Independence Day 2021 Activities, Observances and Closings in Cass County, Indiana

Last Updated on July 5, 2021 by Cass County Online / Cass County Communication Network

Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States, marking the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

July 4, 2021 (the legal public holiday for Independence Day), falls on a Saturday. For most Federal employees, Monday, July 5, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes.

On June 30, Governor Eric J. Holcomb directed that flags in Indiana should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, June 12, 2021 in honor and remembrance of former Indiana First Lady, Pat Whitcomb.

WHEN IS IT OK TO LIGHT FIREWORKS?

Find info about state and local regulations for fireworks HERE.

INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS

IN TWELVE MILE:

Friday, July 2
4 p.m. – USLMRA (United States Lawnmower Racing Association) Heat Races
7 p.m. USLMRA Main Event
$10 admission for USLMRA events
Concessions available in the park

Saturday, July 3
3 on 3 basketball tournament
4 p.m. Junior High Division
6 p.m. Open Division
4 p.m. USLMRA Heat Races
7 p.m. USLMRA Main Event
$10 admission for USLMRA events
8:30 p.m. FREE Popcorn and water at the Community Building
Concessions available in the park
Fireworks at Dusk at Plank Hill Park

Sunday, July 4
9 a.m. Community Church Service at the Community Building
10-11 a.m. Parade lineup
11:30 – Parade Start Time
1:30 First Lawnmower Race


IN WALTON

JULY 3: Independence Day 5K | Details

JULY 4: Lewis Cass Band Elephant Ears from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Administration Building, then high school parking lot prior to fireworks
Parade at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 4.
Walton Fire Department Car Show: Registration at 4 p.m., Car Show from 4-8 p.m.
Lewis Cass Band Fish Fry at Walton Christian Church from 4-7 p.m.
Fireworks at Dusk – Parking along highways 218 and 35 and Lewis Cass High School

REMINDER for those traveling between Logansport and Walton: U.S. 35 is closed between C.R. E 400 S and C.R. S 600 E.


IN LOGANSPORT

The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has organized their annual 4th of July festivities and fireworks display for Sunday July 4, 2021 at Riverside Park.This year there are a few changes to parking and traffic control for the event.

Dentzel Drive will be closed to the general public and all parking along Riverside Drive will be handicap parking only. There will be traffic control officers at 10th Street & Race Street as well as 10th Street & Riverside Drive to check for handicap placards. Homeowners that only have access from Riverside Drive will also be screened and allowed to access their homes.There will be a drop off location at the checkpoints for individuals and families that do not wish to walk or use the shuttle service.Free parking lots with shuttle services are located at 5thStreet & North Street as well as6th Street & High Street, please look for the banners. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from 4 p.m. –11:30 p.m. Shuttle service will be pause during the fireworks show.

The Schedule of events are as follows:

Celebration Starts………………………………2 p.m.

Water Balloon Fight(for ALL ages)..……4:30 p.m.

Softball Game……………………………….5–6:30 (Logan Lovelies vs. Logan Lumberjacks)

Tracy Boucher Performance……..6:30 –7:30 p.m.

Counter.Point Performance……………8–10 p.m.

Singing of the National Anthem………..10:05p.m.

Fireworks Show……………………………………..10:15 p.m.

Vendors for the event include:

•U–Know Pizza and Sandwich Shop

•Black Dog Coffee

•La Fiesta

•Kona Ice

•Brad’s BBQ

•Young America Lions Club

•Union Pomona Grange

Those with questions may contact the Logansport Parks& Recreation Department’s office at 574–753–6969 or parksinfo@cityoflogansport.org for further clarification.


OTHER HOLIDAY EVENTS:

JULY 4

NATIONAL ARCHIVES: The National Archives marks the 245th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with its traditional Fourth of July program both online and in person! Highlights include welcoming remarks by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, a variety of educational and family-friendly interactive programs with historical figures and Archives educators, and a lively, patriotic reading ceremony emceed by journalist Soledad O’Brien. All July 4th activities are free and open to the public. The full schedule can be found at www.archivesjuly4.org.

A CAPITOL FOURTH: The 41st annual A CAPITOL FOURTH, America’s Independence Day celebration on PBS, returns hosted by multi-platinum recording artist and star of television, film and the Broadway stage Vanessa Williams.  Planning has been underway for many months for A CAPITOL FOURTH to be a pre-recorded show due to the pandemic with a live fireworks presentation, in lieu of the traditional live concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  The nation’s 245th birthday celebration will feature Williams hosting and performing from Washington, D.C.  All-new pre-taped performances from locations across the country will feature top stars from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway.  Capping off the concert broadcast will be live coverage of the fireworks display over our nation’s iconic skyline captured by multiple cameras stationed around the city. The concert will honor men and women of our military and their families for their contributions to our nation and their dedication to service, which exemplifies the American ideals we celebrate on the Fourth of July. The 41st annual broadcast of A CAPITOL FOURTH airs on PBS Sunday, July 4, 2021 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.  The program can also be heard in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide, and will be streaming on Facebook, YouTube and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth and available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4 to July 18, 2021.

MACY’S FIREWORKS: America’s biggest Independence Day celebration is back, live from New York City as the 45th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® ignites the night. On Sunday, July 4th at approximately 9:25 p.m., Macy’s (NYSE:M) will commence a jaw dropping pyrotechnic salute to American bravery and optimism in an incomparable barrage of color, light, shape and sound. This year’s Macy’s Fireworks show will launch more than 65,000 shells and effects from five barges positioned on the East River centered in midtown, delighting New York City spectators and a nationwide television audience. Spectators from coast-to-coast will also have a front row view of the pyro in the sky by tuning to NBC’s national broadcast of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (8-10 p.m. ET/PT, 7-9 p.m. CT/MT, check local listings). The nation’s No. 1 Independence Day special will also feature performances from some of music’s brightest stars including Black Pumas, Coldplay, OneRepublic, Reba McEntire, and more.


CLOSINGS

LOGANSPORT MUNICIPAL UTILITIES offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.

TRASH PICKUP: City of Logansport reports that trash pickup should not be affected by the holiday.

CASS COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDING on 4th Street will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021.

RIVER BLUFF TRAIL & HERVEY PRESERVE: The River Bluff Trail and Hervey Preserve will be closed on Sunday, July 4thstarting at 7:00 pm,for the Logansport Park’s Department Independence Day Celebrations. To ensure everyone has a safe holiday weekend, we are asking that all individuals follow this closure to allow the city the appropriate time to set up for the evening’s festivities. The trail will reopen Monday, July 5th and activity can resume as normal.

INDIANA BMV: All branches will be closed Saturday, July 3 through Monday, July 5 in observance of the Independence Day holiday and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, July 6.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.