Break out your red, white, and blue and get ready to celebrate America’s 241st anniversary! While the declaration was finalized in 1776, it wouldn’t be until the next year that Philadelphia began the celebrating the day with fireworks. The tradition would continue to grow in popularity, especially after the war of 1812.  But where is the best place to enjoy Independence Day in 2017? We’ve prepared a list of local events in Zionsville and the surrounding areas.

Start time: July 3 at 3 p.m.

This two-day festival is one of the largest of its kind here in Indiana. Additional to fireworks the festivities include a parade, entertainment, and a vocal competition! The celebration is organized by the rotary club of Carmel.

Start time: July 4 at 5 p.m. 

The Lion’s Park celebration is their second largest fundraiser.  Food and entertainment kicks off at 5 p.m. with their fireworks display starting at dusk.

Parade start time: 1 p.m. – Fireworks:  10 p.m. 

 Lebanon has been gearing up for the 4th since June 10th with a Baby Contest! But as we pull into the final stretch, you can find events like the comedians, “Backyard Blues and Barbecue”, all leading up the parade and fireworks show on the actual holiday.

Start time: July 4 at 6:30 p.m. 

Downtown Indianapolis might be a little bit of a drive- but simply has to make this list. Before dusk, do some local shopping a the Indiana Originals Market. Then fireworks will be launched from the Regions tower to the tune of a soundtrack playing on three different radio stations!

Start time: July 3 at 5 p.m. 

If you want to fit in two events, you could always catch the Whitestown celebration on the 3rd and pick another one on the 4th! They’ve got a DJ, snow cones, and of course it ends with fireworks.

One of the great things about Boone county is the strong sense of local community. Not only can you enjoy the fireworks show and other entertainment, but with these events you can also support local businesses and service clubs. Keys to Fine Homes wishes you a happy independence day!