Fourth Of July
Gotta love it when July 4 falls on a weekend--for those who really dig the Independence Day merrymaking, it means you can party, parade, and watch things explode two days in a row. Around the Baltimore/D.C. metro region, you'll find patriotic displays in the form of neighborhood parades, kid-friendly festivals, classical concerts under the stars--oh yeah, and fireworks. Lots and lots of fireworks will be making ears ring, eyes glaze, and noses burn with the sweet, sweet scent of sulfur and gunpowder all weekend long. Check the list below for an event near you, and don't forget to doublecheck the date: Some events are happening Saturday, July 3, others on Sunday, July 4, and some take place on both.
Accident's Fourth of July Homecoming, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 3, South Street Complex, Accident, (301) 746-6346.
A Capitol Fourth Concert, 8 p.m. July 4, U.S. Capitol West Lawn, Constitution Ave., washington.org.
Alexandria Fireworks, festivities, and a concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, 4-10 p.m. July 4, Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., Alexandria, Va., (703) 746-5592, visitalexandria.com.
American Celebration at Mount Vernon, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va., (703) 780-2000, mountvernon.org.
Annual Rock Hall July 4th Parade and fireworks, parade at 10 a.m. July 3, Rock Hall Community Center; fireworks at 9 p.m. July 3, Rock Hall Harbor, Rock Hall, (410) 639-7611, rockhallmd.com.
Baltimore's Fourth of July Celebration, 2-10 p.m., (9:30 p.m. fireworks) July 4, Inner Harbor, (410) 752-8632, promotionandarts.com.
Baltimore Inner Harbor Fireworks Dinner Cruise, 7-10:30 p.m. July 4, Spirit Cruises, Inner Harbor, (866) 312-2469, spiritcruises.com.
Catonsville's July 4th Celebration, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 3, Frederick Road, Catonsville, (410) 744-9655, catonsvillecelebrations.org.
Chestertown's July 4th Fireworks, dusk July 4, Chester River, Chestertown, (410) 778-0500, chestertown.com.
Concert and Fireworks Uptown and Downtown, 8 p.m. July 4, Northside Park, 127th Street, the Bay; and North Division Street, the Beach, Ocean City, ococean.com.
Dundalk Heritage Association Independence Parade, 8:15 a.m. July 3, Logan Village Shopping Center, 3400 Dundalk Ave., Dundalk, (410) 285-4550.
Fire on the Mountain, sundown July 4, Deep Creek Lake, 898 State Park Road, Swanton, (301) 387-4386, visitdeepcreek.com.
Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park, 6 p.m. July 4, Fairgrounds Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, (301) 739-8577, hagerstownmd.org.
Fourth of July Celebration, 3 p.m. July 4, Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Drive, Bowie, (301) 809-3011, cityofbowie.org.
Fourth of July Fireworks, 9:20 p.m. July 4, Washington Monument grounds, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, (202) 426-6841, washington.org.
Fourth of July Parade, noon July 4, Constitution Avenue, Washington, washington.org.
Frederick's 4th, noon-9 p.m. July 4, Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, (301) 600-2844, celebratefrederick.com.
Fourth of July celebration at fort mchenry, noon-4:30 p.m. July 4, Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (410) 962-4290, nps.gov/fomc.
Independence Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4, William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis, (410) 267-7619, annapolis.org.
Independence Day Fireworks and Concert, 6-10 p.m. July 4, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, (301) 258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov.
Independence Day Fireworks Cruise, 7:30-10:30 p.m., July 3 and 4, Annapolis Harbor, Annapolis, (410) 268-7601, watermarkcruises.com.
July 4th Celebration Concert/Fireworks, 3 p.m. July 4, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 386-3880, carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org.
National Archives Fourth of July Celebration, 10 a.m. July 4, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue entrance between 7th and 9th streets, Washington, (866) 272-6272, archives.gov.
Sassafras Harbor Boat Parade and Fireworks, 5 p.m. July 4, Sassafras Harbor, Georgetown, 2 George St., (410) 275-1200, kentcounty.com.
Star-Spangled Spectacular, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. July 3-4, Oregon Ridge Park, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org.
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