JUNE 26, 2017

6 Places to See Fireworks in Indy

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July in Indy without seeing downtown skyline light up with booming fireworks. But that’s not the only place you can catch a show that night. Here are six places where you can see displays in and around the Circle City.

Carmel Fest

Downtown Freedom Blast

6-10:30 pm, free, Indiana War Memorial Grounds

The largest display in the Circle City, the Downtown Freedom Blast launches fireworks from the top of the Regions Bank Tower, showering a spectacular show for the spectators below. Tune your radio to B105.7, 97.1 HANK FM, or 93.1 WIBC for music to accompany the display.

Blast on the Bridge

Dusk, free, Fall Creek Road, Fishers

Geist Reservoir will carry on its annual tradition, closing off the bridge at Fall Creek Road at 3:30 pm and opening it to the public at 6 pm for a celebration followed by fireworks over the water.


9:45 pm, free, Civic Square, southwest of S. Range Line Road and City Center Drive, Carmel

According to the CarmelFest fireworks chair, this year is expected to be the biggest and best show yet. The finale of the two-day festival, the fireworks begin right after My Yellow Rickshaw finishes their performance on stage. But the music doesn’t end there – tune into WHJE Carmel High radio 91.3 FM to hear music that is synchronized to the show.

Symphony on the Prairie

4:30 pm gates open, 8 pm performance followed by firework show, $33 adults, $13 children, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers

Pack a picnic and make your way to Conner Prairie where the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual tribute to America and U.S. military service members.  

Fire It Up on The Fourth

4:30 pm, 10 pm fireworks,  free, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, 4500 Dan Patch Cir., Anderson

Enjoy racing with early post time at 4:30 pm, and family fun before a free live performance by The Fabulous Thunderbirds at 8:30 pm. Post-performance, enjoy 30 minutes of non-stop pyrotechnic fireworks highlighting the summer's greatest hits, at 10 pm.

Plainfield Community Fourth of July Celebration

 5-10:30 pm, free, 1500 South Center Street, Plainfield

The Hendricks Symphony Orchestra starts off the evening by playing at 7 pm at the amphitheater in Hummel Park. The fireworks show begins at 9:55 pm.



Leslie Bailey is a freelance writer and communications consultant. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis Monthly, Virgin Australia's Voyeur, and Autoweek.

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