Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Festival

2020 July 4th Parade & Fireworks Festival

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Forest Park, Noblesville

Parade presented by Gaylor Electric - 4:30 p.m.

Festival presented by IDI Composites International, Inc.
6-10 p.m.

Fireworks - 10 p.m.

Parade Button Volunteer Sponsors Food Vendor

Festival Map

This year’s festivities will return to Forest Park and will last from 6 to 10 p.m. with live music on the main stage  by headliner Boy Band Review from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The grand finale of the day will be the fireworks display starting at 10 p.m. Viewing will be available throughout the park. Forest Park provides guests with the traditional park amenities such as playgrounds, shelters – and most importantly, nature providing plenty of shade. 

“We are optimistically continuing to make preparations for the Noblesville Fourth of July Fireworks Festival and Parade. Our hope is that we can host our annual festival and celebrate together as a community,” Mayor Chris Jensen said. “The event’s offerings may be a little different this year as we make changes to follow CDC guidelines and best practices from health officials, but our committee is developing some creative ideas to balance safety and recreational goals.”

In addition to all the events planned, Forest Park will also be featuring a new VIP section where families and friends can purchase tables for the evening. These tables offer up-close seating to the live music performance, an exceptional view of the fireworks, and a great meeting place to safely gather and eat in between activities.

VIP table groups may bring in their own food and drink, participate in a table-decorating contest, and get access to separate VIP restroom options. This new area expands the festival’s seating and viewing options. Tables seat eight people and cost $100. To reserve your table, click here or call 317-776-6350. Funds received for VIP section accommodations help defray costs of hosting the community event.



Due to COVID-19, the City of Noblesville has made the following changes and precautions for this year's festivities: 

Parade

  • Due to public health concerns, parade participants will not be allowed to hand out or distribute anything to the crowd. This eliminates all hand-to-hand contact.
  • Parade has been extended four streets along Monument Street. We are encouraging the public to use the entire length of the parade to view the event.

 

Festival

  • Increased the number of hand washing stations located across Forest Park – and near all restrooms.
  • Removed all attractions from the festival that are not conducive to social distancing or would be impossible to sanitize after each use like kids zone inflatables, face painters, rock climbing wall and zip line.
  • The new location of the main stage on the golf course will allow a wider viewing range for the public to enjoy.
  • The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce is donating free, disposable face masks for those that want them - as supplies last. These will be available at the two info booths at the festival. The Chamber also will make the masks available with a table downtown prior to the parade.
  • We have identified Federal Hill Commons as a public viewing area for the fireworks. The park allows families to view the fireworks away from Forest Park and closer to available parking. Noblesville Police will assist in crossing traffic near the park and event workers will be at the park to assist guests.
  • We will be livestreaming the fireworks on the city’s social media pages.

 

Transportation

  • Drivers will wear face masks and have their temperature taken prior to driving.
  • Trolleys will be disinfected after each drop-off and will be deep cleaned prior to the fireworks.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on all trolleys.
  • A member of the Hamilton County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be riding on each trolley.
  • Although it’s not a change from last year, there will be park and walk options readily available to ease any congestion on buses.

 

City recommendations

  • The city recommends attendees practice social distancing where possible and encourages wearing face masks.
  • Since water fountains are turned off, guests are encouraged to bring your own bottled water to the event or purchase drinks from our food vendors.
  • Guests also are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer.

The Noblesville Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Festival is a family-friendly tradition that dates back to 1997. The day begins with the annual Fourth of July Parade with Mayor Chris Jensen, state representatives, community businesses and organizations, local youth sports teams, public safety vehicles and others traveling through downtown Noblesville. Afterwards, the fun continues at the Fireworks Festival at Forest Park with live music, food and other entertainment and activities. The holiday concludes with the fireworks show lighting up the nighttime sky that guests can view right from the festival. 
The entire event is geared around the family - making memories, spending time together and celebrating our great country's history and heritage. Thanks to all of our sponsors and donations from local businesses and individuals that fund 100% of the costs, the event free of charge to all attendees.


Parking will be extremely limited at Forest Park on July 4th. Only handicap parking will be available on marked spaces along Cicero Road. Proper tags must be displayed to be able to park in this area while spaces are available. Permit parking passes will be available for The Lodge and Forest Park Aquatic Center sold by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and Aquatic Center for $25.

The Festival Planning Committee is limiting the parking spaces due to public safety. With so many activities and people walking around the park and on the road, we need to make sure it is safe for all of our guests and their children. Trolley rides will run continuously throughout the festival. Following the fireworks, Noblesville Schools’ buses will be added along with a second pick-up location at the south end of the park to assist guests in returning to parking lots quickly.

2020 Trolley Route – Trolleys will make 4 stops inside the Noblesville High School parking lot and will drop-off guests near the main stage on the north entrance of Forest Park (near Field Drive).

Guests are encouraged to utilize the numerous downtown parking lots and on street parking and walk to the festival using the pedestrian bridge across the White River or State Road 19. Due to their proximity, Federal Hill Commons and the Moose Lodge will be park and walk lots.


Parade

Those interested in participating in the 2020 Noblesville July 4th Parade presented by Gaylor Electric are encouraged to fill out the entry form below. PDFs may be printed or an interactive version is available that may be filled out and sent electronically to ksears@noblesville.in.us. Registration to participate in the parade is $25 and entries must be received by June 29.

* The City of Noblesville is waiving the entry fee to all nonprofits organizations that want to participate in the parade. A valid 501(c)(3) may be requested by parade officials for the discount.

Parade Entry Form (PDF)

Online Parade Entry Form

**DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS, PARADE PARTICIPANTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAND OUT OR DISTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO THE CROWD — THIS INCLUDES WALKING & MOTORIZED ENTRIES. THIS IS NEW FOR 2020 BASED ON HAND-TO-HAND COVID-19 CONCERNS.**
 
Parade Route

VolunteersThe biggest challenge that the Noblesville Fourth of July Festival Planning Committee faces each year is finding enough volunteers to staff the festival and parade. The city is seeking organizations, businesses and individuals that would like to assist with inflatables or carnival games. Each organization is able to adopt as many stations as they believe can fill with volunteers from 6 to 10 p.m. Organizations can wear matching T-shirts or volunteer vests.

A hospitality tent will provide food and drinks for volunteers in addition to organizations earning in-kind trade or discounted rates for facility rentals. Organizations volunteering with at least 10 volunteers and reaching 20 hours of service can earn a free 4-hour court or shelter rental. To volunteer or for more information, contact jschroeder@noblesville.in.us
or call (317) 776-6350.


 
In order to keep the activities and entertainment free, the Planning Committee must raise approximately $36,000 each year. Funds used to pay for the entertainment, activities, and fireworks display is raised through sponsorships and donations. The Noblesville July 4th Planning Committee is still raising money to pay for this year’s festivities.
 
We would appreciate your support in becoming a donor or sponsor of this year’s Noblesville Fourth of July festivities. Many sponsorship opportunities are available from levels ranging from $250 - $10,000. To learn more about our sponsors, click here.
 
Donations may be made by check (made payable to Noblesville Fireworks Festival) and mailed to: Noblesville Fireworks Festival; c/o Noblesville City Hall; 16 S. 10th Street; Noblesville, IN  46060. If you have questions or would like more information about the event, contact Kristi Spehler at kspehler@noblesville.in.us or 317-776-6350.

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