Indy has a HUGE line up of FREE 4th of July Fun through the next week. Here’s a line up of my favorite events & destinations to celebrate the red, white, and blue all while leaving your checking account in the black!
- Greenwood Freedom Festival (June 28-29). One of our family’s favorite 4th traditions!
- Fisher’s Freedom Festival (June 29-30). A great way to get your sparklers started this weekend.
- Shriner’s 139th Imperial Session Parade (July 1) an evening parade, beginning at 7 pm. What a fun way to kick off the holiday! Check out the route here.
- CarmelFest (July 3-4). Head just north of the city for plenty of 3rd & 4th fun.
- FREE Admission to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (July 4) from 10 am to 5 pm. Check out the Guitars! Roundups to Rockers exhibit for FREE.
- The Indiana History Center hosts a special Concert on the Canal from 5 to 9:30 pm along with 4th of July themed Museum “Night” on the Canal with special performances at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm. Admission to the Indiana Experience is FREE all day from 10 am to 5 pm. Plus, you can view the downtown fireworks from the parking lot.
- Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast (July 4) is the premiere Indy Fireworks event! Plenty of great FREE fun from kids activities to free concerts to special honors for members of the military. Check out the schedule and details here.
- Geist Lake Blast on the Bridge (July 4). Fireworks! Boat Parade! Need I say more?
- Lockerbie Square Horse Patrol Parade and Pitch-In Dinner (July 4) is a hometown event with a patriotic flair! For details on when and where the parade begins & what to bring to the pitch-in (dishes determined by your last name), go here.
- FREE Parking in Indianapolis on July 4!
Don’t forget that there are GREAT Indy area 4th of July Hotel deals to be had, too. And while not free, Conner Prairie’s Glorious Fourth has a great line up of fun, too. Don’t forget about the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site 38th Annual Ice Cream Social! Or you can catch an Indianapolis Indians game, too!
What did I miss? Which is your favorite Indianapolis Area firework or 4th of July festivity that you’d recommend to visitors, free or otherwise?