July 4, 1776 marks the date the Colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring our country independent from Great Britain and the rule of the British king. While celebrations took place at the White House starting in 1801, it wasn’t until almost 100 years later in 1870 when Congress made Independence Day an official unpaid holiday for federal employees. Later, in 1938, Congress changed Independence Day to a paid federal holiday. Since that time, 4th of July weekend has been a time for festivities like picnics, parades, parties and of course, fireworks!
How to Spend 4th of July in Indianapolis This Year
Downtown Indianapolis is the place to be for 4th of July this upcoming holiday weekend! Here are just a few of the 4th of July events and activities going on in and around Indy over the next several days:
Taste of Indy at Monument Circle
On Saturday, July 3rd, the Taste of Indy offers a chance for visitors to try a delectable assortment of cuisines from local Indianapolis restaurants. Not only that, but the event offers a wide variety of other activities, like live music, interactive chef demonstrations, a kids’ play area and more, all while enjoying the beautiful, historic location at Monument Circle.
Party on the Plaza at Indianapolis City Market
The Party on the Plaza is yet another family-friendly event held on July 4 that offers lawn games like corn hole and lawn checkers and sidewalk chalk, plus you’ll be able to reserve your seats early for the best views of the IPL Downtown Freedom Festival’s fireworks.
Area Fireworks Displays
The Freedom Festival isn’t the only option for viewing fireworks around Indy this holiday weekend! Click here for a list of venues where you can celebrate your patriotic spirit to the fullest this 4th of July in Indianapolis.
Happy 4th of July from Anew Home Health! We hope you have a safe, fun holiday! For more information about Anew Home Health, please click here.