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:  Monday, July 4
  • Time:  7:30 am 
  • Location:  Downtown Valparaiso starting at Central Park Plaza
  • Fee:  $33, race day registration $38

Lit’l Firecracker 2K Run/Walk Program Details

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:  Monday, July 4
  • Time:  9:10 am - 9:30 am (course will close at 10:00 am)
  • Location:  Downtown Valparaiso starting at Central Park Plaza
  • Fee:  $33, race day registration $38

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: July 4, 2022 (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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  1. Cristina Darr

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

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Event Sponsors


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To become a sponsor of any of the 2022 4th of July events, please contact:

 Lisa Kusbel lkusbel@valpo.us.