A Guide to Celebrating Independence Day 2018 With Your Neighbors, Friends and Community
A great Independence Day celebration can be a happy accident.
Or it can be a HUGE undertaking, taking months of planning, a monumental budget and careful attention to every detail…
But whether it’s a spontaneous neighborly get-together sparked by a fence-side chat or one that you (and maybe your family and friends) have been eagerly anticipating for months, however you’re celebrating the 4th, it won’t feel complete without one or more of the traditional components…
- Festivities & Fireworks
Even if you’ve celebrated a traditional Independence Day as far back as you remember, here’s an up-to-date refresher with some helpful tips and a guide to local festivals and celebrations.
Get ready…it’s going to be one of the best celebrations ever!!
It just makes sense, doesn’t it? We’re honoring the birthday of our country.
Our Flag should be waving everywhere!!
Well, almost everywhere…
Our Flag is not only the symbol of our country, but of all who fought and died for our freedom
When Old Glory is displayed, it should be done with respect
Most of us know it should never touch the ground…or be used as a piece of clothing…but could you be unwittingly breaking the rules without even knowing it?
ANYTHING you can fix on a grill
Homemade Ice Cream
And these are just a few traditional dishes that come to mind. (Are you hungry yet)
Whenever there’s a celebration, there’s just got to be good food…and plenty of it!
But maybe you’re tired of the same old thing, or just want a new twist on some solid staples?
Well known for it’s down home recipes, Country Living suggest some mouth-watering twist to the traditional fare in it’s epic post
The Festivals & Fireworks
Carnivals, races, games and concerts – there is no shortage of fun and entertainment around here to round out your holiday.
But the day wouldn’t be complete without the grand finale…
Who doesn’t get excited with the loud explosions and beautiful colors of the traditional fireworks display.
In your own back yard or spread over the sky, you can’t help but wish the beautiful and magnificent display of showering sparks would never end…
And with each explosion echoing through the night, the phrase from our National Anthem sings out from the past
“The rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there…”
May our Flag forever wave!
A Guide To Local Celebrations.
Here is a complete run-down of the many opportunities to join in celebrating Independence Day with your neighbors, friends and community.
And as a reminder, please use fireworks safely and responsibly by following these tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety
Tuesday – July 3rd
Anderson Independence Parade and Community Celebration; downtown parade, 7 p.m.; carnival games, zipline, Ninja station, games for kids at Athletic Park; Corey Cox entertaining from Athletic Park, 8:30 p.m.; fireworks at dusk, Athletic Park.
Chesterfield fireworks, 9 p.m., Anderson Municipal Airport, Indiana 32.
Wednesday – July 4th
Fourth at the Falls Celebration & Parade hosted by Main Street Pendleton, 4-11 p.m., Falls Park, Pendleton.
Fire It Up On The Fourth, concert by The Duke Boys, followed by fireworks at dusk, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, 4500 Dan Patch Circle.
4th of July Figure 8 Madness, fireworks at dusk, Anderson Speedway, 1311 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Anderson.
Yorktown 4th of July Fireworks Festival in Morrow’s Meadow!
8am- Four for the Fourth 4 mile race!
2pm- Cardboard & Duct Tape Boat race (show up with your boat for judging at 1:30pm at the boat launch in Morrow’s Meadow)
Chesterfield’s 4th of July parade, noon.
Alexandria Fireworks, dusk, Alexandria Monroe Intermediate School parking lot, 308 W. 11th St., Alexandria.