The city is actively preparing for a spectacular 2019 Noblesville Fireworks Festival and has announced details to the expanded, free events taking place on July 4.

The festivities kick off with the annual Fourth of July Parade presented by Gaylor Electric Inc. at 2:30 p.m. The parade is starting earlier this year, but its route will remain the same through downtown – 16th Street to Logan Street; Logan to Ninth Street; Ninth to Monument Street; and Monument to 16th Street. Deadline to register for the parade is Friday, June 28. Registration is $20 (nonprofits are not charged) and forms are available here. Luke and Sally Kenley will be leading this year’s parade as grand marshals.

The free Fireworks Festival, presented by IDI Composites International, will take place at Forest Park from 4 to 10 p.m. The location move was caused by road construction around the high school this summer. The event will include traditional festival items including a food court, the U.S. Army (with a swearing in ceremony at 8 p.m.), Kids Zone and fireworks show at 10 p.m.

“This year’s event will be bigger and more inclusive than ever through new opportunities and enhanced partnerships,” said Mike Hoffmeister, festival co-chair. “Forest Park provides guests with the traditional park amenities such as playgrounds, shelters – and most importantly, nature providing plenty of shade. It also expands our festival area and layout.”

This year’s Kids Zone will include activities than ever before, including 11 inflatables with sizes for different age groups. The area will have its own entertainment stage with a Dr. Seuss, pirate and comedy-magic shows and a DJ playing music specifically for children. The area also will have six balloon artists, six face painters, two silt walking jugglers, a trackless train to ride and an art project through Caravan Classes.

“Other exciting new additions to cater to all ages include a 300-foot zipline, beer garden, a ninja warrior course, cornhole and an Indy Eleven activity,” Hoffmeister said. “We also will have live music on the main stage with headliner Road Trip, a fantastic cover band from Milwaukee, and School of Rock as the opener.”

More announcements about the upcoming Fourth of July festivities will be released soon. For more information about sponsoring or donating to the holiday activities, contact Robert Herrington at 317-776-6324.