Neighboring towns have fireworks and festivals. A few years ago I ran in a 5K at Fowler that was part of a July 4th event. (I kept trying to beat a 7th or 8th grade girl who kept trying to beat me--she won. Now she is one of the stars on the West Lafayette cross country team and would beat me by minutes rather than seconds. However, a Rensselaer native did win the race that year.) Wolcott has a summer festival with fireworks after dark. I think I went to it many years ago and toured the Wolcott House. And because Delphi has had events centered around their canal restoration, today may be a good day to review a past trip to Delphi and their wonderful system of hiking trails.
The interpretative center is actually a modern building that tries to look old. There are a lot of informative displays inside, but the last time I was there, I was not blogging, so I did not take any pictures.