We’re gearing up for the Fourth of July here in Terre Haute, Indiana, and we couldn’t be more excited! Independence Day is a great opportunity to spend time with loved ones and enjoy the many festivities our city has to offer.
Americans across the nation look forward to this highly anticipated holiday each year to watch fireworks, eat good food and show off their patriotic spirit. The Fourth of July offers a chance to bask in the relaxation that comes with a day off work while also taking advantage of exciting summer activities.
Kick off Independence Day celebrations early with a Retro Movie Night at the Moon Lite Drive-In Theater! Top Gun, which explores the U.S. Navy’s elite fighter weapons school, will be playing on June 27, and like all Tuesday Retro Movie Nights this summer, admission is completely free.
Don’t miss the Wabash Activity Center’s Firecracker Bingo Night and dinner on Friday, June 30th. Play twenty games of patriotic bingo for a chance to win prizes donated by local Terre Haute businesses, and in true Fourth of July fashion, enjoy a hamburger or hotdog fresh off the grill along with chips, dessert, tea and lemonade. Tickets for the event are $30, and games begin at 5:00 p.m.
Firework festivities will take place on July 4th at Fairbanks Park. Starting at 6 p.m., experience the tastes of Terre Haute’s many food trucks and purchase luminous glow products sold by the Terre Haute Parks Department. The celebration will begin at the amphitheater with the Terre Haute Community Band at 8 p.m. And of course, stick around for the main event! At approximately 10 p.m., fireworks will fly across the Wabash Valley sky.
As always, prioritize safety if putting on your own fireworks show. Fireworks are not allowed within the Terre Haute city limits. Be sure to use high-quality fireworks, create a safe distance between onlookers and launch pads and count down before and after every lighting. If you’re looking for a more subtle celebration that’s just as fun, hand-held sparklers are a great alternative to large fireworks.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Independence Day, be safe, eat good food and cherish time spent with family and friends. Have a Fourth of July event to share? Use #SeeYouInTerreHaute on social media!
Sources: Haute Happenings, terrehaute.in.gov