5 Places to See Fireworks in Festival Country

Posted by: Shelby Morse on June 20, 2023

Nothing says Independence Day like an exciting fireworks show. Learn where to enjoy this iconic summer holiday here.

1. Greenwood’s largest event of the year, Freedom Festival, will be on June 24 from 4 to 10:30 p.m. This event includes a parade, vendors, local food and beer and a show-stopping fireworks display to conclude the evening. Head to Craig Park to see it all.

2. Visit Sparks in the Park at Johnson County Park on June 30 to enjoy live music at the amphitheater, inflatables, food, beer, wine and a free fireworks show to conclude the night. The free event is from 6 to 10:30 p.m.

3. From July 1-3, enjoy a full weekend of patriotic fun at Mallow Run Winery. To celebrate the season, they’ll be releasing their famous blueberry wine and blueberry hard cider. The weekend will also be filled with music. On Saturday you can hear a concert by Sounds of Summer at 7 p.m. with fireworks following. The Saturday car charge is $10 per car after 5 p.m. All other days are free to enter. On Sunday, Indy Annies will be performing from 2 to 5 p.m. On Monday, enjoy a free concert by Five After Midnight from 2 to 5 p.m.

4. Franklin is celebrating the holiday with the Franklin Firecracker Festival at the amphitheater on July 3. They’ll have live music starting at 5 p.m. (with Blue River Band at 7 p.m.), food vendors and a beer garden from 2 to 10 p.m., the Fastest Kid in Town race at 6 p.m. (register from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Franklin Parks tent) and their renown fireworks show at 10:10 p.m. 

5. Last but not least, you can catch fireworks, food trucks, bounce houses, a car cruise-in and live music at the Edinburgh Firecracker Festival on July 4 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Fireworks will be launched by the water tower on School Hill.

Looking for even more ways to fill your summer with fun? Check out our event page here.