4th of July

4th of July Blast 5k Run/Walk & Lit'l Firecracker 2k Run

Join Valpo Parks for the annual 4th of July Blast 5K Run/Walk and burn some calories before heading to your afternoon barbecue! Same great route with the event starting and ending at Foundation Meadows Park, 3210 N. Campbell Street. New to the race is the Lit'l Firecracker 2K Run for the children 12 and under have the opportunity to participate with family & friends!

Event Details

  • Register by 6/12 to guarantee shirt size. No shirt option save $5.
  • Chip timing by T&H Timing.
  • Age group awards ceremony following the race.
  • Free parking available at start location, Growing Kids Learning Center, Cooks Corner Elementary and Valparaiso High School.

Packet Pick Up for 5K Race : Friday, July 3rd, 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Extra Mile Fitness, 1330 Lincolnway, Valparaiso and 6:00-7:00 a.m. Saturday, July 4th at race tent.

5K Run/Walk

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Lit'l Firecracker 2K

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City of Valpo 4th of July Fireworks

Join us for one of the best entertainment and fireworks shows in the area! Event kicks off at 6:30pm with live music, food trucks and patriotic events. The fireworks show will start at approximately 9:15pm. Looking forward to celebrating with the Valparaiso community! 

  • Date: July 4, 2020 (weather permitting)
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. (time is estimated)
  • Location: Urschel field, Valparaiso Street and Vale Park Road
  • Parking: Free Event Public Parking: 2564 Valley Drive

Event Sponsor

To become a corporate sponsor of any aforementioned 2020 4th of July events, please contact Lisa Kusbel at lkusbel@valpo.us.