Fourth of July celebration returns to Lions Park, benefits Lions Club


Zionsville Lions Club 4th of July Celebration is the organization’s second-largest annual fundraiser. Event chair and Lion Steve Gayheart said the event has taken place for approximately 40 years.

“We are just looking to put on a great show for the Town of Zionsville,” said Gayheart, who has chaired the event for the past nine years. “It’s a great local event and it helps the Lions Club support its initiatives.”

The event begins at 5 p.m. and concludes at dusk, with fireworks at approximately 10 p.m. Celebration Central Party Rental will provide bounce houses with $10 wristbands or $2 per ride. Admission is free. Parking in Lions Park is $5. A DJ will be on-site along with Greek’s Pizzeria, The Scoop and other vendors. The Zionsville Lions Club will sell hotdogs, corn dogs, tenderloins, fries and more. The Boys & Girls Club of Boone County will organize events like a water-balloon toss and a watermelon-eating contest.

“We will have Miss Indiana and Miss Outstanding Teen there singing the national anthem,” Gayheart said. “It’s one of their first duties they do after the Miss Indiana pageant we help host.”

Money raised from concessions, parking and vendors allow the club to support the Lions International initiatives and maintain and operate the 22-acre Lions Park.

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