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 WESTERN REGION

Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display
July 4, 2013
Deep Creek Lake Area
McHenry, Maryland 21541
Garrett County - Western Maryland 
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display, sponsored by Hugh Umbel Companies. Fireworks launched from the top of Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort out toward the waters of Deep Creek Lake. Viewing spots include the scenic overlook on Rt. 219, McHenry Cove on Deep Creek Lake and businesses in McHenry. Rain date: July 5th. 
http://garrett.chambermaster.com

Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park
July 4, 2013 All Day
Fairgrounds Park
Cleveland Avenue 1/2 mile north of Dual Hwy, Hagerstown
Washington County -  Western Maryland 
Entertainment and Fireworks!
301-739-8577, ext 116
http://hagerstownmd.org

28th Annual MSO Salute to Independence
July 6, 2013
Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, Maryland 21740
Washington County - Western Maryland 
Since 1986, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra has presented a free “Salute to Independence” Concert at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, MD. Held on the first Saturday of July, the “Salute” has been billed as “Maryland’s Most Patriotic Event” and has also been recognized by the American Bus Association as “One of the Top 100 Events in North America.” The evening concert attracts nearly 35,000 people from all over and is capped off by a spectacular fireworks display, one of the largest in the region. Folk singer/songwriter Jennie Avila will be the MSO’s special guest and perform her original songs of the Civil War. 301-797-4000
http://marylandsymphony.org  

CAPITAL REGION

Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2013
Baker Park
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Frederick County - Capital Region
Frederick’s 4th – An Independence Day Celebration is a premier 4th of July event locally and statewide.  The event features regional and national entertainment beginning at noon on two stages of entertainment.  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.
301-600-2844
http://celebratefrederick.com

Gaithersburg 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2013
Montgomery County Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut Street
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877
Montgomery County - Capital Region 
Gates open at 5 p.m. Walk-in at Chestnut or Dalamar Streets; the Perry Parkway entrance will be closed. Entertainment at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Rain date July 5th.
301-258-6350
http://gaithersburgmd.gov

Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2013  7-9:45pm
Montgomery College-Rockville Campus
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Montgomery county -  Capital Region
This year's entertainment lineup features the band Fugitive Brass Quintet on the Main Stage at 7pm, then the Pinneberg Dancers perform at 7:30pm. The Rockville Concert Band will follow the Pinneberg Dancers. Additional parking will be available at Rockville Town Center. Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m240-314-8620
http://www.rockvillemd.gov


CENTRAL REGION

Havre de Grace Independence Celebration
July 2-6, 2013
Tydings Memorial Park
Havre de Grace                 
July 2-6 Carnival 6-10:30pm Tues-Fri, 4-10:30pm on Saturday, Enjoy your day with us July 6th! Parade at 2pm,  Concert at 7pm & Fireworks at Tydings Park at 9:15pm (approximately)
410-939-4362
http://www.hdgtourism.com

Fireworks Cruises in Annapolis &
Fireworks Cruises in Baltimore
July 3-4, 2013
Taking our guests out on the water to catch area fireworks displays is one of Watermark's specialties. 2013 brings several opportunities to view a dazzling fireworks show in both Annapolis and Baltimore. Fireworks cruises are popular events and always sell out. We recommend booking your tickets early to guarantee the best seat in town for watching fireworks. 410.268.7601 x100
http://watermarkjourney.com

The 'Stitching History' Star Spangled Banner Project
July 4, 2013
Come to Fort McHenry to celebrate the Fourth of July and the start of a new community project: the remaking of the original American flag. The project will require over 100 volunteers to stitch the flag over the course of six weeks. The Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps will lead a procession carrying the flag materials to the flag pole, where the stitching will get underway. Throughout the day, there will be children's activities, men and women dressed in 1812 regalia interacting with the crowd and singing at the Historic Tavern Tent.
9:30 am: Flag Change in Star Fort
11 am: Poetry reading and public Recitation of the Declaration of Independence
11 am: Fife and Drum Corps march through Federal Hill, Baltimore
11:40 am: Parade from Visitor Center with fifes and drums Noon: 'First Stitch' Ceremony of the Stitching History: Recreating the Star Spangled Banner
2 pm: Canon Firing
3 pm: Public Recitation of the Declaration of Independence
4:30 pm: Flag Change
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
2400 East Fort Ave. ,
Baltimore , MD , 21230
(410) 962 4290
http://www.mdhs.org/events/stitching-history

Annapolis Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
July 4, 2013   6:30pm
Downtown Annapolis, Annapolis harbor
Parade and fireworks: Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Parade Route: West Street, around Church Circle, down Main Street to the City Dock. Naval Academy's Concert Band will perform 8:00-9:30 p.m at the end of City Dock. Firework display launches from 9:30-10:00 p.m.  http://www.visitannapolis.org/

Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, 2013 4:30-10 pm
Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Baltimore City -  Central Maryland
Commemorate Independence Day with live music and celebratory fireworks in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration takes place Thursday, July 4, 2013 from 4pm to 10pm. Visitors to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor can enjoy music by reggae band Jah Works starting at 4pm, followed by the U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade performing Top 40 music at 7pm.  Entertainment takes place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light streets.  Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake kicks off the multicolored fireworks display 9:30pm. 

The fireworks can be viewed from several locations in downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Fell’s Point and Harbor East.
1-877-BALTIMORE
http://promotionandarts.com/ 

Catonsville's Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2013
Parade - Frederick Rd
Fireworks-Catonsville High School
Catonsville, Maryland 21043
Baltimore County - Central Maryland
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. We invite you to participate in all these activities and enjoy this fun-filled Catonsville tradition. 443-840-9574 http://catonsvillecelebrations.org

Dundalk Heritage Association Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
July 4, 2013
North Point Government Center
Dundalk, Maryland
Baltimore county - Central Maryland
The 79th Annual Dundalk 4th Of July Parade will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2013 starting at approximately 8:15AM. Fireworks starting at 9:15 p.m. (approximate)
410-284-4022
http://www.dundalkheritagefair.com

Fullerton Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks
July 4, 2013 6-10pm
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. The fireworks at Fullerton Field is steeped in tradition, and draws families from all of our Northeast communities for a day of fun, family and most of all a sense of pride to all who attend.
http://www.fullertonfireworks.com/

Independence Day Fireworks Cruise
July 4, 2013 7:30-11pm
Spirit of Baltimore (ship)
Inner Harbor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Baltimore City - Central Maryland 
Enjoy Front-Row Fireworks, Baltimore's Ultimate July 4th Experience! An up-close view of an amazing show!
Splash aboard Spirit Cruises and get front-row seats to Baltimore's spectacular fireworks show! The Inner Harbor has never looked so stunning beneath the illuminated night sky. Celebrate America's birthday this 4th of July with a premium bar package, festive buffets and interactive DJ Entertainment. There's no better place to celebrate than out on the water with Spirit!
410-727-3113
800-695-BOAT
http://spiritcruise.com

Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2013
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George St
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Anne Arundel County - Central Maryland 
Join Historic Annapolis in welcoming forty new citizens into the American family at a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The free event, which has become an annual Independence Day tradition, will be held at the William Paca House and Garden. Seating for the ceremony will be reserved for the new citizens and their invited guests, with limited seating and standing room available for members of the general public. 410-267-8146
http://www.annapolis.org

Middle River Fireworks Extravaganza
July 6, 2013 
Eastern Yacht Club
Middle River, Maryland 21220
Baltimore County - Central Maryland 
Annual fireworks extravaganza on Middle River.
410-335-8219
http://middleriverfireworks.com/

Old-Fashioned July 4th Picnic/Celebration/Fireworks
July 4, 2013 - Begins at Noon
Carroll County Farm Museum
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Carroll county - Central Maryland 
Celebration includes onstage entertainment, children’s games, food and crafts for sale and fireworks.
410-386-3880
http://www.carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org

Salute to Cecil County Veterans Celebration and Fireworks
July 3, 2013 5-10pm
200 W. Walnut St
North East, Maryland 21901
Fireworks, music, food
http://northeastchamber.org
 
Six Flags America
July 4, 2013
13710 Central Avenue,
Bowie, Anne Arundel County - Central Maryland

Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend at Six Flags America with a fireworks spectacular over Hurricane Bay wave pool on July 4.
http://www.sixflags.com/america/
 
 

Star-Spangled Spectacular
July 3-4, 2013
Robert Franz, conductor
Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley
Baltimore County - Central Maryland
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 Fourth of July Parade
July 4, 2013   10:00 A.M.
Towsontown Blvd & Bosley Ave
Towson, Maryland 21285
Baltimore County -  Central Maryland 
Celebration of America's birthday with bands, clowns, marching units and military.
410-832-2190
http://towsonparade.org

SOUTHERN REGION

An Independence Day Concert Celebration at Sotterley
June 30, 2013 1-4pm
Sotterley Plantation
Hollywood, Maryland 20636
St. Mary's -  Southern Maryland  
Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music on the Portico, while taking in the breathtaking view of the Patuxent River!Listen to the patriotic musical renditions of the Chesapeake Orchestra Brass Quintet led by Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Brown Bag
and Silent Auctions, Food and Drink for Purchase. Admission $10 per car. Free for Members and those with a current Military ID
301-373-2280
800-681-0850
http://www.sotterleyplantation.com/calendar.htm 

Fireworks Celebration
July 3-7, 2013
Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa
4165 Mears Avenue
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland 20732
Largest fireworks display on the bay! Come out for five days of fun including food, music and beach games for the kids.

Freedom Fest
July 6, 2013 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Somers Cove Marina
Crisfield, Maryland 21817
Somerset County - Eastern Shore 
American Legion grounds, Brick Kiln Rd. FREE admission!!  Starts at 5  pm. Family event with food, arts & crafts, military veteran slide show, patriotic music, kids activities, games on the beach, bring your own lawn chair.  fireworks at 9:00 p.m.410-968-2500
http://crisfieldchamber.com/events.htm

EASTERN SHORE

4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2013 8-10 pm
Ocean City, Maryland 21842
Worcester County - Eastern Shore 
Enjoy a free concert at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. downtown on the beach at North Division Street and simultaneously, uptown at 125th Street at Northside Park. For more information, please call 1-800-626-2326 or the Ocean City Department of Recreation & Parks at 410-250-0125.
http://ococean.com

Family Fun for Independence Day Celebration 
July 6, 2013 5-10pm
Snow Hill, Maryland
Come to Snow Hill's Independence Day celebration on July 6th from 5-10:00pm. Come to Sturgis Park on River Street for the fireworks display. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the Independence Day Fireworks Display at dusk. Neon glow sticks, necklaces and bracelets will be sold.
http://www.snowhillmd.com

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