indianapolis Fireworks 2020 – CANCELED
Enjoy live entertainment from the Indianapolis Colts Stage, family fun in the Royal Pin Leisure Centers Kids Area and get a great view of the downtown fireworks display launched from Regions Tower.
Geist Blast on the Bridge – CANCELED
Blast on the Bridge, in partnership with the Geist Lake Coalition was initially scheduled to take place with some modifications but was ultimately canceled for 2020.
Westfield Rocks the 4th – CANCELED
Grand Park Sports Complex
Westfield’s annual 4th of July event will feature a variety of food vendors, retail vendors, a car show, bands, hot dog competition, huge kid zone, and an awesome firework show.
Greenwood Freedom Festival – CANCELED
Enjoy a day full of fun, food and festivities for the whole family to enjoy. Kick off the day with a parade at noon and then head over to the festival where you can enjoy nearly 200 vendors, a kid zone and two rocking stages with performances by local artists. Fireworks begin at 10:15 pm.
Spark!Fishers – CANCELED
Nickel Plate District Amphitheater
Spark!Fishers kicks off with a concert at the Nickel Plate District AMP on Friday, June 28 night and continues with an all-day celebration on Saturday, June 29 honoring our freedom and vibrant community, and winds down with a parade and fireworks display.
Star Spangled Symphony – CANCELED
Pack your picnic and wear your red, white, and blue for the ISO’s annual celebration of America. The ISO will salute all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces at Conner Prairie’s Symphony on the Prairie July 3, 4, and 5. The summertime tradition features symphony favorites, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture complete with real cannons and spectacular fireworks to cap off each concert.
Beech Grove Fireworks – All American Day in the Park – CANCELED
Sara T. Bolton Park
A beautiful day of food, music, games and fireworks.
Shelby County Fair and 4th of July Fireworks – CANCELED
Shelby County Fairgrounds
Enjoy a VIP dinner, 4-H events, midway rides, tracker pull, monster trucks and a 4th of July fireworks display.
Franklin Firecracker Festival – TBD
Franklin Courthouse Square
Enjoy fireworks, live music, and so much more.
Saxony’s Independence Day Celebration – TBD
Dance the night away to live music.. Food trucks will be on site, but feel free to pack your own picnic. Fireworks will start directly after the concert.
Indiana Grand Racing and Casino -TBD
Grab a spot in the parking lot and enjoy live music by Jambox, face painters, a video game truck, strolling entertainment and firework show at 10 pm. Open for ALL ages *Must be 21+ to enter Casino.
Anderson Independence Parade and Celebration -TBD
Mayor Broderick presents the City of Anderson Independence Day Parade and Celebration. Enjoy a parade through downtown Anderson at 7 pm, followed by a carnival at Athletic Park at 8 pm and Corey Cox live in concert at Athletic Park at 8:30 pm. End the night with a dazzling fireworks display at Athletic Park at 10 pm.
Independence Day at CERAland – TBD
Enjoy food vendors, bounce house, kids crafts, cornhole, kickball, bike parade, movies, Night Owl country Band, and more! Fireworks start at dark.
Independence Day Celebration with the Indians – TBD
Catch the Indians’ on-field display after the game, then stick around for the city’s annual Freedom Blast.
4TH OF JULY OLE! – TBD
Saint Mary Catholic Church
St. Mary’s is simplifying things this year by focusing on providing visitors with a great spot to watch the downtown fireworks. Admission is $10 a car. Carne asada tacos, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Mexican style hot dogs and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Pittsboro Freedom Celebration – TBD
Enjoy a parade, live music, food, vendors, bounce houses, and fireworks at 10 pm.
Blast on the Bridge – TBD
Blast on the Bridge, in partnership with the Geist Lake Coalition, is the place to be for a wonderful Fourth of July celebration. Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks show over the water concluding the night.
Red, White and Blueberry Festival – TBD
Mallow Run Winery
Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and spread out on the lawn for a great summer evening with family and friends. Enjoy live music from Maddie and the Roadies and The Flying Toasters, followed by a fireworks finale.
FabFortville Fireworks Festival – TBD
Enjoy food vendors, shopping vendors, kids area, activities and more! Fireworks start at dark.
If you’re looking for fireworks near Indianapolis tonight, we’ll do everything we can to help you find them!