2011 Indianapolis Fourth of July Events

The Canal Family Fest returns on July 4. This annual Independence Day celebration is a wonderful way for Indianapolis families on a budget to celebrate the holiday. All of the activities are free and a spectacular fireworks display is included in the evening. This event focuses on creating a fun atmosphere for Indianapolis families.

Eiteljorg Museum

The Eiteljorg Museum will be participating in the Canal Family Fest on July 4. To celebrate Independence Day, the museum will not be charging admission. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, you can explore the museum, which has an extensive collection of Western and Native American art. It also provides an opportunity to teach your children about different cultural aspects and the history of the United States. You can also participate in workshops and demonstrations. Starting at 4:30 p.m, your family can participate in the Independence Day celebrations.

The Eiteljorg Museum’s DeHaan Family Terrace will feature music, dancing and crafts. In addition, the Sky City Cafe will have a barbecue buffet. The DeHaan Family Terrace is a beautiful garden adjacent to the museum. The terrace is filled with sculptures and gorgeous landscaping. You can also stay to watch the fireworks because the terrace features a great view of the canal.

Concerts on the Canal

The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center will feature a special Concert on the Canal for Independence Day. On July 4, the Indianapolis Municipal Band will perform. In addition, Craig Brenner and the Crawdads will be featured. Admission to the concert is free, and guests are allowed to bring their own food. You can reserve a table for a fee or simply enjoy the event in the grass for free. The concert will include patriotic songs and marches.

Regions Bank Freedom Blast

The Regions Bank Freedom Blast is an annual tradition for Indianapolis families. It is one of the best fireworks displays for the Fourth of July. The fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. on top of the Regions Bank located in downtown Indianapolis. Admission is free. The fireworks can be seen miles away from downtown.

You should not be concerned about missing the Concert on the Canal. It should end before the Freedom Blast fireworks begin. This Independence Day, bring your entire family downtown to celebrate the holiday. There are many family activities available on the Fourth of July and enough variety to keep your children from getting bored. You can end the evening with a spectacular fireworks display.