Activities in the Muncie area on the 4th of July bank holiday weekend | Wender Mind Kids

Prairie Creek Reservoir celebrates its annual Ron Bonham Day around the 4th of July each year.

This Independence Day holiday weekend will be packed with not only fireworks (though certainly lots of them!) but also live music, car shows, parades, movies, races and more outdoor fun.

Saturday July 2nd

Ron Bonham Day Celebration

Prairie Creek Reservoir celebrates Ron Bonham Day Saturday with activities at the North Shore Campground including live music, fishing, swimming, food vendors, a golf cart parade and fireworks. The annual celebration honors Ron Bonham, a Muncie Central basketball legend who earned the 1960 Mr. Basketball title. Bonham later served three terms as Delaware County Commissioner and was Superintendent of Prairie Creek for 38 years before he died in 2016.

Hartford City Events

Hartford City’s Fourth of July celebrations begin Saturday at 8 a.m. with a Farmers’ Market at Sigma Phi Gamma Park. Other events include a cornhole tournament and car show at 10 am, Mark’s Ark Animal Show at 11 am and 4 pm, a Cops vs. Kids water balloon fight at 3 pm and performances by the BCS Blue Felt Jazz Group and the Erie Jazz Band 17:30 Fireworks will be at dusk.

Jerry feast in farmland

Historic Farmland USA presents an all-day lineup of live music for “Jerry Fest” in downtown Farmland Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. This free, day-long event celebrates the life and legacy of the late farmland resident, arts patron, and musician Jerry Cole. The cast are: John Beatrice, 9am, Dan Wright and Company, 10am-11am, The Oxford Baking Company, 11am-12pm, Long Haul Paul and Michael Ronstadt, 12pm-1:30pm, The Fierce 1:30- 3pm; Lee Neuzil and Jess Robinson, 3-3:30 p.m.; John Kogge and the Lonesome Strangers, 3:30-5pm; Mountain Laurel, 5-7 p.m. and My Brother’s Keeper, 7-9 p.m

4th of July celebrations in Dunkirk

Dunkirk’s 4th of July Celebration will take place on Saturday from 11am to 11pm in Dunkirk City Park. In addition to a car show, for which check-in begins at 2:00 p.m. and judging begins at 4:00 p.m., the celebration includes a lunchtime parade (lineup begins at 11:00 a.m.), a flag ceremony, and free music and entertainment , followed by fireworks to end the day. The admission fee to the car show is $20, which benefits the Dunkirk Historical Society.