When: Fri., July 4, 9:45 p.m. 2014
For a visual fireworks thrill, you can always count on Freedom Blast (which also sounds like a blended, frozen beverage hatched in the same food-as-politics world as Freedom Fries, but we digress). It’s Indiana’s largest fireworks display, shot from one of the most recognizable buildings on Indy’s skyline. It blasts off from the Regions Bank tower around 9:45 p.m., or whenever it’s good and dark. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and stake out a nice view, but be warned: there is a massive traffic jam afterward, every year, without fail. If you’re going to ride your bike to even one event this year, this is the one. Take it from us: NUVO staffers have been using this method to avoid the jam for years.