Your guide to fireworks shows around the River City

INDIANA

Dubois County

  • Celestine – June 29: Fireworks shoot off at 10:00 PM ET
  • Patoka Lake – June 30: Dubois County Tourism presents Thunder Over Patoka at Patoka Lake. Fireworks begin at dark.
  • 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.

Gibson County

  • Princeton – July 4: Princeton Area Betterment hosts the 2018 Annual Princeton Fourth of July Fireworks at the Gibson County Fairgrounds, North Embree Street, Princeton. Gates open at 6:00 PM . The fireworks display is scheduled to begin at dusk. Admission for parking inside the fairgrounds – $2.00/vehicle. Food will be available.

Perry County

  • Derby – July 7: Festival starts at 5:30 PM. (food booths, beer and wine garden, vendors, music, and more.) Sarah’s Backyard BBQ starts serving at 11:00 AM. Fireworks start at 8:30 PM.

Posey County

  • Mount Vernon – June 30: Fireworks shoot off at dusk on the riverfront. Band starts playing at 7 PM. Rain date is scheduled for 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 closing time each Friday night starting June 29 through July 27 (weather permitting), we’ll present a colorful Friday Night Fireworks show set to themed music. 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4 and 5.

Vanderburgh County

  • Evansville – July 4: Fireworks on the Ohio- Food trucks and vendors available at 6:00 PM. Fireworks shoot off on the riverfront at 9:00 PM.

Warrick County

  • Newburgh – July 3: Historic Newburgh Fireworks and Evening in the Park. Evening in the park begins at the Old Lock and Dam park at 5:00 PM. Old Dam Band Concert at 7:00 PM. Fireworks start at 9:00 PM.
  • Boonville – July 4: Fireworks at Scales Lake- Fireworks start at dusk.

KENTUCKY

Daviess County

  • Owensboro – July 4: Enjoy live music and food vendors down Veterans Blvd at 5:00 PM. 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.
  • Diamond Lake Resort – June 30: Fireworks at 9:00 PM. On June 30th and July 7th, you can be a part of these games. Pie eating contest at 11:00 AM, Chicken Chuckin’ contest at 1:00 PM, water games at 2:00 PM. All open to public.

Hancock County

  • Hawesville – June 30: at Vastwood Park: Several Games for those at the campgrounds in the morning. Pageants start at 3 PM. Baby contest follows that. Entertainment will be provided by Thunder and Lightning Music Service. Dog Show at 2 PM. Inflatables, carnival games, and face painting at 2 PM. Fireworks start at 9 PM.

Henderson County

  • Henderson – July 4: Fireworks shoot off at 9:00 PM.

Hopkins County

  • Madisonville – July 4: 4th fest at Madisonville City Park. Live music and food trucks start at 6:00 PM. Fireworks shoot off at 9:00 PM.
  • Dawson Springs –  July 3: Riverside Park- Ballgame starts at 6:00 PM, concert at 8:00 PM, and fireworks at 9:00 PM.

McLean County

  • Powderly – July 4: Muhlenberg Miners and Music Festival at Paradise Park. Noon to 6:00 pm.
  • Greenville – July 4: Fireworks shoot off at 9:00 PM from the Ag Center.

Ohio County

  • Beaver Dam – July 7: Sparks in the Park- Concert and fireworks. Times TBD. Small fee to get into the concert.

Webster County

  • Providence – July 4: There will be music, food, games, rides and The Balloon Man as well as different vendor booths. Kids Talent Show 3:00-4:30 pm. Tethered hot air balloon rides at 5:30-8:30 PM. Fireworks 9:00 PM.

Union County

  • Uniontown – July 7: Fireworks shoot off on Main St. at dusk.
  • Caseyville – June 30: Caseyville boat ramp. Fireworks shoot off at dusk.

ILLINOIS

Edwards County

  • West Salem – June 30th: Volunteer Firemen Association of West Salem Incorporated Annual Freedom Celebration. Fireworks shoot off at dusk from Centennial Park.

Wayne County

  • Fairfield – July 6: The City of Fairfield will host a fireworks show at Southwest Park on Friday. Fireworks will start at approx. 9:15 PM.

Wabash County

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

White County

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

 

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.