Fireworks in Indiana
Fireworks in Indiana
Indiana is a great state in the Midwest, known as the ‘Crossroads of the Midwest.’ Indiana Fireworks have long been a tradition in the state and there are many great locations, from big city to small town, to take in firework shows during nearly every holiday and season of the year. The state loves sports, not only basketball (go Hoosiers!) and visiting a college, minor-league or professional team could always end with a perk – a post game Indiana fireworks show. Young and old alike enjoy coming together as a community and celebrating this great state with many memorable pyrotechnic extravaganzas.
Get ready for a big bang in Indiana for Independence Day. Indianapolis hosts great Indiana firework shows including the Regions Bank Freedom Blast on the Fourth of July. The approximate 20 minute firework can be seen from downtown or even from the Indianapolis Indians game at Victory Field. Fireworks are shot off from the top of the 36-story Regions Bank, the third tallest in the city, making it a prime launching site for all sorts of magnificent fireworks that can be seen for miles away. Another great Independence Day firework can be found at White River State Park near downtown Indianapolis where a display of dazzling bursts embellish the sky over Canal Walk. In Fort Wayne, 4th of July fireworks can be found after the Tin Caps baseball game or at the Cathedral Choir’s annual ‘Salute to America!’ concert downtown. In Evansville, patriotic citizens head out to the Evansville firework show on the riverfront, usually more than 50,000 attend.
Getting ready for the holidays, then head downtown to check out the festive decorations and then watch the firework show shot off at Park View Field for the Fort Wayne Night of Lights. In Columbus, the QMIX Christmas Musical Fireworks choreographed to popular holiday tunes and is held after the Columbus Festival of Lights parade. In Brazil, Indiana, there is a Christmas celebration called ‘Christmas in the Park’ that features all the good old-fashioned entertainment of the season such as visits from Santa, tree decorating, crafts, food and more. One highlight of the event is the ‘Gift of Christmas Firework Show’ that is also preceded by a lighted Christmas parade. End the year in Indianapolis with New Year’s Eve fireworks shot off over Monument Circle downtown.
Sports stadiums, fields and tracks offer plenty of chance to take in firework shows; the Indianapolis Indians have post-game firework festivities as do, occasionally, some of the other minor league teams – check out the schedules for the Fort Wayne TinCaps, South Bend Silver Hawks, Gary SouthShore Rail Cats and the Evansville Otters. Even the Indianapolis Colts professional football team which plays indoors at Lucas Oil Stadium sometimes feature fireworks after an exciting touchdown. As home to the NFL’s Super Bowl in 2012, it’s a pretty safe bet to assume there will be some great fireworks around Lucas Oil Stadium. At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the famed Indy 500, there are quite a few opportunities to take in dazzling displays long after the last car has made its final lap. For example, “IMS After Dark” is held in conjunction with a motorcycle race on the track that includes a party after the sun goes down along with other fan attractions such as fireworks. Also, another event at the track, the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, also features celebratory fireworks.
If you are looking for more information on fireworks in the Indiana area, contact the local visitor’s center. The Visit Indiana is an online resource for both tourists and residents to obtain the latest area information on state happenings. You’ll find everything you need to know about arts and culture, sporting events, entertainment and any firework shows that might be happening around the area.