The 4th of July is here once again and there are going to be events, parades and festivals all weekend!

The weather is supposed to be beautiful so it will be perfect to get out and have a great time in Northwest Indiana!

Have a look at some of the events, parades and celebrations going on in your area:

Lake County

Cedar Lake IN

Summerfest will kick off Friday, July 2nd for a 4 day run. The fest will have activities, 2 fireworks shows, a parade, food and so much more!

For more information, click HERE

Crown Point IN

Crown Point’s annual Fourth of July parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4th from the Taft Middle School, 1000 S. Main St., and will travel north on Main Street. There will be a fireworks show hosted by the Crown Point 4th of July Committee at dusk at the Lake County Fairgrounds.

For more information, click HERE

Gary IN

The Gary SouthShore RailCats will be host for fireworks this year at the U’S. Steel Yard. The Best of Motown is on tap for their Saturday celebration! The concert begins at 7:30 on Saturday July 3rd and musical lineup includes The Four Tops, The Reflections, The Temptations, The Connections and more. A Fireworks show will follow after the concert. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.

For more information: (219) 882-2555 or visit

Griffith IN

The Griffith Special Events Committee is sponsoring a town parade, which kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday which will start at Pine and Broad streets. The theme this year is a Salute to the American Heroes

For more information: (219) 924-2467 or visit


The city’s annual Independence Day celebration will be held on Sunday, July 4th in the Harrison Park located at Hohman Avenue and Waltham Street. Food, activities and music to begin at 2 p.m along with a patriotic music concert in the band shell at 5:15 with a naturalization ceremony at 6 hosted by the Library.

Highland IN

The 4ht annual 4th of July Festival will be held at the Main Square Park. The celebration is being put on by the Highland Council of Community Events will run through July 4th and is loaded with activities and events.  Admission is free.

For more information, click HERE

Hobart IN

Hobart Parade:  2 pm Starts Mundell Field – South to 3rd Street – East to Main Street – North to Old Ridge Road – West to Wisconsin Street – and South on Wisconsin Street back to Mundell Field.
Hobart Fireworks: 9:30 pm at Festival Park 76 East Old Ridge Road
Other Activities:
6:30 – 9:30 P.M. – Take Five Band Concert at Revelli Bandshell, Festival Park
For more information, click HERE or HERE

Lake Station IN

The annual parade in Lake Station starts off at 5 p.m. Saturday from Columbus Park, on 29th AV. and Clay Street, and runs east on 29th Av.. The parade will turn on DeKalb Street, then turn on to Central Av. and end at Pike Street.

A Fireworks celebration starts at dusk at the Riverview Park.

Merrillville IN

Saturday and Sunday – Ross Township’s annual Independence Day at Hidden Lake.

It includes a beer garden as well  other activities. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m both nights at the park, 6355 Broadway. Admission: $3 for cars, $5 for vans, and $10 for buses.

A parade starts at 11 a.m. Sunday starting at the Geisen Funeral Home, 7905 Broadway, and will head north on Broadway to 68th Place.

Munster IN

A Kiddie parade starts the Munster’s 2 day celebration on Saturday, July 3rd at 10:00 am at Oriole and Foliage streets and ending at White Oak and Elliot.

The 4th of July celebration will be loaded with entertainment, and so much more.

For more information, click HERE

Whiting IN

A parade starts at 12 noon on Sunday, July 4th which will travel down Indianapolis Blvd from 116th st. and ending at 119th st., to celebrate Whiting’s 91st anniversary. Fireworks at Lakefront park starting at 10:00 PM. More info at:

Porter County

Chesterton IN – Duneland

The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce will present the second annual Fireworks on the Lakefront, Friday July 2nd, at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

The fireworks display will start at 9:15 p.m. This event will is being hosted by the town of Porter with support from the towns of Chesterton and Burns Harbor.

For more information, click HERE

Hebron IN

The Hebron annual parade starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 3rd and runs from the Hebron High School and ends at the Town Square.

Fireworks starting at dusk at the Hebron High School

For more information: (219) 996-5811

Portage IN

A parade starts at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 3rd with activities and events starting at 5:00 pm. At Trumble Field located at 5962 Central Avenue. “Blue Plate Special” to perform live at 6 p.m. with fireworks starting at dusk.

For more information: (219) 762-5425

Valparaiso IN

The City of Valparaiso will kick off their 4th of July celebration at 7:00 pm on Sunday at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School (South parking lot). Entertainment provided by the Valparaiso High School band with fireworks starting at dusk.

For more information: (219) 462-5144

Share This Story!

continue reading

Related Posts