3:13 PM EDT, June 11, 2014
A Capitol Fourth. Join Tom Bergeron, two-time Emmy Award-winning TV personality, as he hosts the annual Fourth of July concert. Enjoy performances from the National Symphony Orchestra and some of the country’s best-known musical artists, and finish the night off with a fireworks display. Located on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. July 4, 8-9:30 p.m., National Mall, between Constitution and Independence avenues, Washington, D.C., (202) 485-9880,pbs.org/capitolfourth.
“An American Celebration” at Mount Vernon. Celebrate our first commander-in-chief with a dazzling daytime fireworks display, a naturalization ceremony, military reenactments, free birthday cake, and a special visit from General and Mrs. Washington. July 4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Vernon: George Washington’s Estate and Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, (703) 780-2000,mountvernon.org. $17, children $8, 5 and younger free.
Baltimore Inner Harbor, Fireworks Dinner Cruise. Spend this Fourth on board the Spirit of Baltimore and enjoy premium bar packages, festive buffets, DJ entertainment, and a fantastic view of the Inner Harbor fireworks display. July 4, 7:30 p.m.,Spirit of Baltimore, 561 Light St., (866) 312-2469,spiritcruises.com. $114.90.
Catonsville’s July 4th Celebration. Enjoy a day of festivities with Catonsville’s annual Independence Day celebrations. Watch the parade and finish the night off with “the best fireworks display in the region.” July 4, starts 8:30 a.m., various locations, including Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave., Catonsville, (410) 455-9648,catonsvillecelebrations.org.
Concert and Fireworks Uptown and Downtown OC. Choose between uptown and downtown OC for live concerts and fireworks displays to celebrate this year’s Fourth. July 4, 8-10 p.m., Northside Park, 125th Street on the bay; Ocean City Beach at North Division Street, Ocean City, (410) 250-0125, ococean.com.
Dundalk Fourth of July Parade. Enjoy the 80th Annual Dundalk 4th of July Parade, sponsored by the Heritage Association of Dundalk and the Dundalk Heritage Parade Committee, and hosted by the Optimist Club of Dundalk Inc. This year’s theme is “Our Flag Is Still There: 1814-2014.” July 4, 8:15 a.m., Logan Village Shopping Center, Dundalk Ave., Dundalk, (410) 285-4550, dundalkheritagefair.com.
Fire on the Mountain. Watch fireworks light up the sky above Marsh Mountain at Wisp Resort. Presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the NLP of Maryland, LLC. July 4, 9:30 p.m., Deep Creek Lake State Park, Garrett County, McHenry, (301) 387-4386, visitdeepcreek.com.
Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park. Enjoy live entertainment and fireworks this Fourth at Fairgrounds Park. July 4, 6 p.m., Fairgrounds Park, 351 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, (301) 739-8577, hagerstownmd.org.
Freedom Fest. Join the American Legion for a festival filled with food, games, crafts, and a military photo slideshow. July 5, 7-10 p.m., Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, (410) 968-2145, somerscovemarina.com.
Georgetown Harbor Fireworks and Boat Parade. Decorate a boat for the annual boat parade and enjoy fireworks at dusk. July 4, 5 p.m., Georgetown Harbor, Kent County, (410) 275-1200, kentcounty.com.
Havre de Grace Parade and Fireworks. Enjoy a parade starting at 2 p.m. on Union Avenue, followed by a 7 p.m. concert and 9:15 p.m. fireworks. July 5, Tydings Park, South Washington and Commerce streets, Havre de Grace, (410) 939-2100, havredegracejuly4.org.
Hereford Independence Day Festivities. Join Hereford in celebrating Independence Day with a parade, festival, and fireworks. June 29, begins 6 p.m., Hereford High School, 17301 York Road, Parkton, (410) 887-1905,herefordparade.org.
Independence Day Celebration. Celebrate the Fourth in Montgomery County and enjoy a night filled with food, family activities, live music, and fireworks. July 4, 5 p.m., Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, (301) 258-6350, gaithersburgmd.gov.
Independence Day Fireworks Cruise. Enjoy spectacular fireworks as you cruise the Annapolis Harbor. The cruise includes light snacks and a cash bar. July 4, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis, (410) 268-7601, cruisesonthebay.com. $52, children under 12 $30.
Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration. Spend this Independence Day celebrating with some good old-fashioned family fun. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s games, and a 9:30 p.m fireworks display. Food and crafts will be for sale. July 4, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 386-3880,carrollcountytourism.org. $5 per person, $10 per family.
Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration. Visit the Inner Harbor on the Fourth for live music and celebratory fireworks. July 4, 7-10 p.m., Inner Harbor, Light and Pratt streets, (410) 752-8632,promotionandarts.org.
Rock Hall July 4th Parade and Fireworks. Enjoy dazzling fireworks over Rock Hall Harbor. There will be a parade and festivities the following day (July 4, 10 a.m.). July 3, 9 p.m., Rock Hall Community Center, Main Street, Rock Hall, (410) 639-7611, rockhallmd.com.
Star-Spangled Spectacular. Listen to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform holiday classics, including Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture, and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” There will also be a fireworks display. July 3 and 4, 8 p.m., Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org. $9-$18 online, $10-$20 at the gate.
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