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The Region had a Blast for July 4th 2019

By: Stacey Kellogg Last Updated: July 5, 2019

The Great News Crew is pleased to bring you this fun recap of 2019 Independence day coverage in the Region. As we celebrate our own 10-year anniversary this year of bringing you everything great that the Region has to offer, we reflect on the Americans who have made that possible, and we are grateful. Whether you spent your holiday with friends and family at a raucous party, enjoyed fireworks and parades, perhaps worked for the day, or even took time to solemnly thank and remember those who have brought us the freedom we enjoy today, we want to THANK YOU for following, liking, and sharing these galleries. Great News – Read it. Love it. Share it.

Crown Point Parade – Fresh off the Crown Point city-wide picnic on June 30, the annual 4th of July Parade delivered that same home-town feel and fun but packed with Independence Day pride. For float winners or information about who to get involved with volunteering for this fantastic annual event, visit cpjuly4.com.

Crown Point Fourth of July Parade 2019

Crown Point Fourth of July Parade 2019 157 Photos
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Hammond Naturalization Ceremony – Once again this year, Hammond invited the Region to celebrate and welcome 50 new U.S. citizens during the annual July 4th Naturalization Ceremony. Encased in these heart-felt moments is a deep sense of pride and belonging, representing each individual citizen’s story from about 25 different nations.

July Fourth Celebration of the Naturalization Ceremony at Wolf Lake 2019

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Hobart Parade – City officials described Hobart’s annual parade as the perfect Mayberry-type event, where families who have put down roots in the city gather to celebrate generations of love for their hometown.

City of Hobart Fourth of July Parade 2019

City of Hobart Fourth of July Parade 2019 157 Photos
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La Porte Parade – The City of La Porte was once again named Indiana State Capital for the Day recognizing one of Indiana’s longest and most cherished community parades. Congrats to the Jaycees and all the volunteers who make this day exceptional for the entire community.  

73rd Annual La Porte Fourth of July Parade

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Portage Parade – The theme of this  year’s Portage Independence Day Parade and Festival was Superheroes. It meant a little something different to everyone, but in the end, it all came down to thanking our nation’s real heroes for granting us the freedom to celebrate as we do each July 4th.

Portage Parade 2019

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Valparaiso Fireworks – Valpo Parks is quickly gaining a reputation for throwing one of the region’s most entertaining fireworks events, complete with a food truck festival and live music. Comments galore reflected that the display gets better every year!

City of Valpo Fourth of July Fireworks 2019

City of Valpo Fourth of July Fireworks 2019 78 Photos
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Whiting Parade – The City of Whiting celebrated 100 years of their July 4th Parade this year, featuring appearances by PJ Masks and other nationally-recognized characters, spectacular floats, and, of course, tons of family fun.

City of Whiting 100th Year July 4th Parade 2019

City of Whiting 100th Year July 4th Parade 2019 138 Photos
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