4th of July Celebrations

Independence Day celebrations are scheduled throughout the state. Enjoy parades, food, live entertainment and exciting firework displays.

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July 4 fireworks over Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts
July 4 fireworks over Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts
Photo By: Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts
Fireworks Display in downtown Annapolis
Photo By: Visit Annapolis
Dancing
SummerGlo After Party
Photo By: City of Gaithersburg/Van den Neste

It's time to sail on the Chesapeake Bay, build sandcastles in Ocean City, ride the roller coasters at Six Flags America, and get into a mountain of steamed crabs—this is just the beginning of summer in Maryland
Check out this full list of 4th of July celebrations throughout the state:

WESTERN REGION

Maryland Symphony Orchestra - Salute to Independence
Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, Maryland 21740
Washington County - Western Maryland 
Since 1986, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra has presented a free “Salute to Independence” Concert at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, MD. Held on the first Saturday of July, the “Salute” has been billed as “Maryland’s Most Patriotic Event” and has also been recognized by the American Bus Association as “One of the Top 100 Events in North America.” The evening concert which begins at 7:30pm, attracts nearly 30,000 people and is capped off by a spectacular fireworks display, one of the largest in the region.  The fireworks display begins at approximately 9:45pm . Bring a flashlight, blanket, and water or soft drinks or purchase food and drinks on site. Check the website for helpful tips! 

Boonsboro Independence Day Celebration
Shafer Park
37 Park Drive
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Washington County -  Western Maryland  
Enjoy small town Americana.  Festivities begin at 5pm with DJ curated music.  At 7pm, live music is provided.  Children’s activities abound. Local food will be available for purchase . Fireworks display begins at dark. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. 

Broadford Park Fireworks and Concert
Broadford Park Oakland, MD
Garrett County - Western maryland
The Garrett Community Concert Band and The Garrett Choral Society present a musical celebration of our Nation's Birthday at the Broadford Park Firework Festivities. The celebration begins at 7:30pm at Pavilion #1 where there is plenty of room for picnics in the beautiful surroundings. Local vendors offer food and ice cream for purchase.  Bring chairs and blankets for seating. Music features many patriotic favorites.  Fireworks begin to light up the sky at dusk.

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display
Deep Creek Lake Area
McHenry, Maryland 21541
Garrett County - Western Maryland 
Fireworks, launched from the top of Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort out toward the waters of Deep Creek Lake, will begin around 9:30pm. Viewing spots include the scenic overlook on Rt. 219, Wisp Resort, the lawn at Garrett College, McHenry Cove on Deep Creek Lake and in McHenry. 

Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park
Fairgrounds Park
351 N. Cleveland Ave
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Washington County -  Western Maryland  
Enjoy the festivities! Food will be available at 7:30pm and the fireworks begin at 9:30pm. Please park at the Municipal Stadium and ride the free shuttle to the park. Sorry, no alcohol, personal fireworks or pets (only service animals) permitted.  301-739-8577, ext 116.   

Independence Day Celebration
Byron Memorial Park
Williamsport, MD 21795
Washington County -  Western Maryland  
Beginning in the afternoon, enjoy concessions, concerts, including a patriotic concert by the Williamsport Community Band, followed by a grand fireworks display. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the event.  301-223-7711.

CAPITAL REGION

Gaithersburg 4th of July Celebration
Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Montgomery County - Capital Region  
This year the Celebrate! Gaithersburg Festival and the Independence Day Fireworks are combined for one great big fun family event. Enjoy all the best highlights of Gaithersburg's lively street festival, with multiple stages for live music plus great food, unique crafts, and plenty of activities for kids, AND cap-off the evening with spectacular fireworks and an illuminating SummerGlo After Party.  301-258-6350.

July 4th Fest
Six Flags America
13710 Central Avenue,
Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County - Central Maryland
Celebrate the independence of our country with four jam-packed days of thrills and water park fun on Fourth of July Weekend at Six Flags America. There will be fireworks and live entertainment every night. 

Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration
Baker Park 121 N. Bentz Street 
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Frederick County - Capital Region
A tradition for more than 30 years,  Frederick’s 4th features regional and national entertainment beginning at noon and covering two stages. Families enjoy a day packed with amusements, activities and entertainment. Dunk a Frederick celebrity or race a bath tub down Culler Lake – there is fun for everyone. Find and mark your spot early as the park fills quickly.
301-600-2844.

Rockville's Independence Day Celebration
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park
1800 Piccard Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Montgomery County -  Capital Region
Rockville's Independence Day Celebration, hosted by the Mayor and Council of Rockville invites you to a night of music, entertainment and fireworks. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at around 9:15pm. The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm offers great spectator viewing and ample, convenient parking.  Bring your own food and beverages as there are no food vendors on site.  Please bring blankets or lawn chairs for your family. 

CENTRAL REGION

Havre de Grace Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
Tydings Memorial Park
Havre de Grace  - Central Maryland              
The Annual Independence Day Celebration, featuring the regionally renowned parade from Union Avenue to Tydings Park, will focus on honoring and recognizing local first responders.  In addition to the parade, enjoy a  Block Party along Washington Street that takes place around 4:30pm.  A concert at Hutchins Park begins at 7pm. Fireworks begin at dark (approximately 9:30pm). Viewing areas include:  Concord Point Park, Tydings Basin, Maritime Museum, Decoy Museum and Veterans Park.  443-502-0704.

Fireworks Cruises in Annapolis & Baltimore
Annapolis & Baltimore, Central Maryland
Taking guests out on the water to watch area fireworks displays is one of Watermark's specialties. Every year brings several opportunities to view a dazzling fireworks show in both Annapolis and Baltimore. It is recommended that you book your tickets early to guarantee the best seat in town for watching fireworks, as these cruises tend to sell out quickly. 410-268-7601x100.

Annapolis Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Annapolis, Maryland 21041
The Parade will begin at 6:30pm and will travel along West Street, around Church Circle, and down Main Street to the City Dock. Then, visit Susan Campbell Park at 8pm for a musical performance , followed by a 4th of July Fireworks display at 9:15pm from a barge in Annapolis Harbor.

Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration
Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Baltimore City -  Central Maryland
Commemorate Independence Day with live music and celebratory fireworks in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The event will showcase live music at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light Streets. At 9:30pm, the spectacular fireworks show, choreographed to patriotic and contemporary music, can be viewed from many locations downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Fells Point, Canton and Harbor East.  410-752-8632.

Historic Ships in Baltimore's Independence Day Deck Party on USS Constellation
Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Baltimore City - Central Region
Take in the Fireworks and celebrate the nation's birthday from on-board the USS CONSTELLATION, berthed in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.  You will be high above the Inner Harbor crowds for the fireworks display as you enjoy classic American barbeque favorites, local beer, wine and sodas.  Enjoy special tours, music, cannon firings, along with an amazing view of the Fireworks Celebration.  Reservations are required for this very special event. 

Catonsville's Independence Day Celebration
Catonsville, Maryland 21043
Baltimore County - Central Maryland
This all-day, fun-filled Catonsville tradition (since 1947) features children's games, races, and concerts starting early.  The  Annual Grand Parade is so popular, residents often set out chairs in advance along the route on Frederick Road.  The Parade steps off at 3pm.  Hailed as "the best fireworks display in the region," the display begins at 9:15pm at Catonsville High School.  443-840-9574.

Dundalk Heritage Association Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
North Point Government Center
Dundalk, Maryland
Baltimore County - Central Maryland
A tradition for more than 84 years, the Annual Dundalk 4th Of July Parade starts in the morning by "Saluting America."  Fireworks start at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the North Point Government Center/Grange Elementary.  410-284-4022.

Fullerton Fireworks and 4th of July Celebration
Fullerton Park
4304 Fullerton Avenue
Nottingham, Maryland 21235
Baltimore County - Central Maryland
This event has taken place for more than 50 years.  This beloved community event begins with live music, family fun and a selection of food vendors offering hamburgers, hot dogs, seafood, Tex Mex and more. Draft beer on tap will be available (please bring ID) for purchase, along with wine.  Fireworks begin at 9:15pm. 

Independence Day Fireworks Cruise
Spirit of Baltimore (ship)
Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Baltimore City - Central Maryland  
Enjoy front-row fireworks, Baltimore's ultimate July 4th experience! Splash aboard Spirit Cruises and get front-row seats to Baltimore's spectacular fireworks show. The Inner Harbor has never looked so stunning beneath the illuminated night sky. Celebrate America's birthday this 4th of July with a premium bar package, festive buffets and interactive DJ Entertainment. There's no better place to celebrate than out on the water with Spirit!  410-727-3113; 800-695-BOAT.

Fourth of July Celebration
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George St 
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Anne Arundel County - Central Maryland
Celebrate the birth of our nation with one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Introduce the family to William Paca and other important Annapolitans, as portrayed by the Annapolis Living Historians.  Listen in as they discuss “current” events during that momentous year of our nation’s birth, 1776.  Be sure to tour the 2-acre garden.  Then, stroll over to Hogshead where reenactors reveal how it was to be in the working class during the same time and how skilled labor and patriotism was essential to the independence effort. 

Fourth of July Celebration
Carroll County Farm Museum
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Carroll County - Central Maryland  
Celebration includes food, fun, and fireworks. Gates open at 3pm, with general admission in effect until 5pm.  After 5pm, a $5 per car donation to the Westminster Kiwanis Club begins.  The fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm.  

Towson Fourth of July Parade
Towsontown Blvd & Bosley Ave
Towson, Maryland 21285
Baltimore County -  Central Maryland 
Celebration of America's birthday with bands, clowns, marching units and military.  This parade has taken place for more than 120 years and it exists to honor the lives of men and women who have served our country. 410-832-2190. 

SOUTHERN REGION

Fireworks Over The Bay
The Town of Chesapeake presents "Fireworks Over The Bay"  in celebration of Independence Day. You and your guests are invited to take a walk on the Bay Front Boardwalk, search for sharks' teeth at Bay Front Park, and visit the nature-filled scenic "Railway Trail." The water park can offer a fun and unique way to enjoy the annual fireworks display!

Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth
11765 St. Linus Dr.
Regency Furniture Stadium
Waldorf, Maryland 20602
Charles County - Southern Maryland
Celebrate Charles is a family-friendly Independence Day event with live music, food, amusements and fireworks.  Browse local food vendors, plus artisans and crafters in the Best of Charles County section. Rain or Shine. 1-800-766-3386.

4th of July Watermelon Bash
La Plata Town Hall
La Plata, Maryland 20646
Charles County
Celebrate the 4th of July at Town Hall.  Join the Town of La Plata for hot dogs, games, wet fun and plenty of watermelon!

EASTERN SHORE

Family Fun for Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
Sturgis Memorial Park
Snow Hill, Maryland
Come to Snow Hill's Independence Day Celebration for a fireworks display at Sturgis Park on River Street. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the Independence Day fireworks display at dusk. There will be food, ice cream and drinks available prior to the fireworks. Bouncy houses and face painting for kids. 410-632-2080.

Freedom Fest
Somers Cove Marina
Crisfield, Maryland 21817
Somerset County - Eastern Shore
Come to Somers Cove Marina for a family event with food, arts and crafts, military appreciations, patriotic music, kids activities, and finally, a fireworks display at 9:15 pm. Admission is free, but it is recommended that you bring your own lawn chair or blanket. 410-968-2500.

Big Band Night at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and Fireworks in the Harbor
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Tolchester Beach Bandstand
St. Michaels, Maryland 21663
Talbot County - Eastern Shore
To celebrate Independence Day, enjoy Big Band sounds at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.  From the Museum's campus you can also watch the fireworks from the lawn (bring a chair) while enjoying music and food vendors.  Admission.  

Rock Hall Fireworks
The Bulkhead
Bayside Avenue
Rock Hall, Maryland
Kent County - Eastern Shore 
See one of the best fireworks displays on the Chesapeake Bay and also enjoy the annual iconic July 4th parade.  410-639-7611.

Salute to Cecil County Veterans - A Patriotic Festival and Fireworks
North East Community Park
200 W. Walnut St
North East, Maryland 21901
Enjoy the military equipment, vehicles and personnel plus local musicians playing both patriotic and contemporary selections.  The event offers family-oriented activities such as a rubber ducky race and horse rides.  As a community, attendees show their support for veterans and country with a ceremonial Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Raising.  Fireworks close out this afternoon and evening of patriotism and family fun. 443.553.6207.

Rock Hall 4th of July Parade
Main Street
True Americana at its best in charming Rock Hall!  Floats, bands, fire trucks, marchers  and horseback riders - all celebrating the birthday of our great nation. Parade starts on Main Street near the ballfield and continues to the Civic Center. 410-639-7611.

Chestertown's July 4th Fireworks
Chester River, Chestertown
Wilmer Park is a spectacular viewing spot for the annual 4th of July fireworks shot over the Chester River. Show begins at dusk (9:20pm ish.) In the event of rain, the fireworks will be delayed until there is a break in the weather. 410.778.0500.

4th of July Celebration - OC
Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Worcester County - Eastern Shore 
Enjoy a free concert, followed by fireworks downtown on the beach at North Division Street and simultaneously, uptown at 125th Street at Northside Park. For more information, please call 1-800-626-2326 or the Ocean City Department of Recreation & Parks at 410-250-0125. 

Red White and BOOM
Wicomico County Stadium
Salisbury,  Maryland 21804
Wicomico County - Eastern Shore
Red White and BOOM is a free community fireworks display held at Wicomico County Stadium.  Families can enjoy music, bounce houses and food vendors. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks, which start at 9:15pm. Free parking across the street at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and Wicomico High School parking lots. 

Children’s Parade and Old-Fashioned Fourth Celebration at St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s Square
St. Mary's Square
St. Michaels, Maryland 21663
Talbot County - Eastern Shore
The Children's Parade steps off from St. Mary's Square to Talbot St., returning to the Square right after.  Children arrive early dressed in patriotic attire or with decorated bikes or wagons.  After that, there will be a flag-raising, patriotic songs, and on the museum's lawn, children’s games, face painting. food and ice cream are available.. The St. Michaels Museum will be open..

Fourth of July Fireworks & Festivities, Chesapeake City
237 Bohemia Manor Farm Lane
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Spend the day at the At Chateau Bu-De Winery & Vineyard at Bohemia Manor Farm and celebrate Independence Day with live music and a fireworks show.
 

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