Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Festival

Festival Map*Click on map for an interactive guide to the festival

2021 July 4th Parade & Fireworks Festival

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Downtown Noblesville
Parade presented by Gaylor Electric starts at 4:30 p.m.

Forest Park, Noblesville
6-10 p.m.

Festival presented by IDI Composites International 

(Hairbangers Ball will perform 7:30-9:30 p.m.)

Fireworks at 10 p.m.

presented by T-MobileMidwest Paving and 
RISE Commercial District, J.C. Hart and Republic Development

(Federal Hill Commons will offer socially-distant fireworks viewing
with close parking nearby as an alternative to Forest Park)

Parade Button Volunteer Sponsors Food Vendor

The city is actively preparing for a spectacular 2021 Noblesville Fireworks Festival and has announced details for the free events taking place on Sunday, July 4 – beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the Stars & Stripes Forever Parade through Downtown Noblesville. 

“We are planning a great community celebration for the Fourth of July. While COVID-19 impacted our plans last year, we were still able to enjoy the holiday safely. I know more families and residents are eager to get out this summer and our plans provide fun activities for all ages,” Mayor Chris Jensen said. “I know the Noblesville community will enjoy the festivities we have planned as we honor our nation’s independence.”

The day kicks off with the annual Stars & Stripes Forever Fourth of July Parade presented by Gaylor Electric at 4:30 p.m. Registration to participate in the parade is $25 (nonprofits are not charged) and entries must be submitted by June 30.

The free Fireworks Festival presented by IDI Composites International will take place at Forest Park from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will include traditional park amenities such as playgrounds, shelters and shade; along with festival items like a mobile zipline, an axe throwing trailer, flying trapeze, inflatables, trackless train and a kids area. An adult area will include a beer garden and games. Hairbangers Ball will perform on the Republic Services Main Stage from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The day will end at 10 p.m. with the annual fireworks show presented by T-Mobile, Midwest Paving, RISE Commercial District, Atlas Excavating and East Bank of Noblesville sponsored by J.C. Hart and Republic Development. 


The following food vendors are scheduled to be onsite during the Fourth of July Festival:

  • J & J A Taste Of Home Catering
  • Nicey Treat
  • Kona Ice of Indy
  • Poppy's Kettlekorn
  • Celtic Pretzel
  • Limonez Catering LLC
  • Custard Dogs LLC
  • MBL Concessions LLC
  • Three Dolls & Co.
  • Ohana Donuts and Ice Cream
  • The Kafe

The Food Court will be located in the parking lot area near the Carousel and east towards the golf course pro shop. 


In addition to all the events planned, Forest Park will also be featuring a limited 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 $160. Online registration is open to the public. Funds received for VIP section accommodations help defray costs of hosting the community event.

The Noblesville Fourth of July parade, festival, and fireworks display is the longest continuously running celebration in Central Indiana and an annual tradition in Noblesville since 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.

Trolley Map

No public parking will be available inside the park. The Forest Park Aquatic Center and Noblesville Chamber of Commerce are selling parking passes for $25. Parking permits must be displayed to enter Forest Park at Field Drive and State Road 19. No passes will be available to purchase during the event. To purchase a parking pass, visit or

The city will run a free trolley service throughout the event and will have additional transportation following the fireworks show to help guests return to their vehicles. The public is encouraged to use Noblesville High School’s parking lot, which has four trolley stops.

The parking lot at the Noblesville Schools’ Community Center on Field Drive will be designated for handicap parking. This lot will have a stop for wheelchair accessible transportation. All downtown public lots will be available and free to park in on the holiday and guests can walk to the festival using the pedestrian bridge across the White River or State Road 19.

Around 5:30 p.m., State Road 19 will be closed from Field Drive to Logan Street. This was recommended by the Indiana State Police and local law enforcement to provide safe passage of walkers from nearby parking. Vehicles will be detoured around the event site. Schwartz’s Bait and Tackle and U-Haul rental at 118 Cicero Road will be open for business during the closure. Their parking lot is for customers only and violators may be towed away.


Those interested in participating in the 2021 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 Registration to participate in the parade is $25 and entries must be received by June 30.

* 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.

Online Parade Entry Form                                           Parade Entry Form (PDF) 


Parade Route
*For a larger view of the parade route, click on map

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
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 or 317-776-6350.