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July 4th

       Below are the July 4th Celebrations in Northwest Indiana, and we will update this page periodically.  
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     CEDAR LAKE Summerfest, FRIEWORKS ON July 5th  AND July 6th 2024 free admission, ($5 parking fee) town complex, Festival Boat parade (Sat July 7th, 2024 at 10 am ), bingo, carnival, entertainment, cardboard boat race, beer garden, food, talent show, car show (Sunday),  Fireworks on Fri & Sat. – 9pm, For more. Town Complex, 7408 Constitution Ave., Cedar Lake IN 46303, For Information: 374-4444; Click here for more
     CHESTERTON – Fireworks On The Lakefront, CANCELLED IN 2024
Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton. Local Food, Live Music And A Festive Celebration. Food Vendors Open At 6pm, and Fireworks begin at 9:15pm. Music and fresh food merchants will begin at 6:00 pm, and the fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm. $7 Indiana residents; $10 out of state vehicles. phone: 926-5513 or Click here.
     CROWN POINT: JULY 4th, 2024  – Crown Point 4th Of JULY
Parade, 11a m, Floats And Musical Shows. Taft Middle School To Veteran’s Triangle, N. Main St. Fireworks At Lake County Fairgrounds, 9:30pm. Information: Click here
Summerfest: June 9th – June 11th, 2024 over 800 acts, 1,000 performances, 12 stages, food, interactive activities, festival! Bike Parade: Wednesday   2024 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, part of Dyer Summerfest! 219-865-2505. FIREWORKS on Sunday! 
     East Chicago –  Fireworks July 3rd, 2024  On July 4th at various locations, residents are encouraged to watch from their own backyards, East Chicago,  www.eastchicago.com.

     GaryJuly 4th, 2024– Family Night at the Railcats Stadium, More info here.

     Gary Railcats Games: July 2nd 3rd and 4th, 2024, 6:45 pm, and 6pm, Fireworks on July 4th. www.railcatsbaseball.com

     Gary July 4th Parade! Friday, July 3rd, 2024.  6pm, July 4th Parade, on Broadway from 15th Ave to Buffington Park. Entries Wanted call 219-881-1300. click here

     GRIFFITH: JULY 4TH PARADE, July 4th, 2024, 10am, starts at Ash St, and goes south on Broad St to Main, 924-7500.   Click here.

     HAMMOND: JULY 4TH, Fireworks, July 3rd 2024, Bill Porter Orchestra at 6:30, Fireworks at the Pavilion at 9:30 pm. Naturalization Ceremony at 5pm,  click here

    HEBRON: JULY 4TH PARADE, July 4th,  2024, starts at 10am, begins at Hebron H.S. entrance on Main Street, proceeds North to Country Square Plaza Parking lot, Fireworks are on July 3rd, 2024 at Hebron Schools 9:20 in the evening, Call 219-996-6010 or 219-996-5634. click here

     HIGHLAND, July 3rd– July 6th 2024, Carnival rides, vendors, live music, food, much more, July 3rd Twilight parade. For FULL Entertainment Schedule, and  more info Click here

     HOBART:   Parade! Festival and Fireworks July 4th, 2024, Parade, Live Music, Festival, Fireworks, Parade is at 10am, Festival and fireworks in evening at Festival Park. Click here.

     LAPORTE 2024: Kiwanis 4th of JULY Parade & Fireworks, Parade is on July 4th: 10:00am  downtown LaPorte, One of the Largest parades in the stat of Indiana, lasts 2-3 hours for 2.5 miles hosted by Kiwanis. 219-363-9772   Click here. 

    LAKE STATION Parade: July 3rd, 2024 – 3pm; Parade lineup is at 2pm at Columbus Park Click here, Fireworks on July 4th, 2024 at Dusk at Riverview Park. Lake Station Fireworks,  Fireworks at dusk at Riverview park, Lake Station, Riverview Park, State Rd 51, 962-1700 or 962-2081. Click here.

     MERRILLVILLE July 4th Parade, 2024 July 4th, starts at 6600 Broadway heading south to 80th Place. Bring Chairs and line Broadway. Click here
     Hidden Lake park – July 4th Festival – July Explosion, July 4th, 2024 Fireworks, Vendors, Beer Trucks, Food Trucks, $10 per car, bring your own lawn chairs, Click here. Click HERE

   MICHIGAN CITY KIDDIE PARADE:  June 2nd 2024 Registration is that day at Noon at 4th and Washington Street. Always the Last Saturday in June. The parade route will begin at 11:00 with Judging at 1:00 at 7th and Franklin, hosted by the Michigan City Parks & Recreation Dept, 873.1506, www.michigancityparks.com
    MICHIGAN CITY FOURTH of JULY 4th FIREWORKS  fireworks at dusk, Come out and enjoy all of the 4th of JULY 4th 2024 with  festivities in beautiful  Washington Park, Michigan City Parks & Recreation. Patriotic Parade will be Saturday, June 29th, 2024 at 11am 873.1506, Click here  

    MUNSTER: JULY 4TH PARADES are at 2pm on July 4th, 2024, Begins at Fisher and Calumet at Community Park, proceeds north to Ridge Road and East to Munster Town Hall. Sponsored by: Munster Lions Club Have a safe holiday! Kiddie Parade is July 4th at 10am. starts at Foliage Ln and Oriole Dr ends at White Oak, www.munster.org
     MUNSTER JULY 4TH FIREWORKS –   July 3rd, 20246pm – 10pm,  JULY 3rd 2024, Fireworks, Show by Jamrose, Centennial park, 1005 Centernnial Dr., Fireworks at 9:15, gates open at 6pm, entertainment at 7:30pm, concessions, beer garden ($5 cover charge) Click here
     PORTAGE: JULY 4, 2024  –
Portage July 4th Parade & Festival, Parade line up is 8:30am, Parade will begin at 10:00 am. Festival will be at Founders Square and will begin at 5:00pm. Food vendors will be there and bands will begin at 6:00 pm and will play until 10:00 pm. Parade starts at Willowcreek Middle school, 6pm, food, live music and fireworks at dusk, free   Click here for more info 
     PORTER: JULY 4th, 2024  9am – 10pm, H
awthorne Park, Porter, 219- 921-1687.  Click here for more.

A fireworks show will be held at Rohrman Park to celebrate the 4th of July Every year the Schererville Parks and Recreation department hosts a fireworks show at Rohrman Park a few days prior to the 4th of July. The show starts at dusk. Those wishing to attend should try to come early. Bring chairs, blankets, and snacks. In the event the Fireworks show is cancelled due to weather, the time will be changed. 865-5530/ Click here.

     St John Freedom Fest: July 5th, 2024, 3pm – 10pm,  Fireworks, beer tent, food trucks, bouncy houses etc Click Here

     St. John’s Annual Kid’s parade is Saturday before the Festival – June 29th, 2024 at 9:30 am, at Prairie West Park, located at 93rd and West Oakridge in St. John, You can decorate your own bike, float, wagon wheelchair, scooter, walker and roller blades. Prizes awarded. Water Fun Provided by the St. John Fire Department, bake sale and free refreshments, Presented by the GFWC Women’s Club, See flyer for parade route, call Kim at 219-365-0979 for more info! Click here.  Becky Mateja Lombardini

    VALPARAISO July 4th Celebration:  July, 4th, 2024 The Valparaiso Parks Dept. is hosting a 4th of July Celebration,  including a 5K and 2K Lit’l Firecracker Run/Walk (with a staggered start for social distancing), Fireworks Following at Urschel Field,  Visit Here 

   WHITING: JULY 4th Parade is onJuly 4th 2024, Whiting Lakefront Park,  Fireworks on July 3rd at 10pm, Fireworks at 10pm, Click here. Parade is on July 4th at10am on Indianapolis Blvd and traveled down 119th street, Parade, Click here find out more about  Whiting, here.  

     SOUTH HAVEN JULY 4TH PARADE: 2024, The parade  take place on  July 4th at 11am.  Entrants will line-up at Saylor Elementary School (331 Midway Dr., Valparaiso IN  46385) at 11am. The parade route will begin at Saylor Elementary School and head west on Midway Drive to McCool Road, north on McCool Road to 750 N. and west on 750 N. to the American Legion Post 502 (479 W. 750 N, Valparaiso, IN  46385).  The review stand will be located at South Haven Elementary School (395 Midway Dr., Valparaiso, IN  46385).  Refreshments will be served and awards will be presented in the Legion Hall immediately following the parade. Call the Legion at 219-759-2121 and Download the parade entry form at 219.762.1623  www.portagetrustee.org.

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Highland Announces July 4th Festival Schedule

The Annual and popular July 4th Festival is held at Town Hall Main Square Park. There will be Art and craft booths, and food vendors along with live entertainment every day. In addition, there will be carnival rides, a parade, and live bands every day.
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Kiwanis July 4th Parade – Laporte Indiana

Preceded by the Annual Run for Riley and the recently added Kiwanis Kids Korner the 76th Annual 4th of July Parade hosted by Kiwanis Club of La Porte will take place on Monday, July 4th, 2022  at 10 a.m. Following the traditional route in uptown La Porte it will continue to travel west down Lincolnway from Tipton St. to Andrew Ave. 
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Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect the getaway for the weekend! Most of these venues have indoor arcades. You’ll want to visit Deep River Waterpark in the middle of Northwest Indiana, Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Zao Island Amusement Center in Valparaiso, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Fun Park (Schererville); Jaks Warehouse (Indoor Theme Park – Highland); Washington Park Zoo (Michigan City); Barker Mansion Museum (Michigan City) and the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore Parks!   Just to name a few! Every City has a Splash Pad or Public Pool too!

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Zao Island, Inmans’ Recreation Center, Jaks Warehouse, Sky Zone, and Crown Point Fun Center, and Zig E’s Funland. All of these centers have arcade games, family games, fun food, and more. Click here for more!
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Aquatic Play Center (Hammond), Wicker Park Memorial Splash Pad (Highland), Oasis Splash Pad (Michigan City), Central Park Plaza Splash Pad (Valparaiso), Heron Lake Splash Pad, Hub Municipal Pool (Crown Point), Founders Square Splash Pad (Portage), Splash Pad at Jeorse Park, just to name a few. CLICK HERE FOR HOURS, LOCATIONS AND COST.

   Spend your Independence Day Weekend celebrating July 4th in Northwest Indiana. From car showsand Festivalsto Concerts Craft Beer,Art & Craft Shows, these Northwest Indiana events will have you singing like Lee Greenwood before the day is done!
     Let us not forget tons of Fireworks at the Indiana Dunes and July 4th Parades! Folks might also like the live concerts and full fledged festivals honoring our nation’s birthday held for four full days in Dyer Indiana, Cedar Lake Indiana, and Michigan City Indiana.   We even have a Nationalization Ceremony in Hammond Indiana – how patriotic is that!


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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.