July 4th: Guide to fireworks shows around the River City!

Fireworks galore!

Firework shows have been going on for quite some time. In this country, our firework shows during the Fourth of July celebrations can be downright legendary.  But do you know what all goes into some of your favorite shows? And more specifically, do you know where a firework’s colors actually come from?

Well, long story short, a lot of different things can determine a firework’s colors. To find out more about how that works, and to learn a little more about the history, watch the video!


Fireworks shows in the Tri-State:

INDIANA

Dubois County

  • Huntingburg – July 4: Red, White & Blue Night at the Bombers Game at League Stadium in Huntingburg, IN. Enjoy a baseball game followed by fireworks. Game starts at 7:00 PM.
  • Patoka Lake – July 6: Thunder Over Patoka fireworks start at dark. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, refreshments.

Gibson County

  • Princeton – July 4: Gates open at 6:00 PM at the Gibson County Fairgrounds. The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at dusk. Admission for parking inside the fairgrounds – $2.00/vehicle. Food will be available. 709 N. Embree St., Princeton Indiana 47670

Posey County

  • Mount Vernon – July 6: Fireworks shoot off at dusk on the riverfront. Enjoy a Jazz Band at 7 PM and food vendors. Rain date is scheduled for the following day.

Spencer County

  • Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival– July 7: Rockport City Park. Fireworks begin after sunset. Festival begins at noon. (Car show, live music, kids activities, and more)
  • Holiday World – At the closing of each Friday night starting June 28 through July 26 (weather permitting), Holiday World will present a colorful Friday Night Fireworks show set to themed music. Holiday World will also host a 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4.

Vanderburgh County

  • Evansville – July 4: Fireworks on the Ohio- Food trucks and vendors available at 6:00 PM. New this year is pre-show activities.  Fireworks shoot off on the riverfront.

Warrick County

  • NewburghRESCHEDULED to August 31: Historic Newburgh Fireworks and Evening in the Park. Evening in the Park begins at the Old Lock and Dam Park at 5:00 PM where there will be food, a beer garden, and community convert by Old Dam Band Concert at 7:00 PM. Fireworks start at 9:00 PM.
  • Boonville – July 4: Fireworks at Scales Lake- Fireworks start at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per carload.

KENTUCKY

Daviess County

  • Owensboro Convention Center – July 4: 2019 Annual 4th Fest Celebration at the Owensboro Convention Center will be free and open to the public from 6 – 9 pm. There will be games, bounce houses, a rock wall, and more activities for kids to enjoy. 4th Fest at the Owensboro Convention Center begins with free activities for families at 4:00 PM. Reserved seating and meal packages are available for purchase. The fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm.
  • Owensboro Downtown Riverfront – July 4: The All American Fourth of July Celebration will take place on Owensboro’s Downtown Riverfront. There will be food vendors along Veterans Blvd, live music at McConnel Plaza, and fireworks over the Ohio River to finish the night. This event is free to attend. The fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm.
  • Diamond Lake Resort – July 6: Participate in the pie eating contest, other games and then enjoy the fireworks display after dark! All open to the public.

Henderson County

  • Henderson – July 3: Live music, food, and fireworks over the Ohio River in downtown Henderson.

Hopkins County

  • Madisonville – July 4: 4th Fest Firework Celebration at Madisonville City Park. Live music and food trucks start at 5:00 PM with The Charlie Daniels Band. Fireworks shoot off at 9:00 PM. The rain date is scheduled for the following day at 9 pm.
  • Dawson Springs –  July 4: Head to Riverside Park for fireworks at 9:00 PM.

Ohio County

  • Beaver Dam – July 6: Sparks in the Park- Concert and fireworks. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Admission is $5 and Veterans and young adults under 18 are free.

McLean County

  • Greenville – July 4: Fireworks shoot off at dusk at the Ag Center.

Union County

  • Uniontown – July 4: Enjoy a parade at 3 pm and fireworks start at dusk on Main St.

ILLINOIS

Wabash County

  • Mount Carmel – July 4: Fireworks over the Wabash 9:00 PM.

White County

  • Carmi – July 4: Firework show starts at dusk.

 

This list will continue to update as fireworks shows are announced. Know of a fireworks show? Let us know here.

The Evansville Fire Department also urges safety around fireworks.

FACT:

  • Fireworks cause an average of almost 18,500 reported fires per year.
  • Sparklers account for more than one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.
  • BE CAREFUL! Be safe. If you want to see fireworks, go to a public show put on by experts.
  • Keep a close eye on children at events where fireworks are used.