Road closures for the downtown Indianapolis show

Ahead of this year’s July 4 festivities, Downtown Indy, Inc. announced planned road closures for the fireworks display at Veterans’ Memorial Plaza.

More than 30,000 firework shells will be launched from the 500 North Meridian Building for the second year in a row, said Max Wing, communications manager for Downtown Indy, Inc.

The following road closures will be in effect from 9:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on July 4:

  • North and Michigan streets will be closed between Illinois and Pennsylvania streets.
  • Illinois Street will be closed between Ohio and St. Clair streets.
  • Meridian Street will be closed between Vermont and St. Clair streets.

Streets in Vermont, New York and Ohio will remain open.

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No spectators or parking will be permitted at Veterans’ Memorial Plaza, located between Illinois and Pennsylvania streets.

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The fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. sharp. The Wing recommends arriving early and staying late to avoid traffic delays.

Wing said the most optimal vantage points are the American Legion Mall and the Indiana War Memorial Grounds, with additional vantage points near the canal and IUPUI.

Food trucks Gordon’s Milkshakes and Las Tortugas will be on hand for snacks during the show.

In addition, the show, which is expected to last 21 minutes, will be synchronized with music played on local Emmis Communications stations B105.7 and 97.1 Hank FM.

The Hoosiers can see the Indianapolis minor league baseball team play the Iowa Cubs at Victory Field at 6:15 p.m. on July 4, complete with fireworks after the game.

You can contact Pulliam Fellow Griffin Wiles at [email protected] or on Twitter at @griffinwiles.

David H. Henry