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July 4 Celebrations in Indiana’s Most Patriotic Towns

If you’re looking to spend the 4th of July holiday a little differently this year, consider visiting some of Indiana’s most patriotic towns (which was determined exclusively by town name!)

Americus, Indiana, found along I-65 in Tippecanoe County, is quite small. But it is home to Wolfe’s Leisure Time Campground, and this spot has big plans for the 4th. A fireworks display is scheduled for Sunday, July 3. A bike and golf cart parade, bingo, horseshoes, and kids games are also scheduled. If camping’s not your thing, you can see the July 4 calendar of events in Tippecanoe County here.

Whitewater Memorial State Park

Liberty, Indiana is the county seat of Union County in the southeastern part of the state, and it’s also where you’ll find Whitewater Memorial State Park. There are a slew of fun activities planned throughout the July 4 weekend at this park, including concerts and crafts. The complete schedule is available here. All events are free of charge, except for admission to the park. There is also access to beautiful Brookville Lake from Whitewater Memorial.

And last but certainly not least, Patriot, Indiana may be home to only 202 people, but it sounds like they know how to do July 4 right! An old fashioned parade will kick off at 11 a.m., followed by a flag ceremony and balloon launch at Memorial Park (Third and Plum Streets). After the ceremony, bring a side dish to Harris Park (also off Third Street) for the community pitch-in (grilled meats will be provided). The pitch-in will include live music, karaoke and inflatable playground fun for the kids. All events are free and open to the public. Contact the Switzerland County Visitors Center for more information on the festivities.

Where do you like to celebrate July 4 around Indiana?

Photo courtesy of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

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