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 several 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. 

Saturday, June 29 - Paragon Speedway Racing & Fireworks Extravaganza
Paragon Speedway is set to celebrate with a special Friday night of racing action, plus a fireworks celebration, on Friday, June 29. Hot laps begin at 6 pm; racing starts at 7 pm; fireworks will be at or after dusk. Family-friendly; kids under 10 are free with a paid adult admission. 

Thursday, July 4 - Spirit of '45 Martinsville 4th of July Parade
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.

Thursday, July 4 - 4th of July Cruise-in on the Square
This year, the 4th falls on a Thursday, and that means it's time for an even bigger, more exciting Cruise-in on the Square! All cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. The Groggy Goat Taproom will be open and serving up pizza by the slice and breadsticks and Los Reyes will be open with their regular menu. This special holiday edition of the Cruise-in will have a special, earlier start time at Noon and continue as long as vehicles are there. 

Thursday, July 4 - Live Entertainment & Fireworks, 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 6 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. No admission charged; bring your own seating. Performing this year will be Paul & McCartney, Split Rail, and GrooveSmash. 

Thursday, July 4 - Live Entertainment & Fireworks, 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. Bring your own seating. Performing this year will be Rose O'Neal, Two for the Show, and 90 Proof.  

Thursday, July 4 - Fireworks Display, Brooklyn Kids Park
The Town of Brooklyn will present a fireworks display on Thursday, 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. Concessions will open at 6 pm. Fireworks will begin at dusk. 

Saturday, July 6 - Madison Township Fire Dept. Freedom Festival
Join the Madison Township Fire Department for their annual Freedom Festival on July 6 this year, beginning at 1 pm. Held at the Fire Department on East Landersdale Road near Mooresville, this fun, family-friendly event will feature live entertainment, kids' activities, corn hole, a vehicle extrication demonstration, and of course, fireworks at dusk. 


Fireworks at Pioneer Park