Independence Day is fast approaching, bringing with it everyone's favorite summer celebrations, featuring stunning, sparkling fireworks displays! Here's a look at where you can find Independence Day events throughout Morgan County, including three events featuring fireworks lighting up the skies. See below for a brief description of what you can expect from each event and check our event calendar listings for more details on these and other upcoming events in the area.
Thursday, July 1 - Paragon Speedway
Everyone's favorite dirt track oval, Paragon Speedway, is gearing up for a night of great racing plus a fireworks show! Tickets and pit passes for the July 1 event will be available at the gates. Racing that night will feature Sprints, Hornets and Midget Cup with fireworks beginning around 10 pm. General admission at the Paragon Speedway is $15 per person and Pit admission is $30 per person. Special event pricing may apply and is determined and released on a per event basis. Friday racing starts at 7:30 pm and Sunday racing begins at 6 pm.
Saturday, July 3 - City of Martinsville
This will be the second year for Martinsville's 4th of July Parade, presented by Spirit of '45 and the City of Martinsville. The parade will begin at 10 am. The parade route will travel north from the starting point of John R Wooden Middle School, following Sycamore Street to Washington Street, then south on Jefferson Street back to the middle school. The parade will feature first responders, health care professionals, and much more.
Saturday, July 3 - Madison Township Fire Dept.
Join the Madison Township Fire Department for their annual Freedom Celebration on July 3 from 4 to 10 pm. Held at the Fire Department on East Landersdale Road, this fun, family-friendly event will feature live music, kids' activities and of course, fireworks at dusk.
Sunday, July 4 - Brooklyn Kids Park
The Town of Brooklyn will present a fireworks display on Sunday, July 4 at the Brooklyn Kids Park on Centenary Road. Please park at the Brooklyn STEM Academy on Church Street and walk across the pedestrian foot bridge to access the park. Fireworks will begin at dusk.
Sunday, July 4 - Jimmy Nash City Park, Martinsville
Martinsville's annual live music and fireworks event will take place at Jimmy Nash City Park with live entertainment beginning at 4 pm, followed by fireworks at Jimmy Nash Park. Food trucks will be on hand and fireworks will begin at approximately 10 pm. Launched from atop the large hill inside the park, the aerial fireworks displays may be seen from many areas across the city. See the event listing on our calendar for a complete line up of performers.
Sunday, July 4 - Pioneer Park, Mooresville
Mooresville will present their annual fireworks show at Pioneer Park, featuring live music and food vendors in addition to fireworks at dusk. Music will begin at 6 pm and concessions will be available throughout the evening. This is a free community event and all ages are welcome.