FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — As the state prepares to enter Phase 5 of reopening, many local communities are preparing for their annual Fourth of July celebrations.
At 7 p.m. July 4th, thousands of rubber ducks will be released into the Wabash River for a race to the finish the line at Fairbanks Park. Festivities will begin with the third annual Catholic Charities Rubber Duck Regatta. The owner of the first rubber duck to cross the finish line will win $10,000 dollars, and a chance to win $1 million.
A fireworks show will be held at Fairbanks Park, with food vendors setting up around 6 p.m. and the show beginning at approximately 10 p.m.
Sullivan’s Fireworks over the Lake display is expected to be bigger and better than ever, according to Sullivan County Park and Lake office manager Lana Alexander.
Fourth of July Festivities will be held Friday through Sunday at the campgrounds, and will include carriage rides, several bounce houses, musical entertainment and more.
A fireworks display in Vincennes was moved to a new location to help with social distancing.
The display will be shot from Richard Bauer Drive.
“This will allow more people to see them from their homes and other various locations,” Mayor Joe Yochum said. “We ask that people stay with their families and remember social distancing guidelines.”
The annual Fourth of July parade in Vincennes as cancelled this year.
A weekend full of festivities will be hosted by the Brazil Rotary Club starting Friday.
Activities will live entertainment, food booths and, of course, fireworks. All events will be held at Forest Park beginning at noon Friday and Saturday, and at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Fireworks will begin at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday.
No carnival rides will be available this year due to the coronavirus.