Baltimore Area Fourth of July Celebrations, Fireworks

Of course we have the fireworks at the Carroll County Farm Museum, but if you won't be local, check out other celebrations in the area.

Old-Fashioned July 4th Picnic/Celebration/Fireworks
July 4, 2012 - Begins at Noon, Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, Maryland 21157
Celebration includes onstage entertainment, children’s games, food and crafts for sale and fireworks.


Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2012 at Baker Park, Frederick, Maryland 21701
The event features regional and national entertainment beginning at noon on three stages.  Families from the surrounding region enjoy a day packed with free rides, activities and entertainment.  Taste award winning chili, dunk a Frederick celebrity or race a bath tub down Culler Lake – there is a little something for everyone.


Great American Festival
June 30, 2012  at National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745
We are taking over the National Harbor Waterfront, including the entire pavilion and beach areas, as well as both piers as we set up three outdoor stages to bring you the best entertainment in the DC area. Enjoy live music featuring Eve 6, Ozomatli, The Dance Party, Lost in Paris and See-i! Dance the night away to multiple DJs including Skratch & Sniff, DJ Chris Styles, and DJ Pat Premier! There will be delicious food from the DC area's most popular food vendors including Famous Daves BBQ and the Hard Times Cafe.


Annapolis Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
July 4 at 6:30 p.m., Downtown Annapolis, Annapolis harbor
Parade and fireworks: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Parade Route: West Street, around Church Circle, down Main Street to the City Dock. Naval Academy's Concert Band will perform at the end of City Dock just prior to the fireworks. http://www.visitannapolis.org/ 


Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2012 4-10 p.m. at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore,
Visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on Independence Day for live music and a spectacular fireworks show! Visitors can listen to live entertainment at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light streets. Starting at 4 p.m., Maryland-based band Mason Vixon performs original music and country songs with “rock rebellion.” Next to the stage is the U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade playing an entertaining arrangement of patriotic and pop music at 7 p.m. Preceding the fireworks, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake welcomes guests and officially kicks off Baltimore City’s Independence Day celebration. At 9:30 p.m., colorful fireworks ignite the sky above downtown Baltimore during an approximately 18-minute show. The fireworks show is choreographed to Top 40, classic and patriotic music that can be heard at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, West Shore Park and the surrounding promenade. Prime locations for spectators to view the fireworks, in addition to the Inner Harbor, include Federal Hill, Fell’s Point and Harbor East.


Catonsville's Independence Day Celebration
July 4 in Catonsville, Maryland 21043
Parade - Frederick Rd
Fireworks-Catonsville High School
The parade and fireworks are part of a 13 hour day of patriotic festivities beginning at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until 10:30 p.m. that also includes children’s games, races and concerts. Participate in all these activities and enjoy this fun-filled Catonsville tradition. 443-840-9574 http://catonsvillecelebrations.org


Fireworks Extravaganza
June 30 at the Eastern Yacht Club, Middle River, Maryland 21220
Annual fireworks extravaganza on Middle River.


Fullerton Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
July 4, 6-10 p.m., 4304 Fullerton Ave , White Marsh,  Maryland 21236
Join your Overlea/Fullerton/White Marsh neighbors for our annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy entertainment all evening long. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. music by Awaken, 7:30 p.m. puppet show, 9:15 p.m. fireworks.


Havre de Grace Independence Celebration
July 1 at Tydings Memorial Park in Havre de Grace                 
Parade at 2 p.m., Carnival 6-10 p.m., Concert at 7 p.m. and Fireworks at Tydings Park at 9:15 p.m. (approximately)


Star-Spangled Spectacular
July 3 and 4 at Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley
Robert Franz, conductor
Be sure to bring your picnic basket for this all-American holiday celebration featuring such famed works as Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Sousa's Stars and Stripes culminating in a breathtaking fireworks display. A cozy blanket is the perfect seat for the sloping green lawn of Oregon Ridge as the BSO takes to the bandstand and lights up the night. Oregon Ridge Park opens at 5:00 p.m. http://www.bsomusic.org/


Towson Area Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 10:30 a.m., Towsontown Blvd & Bosley Ave, Towson, Maryland 21285
Celebration of America's birthday with bands, clowns, marching units and military.

Kym Byrnes June 28, 2012 at 03:17 AM
If you have ever been to one of these celebrations, let us know if it's worth going.
Polly White June 30, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Fullerton is usally really great!
Zoobie June 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Fullerton is 'Great', but look for parking and congestion because it draws a big crowd. Locals walk to the park on Belair Road. BYOBlanket or chair. Hunt Valley doesn't dissapoint, at a price. Features Balto. Symphony and spectacular Fireworks. Park and Shuttle available, and beats the parking on site which takes forever to empty out. Baltimore Harbour has good eats, Live Bands and entertainment, with a Fireworks Show thats second to none. Best viewed from Federal Hill, Pratt St. Pavillion, and the World Trade Center. Watch your wallets and pocketbooks.....it's a thick crowd !
Kym Byrnes June 30, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Thanks Zoobie! I agree that the Hunt Valley (with symphony) costs some money but it is amazing. The symphony plays music to the fireworks and it's awesome.
Zoobie June 30, 2012 at 11:04 PM
My personal favorite is the Farm Museum in Westminster. I usually watch the Fireworks from a secret location, but to see the Ground Show you must be fairly close to the F.M. Grounds. Great family fun all day, but look for substantial delays when exiting the show since it draws a huge crowd. (Took me an hour and a half to get home to Reisterstown last year.)


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