Fowler celebrates with annual Fourth of July Festival

FOWLER, Ind. (WLFI) – The town of Fowler celebrated Independence Day with its annual Fourth of July Festival on Thursday and Friday.

There was live music and more than 30 vendors at the Fowler Town Park for the final day of the event.

Friday’s festivities kicked off with a 5K run and a pancake breakfast. Throughout the day, there were plenty of fun events including a dog flying disc contest, a cute baby contest and a fishing tournament.

But of course the biggest attraction was the fireworks.

“We are known for our fireworks in this area. People come from all over to see our fireworks and for a small town we put on a great show,” said event organizer Laura Burton.

Burton said the love of the festival goes back generations.

“When you see the little kids dancing and spur of the moment things, laughing. It just reminds me of being a kid and growing up in Fowler and the tradition is still here,” said Burton.

Although the festival officially ended Friday, all the activities aren’t quite over.
Saturday night, the park will have a free screening of The Goonies on the baseball field at dusk.

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