4th of July Fireworks! Celebrate Summer at Indian Lake

Are you planning to be in the Dayton/Columbus area this Independence Day? One of the biggest 4th of July fireworks displays in the state of Ohio is happening again at Indian Lake! Every year spectators gather with their eyes set to the skies, eagerly anticipating the Light Up the Lake fireworks show. This is a free, annual community-wide event made possible by local donations and funds raised throughout the year. At 10:00 PM sharp, over beautiful, serene waters, the skies will light up and celebrate America in all her colorful glory.

Photo: Light Up the Lake Spectacular! Facebook Event Page
Photo: Light Up the Lake Spectacular! Facebook Event Page

But before heading over to the show, you might as well plan to make the most of your trip by arriving early and staying for a while. Indian Lake is one of the largest lakes in the state with beaches, inlets, bays, islands, biking and hiking trails, and 30 miles of shoreline are here for your sport and pleasure. The local movie theater and historic Indian Lake Rollarena are also family-friendly air-conditioned options to check out. Whether you’re fishing, boating, riding, hiking, skating, swimming, chilling, or sunbathing, Indian Lake will not disappoint.


With more than 30 local restaurants and taverns scattered around the lake, something will be sure to entice your appetite. If you’re feeling froggy and looking for a wet and wild time, try Froggy’s at the Lake– its swim-up bar and ice-cold draught beer are sure to help you beat the heat. Indian Head Roadhouse, Woody’s Diner, and Cranberry Resort Waterfront Bar & Grill all sport a similarly playful vibe, tasty menu, and affordable price. And if the summer scent of grilling really has your mouth watering, the Tilton Hilton’s delicious half-pound burgers should do the trick. Just be sure to bring cash as they do not accept credit.

Indian Lake is home to numerous cottages, summer homes, campgrounds, and RV parks, so there is no need to drive home just yet! If the rough and rugged, more cost-effective camping isn’t on your agenda, consider renting a cute and cozy cottage or posh vacation home to take in all the lake has to offer for just one more day. The nearby city of Bellefontaine also has very affordable sleeping accommodations with a Comfort Inn and Super 8. Leave your worries behind and catch some much-needed Zs after a long day of fun on Indian Lake.

Indian Lake Fireworks

The Indian Lake region has something for everyone, no matter your age or lifestyle. If you have a zest for living and an appreciation for local, natural beauty, then Indian Lake welcomes you! Whatever summer fun you’re seeking, you’ll find it here…

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