Fourth of July Area Events


Not sure which Fourth of July celebration you want to attend? Let us help you plan your Independence Day festivities! Events going on in the area inlcude:

Lake Sara Fireworks Display, July 3rd

Lake Sara will be hosting their annual fireworks display at dusk.

Dieterich Fourth of July Celebration, July 3rd and 4th

Wednesday, July 3rd

  • 7 p.m.- Beer Garden
  • 8-11 p.m.- Three Rivers Roll Band, no cover charge

Thursday, July 4th

  • 8 a.m.- Firecracker 5K walk/run
  • 9 a.m.- Beer Garden
  • 10:30 a.m.-2p.m.- Kluthe Civic Center Hog Roast
  • 11 a.m.- parade
  • 12 p.m.-dusk- inflatable bounce house for kids
  • 1 p.m.- ATV/UTV/Garden Tractor Pull featuring Geno’s Cow Sled; Youth Pedal Tractor Pull; bingo
  • 7 p.m.- Little King & Queen Contest
  • 8 p.m.- Merchant Raffle Drawings
  • Dusk- fireworks

Shelbyville Fourth of July Extravaganza, July 3rd and 4th

Wednesday, July 3rd

  • Carnival

Thursday, July 4th

  • Carnival
  • 6-9 p.m.- Wes Wheeler & Battle Creek Band
  • Fireworks at dusk

Effingham Fourth of July Celebration, July 4th 

A parade is held downtown starting at Maple and Temple and ending on Jefferson in downtown Effingham at 6 p.m. The theme is “American Spirit in Youth”. For more information on the parade, contact Effingham County EMA at 217-536-6169. Events including live music are held throughout the day at Hendlemeyer Park on South Fourth Street. A firework display will begin at dusk at the Effingham High School football field. Seating will be available in the bleachers at the football field and parking will be available in the EHS and Sacred Heart parking lots. Please note that Schwerman Street will be close at 2 p.m. and no alcohol is permitted.

Farina Fourth of July Celebration, July 4th

  • 2 p.m.- parade sign-up
  • 3 p.m.- parade
  • 4 p.m.- Kids’ Games beginnings
  • 5 p.m.- bingo, cake walk
  • 5-5:45 p.m.- South Central High School and Middle School Choir
  • 6:30 p.m.- American Legion Post 411 opening ceremony, presentation of colors, National Anthem by Kyla Stevens
  • 7 p.m.- Crazy Horse band
  • 8 p.m.- raffle drawing
  • 9:15 p.m.- fireworks
  • 9:45-10:15 p.m.- Crazy Horse band

If you have any questions on area events, give us a call at 217-342-5310. 

Have a safe and fun Fourth of July regardless of where you celebrate!


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