Yorktown Celebrates the 4th of July Holiday

Photo provided by: Town of YorktownPhoto provided by: Town of Yorktown

Yorktown, IN—Here’s a rundown on what will be happening in Yorktown during the 4th of July. Carnival rides begin June 30th.

You still have time to sign up for all of the fantastic events going on throughout the day. Please check out the full schedule below. For updates or further information, please visit the Yorktown 4th of July Festival website & Facebook page.

Four For the Fourth: 8am

Don’t miss the 7th annual Four for the Fourth, Yorktown’s premiere race! This year’s race features a 4-mile run/walk and 1-mile Fun Run for the whole family. To register for either event, please check out the NEW Four for the Fourth website.

Canoe Country Canoe Race: 11:30am

Looking for some competitive fun after the race? Then enter the Canoe Country Canoe Race! Only $20 per boat (2 participants). Race begins at Heritage Hall and ends in Morrow’s Meadow. Pre-registration required.


Carnival Rides Begin June 30th


We are so happy to have the carnival back in town! Rides are $3 for adults and $1.50 for kids. Wristbands only $20. The carnival will be open during the following hours:
  • Friday, June 30: 5-10 pm
  • Saturday/Sunday, July 1 & 2: 5-10 pm
  • Monday, July 3: 5-10 pm
  • Tuesday, July 4: 12-10 pm

Cardboard and Duct Tape Boat Races: 2pm

The festival’s most exciting and hilarious event is back for a third year! Participation is FREE. Boats must be made from corrugated cardboard and duct tape only. More information here.

Pie Baking Contest: 5pm

See how your secret pie recipe stacks up against the competition in the 4th of July Pie Baking Contest! Fruit pies only. Contestants must be present by 4:30 pm with judging starting at 5:00. Registration here. Leftover pie pieces will be sold by Reach Yorktown Ministry with proceeds helping benefit the food pantry and kids’ programs.


50/50 Rubber Duck Races: 6:30pm, 7pm

Cheer your duck to the finish line at the 50/50 Rubber Duck Races! The Big Quacker ($100 each) races will be held at 6:30 and 7:00. Winner gets $1000! The Lucky Duck ($3 each) race begins at 7:30. Lucky Ducks not available for pre-purchase.

Fireworks: 10pm

Grab a seat and watch one of the best fireworks displays around! Please remember that individuals are not permitted to bring their own fireworks into the park.