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Indianapolis Fourth of July events kick off the month with a bang

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The Fourth of July and all the festivities that go with it kick off the month of July in Indy. But after the last firework display fizzles out, you’ll find a variety of festivals and events to keep the summer fun going all month long. (By the way, if riding a camel is on your bucket list, be sure to check out the St. George Middle Eastern Festival!) Whatever you plan for July, have a blast!

First Friday Food Truck Festival: July 4

Every first Friday of the month this tasty festival kicks off. Come and enjoy beverages and food from all of your favorite Indy food trucks—all in one spot! Jump from truck to truck and check out all of the great food Indy has to offer! Details>>

Zionsville Sunday Concert Series: July 7, 14, 21, 28Microphone

Come out to Lions Park every Sunday evening in July for a music-filled night under the stars! Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets and gather around the gazebo. Food and drinks will be available with a donation to Lions Club Park. Details >>

CarmelFest: July 3 and 4

Celebrate the 4th of July at CarmelFest, the highlight of the summer in Carmel. Come out for family fun—including a parade, live entertainment, food vendors and a spectacular fireworks display. Details >>

Kroger Symphony on the Prarie: July 4

Wear your red white and blue to this classic patriotic event with ISO! This Indianapolis traditional event will include classic pieces such as Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, featuring real cannons and--a spectacular firework show!   Details >>

Fireworks over Downtown IndianapolisIPL Downtown Freedom Blast: July 4

Enjoy live entertainment, family fun and kids' activities, support local small businesses in the Indiana Originals Marketplace and enjoy a spectacular view of the Downtown fireworks display launched from Regions Tower! Details >>

Fireworks over Zionsville Fourth of July Celebration: July 4

With tons of kids’ activities, food, music and, of course, spectacular fireworks, more than 14,000 people come out every year for this Zionsville tradition. This is the second-largest fundraiser of the year for the Zionsville Lions Club. Details >>

Indy Runners: CarmelFest Freedom Run

Celebrate the 4th with either running the 4.5 mile run or partake in the 1.5 mile walk, both of which will finish in downtown Carmel. Discount rates available for families of 3+. If your child is aged 10 or younger—they run for free! Exercise while celebrating this wonderful patriotic holiday! Details>>

Indiana Black Expo logoIndiana Black Expo Summer Celebration: July 11-21

The expo, which will bring in thousands of visitors, promotes African-American culture, heritage and community through a series of events that include everything from special church services, conferences, children’s activities, and a large concert. Details >>

bicycle raceIndy Criterium Bicycle Festival: July 13

Thousands of bicycle enthusiasts will descend upon Monument Circle in celebration of the 9th annual IU Health Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival. This family-friendly festival is a fun way to enjoy bicycling in the heart of the city while watching world-class amateur and professional bicycle racing. Other activities include a free Kids Zone, food and drink, a vendor village and free community bike rides. All proceeds benefit Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, a local non-profit committed to enhancing life skills for community youth through bicycles. Details >>

Christmas in July Half Marathon: July 13

Get your Christmas spirit on by hitting the hot streets of Indy for this summer, Christmas-themed half marathon! There will be a holiday themed party after the race with cold beer & soda! Details>>

St. George Middle Eastern Festival: July 19

Where else can you ride a camel in Indiana?! In addition to camel rides all three days of the festival, enjoy authentic Middle Eastern food, such as roast lamb, chicken kabob, tabouli, hummus and baklawa; beer and wine; a marketplace; live entertainment; and fun and games for the kids. Free admission! Details >>

3rd Annual Pups & Pints Series: July 19

Need I say more?! If you love beer and puppies...this might be your version of heaven. Come to Clay Terrace in Carmel to experiece pure bliss with great beer from Indy's favorite breweries, and treat yourself (and the star of the show--your four-legged-friend) to "Yappy Hour!" Details>>

art of wineArt of Wine: July 20

For wine and art lovers! Enjoy a variety of wines while taking in the Carmel Art & Design District’s galleries, shops and restaurants. Live entertainment rounds out the event. Admission is free; $20 for a wine tasting glass. Details >>

24th Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival: July 27

Drink beer and support Indiana brewers! More than 100 Hoosier independent breweries and guests will provide tastes of hundreds of cask ales, specialty beers, and more. Enjoy local food and entertainment, too! Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Brewers of Indiana Guild and charity partners Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Indiana and Little Red Door Cancer Agency. Details >>

Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal: July 24-28

Come and watch this "breakthrough ice experience" with Cirque Du Soleil! You'll be mezmorized by the air-bending acrobatics and circus arts that take place during this gorgeous performance--on ice! Held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Snag your tickets now!  Details>>

Indianapolis Sky Lantern Festival: July 27

Come to LIGHT THE NIGHT for a night of beauty and magic. Tuck away your hopes and dreams into sky lanterns and release them into the sky! Also, enjoy live music, food vendors and more. If you’re looking for a beautiful and transformative experience, this event was made for you. Details>>

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Kristie Smith
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