Celebrate Independence Day in Derby

When to Purchase and Shoot Fireworks 

  • June 27-July 2, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • July 3 & 4, 8 a.m. to midnight

  • July 5, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

2022 Fireworks Stand Locations

2022 Event Schedule



41st Annual Firecracker Race | July 4 | 4-mile at 7:30 a.m./1-mile at 8:30 a.m.
High Park, 2801 E. James St.


Register: https://bit.ly/3xU2Wpu
Join the Derby Running Club for the 41st annual Derby Firecracker Race. Pick between a 4-mile course or 1-mile course looped course through High Park. Cash awards for the fastest runners as well as age group awards..

Independence Day Parade  | 
July 4 at 10 a.m.
Sponsored by the Derby VFW Post 7253.
To enter the parade, visit  www.vfw7253.org.
The parade begins at Panther Stadium, proceeds west on Madison to Georgie, south on Georgie to Market and east on Market back to Panther Stadium. Questions? Call the Derby VFW Post 7253 at 789-8244 or email cmd@vfw7253.org

Derby Historical Museum Open
| July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Woodlawn and Market
The museum has something for all ages. Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Fire Station 81 Open House | July 4, 10:30 a.m. to noon
715 E. Madison Ave.
Derby firefighters will have fire trucks on display along with the Fire Safety House following the parade.


Fireworks in the Park | July 4 at 6 p.m. (Fireworks begin at approx. 9:40 p.m.)
High Park, 2801 E. James St.
Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy a fun evening in Derby at High Park. 
  • Food trucks: Bongo Fruit Smoothies, Bierocks Babe, Funky Monkey Munchies, Taters N Toppings, Snack Shack & US, Kona Ice, Black Sheep Kettle Corn and Willie's Wings
  • ADA parking will be available at the Darrell Zimmerman Family Shelter parking lot.
  • No personal fireworks or alcohol allowed in the park.
  • Questions? Call Public Works at 788-0301 or email info@derbyweb.com.