Celebrate 4th of July with
 Valparaiso!

4th of July Blast 5K:

Join Valpo Parks for the annual 4th of July Blast 5K through downtown Valparaiso and burn some calories before heading to your afternoon barbecue!

  • Age:  All ages welcome
  • Date:  Saturday, July 1, 2023
  • Time:  7:30 am 
  • Location:  Downtown Valparaiso starting at Central Park Plaza
  • Fee:  $33by 6/18, after 6/18 $38

Lit’l Firecracker 2K Run/Walk:

Perfect for families and younger participants! The fun run/walk will start and finish at the starting line of the 5K and will begin at 9:10AM. This is a non-competitive event that will not be timed. Finisher medals will be given to all participants!

  • Age:  All ages welcome
  • Date:  Saturday, July 1, 2023
  • Time:  9:10 am (course will close at 10:00 am)
  • Location:  Downtown Valparaiso starting at Central Park Plaza
  • Fee:  $25 by 6/18, after 6/18 $30

City of Valparaiso 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Join the Valparaiso community 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 leading up to the show.
Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15pm by ACE Pyro LLC.

Looking forward to celebrating!


  • Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 (weather permitting)
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. Over 15 food trucks and live music.  9:15 p.m. Fireworks, bring your chair or blanket! *Time is estimated
  • Location: Urschel field, Valparaiso Street and Vale Park Road
  • Parking: Free Event Public Parking, 2564 Valley Drive.  There will also be a limited amount of golf cart parking available.  
    • Please note that Vale Park Rd. will be closed to all motorized vehicles as well as bicycles that day.  Bicycle parking is located at the corner of Vale Park Rd. and Valparaiso St.  More information about the city's golf cart ordinance can be found HERE.
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  1. Cristina Darr

    Special Events Director
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6335

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