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Celebrate Independence Day downtown or with many other events happening in Indianapolis


In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

There are many ways to celebrate your independence this year! Don't forget to pack the snacks and maybe even a jacket, if we continue with this chilly weather. While you are waiting for the festivities to start, take a chance to remind your kids why we are celebrating the 4th of July, why we celebrate with fireworks and what our flag means to our country. *Answers are: we signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 freeing us from Great Britain; fireworks are symbolic to the fighting that we endured to gain our freedom, and the American Flag is a symbol of pride in our country.*

July 2nd - The Children's Museum of Indianapolis - FREE admission from 4-8pm sponsored by Target

July 3rd - Harrison Center for the Arts - FREE from 6-9 pm Stars and Stripes or Whatever; Indianapolis Museum of Art - Summer Nights film series "Goonies" - 6pm $9, $5 members, $5 12 & under; Carmel Fest at Carmel Civic Square; Glorious Fourth at Conner Prairie - FREE 10am -5 pm

JULY 4th! - Indianapolis Freedom Blast - fireworks, food, and festivities downtown Indianapolis fireworks to start at 9:47pm; Wheel Fun Rentals ($5 off); Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social 11:30 - 3:30 at President Benjamin Harrison Home; The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art - FREE admission and additional family-focused activities from 4:30 - 9 p.m. along the Canal; Indiana State Museum - Independence in Indiana from 4:30 - 9 p.m. - FREE family-oriented activities. The Indiana Historical Society - FREE Concerts on the Canal at the American College of Sports Medicine featuring The Indianapolis Municipal Band at 5 p.m. and The Impalas at 7:30 p.m; Lions Club at Lions Park - 4th of July celebration in Zionsville; Glorious Fourth at Conner Prairie - FREE 10am -5pm (Stars and Stripes Symphony and fireworks are later, ticket prices are on their website); Parade and fireworks festival in Noblesville starting at 5 pm there will be music, kids activities, and food; Carmel Fest at Carmel Civic Square

July 5th - Cicero's 175th Birthday Celebration at Community Park and Red Bridge Park; Glorious Fourth at Conner Prairie - FREE 11am - 5pm.

Have a fabulous time celebrating our country's independence and be safe!