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4th of July 2024

Patriotic music, parades, fireworks, and live entertainment

Dates: July 2–July 4

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Maryland starts celebrating America's Independence already in the last days of June. Lots of patriotic events take place in Baltimore and Annapolis, while the Chesapeake Bay and Ocean City offer perfect beach weather and stunning fireworks over the waterfront. As events are scattered throughout the Fourth of July Weekend, please check the official website for more detailed information on date, time, and location.

Baltimore Harbor 4th of July Celebration (July 4)

Baltimore Harbor 4th of July is one of the largest in the state. The festivities at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light Street feature live music and other entertainment. U.S. Navy Band starts playing at 7:00 pm, followed by the fantastic fireworks show, synchronized with patriotic and popular music. The best areas to watch the spectacle are Federal Hill, Harbor East, Fells Point, and Canton. Visitors can also attend Deck Party on USS Constellation in Inner Harbor of Downtown Baltimore. It's a great place to watch fireworks and try excellent barbeque, beer, and wine. Cannon firings and stunning views are the highlights of this party. If you haven't made it to the USS Constellation, there is an option to take one of the Spirit of Baltimore July 4th cruises. They provide a premium bar package, festive buffets, music, and DJs, as well as the incredible view of the firework display.

Dundalk's 4th of July Parade (July 4, 2024)

Heritage Association Independence Day Parade takes place in Dundalk every July 4th. The procession heads off from the Logan Village Shopping Center at 8:15 am. The Parade's central theme is "Saluting America." The festivities end with an impressive fireworks display after 9 pm at the North Point Government Center and Grange Elementary.

Catonsville 4th of July (July 4)

Catonsville's Independence Day Celebration is an old tradition that dates back to 1947. Its main highlight is the Annual Grand Parade that starts at 3:00 p.m. Thousands of residents and guests line the streets and set out chairs on Frederick Road to watch. Other entertainment includes children's games, races, and concerts. One of the largest fireworks displays in the region starts after 9:00 pm.

Towson 4th of July Parade (July 4, 2024)

Celebration of America's birthday in Towson is marked with a Family Fun Run at 8:15 am, a special music performance in front of Historic Courthouse at 10:15 am, and the Parade at 10:30 am. The Grand Parade, which kicks off from Bosley and Burke Avenues, features bands, clowns, military, and marching units. This parade has over 120 years of history. It honors servicemen and women who have served the country and lost their lives. Free parking is available in the Towson Library Garage & Tolbert Garage.

Gaithersburg SummerFest (June 29, 2024)

Gaithersburg hosts a vivid Fourth of July celebration over the weekend featuring a street festival, several stages with live music, delicious food, and children activities. The SummerFest lasts the entire afternoon until 11:30 pm and ends with spectacular fireworks and Summer Glo After Party.

Rockville's Independence Day Celebration (July 4, 2024)

Rockville's Independence Day Celebration takes place at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. The holiday is filled with music and various entertainment. Attendees can bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the picnic. It's possible to bring your own food and drinks. Festivities run from 7 to 10 pm. The evening culminates with a spectacular firework display after 9:00 pm.

Annapolis 4th of July Fireworks and Parade (July 4, 2024)

Annapolis is famous for its Independence Day Parade that begins at 6:30 pm. It starts on West Street, then marches around Church Circle, to Main Street, and the City Dock. The procession features marching bands, fire engines, vintage cars and vans, service clubs, and scouts. The parade is followed by a street festival at Susan Campbell Park. The holiday ends with a fireworks display at 9:15 pm, launched off a barge in Annapolis Harbor. The best places for viewing fireworks include City Dock and the Spa Creek Bridge, or you can book a cruise or rent a boat and view the show from Annapolis Harbor.

Frederick's 4th: An Independence Day Celebration (July 4, 2024)

Frederick’s 4th traditional Independence Celebration in Baker Park has been held for over 30 years. It features fun activities like bathtub race down Culler Lake. The festival starts at noon with games and other entertainment on two stages. Kids have plenty of activities and rides to choose from. Fireworks at Frederick's 4th start at 9:30 pm.

Havre de Grace's Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks (July 6, 2024)

Havre de Grace Independence Day Celebration features a renowned parade that goes from Union Avenue to Tydings Park. The parade kicks off at 2 pm. The parade finishes with a massive street party on Washington Street. The festival is followed by a 5 pm festive concert at Hutchins Park and a 7:30 pm free concert by Maryland Military Band at Concord Park. Fireworks end the day at about 9:30 pm. The fireworks are seen best from Maritime Museum, Hutchins Park, Concord Point Park, Tydings Basin, Decoy Museum, and Veterans Park.

Ocean City 4th of July Celebrations (July 4, 2024)

Ocean City is always festive, and 4th of July just takes festivities to the next level. There is a large free concert at 8 pm and a fantastic fireworks display at 9:30 pm. They are launched simultaneously on the beach at North Division Street and uptown at Northside Park.

Chesapeake Beach Independence Day Fireworks Display (July 2024)

Chesapeake Beach and Solomons Island have a coordinated fireworks display on July 3rd and 4th. Chesapeake Beach’s annual “Fireworks over the Bay” is usually held on the 3rd of July. The water park offers plenty of fun activities until 10:00 pm. The boardwalk and beaches are perfect spots to watch extravaganza at 9:20 pm.

Solomons Island July 4th Fireworks (July 4)

Solomons Island continues on July 4th with a noon boat parade and fireworks that are launched from a barge in the Patuxent. Games, crafts, and the Chesapeake Biological campus entertain the crowds before the pyrotechnic show.

Town of La Plata July 4th (July 4, 2024)

La Plata celebrates America's Independence with the annual festival held at the La Plata Town Hall. The favorite event for locals and guests features plenty of entertainment. In addition to local favorites, there are plenty of hot dogs, games, splashing fun, water slides, ice cream, airbrush tattoos, and kids' activities. The celebration runs from 10 am to 1 pm.

Last updated: by Olha Savych