2024 Independence Day Recap: 4th of July in Northern Indiana

2024 Independence Day Recap: 4th of July in Northern Indiana
By: Damon Modglin, GreatNews.Life Last Updated: July 9, 2024

For years, GreatNews.Life (GNL) has been capturing your favorite Independence Day moments every 4th of July. From our very first celebration in Valparaiso in 2009, GNL has always provided top-notch photography for the community when it comes to celebrating this country.

This year, GNL managed to send photographers to 13 holiday events ranging from parades to firework viewings to naturalization ceremonies. In the Region, we captured smiles in Hammond, Valparaiso, Lake Station, Crown Point, Whiting, Portage, La Porte, Hobart, and Michigan City. 

With the launch of Michiana.Life this year, GNL was also honored to add celebrations in Mishawaka and Elkhart to our catalog this year. Thank you to all the cities that gave our photographers the opportunity to make your holiday this year a little more special. We hope to continue serving Northern Indiana in catching all of the colorful memories made during the 4th of July.

We’ve shot a thousand photos this holiday season. Check them out below and see if we got you celebrating this proud nation at one of the 2024 Independence Day events we covered!


City of Crown Point 4th of July Parade

As one of the best in the Midwest, the City of Crown Point’s 4th of July parade is always one to look forward to. Check out all the patriots who turned out to celebrate! Did we catch you?

City of Portage 4th of July Festival & Parade

Mayor Austin Bonta’s first 4th of July as mayor of Portage was a success! The patriotic people of Portage really stepped up to show what pride in America means to them during the parade and festival that followed after.

City of La Porte 4th of July Parade

Nowhere does the 4th of July quite like the City of La Porte. From becoming Indiana’s capital for the day to one of the largest parades in Northern Indiana, La Porte takes Independence Day seriously!

City of Hobart 4th of July Parade

Despite some rain, nothing shook the sunny disposition of Hobart’s community during the annual 4th of July parade! From Ambassador Towing to VNA Hospice NWI, everyone turned out to honor America’s history on the 4th of July.

City of Whiting 4th of July Parade

Downtown Whiting transforms every Independence Day into a red, white, and blue wonderland for everyone proud to be American. GNL captured 300 photos of the City of Whiting celebrating everything that makes the 4th of July special.

Michigan City Patriotic Parade

To kick off the holiday season, the City of Michigan City hosted a patriotic parade through downtown on Saturday, June 29. Many local businesses and organizations, such as Paladin Inc., showed their pride for America as they took to the streets.


City of Hammond Naturalization Ceremony

Every year, the City of Hammond hosts a naturalization ceremony to welcome and congratulate new citizens of the United States, and GNL is always there to help create a snapshot of the joy felt by these new citizens. This year, we shot nearly 100 photos catching this special moment.

City of Elkhart Independence Day Celebration

Last but certainly not least, the City of Elkhart’s Independence Day celebration concluded GNL’s holiday season with a bang! While it was GNL’s first time shooting Elkhart’s celebration, we felt right at home among so many people proud of their community and their country.

City of Valpo & Valpo Parks 4th of July Celebration

From GNL’s beginning, covering the City of Valparaiso’s 4th of July has been important, and this year proved to be no different! The City of Valparaiso & Valpo Parks hosted a 4th of July Celebration at Urschel field for community members to celebrate the holiday, and we were there to take a snapshot of the best moments.

Mishawaka Independence Day Celebration

As GNL’s first Michiana Independence Day festival since the launch of Michiana.Life, the City of Mishawaka’s celebration was one that couldn’t be missed! Whether enjoying the live entertainment or browsing local vendors, GNL captured Mishawaka at its best during Independence Day.

City of Lake Station 4th of July Celebration

Ahead of the fireworks on the 4th, the City of Lake Station threw a festival in the park to honor American history. With tons of local vendors and plenty of entertainment, the 4th of July celebration proved to be one for the books!

Surf Internet Fireworks Viewing Party

The Goshen community came together at Black Squirrel Golf Course on Thursday, July 4, for an evening filled with celebration, delicious food, and a beautiful fireworks display. The annual event, now known as Fireworks on the Fairway, has become a cherished tradition for residents.

Sunset Grille Save the Dunes

Sunset Grille hosted a rooftop fireworks viewing fundraiser for Save the Dunes on its rooftop cantina on Thursday, July 4. Its location right on the beach of Lake Michigan made for an unforgettable viewing experience for all attendees.