La Porte Jaycees Announce 73rd Annual 4th of July Festivities

La Porte Jaycees Announce 73rd Annual 4th of July Festivities

The La Porte Jaycees are pleased to announce our 73rd annual 4th of July festivities!  The festivities start with our 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival on June 29th from 8 AM to 1 PM at the corner of State and Monroe Streets in La Porte, behind Mucho Mas Restaurant.  The Arts & Crafts Festival is held in conjunction with the La Porte Farmers Market.  We will have many vendors on site selling arts, crafts, and food.  We will also be selling new limited edition La Porte Jaycees 4th of July t-shirts at the event for only $15!

Last year the Jaycees moved the annual fireworks display to July 3rd to better allow the community to attend this event, as well as other events in the region.  This change was well received, and the Jaycees annual fireworks display will once again take place on July 3rd at the La Porte County Fairgrounds located at 2581 W State Road 2.  Gates open for the fireworks at 6 PM and the fireworks start around 9:30 PM.  Admission is only $5 for a car load or $1 a person for walk-in and food vendors will be available.  Our 4th of July t-shirts will also be sold at the fireworks, while supplies last.

The final 4th of July festivity is the 73rd Annual La Porte Jaycees 4th of July Parade.  This is Indiana’s largest 4th of July parade, with annual attendance of around 60,000 people!  And by the governor’s proclamation, La Porte will once again be the State Capital of the Day!  The parade will start at 10 AM on July 4th and will travel down Lincolnway in La Porte from east to west.  The parade is approximately 2 to 3 hours long and will take place rain or shine.  The theme of this year’s parade was voted on by the community, with Family | Fireworks | Freedom as this year’s winning parade theme!  

“The La Porte Jaycees are excited to host the region’s premier family-friendly 4th of July celebration for the 73rd year.  We can’t wait to celebrate with our community and guests at the fireworks and parade!  We would also like to especially thank our platinum sponsors, Horizon Bank and La Porte Hospital, for helping make these events possible,” said Jim Jozaitis, La Porte Jaycees Management Vice President.

The La Porte Jaycees have organized 4th of July festivities since 1947.  Our parade and fireworks are well-known around the region.  In fact, the La Porte Jaycees 4th of July Parade is La Porte’s largest event of the year with its estimated 60,000 spectators.  Be sure to celebrate Independence Day at the State Capital of the Day with the La Porte Jaycees!