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Frederick 4th of July Fireworks, Shows & Events 2024

Rejoice in the Independence Day celebration sponsored by Wawa in Frederick

Dates: July 4

Frederick 4th of July Fireworks, Shows & Events
Frederick 4th of July Fireworks, Shows & Events
Frederick 4th of July Fireworks, Shows & Events

Situated on the East Coast of the United States in western Maryland, Frederick boasts an impressive history of Civil War medicine and is home to Francis Scott Key, author of American national anthem. With such an imposing background, it's no wonder that Frederick's 4th of July celebration is considered to be one for the ages.

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

Frederick, a city in Maryland, annually holds a well-known celebration on Independence Day. Taking place in Baker Park, this joyous event is highly popular among locals and tourists. It kicks off at 12 pm and lasts until 9 pm. The show features non-stop children's activities, a cornhole tournament, delicious local food, beer, and spirits. And the best part is the entry to the park is free.


The park will be brimming with all kinds of fun during the 4th of July. Exciting inflatables, such as Vertical Rush and Rock Climb with Slide, will be open from 12 pm to 6 pm in the Carillon area, near Carillon Tower. From 12 pm to 4:30 pm, you can participate in the Community Cornhole Tournament. Consider visiting the DIY Peanut Butter & Jelly Tent for some delicious treats from 2 pm to 4 pm.

As part of the 4th of July celebration, Edward P. Thomas Jr. Municipal Pool, located right in the middle of Baker Park, will be open from 12:30 pm to 8 pm. To go for a swim, adult attendees need to pay a fee of $5 if they're residents and $6 if they're non-residents. Admission for local children under 12 and senior citizens costs $3; if you're from out of town, it costs $4.

Another way to celebrate Independence during Frederick's 4th of July event is to stop by the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum in Baker Park on Rosemont Avenue. The oldest building in Frederick was home to Elias Brunner, whose family fled from political oppression in Germany and fought for their principles in the US. The museum will be open from 12 pm to 6 pm for unforgettable house tours.

Music Program

With several stages in Baker Park and Beer, Wine & Spirits Gardens, attendees are sure to leave with their feet sore from dancing and smiles on their faces. From 2 pm until dusk, Baker Park's iconic Bandshell Stage will present acts like Milk Mountain, 8 OHMS, and Sons of Pirates. If you're a country fan, 99.9 WFRE Party in the Park is just the pick for you, with the best country musicians setting the stage ablaze by Fleming Tennis Courts.

Near Second Street Tennis Courts, you can cool off in a tented venue and enjoy live performances of musicians, including legendary Patty Reese, from 12 pm to 8 pm. Another show will take place near the Talley Recreation Center from 12 pm to 8 pm as well. A one-time pass to enter all venues of the Beer, Wine & Spirits Gardens costs $5.

Food and Drinks

Since a major part of the celebration is happening in Beer, Wine & Spirits Gardens, the food scene of the event is immaculate. Some of the food options include Italian sausages, funnel cakes, pit beef, and snow cones. There are plenty of drinking options as well. Feel free to taste local brews, sangria, or wine varieties for $7.50, or treat yourself to a specialty cocktail from local distilleries for $10.

Fireworks Show

In the evening, usually at dusk, you can enjoy a spectacular fireworks display, filling the skies above Baker Park. It's free of charge, allowing everyone to enjoy this important day. To catch the best view of the spectacle, you can come earlier to reserve a spot in the Fleming Avenue Swimming Pool Area, Carillon Area, or on a Frederick High School lawn.

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