When I think of the Fourth of July, I think of warm weather, sparklers, an abundance of food, a great country, and family. Here at Wessler, we view our co-workers as an extension of our family. It is not unusual to find us playing paintball, splashing paint on one of our communities’ shelters, or enjoying an Indians game. So, as my immediate family makes big plans for the holiday, my thoughts immediately beg the question, “How are the Wessler families and others celebrating this day?”
Yesterday I received an email from my sister detailing the events of our upcoming family get-together. Most of you don’t know me, but I am blessed with a large family who finds any reason we can to be together. So large, I guess, my sister felt the need to create this itinerary for our Fourth of July festivities.
My sister’s email sparked my interest of how others might be celebrating our nation’s Independence. So, I did a little exploring and was amazed at the activities I found throughout our Indiana communities. Although I can’t list them all, here are a few events you can add to your own itinerary:
- Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social: 1893 World's Fair (Indianapolis)
- Mesker Park Zoo (Evansville)
- Shelby County 4-H Fair (Shelbyville)
- Linton Freedom Festival
- Indiana Beach Amusement Resort (Monticello)
- Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball at Parkview Field
- Stars and Stripes Celebration (Lafayette/West Lafayette)
- Sheridan's 4th of July Parade Celebration
- Lawrence 4th Fest
- Fireworks (Central Indiana), Indiana Fireworks Displays
As I look forward to this holiday with great anticipation of grilling out, cooling off by the pool, fireworks and family time, I hope your day is spent making many memories. No matter your “itinerary”, have an enjoyable day with your family and friends while you reflect on the meaning of this, and every, Independence Day.
Tell us how your community plans to celebrate July 4th in the comment section below!