“This year, we can celebrate our country’s independence, our city’s bicentennial, and our continued comeback from the COVID-19 pandemic, powered by more and more residents choosing to get vaccinated,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett.

The “new normal” is about to explode in red, white and blue over Downtown. The Annual Downtown 4thof July Fireworks are back!

To celebrate Independence Day in a year this big, we needed the help from several friends. Visit Indy immediately stepped up. Followed by the Indianapolis Fire Department, Stenz Corp., pyrotechnic experts, and many city leaders and civic organizations. Thanks to them, we’re bringing back this honored tradition #BackDowntownIndy for our residents and visitors. And while some details have changed, this will still be the spectacular fireworks display you’ve come to know and love.

“This is great news for our community as we continue the #BackDowntownIndy campaign,” said Sherry Seiwert, president of Downtown Indy, Inc. “Clearly, Downtown’s recovery has been our primary focus to reengage residents and visitors to the vibrancy of our urban core. Working with Visit Indy and city leaders have brought us to this moment. Fireworks on the Fourth in the heart of Downtown for all to enjoy is the perfect summer.”


  • NEW LOCATION: The office building at 500 N. Meridian Street.
    The fireworks used to be launched from Regions Tower but will increased residential growth in Downtown, we had to find a new, safe site.
  • Start time: The fireworks start at 10 p.m. on July 4. The show will be accompanied by popular patriotic and themed music aired on B105.7 and 97.1 Hank FM and last 21 minutes.
  • Best viewing options: Military Park; east end of IUPUI; portions of the Downtown Canal Walk; and some of properties managed by the Indiana War Memorial Commission, such as American Legion Mall.
  • Plan Ahead: Streets around the 500 N. Meridian office building will be closed to all traffic before the show and immediately after, including Meridian, Michigan, Illinois and New York streets.  Meter parking is free on July 4 but again, assume that many of the meters surrounding the launch site will not be available.


Visit Indy is the proud presenting sponsor for the Downtown Indianapolis July 4th fireworks. Make it a long weekend and enjoy great hotel savings.




The Indiana Donor Network is the proud sponsor of the firework’s finale.
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Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy agreed: “As more people become vaccinated, we know there’s growing demand for visitors to travel with friends and family. Having a long, holiday weekend that includes Indiana’s biggest and best fireworks will give visitors another reason to visit Indy.”