The public can watch fireworks at seven Indiana State Park properties
between June 23 and July 7.
July 4 falls on a Wednesday in 2018. As a result, properties are hosting
fireworks shows before and after the holiday. Personal fireworks are
prohibited at Indiana State Parks.
Properties hosting fireworks shows are:
On June 23:
*Mississinewa Lake: *The show will start at dusk at the beach, but
guests should arrive early. Parking is limited. Bring lawn chairs,
blankets and bug spray.
On June 30:
*Patoka Lake: *The 11th annual Thunder over Patoka show will take place
at the beach. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Concessions will be
available. Gate fees apply.
*Pokagon State Park:* The annual Lake James Association fireworks show
will start at 10 p.m. Fireworks will launch from barges in the lake’s
Lower Basin. Gate fees apply.
On July 2:
*Indiana Dunes State Park:* The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will host
the ninth annual Fireworks on the Lakefront beginning at 9:15 p.m. The
public can watch from the state park. Gate fees apply.
On July 7:
*Clifty Falls State Park: *The annual Clifty Falls Independence Day
Celebration will feature free music from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy Madison’s
fireworks, which will start between 9 and 9:15 p.m. Food will be
available for purchase at the grill or buffet from 7 to 10 p.m.
*Raccoon State Recreation Area: *Beach Bash and Fireworks festivities
begin at 10 a.m. with a “craft blast” for children. Beach games begin at
2 p.m. At 5 p.m., the third annual Big Bang Cornhole Tournament starts
at the beach hill parking lot. Music runs from 8 to 10 p.m. at the beach
house. Fireworks will start at 10 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the
*Versailles State Park: *Fireworks are scheduled to begin at dusk at
Versailles Lake. Gate fees will apply until 7 p.m. After this time,
donations will be accepted.