July 4th not complete without fireworks

FILE - In this file photo from July 4, 2013, people  gather on Alexander's Lake and sit out on their docks and in small boats as they watch neighborhood fireworks on Independence Day. (AP File Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
FILE - In this file photo from July 4, 2013, people gather on Alexander's Lake and sit out on their docks and in small boats as they watch neighborhood fireworks on Independence Day. (AP File Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Fourth of July, the federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, but more importantly the freedom of the United States. Many traditions are associated with Independence Day — parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs and picnics, but no July 4th would be complete without fireworks.

Fireworks, dating back to 7th century China where earliest recordings say they were invented, are a common place in celebrations. Pyrotechnics, as they are also referred to, have become a key part of celebrating Independence Day.

Even Francis Scott Key wrote of seeing “the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air.” People have continued to be awed by the bright lights and big noise of fireworks.

The tradition continues today. Take your friends and family and enjoy the spectacle that has become a staple for the 4th of July. Many counties in our viewing area are holding Independence Day celebrations.

The following is a list, by county, showing this year’s firework displays.

BENTON COUNTY:

Fowler 4th of July Fireworks
Friday, July 4 at Dusk
Fowler Town Park, N. Railroad Street, Fowler

BOONE COUNTY:

Lebanon Fourth of July Fireworks
Friday, July 4 at 10 p.m.
Memorial Park in Lebanon

CLINTON COUNTY:

Frankfort Fourth of July Fireworks
Friday, July 4 at Dusk
TPA Park, 301 E. Clinton St., Frankfort

FOUNTAIN COUNTY:

Covington Fourth of July
Friday, July 4 at 10 p.m.
Covington City Park, 1 City Park, Covington

Sugar Mill Lake Fireworks
Saturday, July 5 at 10 p.m.
Sugar Mill Lake & Campgrounds, 31010 S. Sugar Mill Lake Road, Hillsboro

MIAMI COUNTY:

Peru Fourth of July
Friday, July 4 at Dusk
Maconaquah Park, Park Drive, Peru

MONTGOMERY COUNTY:

Crawfordsville Fourth of July Celebration
Friday, July 4 at Dusk
Milligan Park, Crawfordsville

New Richmond 4th of July
Friday, July 4 at Dusk
New Richmond Park, New Richmond

NEWTON COUNTY:

Brook 4th of July Celebration
Friday, July 4 at Dusk
Brunton Park, Brook

South Shore Air Show
Friday, July 11 at Dusk
Fair Oaks Farms, 856 E. 600 North, Fair Oaks

PULASKI COUNTY:

Pulaski County 4-H Fair / Kiwanis Fireworks
Thursday, July 3 at Dusk
Town Hall, 120 W. Main St., Winamac

TIPPECANOE COUNTY:

Stars and Stripes Celebration
Friday, July 4 at Dusk
Riehle Plaza, Lafayette
Featuring: The Lafayette Citizens Band and Indiana All-Star Show Choir

Independence Day Celebration – Lafayette
Saturday, June 28 at Dusk (Event starts at 6 p.m.)
First Assembly Ministries, 108 Beck Lane, Lafayette

Celebrate Your Freedom Fireworks
Sunday, June 29 at 10 p.m.
Dayton United Methodist Church, 7201 Wesleyan Drive, Dayton

WARREN COUNTY:

Patriot Festival Fireworks
Thursday, July 12 at 10 p.m.
Heritage Park, West Lebanon

Pine Village Summerfest Fireworks
Friday, July 20 at Dusk
Willer-Hooker Park, State Road 55, Pine Village

WHITE COUNTY:

Indiana Beach Fireworks Nights
Friday, July 4 at Dark
Indiana Beach Amusement Park, 5224 E. Indiana Beach Road, Monticello

Wolcott Summer Festival Fireworks
Friday, July 4 at Dusk
Historic Wolcott House, Wolcott

Brookston Community Fireworks
Saturday, July 5 at Dusk
Heart to Heart Walking Park, Brookston

If you have an area event you do not see listed that you would like to add, please contact WLFI at internet18@wlfi.com.

As a reminder, fireworks are permitted to be used during the following dates and times:

  • Between the hours of 5 p.m. and two hours after sunset from June 29-July 3rd.
  • Between the hours of 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4.
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