Independence Day is arriving soon, and if you're looking for activities and fireworks on the 4th of July, Hendricks County, Indiana, is the place to be!

Here's what's on tap:

Hendricks County Rib-Fest and Balloon Glow Hot Air Balloons at the Hendricks County Rib-Fest & Balloon Glow

The Hendricks County Rib-Fest and Balloon Glow has been a local tradition for the entire family since 2005, and this year it will be held on Saturday, June 26 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville. 

This extremely popular event features games for kids, lots of food, a petting zoo, hot air balloons and fireworks! Local restaurants compete for “Best Ribs” and “Best Sauce” bragging rights as judged by local celebrities.

As part of the festivities, there is a 5K Rib Run in the morning and Balloon Glow planned for the evening.

The Balloon Glow is scheduled to begin at 8:45 p.m. (assuming safe weather conditions, of course) with fireworks scheduled for dark, which is about 10 p.m. this time of year.

For more information, click here.

Brownsburg Lions Club 4th of July Extravaganza Brownsburg Lions Club 4th of July Extravaganza is back in 2021

The Brownsburg Lions Club 4th of July Extravaganza begins on Tuesday, June 29 and runs daily through July 4 at Arbuckle Acres Park in Brownsburg, offering families carnival rides, a food kitchen and a corn tent throughout the week. 

Then on Saturday, July 3 at 10 a.m., a parade that draws thousands of spectators winds through Brownsburg.

On Sunday, July 4 at 7:45 p.m., the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra will provide live music at Brownsburg Town Hall, located at 61 N. Green Street. After the concert, stick around for the town's annual fireworks display.

For more information, click here.

Night at the Park Enjoy a Night at the Park in Avon on July 3

The Town of Avon and the Avon Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate an early 4th of July with a Night at the Park on Saturday, July 3 beginning at 6 p.m. at Avon Town Hall Park.

From 6 to 10 p.m., the event will include live music, food trucks, an animal show, pony rides, face painting and more. The evening wraps up with a fireworks show at dark. All activities, outside of food trucks, will be free of charge. Bring a chair, frisbee or outdoor game and relax at the park.

For more information, click here.


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Pittsboro Freedom CelebrationThe Pittsboro Freedom Celebration will be held on July 4

The Pittsboro Freedom Celebration begins on July 3 at 2 p.m. with a parade through town, so find a spot along the route and soak in the fun.

The parade begins on the east side of town in the housing addition across the road from the Pittsboro Fire Department, moving west through town on Main Street to Scamahorn Street, where it turns north to Osbourne Street and winds up at Meridian Street near Pittsboro Elementary School.

(Insider tip:  It's generally less crowded on the parade route along Scamahorn and Osbourne streets. It's more congested along Main Street.)

After the parade, head over to Scamahorn Park, where participants will find vendors, live music, food and more. And then, of course, the fireworks take to the skies at dark.

For updates and for more information, check out the Pittsboro Freedom Celebration on Facebook.

Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza at Hummel Park

Don't miss a salute to America as Hummel Park in Plainfield hosts its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza that rivals all other communities in Central Indiana.

The event begins on July 4 at 5 p.m. with bounce houses, a live band, food vendors and more. At 7:30 p.m., enjoy the Indiana Wind Symphony at the Hummel Park Performing Arts Center. Then stick around for the spectacular fireworks display beginning at 9:55 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Food Trucks and Fireworks in Danville Enjoy food trucks and fireworks at Danville Community High School on July 4

Danville won't be left out of the Fourth of July fun with its Food Trucks and Fireworks event at Danville Community High School, 100 Warrior Way, on July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Bring the family and check out the wide array of food trucks offering everything from lobster to pierogis. Purchase some delicious dinner and enjoy the fireworks show that will start at dark. Be sure to bring your own lawn chair or blanket for the fireworks display.

For more information, click here.