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Fireworks are displayed at Rice Field in this 2010 file photo. (Ryan M.L. Young / The Elkhart Truth)
Fourth of July 2014: Fireworks displays, recipes and the weather
Posted on July 3, 2014 at 12:56 a.m.

Independence Day is right around the corner. If you want to celebrate the U.S.’ birthday, here’s everything you need to know to have a colorful and tasty Fourth of July.


Independence Day would not be what it is today without fireworks displays. There are many different places throughout Michiana to see great fireworks throughout the weekend, along with parades and other community events.

If you think you can put on a better fireworks display than the ones listed in the link above, here’s everything you need to know about state, county and city regulations regarding fireworks in Elkhart County.

If you’re not sure where to buy your fireworks, check out our map of fireworks vendors in Elkhart, St. Joseph, LaGrange and Kosciusko counties.


  • Friday: Independence Day in Elkhart County will be sunny with a high of 75 and calm 5 mph northwest wind in the morning. Friday night will be mostly clear with a low of 55, as reported by the National Weather Service.
  • Saturday: The weather will be sunny, with a high near 78 and southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. The low at night will be around 61 degrees.
  • Sunday: The last day of the holiday weekend will be the warmest with partly sunny skies and a high near 81. Temperatures will drop around 68 degrees with a 40 percent chance of rain. 


Start up the grill and roll out the picnic blanket, it’s time to liberate some juicy burgers and potato salads with your stomachs. Here are several delicious recipes that you can whip up on the Fourth of July, from margarita chicken to cilantro lime butter.

Capture the moment:

By nature, a lot of the Fourth’s festivities are perfect for after dark. If you still want to capture cool moments with fireworks, fireflies and the like, see these easy tricks for taking awesome photos.