Where to See Fireworks in Maryland
Maryland has a ton of sites families can visit to see spectacular fireworks displays. I have put together a comprehensive list of parades, fireworks and other family friendly activities for the holiday weekend. If you’re planning to put on your own fireworks show, be sure to make sure they are permitted in your county.
Note: Weather-related changes can happen. Please confirm the information below before heading out.
Chesapeake Beach Fireworks Over the Bay.
Chesapeake Beach Waterfront
June 30; Dusk; Rain Date July 3
Sit out along the waterfront to watch the annual patriotic fireworks display over the Chesapeake Bay. Parades, fairs and fireworks displays in several counties and communities including Chesapeake Beach.
Solomons Independence Day Fireworks Display
July 4; 9 pm
Fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be viewed from the Riverwalk.
Celebrate Charles: A Fun Filled Fourth
July 4; 4:30 pm; Fireworks show at 9:30 pm
Regency Furniture Stadium – Waldorf
Live music from local artist and kids of all ages will enjoy amusements in the Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone. All-You-Can-Play Wristbands will be available for purchase for $5 each.
Town of Indian Head 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
The Village Green and Pavilion
July 4; 3:30 pm
100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head
The Day kicks off with a Patriotic Opening Ceremony at 3:30pm. There will be amusement rides, games, live entertainment–with DJ, and food available for sale. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Town of La Plata Independence Day Watermelon Bash
Grounds of the La Plata Town Hall
July 4; 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata
Join the Town of La Plata for hot dogs, games, wet fun, and watermelon games!
Smallwood Village Fireworks
July 4; 9-9:30 pm
On the lakes of Smallwood Village, St. Charles
Prince George’s County
Annapolis 4th of July Parade!
July 4; 6:30 pm
Annapolis City Dock
Parade starts at 6:30 pm. Parade Route: West Street, around Church Circle, down Main Street to the City Dock.
4th of July Fireworks in Historic Annapolis
July 4; 9:15 pm
Annapolis launches its fireworks from a barge in Annapolis Harbor. To get a great view, head over to Northeast of the Severn River, 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.
Red, White and Boom All-American Independence Day Celebration
July 4; Dusk (following baseball game)
Prince George’s Stadium
All-American Celebration with Baseball, Fireworks and an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Event all rolled into one on the 4th of July! See the Baysox take on the Harrisonburg Senators @ 6:35 pm. Stay after to see the post-game fireworks.
City of College Park Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks
July 4; 5 – 10 pm; Fireworks at Dusk
University of Maryland Campus
A FREE concert and 30-40 minute fireworks spectacular.
July 4th Fanfare Celebration
July 4; 5:30 – 10pm
Buddy Attick Park – Greenbelt
Have a picnic, walk the trail and enjoy the Community Drum Circle.
Laurel 4th of July Celebration
July 7; 9am – 10pm
City of Laurel
Car show, parade and fireworks.
July 4th Bash
June 30 – July 4
Six Flags America
Exclusive ride times, fireworks all five nights, festive foods, and more!
St. Mary’s County
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Display Extravaganza
June 30; 5:00 pm
24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood
Come out and join the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department for their Annual Independence Day Celebration. Free concert and carnival rides before the Fireworks. $5 Armbands for rides.
Washington, DC and Beyond
Washington, DC’s Independence Day Parade
July 4; 11:45 am
The historic parade will form the setting for America’s biggest and best Independence Day Parade. The parade route will be along Constitution Avenue and 7th to 17th Sts.
4th of July Fireworks on the National Mall
July 4; 9:15 pm
Fireworks will be displayed over the National Monument at dark, around 9:15 p.m. Rain Date: July 5th. Click here for the best spots to view the fireworks.
USA/Alexandria Birthday Celebration
July 7; 6 – 8pm; Fireworks at 9:30pm
Oronoco Bay Park – Alexandria
Entertainment, cannon salute during the 1812 Overture, food, and grand finale fireworks.
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