This year, the City of Marion is planning to host fireworks downtown to foster safe distancing, preventing further spread of COVID-19.
The fireworks show will be Friday, July 3 at dusk, or around 10 p.m. They will be set off at Ballard Field, just north of the soccer fields off of IN-18, which is one-way westbound into Marion. Patrons may park in any unreserved lots or use on-street parking downtown to enjoy the show. There will be no entertainment or food vendors at this event.
Mayor Jess Alumbaugh is encouraging patrons to stay with their vehicles in order to practice social distancing while celebrating Independence Day. In a press release, he stated, “I am excited to come together as a community to celebrate each other and the freedoms we have. It’s not the ideal situation by any means, but after everything this community has been through in the last few months, we deserve a celebration! After re-assessing where we are with the pandemic this time next year, my hope is to get the fireworks back to Matter Park.”