Take off your aprons; turn off your smokers and save the spatulas for another holiday because the Fourth of July is one to celebrate outside of the traditional home setting.
You don’t have to fire up the grill this weekend or worry about pretending to like those side dishes company brings. Spend you holiday exploring the city with your friends and family, after all it is your day off.
A vast array of activities are planned throughout the city for the whole family to enjoy.
Run/walk for a cause
Start your day off on the right foot as you tour the streets of downtown in the 5th annual Firecracker 6 Mile Run/Walk. The event welcomes you to wear your best patriotic attire as you contribute to your overall health and fitness. Participants are able to start and end at the finish line located at the Indianapolis City Market. Stay after the race for food, music and prizes. Standard registration is $35 and $29 for active military. The race begins at 8 a.m. with late registration at 7:30 a.m.
Visit firecracker6.com to register.
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Stuff your face with chicken and biscuits
IndyFringe’s Fourth of July Picnic will be serving Jug’s fried chicken and biscuits on a traditional long dinner table for all ages to enjoy. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Massachusetts Avenue, food will be served and children will be entertained with games, music and magicians. Tickets can be purchased at the event: $20 for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for children age 5 and under.
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Get a 360-degree view of Indy
The Rooftop 4th of July Celebration at the Fountain Square Theatre will make you see the city in a whole new way. From 7 until 10 p.m. you will experience breathtaking 360-degree views from the Rooftop Garden. You are bound to have a good time as you enjoy a full course meal and drinks from End of the Line Public House restaurant and scenery of the annual downtown fireworks. Tickets are $75 and guests must be 21 years or older. For purchasing details call (317) 686-6010 ext 2, Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4p.m.
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Watch the sky turn red, white and blue
Downtown fireworks will be shooting from the Region’s Bank Tower at 10 p.m. while other activities are planned leading up to the show. Grab your blanket and claim your spot on the Indiana War Memorial grounds. At 6:30 p.m. children can enjoy face painting, games and food.
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Still not tired from Friday’s activities? Please your taste buds at the 3rd annual Taste of Indy. The Canal will be filled with live local music, family-friendly events and the best of all, food Saturday, July 5 at White River State Park. Starting at 10 a.m. you can enjoy Asian, Soul, Greek, Mediterranean, Cajun, Hispanic and American food all day long. Tickets can be purchased online in advance for $5 at tasteofindy.org and can also be bought at the gate for $7.