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 fireworks lighting up the skies above Morgan County this summer, and what you can expect from each event. There will be restrictions in place at all events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All attendees are asked to practice appropriate social distancing and other safety measures such as frequent hand washing. All events listed below have been confirmed at this time, but things change quickly these days, so be sure to check back closer to the event dates.
Thursday, July 2 - 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 will be available at the gates. Pit Gate opens at 4 pm; Main Gate opens at 5 pm. General admission is $20 per person and kids age 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission (Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for kids). Racing will feature Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers and Hornets. Fireworks begin at dark.
Saturday, July 4 - Martinsville
Martinsville's annual 4th of July festivities will kick off with a brand new event. A Fourth of July Parade, hosted by Indiana Spirit of '45 and the City of Martinsville, 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, recent new graduates from Martinsville High School and more. The annual live music and fireworks will take place this year at two separate locations - with live entertainment beginning at 3 pm at the grass lot adjacent to the Art Sanctuary at Jefferson and Pike Streets, followed by fireworks at Jimmy Nash Park. Food trucks will be on hand for the concerts which will feature local and regional favorites. Fireworks begin at approximately 10 pm at the park, which will be open to walk in foot traffic only so that the parking area can be used for additional space to allow for social distancing. Launched from atop the large hill inside the park, the aerial fireworks displays may be seen from many areas across the city.
Saturday, July 4 - Pioneer Park, Mooresville
Mooresville will present their annual fireworks show from Pioneer Park, however, the park will not be open to spectators to avoid drawing a large crowd. Live music and food vendors will return next year, but for now, spectators are encouraged to avoid forming large crowds at any location this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fireworks show should be visible from several locations around town, but the park itself will close at 6 pm on July 4. No spectators will be allowed inside the park for the fireworks show.