Cost-saving ways to spend your Fourth of July

There are a ton of activities in downtown Indianapolis that don┬┐t cost a ton of money.

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You can have a great time without spending a lot of money for the Fourth of July holiday.  There are a ton of activities in downtown Indianapolis that don’t cost a ton of money. There's great food, fun and festivals. 

A lot of these events are free.

“Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the War Memorial, there's going to be a lot of live music, a lot of kids activities, face painting and stuff like that.  You can also have free Donatos Pizza and ice cream,” said Taylor Newell from the Indianapolis Downtown Inc.

In fact, one of the biggest events downtown is the Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast, where the fireworks will shoot off from the top of the Region's Bank Tower at 10 p.m. 

Here’s one great way to watch.  You can go to the Indianapolis Indians baseball game on the Fourth of July and then stay afterward to watch the fireworks! 

You can still see the fireworks if you prefer to avoid the heat or crowds. This year, Fox59 will be showing live TV coverage of the city fireworks starting at 8 p.m.

Also, the Veterans Appreciation Day Benefit Concert is taking place at Denison Parking on Pennsylvania Street from 6:30 p.m.– 9:30 p.m. The theme of the event is four. There are four bars, four bands, $4 drafts and $4 parking at 31 S. Meridian Street.   

“There are also some free concerts at the Indiana Historical Society.  There's going to be the Concerts on the Canal series, where they are going to be playing patriotic music,” said Newell.

Get ready for the Ice Cream Social at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and FREE for children four and under. 

You can also celebrate Independence Day at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art with free admission to the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The Fountain Square Theatre is hosting the Rooftop Fourth of July Celebration.  Dinner is $70, but this place has a great view of downtown to watch the fireworks. You must be 21 years old

Remember, parking at the meters downtown on the Fourth of July is free.

For a complete list of events going on during the Fourth of July, or around that time, you can search the Indianapolis Downtown Inc. website.  

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