Organizers planning bigger downtown Indianapolis fireworks show this year

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast is expected to be bigger and better than years past this July 4 thanks in part to a major sponsor, the Hoosier Lottery. Zambelli Fireworks is behind the fireworks show, which will be orchestrated from the roof of the Regions Bank Tower in Downtown Indianapolis.

“We should have the sky covered all of the time,” said John Maxwell with Zambelli Fireworks.

The show, which will last 17 or 18 minutes, will start around 10 p.m. The finale is expected to be more visual this year because of the Hoosier Lottery investment.

The fireworks will be synchronized with patriotic and contemporary music as well as some ‘oldies.’ It will be broadcast on several local radio stations: WIBC-FM (93.1) and WLHK-FM (97.1).

“You have to get within three miles of the building to get the full effect of the show,” said Maxwell. He said he recommends the Indiana War Memorial or the downtown canal to onlookers who want the best view.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.