The Fourth of July will look a bit different this year, but you can still enjoy a few fireworks displays, virtual concerts, tours in Annapolis, and a fun, virtual pet parade!
Kent Island Fireworks
Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center
Watch from your car, boat or home! Free parking will be offered the same as every year at the “old outlets” located at the beginning of Piney Narrows Road. The parking lot will be locked until 7:00 p.m. the night of the fireworks. 9 p.m.
2020 Salute to America
The 2020 Salute to America will take place on the South Lawn of the White House and Ellipse on Saturday, July 4. In addition to music, military demonstrations, and flyovers to honor our Nation’s service members and veterans, the President will deliver remarks that celebrate our independence. “The evening will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display over the National Mall.”
A Capitol Fourth
The live Capitol Fourth concert is canceled this year, but you can catch a 40-year retrospective of past performances, as well as streaming performances from artists across the country. This special 90-minute presentation of A Capitol Fourth, available on television, radio and digital media, will also feature a tribute to our nation’s workers on the front lines in the fight against the pandemic, a segment honoring the contributions of African American heroes from our nation’s past and present, and a salute to our wounded warriors and their families. The fireworks display over our nation’s iconic skyline will be covered live during the broadcast captured by multiple cameras stationed around the city. 8 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration at the William Paca House
Celebrate the birth of our nation with one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Experience an inspirational Naturalization Ceremony, tour the grand Georgian mansion, hands on patriotic crafts and see living historians. $5 adults; $2 children. Social distancing measures will be in place. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. Preregistration required. 410-267-7619, annapolis.org
Galesville 4th of July parade
1 p.m. Galesville
Thank you for joining us for the Annual Independence Day Parade. Participants are requested to be in place by 12:30. Enter the line-up using Lerch Creek Drive turning right onto Anchors Way. The Parade will begin and end at the intersection of Main St and Anchor’s Way/West Benning.
There won’t be the usual carnival leading up to the big day, but the fireworks will still go on in Easton this year. Organizers are encouraging people to stay as socially distanced as possible and to wear masks when they can’t. 8:30–10 p.m.
AVAM Pet Parade
In honor of the steadfast companionship and support that animals provide, particularly during life’s challenging times, this year’s Pet Parade goes virtual. Dress your pet & strut your stuff, online! To join the virtual parade, submit a photo or video of your pet in its best costume finery by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1 and we’ll “parade” the gathered images and clips by publishing them on our social media and YouTube on July 4 for the joy and delight of all.
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