Downtown Indianapolis fireworks return on July 4
INDIANAPOLIS – The fireworks will return to downtown Indianapolis in 2021.
After being canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions last year, the fireworks will once again light up the night sky on July 4.
They will be launched from the top of the 500 North Meridian office building starting at 10 p.m. The 21-minute show will be synchronized with music broadcast on local radio stations Emmis Communications B105.7 and 97.1 Hank FM, organizers said.
Visit Indy and Downtown Indy, Inc. have worked with other civic organizations and the City of Indianapolis to help bring downtown in the wake of the pandemic.
“We are delighted to bring back one of our treasured July 4th traditions,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “This year, we can celebrate the independence of our country, the bicentennial of our city and our continued return from the COVID-19 pandemic, fueled by more and more residents choosing to be vaccinated. “
Regions Tower has hosted and sponsored the Downtown Freedom Fest for over 50 years. However, Downtown Indy, Inc. had to identify a new launch site due to nearby residential development.
The group worked with the Indianapolis Fire Department, city officials and pyrotechnics professionals to find a new location that met the requirements of fire safety ordinances and within a safe distance from residences, hotels, shelters. for homeless people and prisons.
“Additionally, firing large-scale aerial fireworks should also be an audible safe distance from our beloved zoo and the animals in their care,” said Sherry Seiwert, President of Downtown Indy, Inc. . “Fortunately, our friends from Stenz Corp. came through and donated the 500 North Meridian building, which they manage.