Fourth of July events planned to start Friday

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, celebrations will begin the weekend before around Bloomington. See below for details about firework displays in Monroe and Brown Counties and Bloomington’s Fourth of July Parade.

The City of Bloomington Fire Department and the Fire Prevention Bureau reminds Fourth of July revelers to practice safety over the week of celebrations. The following state laws regulate fireworks in Indiana: only individuals 18 years or older may purchase fireworks; in general, fireworks may be discharged on holidays from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. Otherwise, fireworks may be discharged from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; fireworks may be discharged only on the user’s personal property, the property of someone who has granted permission or at special discharge locations.

"We encourage everyone to follow all safety guidelines and fireworks laws, which are put in place to protect them from injuries. Fireworks are a big part of Independence Day celebrations for many of us, but they need to be used wisely and with proper supervision,” City Fire Prevention Officer Scott Smith said in a City of Bloomington press release.

Bloomington Speedway

Dusk, June 30, 2017, 5185 S Fairfax Rd, Bloomington

Admission is $15 for adults; kids 12 and under are free with an adult

Monroe County Fairground

10:00 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.), July 1 at 10:00pm, 5700 Airport Rd, Bloomington

Admission is free, donations welcomed

Brown County

Dusk, July 1, Brown County High School Football Field, 357 East Main Street, Nashville

Admission is free, donations welcomed

Lemon Lake

9:45 p.m., July 2, 7599 N. Tunnel Rd., Unionville

Admission is free

Monroe Lake

10 p.m., July 3, Fairfax State Recreation Area, 9301 S. Fairfax Rd.

Admission is $7 for vehicles with Indiana license plates, $9 for vehicles with out-of-state license plates

Fourth of July Parade

10 a.m., July 4

The parade begins at the corner of Seventh Street and Indiana Avenue, marches west to Walnut Street, north to Eighth Street, west to College Avenue, south to Kirkwood Avenue, east on Kirkwood Avenue, and ends at Indiana Avenue.

Admission is free


Dusky, July 4, Edgewood High School football field, 601 S. Edgewood Dr.

Admission is free, donations welcomed

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