4th of July Blast 5K & 2K

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

4th of July Blast 5K Program Details

Overall &DSC_0228 Age Group Awards – Top Overall Male & Top Overall Female, Top Masters Male & Top Masters Female, Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups: 14 & under,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and up.

  • Age:  All ages welcome
  • Date:  Sunday, July 4, 2021
  • Time:  7:30 am - 9:00 am
  • Location:  Downtown Valparaiso starting at Central Park Plaza
  • Fee:  $30, race day registration $35
  • Register: Online at runsignup.com or click button below to register

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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 and non-competitive event that will not be timed. Finisher medals will be given to all participants!

  • Age:  All ages welcome
  • Date:  Sunday, July 4, 2021
  • Time:  9:10 am - 9:30 am (course will close at 10:00 am)
  • Location:  Downtown Valparaiso starting at Central Park Plaza
  • Fee:  $15, race day registration $20
  • Register: Online at runsignup.com or click button below to register

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For details on Packet Pick Up please visit runsignup.com/4thofjulyblast5k

Special thanks to our 2021 Special Events Sponsors: Urschel Labs, Paul Sur Buick GMC, Puntillo & Crane

City of Valparaiso 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

4th-of-July_2021-WEB Opens in new windowJoin the Valparaiso community for one of the best entertainment and fireworks shows in the area! Event kicks off at 6:30pm with live music by Dick Diamond and the Dusters, 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: July 4, 2021 (weather permitting)
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. Food trucks, vendors 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
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Event Sponsor

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

  1. Kara Nikolski

    Special Events Manager
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6334