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Celebrate the Fourth of July Events and Fireworks

Celebrate the Fourth of July 2019 in Maryland with traditional fireworks and parades or take advantage of other patriotic activities for kids and families.

Here’s a listing of fun Fourth of July events taking place in the Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington DC and the Eastern Shore of Maryland areas.

Maryland Fourth of July Activities

As always, we suggest you call ahead to verify times and locations, and be sure to check back here often for updates.

July 4th Fest – 2019
July 3–6. Fireworks and live entertainment every night, plus extended hours, games & prizes every 30 minutes at the Coca-Cola 4th Fest Zone and more. 10:30 a.m–9 p.m.; Hurricane Harbor open 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro. sixflags.com

Big Band Night – 2019
July 6. The Shades of Blue Orchestra will perform. Food, drinks and ice cream available for purchase. St. Michaels fireworks are scheduled to launch at dusk. $10; $2 after 8:45 pm. 7–10 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. cbmm.org

Fireworks Over the Bay – 2019
July 3. Annual patriotic fireworks display over the Chesapeake Bay. Free. Dusk. Waterfront, Chesapeake Beach. chesapeake-beach.md.us

Rock Hall July 4th Parade – 2019
July 3-4. Fireworks on July 3 at dusk. Old-fashioned parade featuring floats, bands and more; followed by festival with local food, music, crafts and more on July 4. Free. 10 a.m. Main Street and Community Center, Rock Hall. rockhallmd.com

Annual 4th of July Celebration – 2019
July 2. Fireworks, food, entertainment and more. Free. 6-9:30 p.m. Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center, Chester. https://www.facebook.com/events/344245352942869/

4 on the 4th Run and Parade – 2019
July 4. Walk or run 4 miles or join in the 1776-foot family fun run. Race goes on a tour of the parade route. 8:15 a.m.; parade to follow at 10:30 a.m. $40; $20 for family fun run. Parade is free. District Court of Baltimore County, Towson. towson4onthe4th.com

Catonsville Celebrations – 2019
July 4. Games, music, family fun fest, fireworks and more. Free. 8:30 a.m. Various venues, Catonsville. catonsvillecelebrations.org

July 4th Pet Parade – 2019
July 4. Animal fun, prizes and more. Free. 9 a.m. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore. avam.org

Independence Day Open House – 2019
July 4. Events commemorate William Paca’s signing of the Declaration of Independence—America’s 1776 birth certificate. Inspirational Naturalization Ceremony, tour the grand Georgian mansion, hands on activities and more. Free. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. annapolis.org

Children’s Parade and Old-Fashioned Fourth Celebration – 2019
July 4. The Children’s Parade starts at 10am 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. Flag-raising, patriotic songs, children’s games, face painting, and more following the parade. St. Michaels Museum. townofstmichaels.com

Annapolis July 4th Celebration – 2019
July 4. Community parade, performance from the U.S. Naval Academy Band and fireworks over the harbor. Free. 6:30–8 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Downtown Annapolis. visitannapolis.org/events/annual/4th-of-july

Severna Park 4th of July Parade – 2019
July 4. Old-fashioned parade. Free. 10am. Route from St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Church to Cypress Creek Park, Severna Park. severnaparkchamber.com

Cape St. Claire 4th of July Celebration -2019
July 4. Parade, games, water balloons and more. Free. 10am. Cape St. Claire Improvement Association, Annapolis. cscia.org

Watermelon Bash – 2019
July 4. Hot dogs, games, wet fun and plenty of watermelon. Free. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Town Hall, La Plata. townoflaplata.org

National Independence Day Parade – 2019
July 4. Celebrate America’s birthday with a Parade featuring bands, floats, military and specialty units, and special guests. Free. 11:45 a.m.–2 p.m. Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. july4thparade.com

Independence Day Celebration – 2019
July 4. Waterfront view of the fireworks. Games, snacks, beverages and more. Registration required. $65. Price includes parking and museum admission for all passengers. 6–10 p.m. Museum of Industry, Baltimore. thebmi.org

A Capitol Fourth – 2019
July 4 .Performances, live cannon fire and fireworks display. Free. 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m. U.S. Capitol West Lawn, Washington, D.C. pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth/home

Red White and BOOM – 2018
July 4. Music, bounce houses, food vendors., Kids Kazoo Parade at 8 p.m. Bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks. Free. 6:30 p.m. Wicomico County Stadium, Salisbury. redwhiteboomsalisbury.org

Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July – 2019
July 4. Greater Baltimore’s biggest Fourth of July celebration with live music and celebratory fireworks. Audiences can enjoy live music from the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers as they perform contemporary hits from the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light streets. National Aquarium, Baltimore. aqua.org                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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