Last year, one of the floats featured in the parade sparked outcry from some residents.
The Fourth of July tends to be the busiest time for Bloomington's Animal Control.
There will be no fireworks display at the Monroe County Fairgrounds this year, so organizations hosting smaller displays are expecting larger audiences.
Admission will be $8 per car and $2 for walk-ins. The 30-minute show will start at dusk on July 4th.
Hundreds gathered in downtown Bloomington to watch the city's annual parade to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Indiana Public Media schedule of area Independence Day fireworks.