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July 4 Independence Day Celebrations 2021

Independence Day celebrations have returned for 2021! We’ve compiled a list of events for the July 4th weekend, many featuring music, food and of course – fireworks. Check back often for we will keep adding events as they are announced.

fourth_of_july_parade_sittersDundalk 4th of July Parade (July 3, 2021)
Association Independence Day Parade takes place in Dundalk early in the morning. The Parade’s central theme is “Saluting America.” The festivities end with an impressive fireworks display after 9:00 p.m. at the North Point Government Center and Grange Elementary. 

Arbutus 4th of July Parade and Activities (July 3, 2021)
Family events throughout the day beginning at 8 a.m. with a 5k. Arbutus holds the annual 4th of July Parade at 12:30 p.m. starting at Tom Day Boulevard and marching to Carville Avenue and East Drive. The main highlight of the celebration is a traditional Soap Box Derby at 9 a.m. Children and teenagers race on their homemade mobiles, causing much laughter, excitement, and cheering. 

Catonsville 4th of July (July 4, 2021)
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., but there are events from morning to night to celebrate the holiday. 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 p.m. 

Towson 4th of July Parade (July 3, 2021)
Celebration of America’s birthday in Towson starts with the Grand Parade with bands, clowns, military, and marching units. This parade has over 120 years of history, honoring servicemen and women who have served the country and lost their lives. Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. 

Annapolis labor day paradeAnnapolis 4th of July Fireworks and Parade (July 3–4, 2021)
The Annapolis Independence Day Parade begins on July 3 at 6:30 p.m. It starts on West Street, then marches around Church Circle, to Main Street, and the City Dock. The parade is followed by a street festival at 8 p.m. at Susan Campbell Park and the Naval Academy’s Concert Band. The holiday ends with a fireworks display on July 4 at 9:15 p.m., launched off a barge in Annapolis Harbor. 

Frederick’s 4th: An Independence Day Celebration (July 4, 2021)
Frederick’s 4th traditional Independence Celebration in Baker Park has been held for over 30 years. In light of CDC guidance urging against large gatherings where physical distancing cannot be maintained, the traditional Frederick’s 4th activities in Baker Park will not take place in 2021.  Celebrate Frederick is actively planning a fireworks display at an alternate location where the community can view the show from the safety of their vehicles. 

Havre de Grace’s Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks (July 4, 2021)
Havre de Grace Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks are held at Tydings Memorial Park. The parade will progress down Union Avenue starting at 2:00 p.m.  There will be concerts at Hutchins Park and Concord Point Park starting at 5:00 p.m. Fireworks will cap off the night over the Susquehanna River starting at about 9:30 p.m. The fireworks are seen best from Maritime Museum, Concord Point Park, Tydings Basin, Decoy Museum, and Veterans Park. 

Ocean City 4th of July Celebrations (July 4, 2021)
Ocean City has two main locations to choose from. There is a large free concert at 8 p.m. and a fantastic fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.. They are launched simultaneously on the beach at North Division Street and uptown at Northside Park. 

FireworksQueen Anne’s County – Kent Island Fireworks (July 4, 2021)
Family fun from 6 p.m. 9:30 p.m. when the fireworks begin. Cars can park in the lot at the Queen Anne’s County Visitors Center or watch the fireworks from your boat or from home. 

St. Michaels Fireworks
Hosted this year by the St. Michaels Fire Department, the fireworks show will launch after dusk on July 3. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s campus and facilities will be open to the public free of charge starting at 5p.m., and guests are welcome to bring their own food or drink. There will be no food vendors or live music this year. For safety reasons, non-service dogs should be kept home. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michael’s. 

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