4th of July Celebrations

Independence Day celebrations begin as early as June 30 throughout the state. Enjoy parades, food, live entertainment and exciting firework displays.



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

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:


Maryland Symphony Orchestra - Salute to Independence
July 7, 2018 - 7:30 pm
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! 
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Boonsboro Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2018 (Rain date July 5)
Shafer Park
37 Park Drive
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Washington County -  Western Maryland  
Enjoy small town Americana.  Festivities begin at 5pm with music by  DJ Jeff Taulton.  At 7pm live music is provided by the Rohrersville Band.  Children’s activities abound. Local food will be availablefor purchase . Fireworks display begins at dark. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. 
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Broadford Park Fireworks and Concert
July 3, 2018 (rain date July 5)
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 of July Fourth at the Broadford Park July Third Firework Festivities. The celebration begins at 7:30 pm 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 includes the melodies of Irving Berlin, and many patriotic favorites.  Fireworks begin to light up the sky at approximately 9:30 pm.
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Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display
July 4, 2018 (rain date July 5)
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. 
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Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park
July 4, 2018
Fairgrounds Park
351 N. Cleveland Ave
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Washington County -  Western Maryland  
Food Vendors on site from 6:00pm, fireworks begin at 9:30pm.  No alcoholic beverages, no personal fireworks, no pets (service animals permitted)  Free Shuttle Service: Park at Municipal Stadium and take the shuttle to the park.
301-739-8577, ext 116   
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Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2018
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
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Gaithersburg 4th of July Celebration
June 30, 2018 (rain date July 1)
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
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July 4th Fest
June 30-July 4, 2018
Six Flags America
13710 Central Avenue,
Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County - Central Maryland
Celebrate the independence of our country with three 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. 
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Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2018
Baker Park 121 N. Bentz Street 
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Frederick County - Capital Region
A 33 year-old tradition in Frederick –  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.
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Rockville's Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2018
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.  The Nighthawks kicks things off at 7pm.  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. 
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Havre de Grace Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
July 1, 2018
Tydings Memorial Park
Havre de Grace  - Central Maryland              
The Annual 4th of July Celebration, featuring the regionally renowned parade from Union Avenue to Tydings Park, honors the "Hometown Heroes."  In addition to the parade, enjoy a  Block Party along Washington Street 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.
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Star-Spangled Spectacular
July 3, 2018 (Rain date July 4)
Oregon Ridge Park
13401 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley
Baltimore County - Central Maryland
Celebrate Independence Day with the BSO at Oregon Ridge and enjoy great music and jaw-dropping fireworks! BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads the orchestra in patriotic scores like Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s "The Stars and Stripes Forever" alongside family favorites from Bruce Springsteen, Beauty and the Beast and more! Enjoy food trucks on site serving up great local eats. Gates open at 5 pm. All tickets are general admission, lawn seating. Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.
Event tickets available online. Tickets will also be available on site. 
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Fireworks Cruises in Annapolis & Baltimore
July 3-4, 2018
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.
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Annapolis Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
July 4, 2018
Annapolis, Maryland 21041
The Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will travel along West Street, around Church Circle, and down Main Street to the City Dock. Then, visit Susan Campbell Park at 8:00 p.m. for a performance by the Naval Academy's Concert Band, followed by a 4th of July Fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. from a barge in Annapolis Harbor.
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Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2018
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 music by U.S. Navy Band starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light Streets. At 9:30 p.m., 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.
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Historic Ships in Baltimore's Independence Day Deck Party on USS Constellation
July 4, 2018
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. More info...

Catonsville's Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2018
Catonsville, Maryland 21043
Baltimore County - Central Maryland
This all-day, fun-filled Catonsville tradition (since 1947) features children's games, races, and concerts starting at 9:30 a.m.  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 3:00 p.m.  Hailed as "the best fireworks display in the region" begins at 9:15 p.m. at Catonsville High School.   443-840-9574
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Dundalk Heritage Association Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
July 4, 2018 (Rain date July 5)
North Point Government Center
Dundalk, Maryland
Baltimore County - Central Maryland
The 84th Annual Dundalk 4th Of July Parade takes place on July 4 starting at approximately 8:15 a.m.  The Parade theme is "Saluting America."  Fireworks start at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the North Point Government Center/Grange Elementary.  Rain date for fireworks is July 5. 410-284-4022
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Fullerton Fireworks and 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2018 (Rain date July 7)
Fullerton Park
4304 Fullerton Avenue
Nottingham, Maryland 21235
Baltimore County - Central Maryland
Back for the 54th year, this family friendly community event begins at 5pm with live music by AWAKEN, 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. 
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Independence Day Fireworks Cruise
July 4, 2018
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!
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Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2018
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George St 
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Anne Arundel County - Central Maryland
Join Historic Annapolis in welcoming 40 new citizens into the American family at a naturalization ceremony at 10:00 a.m. The free event, which has become an annual Independence Day tradition, will be held at the William Paca House and Garden. Seating for the ceremony will be reserved for the new citizens and their invited guests, with limited seating and standing room available for members of the general public. From 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., wander the garden paths and enjoy the living history at the William Paca House. 410-267-8146
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Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2018 (Rain Date  July 5)
Carroll County Farm Museum
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Carroll County - Central Maryland  
Celebration includes food, fun, and fireworks. Gates open at 3:00 p.m., with general admission in effect until 5:00 p.m.  After 5pm, a $5 per car donation to the Westminster Kiwanis Club begins.  The fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.  410-386-3880
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Towson Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2018 
Towsontown Blvd & Bosley Ave
Towson, Maryland 21285
Baltimore County -  Central Maryland  
Celebration of America's birthday with bands, clowns, marching units and military.
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Fireworks Over The Bay
June 30, 2018 (Rain Date July 3)
The Town of Chesapeake presents "Fireworks Over The Bay"  before 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 is open until 9:30 p.m. and offers a fun and unique way to enjoy the annual fireworks display!
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Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth
July 4, 2018
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.
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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!
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Family Fun for Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
June 30, 2018
Sturgis Memorial Park
Snow Hill, Maryland
Come to Snow Hill's Independence Day Celebration on June 30 from 5:30-10:00pm, which will showcase 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
July 7, 2018
Somers Cove Marina
Crisfield, Maryland 21817
Somerset County - Eastern Shore
Come to Somers Cove Marina for a family event with food, arts and crafts, a military veteran slideshow, patriotic music, kids activities, games on the beach, and finally, a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free, but it is recommended that you bring your own lawn chair. 410-968-2500.
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Fireworks in St. Michaels Harbor and Big Band Night at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
June 30, 2018
Main Street, Miles River or Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
St. Michaels, Maryland 21663
Talbot County - Eastern Shore
Take your pick - bring a blanket and take a spot along the water in St. Michaels or, anchor out on Miles River to enjoy fireworks reflected in the water.  Enjoy Big Band sounds at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum beginning at 7pm.  From the Museum's campus you can also watch the fireworks from the lawn (bring a chair) while enjoying music and food vendors.  
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Rock Hall Fireworks
July 3, 2018
The Bulkhead
Bayside Avenue
Rock Hall, Maryland 
Kent County - Eastern Shore  
See one of the best fireworks displays on the Chesapeake Bay. An annual tradition of patriotic celebration. 410-639-7611.
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Salute to Cecil County Veterans - A Patriotic Festival and Fireworks
July 3, 2018
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, 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.
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Rock Hall 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2018
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
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Chestertown's July 4th Fireworks
July 4, 2018
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 (9:20'ish.) In the event of rain, the fireworks will be delayed until there is a break in the weather; as there is no rain date. 410.778.0500.
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4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2018
Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Worcester County - Eastern Shore  
Enjoy a free concert at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 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. OC will host fireworks every Monday and Tuesday (time TBA) from July 10 to Sep 5  Fireworks will be visible along the boardwalk.

Red White and BOOM
July 4, 2018 (Rain date July 5)
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. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.  Families can enjoy music from WBOC 102.5, bounce houses and food vendors. A Kids Kazoo Parade is at 8 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks, which start at 9:15 p.m. Free parking across the street at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center and Wicomico High School parking lots. 
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Children’s Parade and Old-Fashioned Fourth Celebration at St. Michaels Museum at St. Mary’s Square
July 4, 2018
St. Mary's Square
St. Michaels, Maryland 21663
Talbot County - Eastern Shore
The Children's Parade starts at 10am and steps off from St. Mary's Square to Talbot St. returning to the Square by 11am.  Children arrive before 10am in  patriotic attire or with decorated bikes or wagons.  From 11-11:45am, there will be flag-raising, patriotic songs, and a talk by Pete Lesher of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, to celebrate the 4th at the new front porch of the Teetotal Building. On the museum's lawn, enjoy children’s games, face painting, and more! The SMFD will provide food and Scottish Highland Creamery will have ice cream. The St. Michaels Museum will be open and free to the public.
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