Welcome to the 2023 City of Lawrence 4th Fest!

Come celebrate our nation's independence with a day full of events, food and fun! If you or your organization want to participate in the parade sign up!



10:00am - 11:00am

The 4th of July parade commences at 9:30 am with the IMPD Drill Team. From 10:00 am to 11:00 am, the parade proceeds with an array of cars and trucks, showcasing the enthusiastic participation of various groups such as the streets, fire, and police departments, as well as a performance from the Marching Pride of Lawrence Township.

This festive occasion calls for your utmost patriotism and provides an opportunity to celebrate with pride!

Classic Car Show

10:00am - 3:30pm

Welcome to the Car Show, featuring a spectacular lineup of Mustangs, mini trucks, muscle cars, and much more. This thrilling event showcases the finest automobiles, all competing for a coveted spot in the top 25 open class.

To participate, registration is from 9 am till noon and a fee of $15. Don't miss out on the excitement as the awards ceremony kicks off at 3:30 pm, recognizing the exceptional vehicles that stole the spotlight.

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

11:00am - 3:30pm

Join us for the Kiwanis Fish Fry from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, a mouthwatering feast that not only satisfies your cravings but also supports children's youth initiatives, including Riley Children's Hospital.

You can indulge in delicious food while making a meaningful difference in the lives of young ones.

  • Fish Fry Dinner (fish, fries, and coleslaw) $12
  • Fish Sandwich $6
  • Kids Meal (hot dog and fries) $6
  • Cole Slaw $2
  • Cookies $2
  • Bottled Water & Soft Drinks $2

Jeep Show and Shine

12pm - 3pm

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of Jeep admiration and camaraderie. From noon to 3pm, you can show off your Jeep and check out other awesome Jeeps. City employees will be our judges and hand out awards at 3pm.

Don't miss this chance to celebrate the Jeep family spirit and impress the city with our passion. There is no entry fee for the show, just bring your holiday spirit and enjoy the show.

Fish Fry

Big Rosco & The Hammers

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Get ready to rock the night away with the electrifying sounds of Big Rosco & The Hammers! From 7 pm to 10 pm, this dynamic band will have you on your feet dancing with their variety of genres including, Disco, Funk, RnB, Classic Rock, Country, and today's hits.

With their rock 'n' roll attitude and high-energy performance, Big Rosco & The Hammers will deliver a powerful show!

Fish Fry


10:00pm - 10:40pm

An exceptional firework show kicks off at 10:00 pm. It features a spectacular plethora of fireworks that last for an impressive 30 plus minutes.

Stay for the whole show, as the food trucks will remain open throughout and until 11 pm, allowing you to eat while continuing to enjoy the entire show.

• Directions & Maps •

4th Fest takes place at Lawrence Community Park in Lawrence, Indiana.
Click below to get directions to the park in Google Maps.

8am - 12pm Noon

Public Parking Map

parking map
Parking Map

• FAQ •

What is the Price to Attend?

The event is free and open to the public. No ticket purchases are necessary. The only charge is for the Fish Fry, Food Trucks, and Vendors

Are there any Road Closures?

Franklin Road will be closed until 12pm. Post Road (South of Hess Ave.) will be closed for Purple Line construction.

Is 4th Fest Pet Friendly?

We kindly ask that you leave your furry friends at home, as the event may not provide the necessary amenities for their comfort, such as water bowls and the potential for intense heat. We want to ensure that your pets have the best day possible, and staying in a familiar and safe environment would be most beneficial for them.

What Time are the Events?

Event times can be found on the home page with start and end times.

Will there be Amusement Park Rides?

No, there will not be any amusement or carnival rides.

Who is Performing?

Big Rosco and the Hammers are a Rock Band performing from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Can we Bring our Own Fireworks?

We ask that you do not bring your own fireworks, as there will be plenty to watch.

Will there be First Aid?

There will be first aid stations at three locations in Community Park. The Franklin Road parking lot from 9a-1p. 2 locations near the sledding hill from 4p - Close. These locations are referenced on the event map listed above the Directions & Maps section on this page.

When can I Eat?

The fish fry will be open 11:00am - 3:30pm, and Food trucks will be open from 6:00 pm – 11:00pm.

Is there a Lost and Found?

First aid station 3, nearest to the MainStage, is the lost and found location for items as well as lost children. Refer to the map above.