America the Beautiful

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    The parade will begin at the corner of 16th and Harrison Streets and will travel south on 16th Street to Logan Street; west on Logan to 9th Street; north on 9th to Monument Street; and east on Monument to 16th Street, where it will end.
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    During the 2014 parade, girls from The Pink Slipper Dance Studio clap to music playing from the float. (File photos)
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    Valerie and Cody Wilson enjoy a cool slushy and a break from 2014’s activities.
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    Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt hands out miniature American flags along the route during 2014’s parade.
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    Buddy Whitacre waves to the crowd during the 2014 parade. (File photo)

Noblesville Fireworks Festival and parade celebrate Independence Day

By Anna Skinner

Any in attendance at the Noblesville Fireworks Festival on the Fourth of July can expect a plethora of events, music and a parade from 5 to 10 p.m.

Beginning at 5 p.m. at 16th and Harrison Streets, Grand Marshall Steve Nation, Hamilton County’s Honorable Superior Court #1 judge, and his grandson, Michael Bennett, will be riding in a Hare Chevrolet convertible to lead the parade of marching bands, organizations, sports teams, businesses and more through the streets of downtown Noblesville.

Immediately after the parade has come to an end, the crowd is welcome to migrate to the Noblesville High School campus, where an abundance of activities will be available throughout the evening. Including face painters, balloon artists, inflatable games, a rock climbing wall, a photo booth, carnival activities, food vendors and more, the activities will wind down at 10 p.m. for guests to enjoy the annual fireworks show.

“We try to improve every year upon the activities we provide the community with,” said Robert Herrington, public affairs manager for the City of Noblesville. “Each year we’ve been seeing more people in attendance. We’ve got a lot of fun activities planned we think the community will enjoy.”

After an absence of the activities, the Fourth of July celebrations returned to Noblesville in 1997 and have been happening ever since. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed, and all volunteers receive a free meal and a raffle ticket for a volunteer-only raffle.

Other local festivities

Cicero
What: Lights Over Morse
When: Noon, July 2 to 10 p.m., July 4
Where: Downtown Cicero and Community Park
Details: Drawing more than 10,000 each year, guests of this year’s Lights Over Morse festival will see Next Degree, an Indianapolis-based party band, in addition to more than 20 attractions and events throughout the town. To drive around to each attraction, Professional Golfcart Corporation will be renting golf carts (reserve by calling 765-352-8156, ext. 312). To see a complete list of events and activities, visit www.lightsovermorselake.com/events.html.
Website: www.lightsovermorselake.com

Sheridan
What: Parade and Celebration
When: 10:30 a.m. (parade) and dusk (fireworks), July 4
Where: Biddle Memorial Park, 610 E. 10th St.
Details: Parade registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. at Sheridan High School, where the parade begins. The parade ends at Biddle Memorial Park, followed by vendors and activities.
Website: http://bit.ly/1BrzPrO

 

SCHEDULE
4 p.m. – Parade check-in at 16th and Harrison Streets
5 p.m. – Parade – America the Beautiful
6 p.m. – Fourth of July Festival begins at the Noblesville High School Campus, 18111 Cumberland Road.
10 p.m. – Festival ends. Fireworks begin.

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

  • Food vendors will be open and serving until 10 p.m.
  • All events, games and activities are free for everyone.
  • Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after.
  • No fireworks, sparklers, alcohol or smoking are permitted on school grounds.

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