Festive ways to celebrate the holiday

Looking to celebrate Independence Day in Hamilton County? Various communities and cities across the county have you covered with all types of events and entertainment.

Lights over Morse

  • Date: Friday to Sunday
  • Time: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
  • Where: Cicero
  • Events: Kids Carnival and craft and food vendors all weekend; fish fry, Friday; talent show, basketball and cornhole tournaments and balloon glow, Saturday; parade, music festival and fireworks off a barge in Morse Lake (close to Red Bridge Park), Sunday.
  • Fireworks: 10 p.m. Sunday
  • Web site: www.lightsovermorselake.com



  • Date: July 3 and 4
  • Time: Noon to 10:30 p.m. July 3 and 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. July 4
  • Where: Carmel Civic Square
  • Events: July 3 – Free live music will take place from noon to 10:30 p.m. with Wright Brothers headlining in the evening, free family entertainment from 1 to 9 p.m., and CarmelFest has Talent semi-finals. July 4 – Freedom run/walk, Fourth of July Parade, outdoor festival, CarmelFest has Talent finals, and live music from The Renegades, Barometer Soup and Carmel Symphony Orchestra.
  • Fireworks: 9:45 p.m. July 4
  • Web site: www.carmelfest.net


Westfield Rocks the Fourth

  • Date: July 4
  • Time: 4 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Asa Bales Park, 205 W. Hoover St.
  • Events: Live music from Jai Baker Band and Dave & Rae; kids’ area with games, crafts and bounce houses and kids’ stage with various entertainers; and Headliners Car Show with Fox 59’s Jim O’Brien as emcee.
  • Fireworks: 9:45 p.m.
  • Web site: http://westfieldrocksthe4th.com


Noblesville Fourth of July Parade & Festival

  • Date: July 4
  • Time: 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Noblesville High School, 18111 Cumberland Rd.
  • Events: Parade begins in downtown Noblesville at 5 p.m. A free festival with live music, games (for adults and children), rock climbing wall and car show is 6 to 10 p.m. at Noblesville High School.
  • Fireworks: 10 p.m.
  • Web site: www.noblesvillefireworksfestival.com


Blast on the Bridge

  • Date: July 4
  • Time: 5:30 to 11 p.m.
  • Where: Geist Reservoir bridge
  • Events: Boat parade, skydivers, music, food vendors and a KidsZone.
  • Fireworks: At dark
  • Web site: http://atgeist.com/blast-bridge



  • Date: July 4
  • Time: Parade begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Main Street and Biddle Memorial Park
  • Events: Parade from Sheridan High School along Main Street to Biddle Memorial Park, where the celebration and family activities take place. Fireworks will follow at night.