Celebrate Independence Day in Derby

38th Annual Derby Firecracker Run

July 4
4-Mile at 7:30 a.m./1-Mile at 8:30 a.m.
High Park, 2801 E. James St.
This run/walk is open to all ages and abilities.
Register here

Independence Day Parade

July 4 at 10 a.m.
Sponsored by the Derby VFW Post 7253 and American Legion Post 408.
Questions? Contact Chelsea Lowery at 409-4209 or Clee0076@gmail.com.

Parade Route: Begins at Panther Stadium (just east of Madison Ave. and Woodlawn Blvd.), proceeds west on Madison to Georgie, south on Georgie to Market, east on Market back to the middle school.
View the parade route map

Fire Station 81 Community Open House

July 4, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You're invited to tour the new Fire Station 81 at the corner of Madison and Woodlawn. 

Party in the Park 

July 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.

This event will include food trucks, and kid’s activities provided by local businesses associated with the Panther Professionals, a Derby business collaborative. Members will have tents with kid's activities. Questions? Contact Jason Stanton at 734-8972 or


July 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Venue at Madison Avenue Central Park, 512 E. Madison Ave.

Join the Derby Senior Center for July 4 fun and a game of Bingo. Open to all ages. 
$5/10 pack of cards, $1 Blackout card and $1 Progressive card 

Derby Historical Museum Open

July 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Woodlawn and Market
Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Derby Twins vs. Haysville Aviators

July 4 at 7 p.m.

Panther Field, Woodlawn Blvd & Market St.

Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

July 4 at 7 p.m. (Fireworks begin at approx. 9:30 p.m.)
Enjoy a fun, family-friendly evening at High Park with food trucks, games and fireworks. Food trucks include Hot-2-Trot Gourmet Hot Dogs, B.S. Sandwich Press, LumpiaPalooza and Kona Ice.

Available off Madison Ave. (grass parking) and off James St. (paved parking lots).

No personal fireworks allowed in the park.