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Maryland 4th Of July Events And Celebrations

Get ready to wear your red, white, and blue. Let's celebrate with dazziling fireworks and delicious food. This guide is full of great kid friendly events that everyone can enjoy. From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy 4th of July!

Be sure to check out the other great fourth of july activities coming your way!

From crafts to snacks you are sure to get into the spirit this independence day.


Charles County

Celebrate Charles: A Fun Filled Fourth

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf, Maryland 20602

Details: "Event held rain or shine. Fun for the whole family!

• Browse local food and drink vendors.• Kids of all ages can play all day in the Family Fun Zone.

• Enjoy fantastic live entertainment from Sam Grow and No Green JellyBeenz.

• Take in a thrilling baseball game as the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs take on the Somerset Patriots.

• Cap off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display!Free admission to outdoor activities. A ticket is required to enter Regency Furniture Stadium for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs game. Tickets can be purchased at Fees for food and drink vendor purchases."

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Watermelon Bash

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 10:30AM - 1:30 PM

Location: La Plata Town Hall

Details: "Celebrate the 4th of July at Town Hall. Join us for hot dogs, water slides, and plenty of watermelon."

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4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: Gates open at 3 p.m./Live Music 5-9 p.m./Fireworks at dusk

Location: 8440 Fairground Road, La Plata, MD - Charles County Fairgrounds

Details: "The Charles County Fair Board will be presenting a new and improved Fourth of July Fireworks demonstration (brought to you by Innovative Pyrotechnic Concepts, LLC) this year, a show that has never been seen or heard in the county before.

Before the fireworks display, come and enjoy some great food and outstanding live music from some local talented people. The grand finale of our celebration will be a digital pyro-musical display shot off and thundering to a multicultural musical blast! Free admission!"

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Annual 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 3:30pm - Patriotic Kick-Off at the fountain

4pm-8pm - Amusements rides

4pm - Food & novelty booths open (Ticket booth closes promptly at 7:15pm)

9:10pm - Spectacular Fireworks Display!!

Live Entertainment on the outdoor stage:

4pm-8pm - DJ Rockin' Roger

5pm-9pm - Dr. Robert Band (bring blankets/lawn chairs)

Location: The Village Green and Pavilion, 100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head

Details: "Amusements open 4pm - 8pm weather permitting. Wristbands $10/endless rides & tickets sold. Reduced rate ride wristbands for Town residents & military residents - must be purchased in advance at the Town Hall, available June 11th to June 29th, proof of residency or military ID required. Reduced rate wristbands are NOT available at the July 4th event. NO ride wristband or ticket refunds for inclement weather or after ticket booth & amusements are closed."

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Celebrate the 4th at the Foot of the Cross

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Location: 100 Village St, Waldorf, MD 20602

Details: "Schedule of Events 5:30 pm Prepare for Mass with Prelude Music by OLHOC Youth Choir 6:00 pm Outdoor Mass 7:00 Concert featuring Libation, BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic), Games and activities for all ages Dark (9pm)- Fireworks What to Bring: Bring your lawn chair and/or blanket, picnic for your family"

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Calvert County

Solomons Annual Fireworks

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: Between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m.

Location: Riverwalk, Solomons Island

Details: "The Solomons Business Association proudly sponsors the annual Solomons Independence Day fireworks display. Fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be viewed from the Riverwalk. Celebrate our nation’s birth and show your colors all day long!"

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PG County

July 4th Fest

Date: June 30 - July 4, 2018

Location: 3710 Central Avenue Bowie, MD 2072 - Six Flags

Details: "Six Flags is the premiere destination to celebrate our country, enjoy the summer and share great times with friends. Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it’s the ultimate American tradition. Coca-Cola July 4th Fest has everything you need for a star-spangled visit: exclusive ride times, fireworks all five nights, festive foods, and more!"

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Annapolis 4th of July on the Docks

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Location: Annapolis City Dock

Details: "Come join this patriotic salute to our nation, with marching bands, fire engines old and new, cars and vans, service clubs and scouts! ROUTE: Stepoff is at Amos Garrett and West Street. We'll head down West Street, wrong way around Church Circle, down Main Street, left on Randall Street, and ends in front of the Market House. Anywhere along the parade route will provide a good view of the parade."

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4th of July Fireworks in Historic Annapolis

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 9:15 PM

Location: Annapolis

Details: "Annapolis launches its fireworks from a barge in Annapolis Harbor. The best viewing areas include public spaces Northeast of the Severn River, City Dock, along the Naval Academy Bridge (limited parking area), any of the street-end parks facing Spa Creek, and aboard a boat in the Annapolis harbor."

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Red, White and Boom All-American Independence Day Celebration Date: July 4, 2018

Time: Dusk (following baseball game) Location: Prince George’s Stadium Details: "Celebrate the 4th of the July the All-American Way with a great Baysox Baseball game & Huge Fireworks Spectacular presented by Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. Options to sit in a Climate Controlled Luxury Suite or enjoy a two-hour all-you-can-eat BBQ with Ribs, Grilled Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, BBQ Baked Beans, Kettle Chips and more are also available."

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Salute to Sunset

Date: July 7, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Plaza, National Harbor

Details: "World-class performances by bands from the nation’s Armed Forces at National Harbor will stir the hearts and souls of civilians and military personnel alike, while their tuneful stylings in a variety of genres please music lovers of all ages. Don’t miss these free shows on the Plaza stage."

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40th Annual – 4th of July Celebration

Date: July 7, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Location: 4th Street, Laurel, MD

Details: "This is known in PG County as the best Independence Day Celebration in the area! There are many fun events throughout the day including a parade, classic car show, field events and fireworks!"

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St. Marys County

Freedom Fest

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: Starts at 5:00 PM

Location: Patuxent Naval Base

Details: We will have music, games, inflatables, and water inflatables! We will also have arts and crafts, tattoos and more! We will also have food, drinks and glow sticks available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or towel and have a front row seat to enjoy the fireworks from the Patuxent River!

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Red, White & Blue Jam

Date: July 6, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Patuxent Naval Base

Details: "We are very excited to have Bob Schaller & Friends join us on The Square for a jam session. An evening with fabulous music is planned so come out early and stay late, enjoy shopping, food and fun."

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Washington DC and beyond

4th of July Block Party

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 2PM - 10PM

Location: Giesboro Park, Washington, District of Columbia 20032

Details: "Celebrate the 4th of July at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling for the best view of the fireworks! Featuring food trucks, carnival rides and bounce houses.

Free AdmissionRides/Bouncy Castles & Pitching Cage: $10 per person

Live Entertainment all day long from Eric King and the Thin Line, Brencore All Stars and Phillip Parsons!"

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A Capital Fourth 2018

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 8:00 PM-9:30 PM

Location: West Lawn of the US Capital

Details: Join in the fun this July 4th for America’s biggest birthday party! This July 4th, America’s national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country’s 242nd birthday hosted by John Stamos and featuring an all-star lineup including The Beach Boys and The Pentatonix! This American tradition will air live on PBS July 4, 2018, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET from the West Lawn Of The United States Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

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National Independence Day Parade

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 11: 45 AM

Location: Between 7th and 17th, Washington DC

Details: "Observe DC’s annual National Independence Day Parade. Expect to see fife and drum corps, military servicemen and women, elaborate floats and VIPs galore. The parade begins at 11:45 a.m. and is held between 7th and 17th streets."

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Fourth of July Celebration

Date: July 4, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Mt. Vernon

Details: "Get out to George Washingtons Mount Vernon, for an all-day, turn-back-theclock Forth of July. Marvel at gorgeous scenes of the Potomac River from the Founding Father’s estate, and listen to Revolutionary War-era music while savoring Colonial-style ice cream. The event also includes a special day-time fireworks display."

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Have fun and be safe!



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