Independence Day | July 4 Activities, Fireworks, Observances and Closings in (and around) Cass County, Indiana

Last Updated on July 6, 2024 by 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.

When is it ok to light fireworks?

Find info about state and local regulations for fireworks here.

When are the fireworks displays in 2024?

We’ll update the list below as communities announce their July 4 plans. Scroll down for more detailed info on events.

JULY 3, 2024
Twelve Mile

JULY 4, 2024
Logansport
Walton
Delphi
Flora
Lake Manitou (Rochester)

JULY 5, 2024
Burlington
Rochester

JULY 6, 2024
Wally and Ollys in Logansport

See our list of Holiday Events in Cass County.

See the full lists of upcoming events we know about on our calendar websites:

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TWELVE MILE 500 & INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND EVENTS

Wednesday, July 3
Cornhole tournament and 3 on 3 basketball tournament followed by fireworks. | More info

Thursday, July 4
Registration 7 a- 8:45 a.m.
Qualification 9 a.m.
Town Parade 11:30 a.m.
Action Racing 1 p.m.
Briggs Race, Briggs Beginner Race and Modified Race

Friday, July 5
USLMRA Nationals I
Registration 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Tech 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Drivers meeting 4 p.m.
Practice 4:30 p.m.
Heats 5:30 p.m.
Main 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 6
USLMR Nationals II
Racers Breakfast 9-10:30 a.m.
Tech 9-10:30 a.m
Drivers Meeting 10:45 a.m.
Practice 11 a.m.
Heats 12 p.m.
Mains 1:30 p.m.

The price for the race is $10 for all 3 days or $5 per day.

PER TWELVE MILE 500 FACEBOOK PAGE: On July 3rd the fireworks will be launched from same place as last year due to restrictions and public safety. There is plenty of room in the northwest corner of park around Moss Fertilizer and at community building to enjoy the fireworks!!! Bring a chair, blanket ,beverages enjoy responsibly. Please pick up trash and thank the many volunteers who try celebrating our country and community. If anyone would like to volunteer helping please do so.
This image was shared in 2022. Fireworks will be shot from the black X.
The “do not cross” line is south of the buildings at Moss Fertilizer in Twelve Mile.
Best viewing is in the grass area on the northwest side of the park, the old railroad bed, Community Building and south parking area of Moss Fertilizer.
Lower display shells will not be visible in town or lower in the park.
800 E. will be closed north of SR 16 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on July 3.


WALTON

14th annual Walton 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, June 29 at 8 a.m.
5K, 1-Mile Walk, Competitive 5K Walk and/or Free Firecracker Run (500 Meters for ages 11 and Under). All proceeds go to the Lewis Cass Girls Cross County Program and the Haley Begley Scholarship. | More info

Walton July 4 Parade
Thursday, July 4 at 2 p.m.
Parade entries can be made by contacting Carol Woolever @765-432-0945 or email @ woolevercarol7@gmail.com. Lineup begins at 1 p.m. on July 4 in the Lewis Cass parking lot. Please follow parade workers instructions. Parade route is 218 to 35 to Angler and to Maple and return to school. | More info

Walton Community Car Show
Thursday, July 4, 2024
Registration 3-6 p.m. / Awards at 8 p.m.
More info

Lewis Cass Band Fish
July 4 from 4-7 p.m. at Walton Christian Church
More info

Walton Fireworks

Per Walton Main Street post on Facebook:

Walton July 4 fireworks will take place even if it’s raining, but not if lightning is occurring. According to Hoosier Fireworks Guy, this year’s main show will have to be fired manually. Unfortunately this will exclude the 24 inch shell from the show which has to be fired electronically.

The Lewis Cass parking lot and the practice football field to the west are the best locations for viewing. A special treat is planned as part of the finale this year. A 24-inch shell will be shot northwest of the bulk of the show. Look that direction after the regular finale for the streaming sparks as it rises. It will contain a multitude of colors. To their knowledge, it will be the largest fireworks shell ever shot in Cass County.

Fireworks are not allowed on Lewis Cass High School property. Please be respectful of those around you and pick up any trash you may have dropped. Trash cans will be located throughout the parking lot.

More info


LOGANSPORT

The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department has organized their annual 4th of July festivities and fireworks display for Thursday, July 4, 2024 in the Logansport Parks.

Dykeman Park Golf Course’s annual “4th of July SHAMBLE”, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Signup is online: https://forms.office.com/r/nC9BB5Zbv6 or in the clubhouse. Deadline is July 2 @5:00 p.m.

The Splash Pad at Muehlhausen Aquatic Center will open at 10:00 a.m. Muelhausen Pool will open to the public from 12-6 p.m. Join in the fun with water/team races, gift baskets and raffles, sidewalk chalk, super soakers, and hula hoops. Kona Ice will also be at the Muehlhausen Aquatic Center from Noon – 5 p.m.

The Schedule of events at Riverside Park are as follows:
Vendor setup…………………………………2 p.m.
Celebration starts …………………………5 p.m.
Old-fashioned Family Games…………5 p.m.
Water Soaker Challenge………………..6 p.m.
Preston McCabe Performance….….6-7:30 p.m.
“Almost There” Performance……….8 -10 p.m.
National Anthem by Elijah Bault……10:05 p.m.
Fireworks Show…………………………….10:10 p.m.

Event Vendors include:
Kona Ice
Miguelito’s Food Truck
Young America Lion’s Club-ice cream
Ol’ Poppy’s Kettle Corn and Pork Skins
Coleen Ehase-jewlery
Brad’s BBQ
Julie Moore-Face painting
Bob-O-Link – cotton candy
Will Halsne – 3D Printed Art

Please keep in mind 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 & Race Streets as well as 10th Street & Riverside Drive to check for handicap placards. Limited parking is available in the Vibrant Events parking lot until it is full.

The Parks Department has issued these friendly reminders:

  • Please leave your pets at home;
  • No personal fireworks are allowed inside the park;
  • As always, alcohol is not permitted in the park.
  • Smoking stations will be located in the park, and we request smokers please utilize designated areas.

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

CAROUSEL: The Cass County Dentzel Carousel will be open from 1-9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.


TELEVISED HOLIDAY EVENTS

NATIONAL ARCHIVES: On Thursday, July 4, 2024, the National Archives will celebrate the 248th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with its traditional in-person Fourth of July program featuring musical performances and family activities. The 10 a.m. ceremony will be livestreamed on the National Archives YouTube channel and on the US National Archives Facebook page. 

A CAPITOL FOURTH: The 44th annual edition of A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on PBS, welcomes back iconic actor and television host Alfonso Ribeiro to host and perform on America’s National Independence Day celebration with all-star musical and patriotic performances from pop, country, R&B, classical and Broadway artists. Our country’s 248th birthday party will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks show over our nation’s capital. America’s longest-running live national July Fourth TV tradition will air on PBS and stream on YouTube and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth on Thursday, July 4, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. ET. | More info

MACY’S FIREWORKS: Fans nationwide will have a front row seat to “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks” by tuning into NBC or streaming on Peacock® at 8-10 p.m. ET/PT, 7-9 p.m. CT/MT. An encore presentation of the show will also air at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. | More info


CLOSINGS

We’ll update this list as info is received. If you have a closing to report, you can text the info to 574-721-4636 or email contact@cassnetwork.com.

Logansport Trash Pickup: Republic Service will not run on Thursday, July 4 due to it being Independence Day. Thursday’s trash route will be picked up on Friday, and Friday’s pickup will be on Saturday. | See the schedule here.

Galveston: Trash will be picked up this week on Saturday. Town Hall will be closed Monday, July 1 and Thursday, July 4, 2024.

Royal Center: Royal Center Utilities office will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5, 2024. Trash pickup for the town of Royal Center will be Saturday, July 6, 2024.

Walton: Trash pick up will be Friday instead of Thursday due to the holiday this week.
Please be sure to place the carts 3 to 4 feet apart for easy pickup. Also make sure to set your trash out Thursday night 07/04 or Friday morning 07/05 before 4:00 a.m. due to heat, they will be starting sooner!

Cass County Government Building The Cass County Government Building will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5, 2024 in observance of Independence Day.

Logansport City Building will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Logansport Utilities’ offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Normal business hours will resume on Friday, July 5, 2024

Cass Area Transit: Cass Area Transit will be closed on Thursday July 4 for Independence Day. There will be no City Bus or scheduled rides on that day. The Cass County Council on Aging office at 115 South 6th Street will also be closed on July 4; rides should be scheduled and passes or tokens purchased by Wednesday July 3. The office will reopen and bus service will resume on Friday, July 5.

Cass County Recycling District: The Solid Waste warehouse will be closed Thursday July 4 and Friday July 5, 2024 in observance of Fourth of July holiday.

Logansport Memorial Hospital: Because most of our staff and physician offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, please plan to use the ER Entrance to come in if you need to be at Logansport Memorial Hospital for any reason.

Express Medical Center will have limited holiday hours on Thursday, July 4 from 10 am – 4 pm. As a reminder, you do not need an appointment for walk-in care or a minor emergency at Express Medical Center.

The top-level parking deck at Logansport Memorial Hospital will close on Thursday, July 4 at 6 a.m. for safety and security purposes. It will re-open on Friday, July 5 for employees to use once again.

In addition, the LMH Foundation’s River Bluff Trail and Hervey Preserve will be closed on Thursday, July 4 starting at 5 p.m., for the Logansport Park’s Department Independence Day Celebrations.
To ensure that everyone has a safe holiday weekend, we are asking that all individuals follow both the parking garage and trail closures to allow the city the appropriate time to set up for the evening’s festivities. The trail will reopen Friday, July 5 and activity can resume as normal.

U.S. Postal Service will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024 in observance of Independence Day and there will be no mail pickup or delivery.

Indiana BMV: All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle (BMV) branches will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2024 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Friday, July 5. For a complete list of branch locations and hours, to complete an online transaction, or to find a 24-hour BMV Connect kiosk near you visit IN.gov/BMV.

Banks: Check with your bank for their schedule.

Emmaus: All Emmaus facilities will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2024

Cass County Family Y: Open Wednesday July 3rd 4:30 a.m.-9 p.m. NO LATE NIGHT; closed Thursday, July 4, 2024; Friday July 5th 4:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Businesses: Some restaurants and retail businesses are closed for the holiday or for the holiday weekend. If you have plans to shop or eat at a specific place, check their social media or confirm with them for updates! If you’re a local business and would like us to add your holiday closure to this list, please text 574-721-4636.

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