After the grilling, it’s time to watch some stuff explode. Here are a few places supplying the noises and sights to celebrate Independence Day in Baltimore:
Fort McHenry The giant flag and history of the base means they have to be in on Independence Day. On Saturday, July 2, the fort is holding a tattoo ceremony featuring a fife and drum corps dressed as the Continental Army. Don’t worry, this one’s not permanent.
Inner Harbor Party on a Monday! The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts is holdings its annual 4th of July celebration and fireworks display on the water. Head down from 7-10 p.m. There are plenty of parties all around the harbor, from Fells Point to a picnic at the top of the World Trade Center.
Oregon Ridge The BSO provides a more relaxed, outdoor setting to celebrate the 4th. Until the War of 1812, of course. The Oregon Ridge Park event is a two-night stand, with shows on July 3 and July 4. Fireworks follow.
Dundalk The long-running 4th of July parade and Dundalk Heritage Fair also features a Queen tribute band this year. Around 9:15 p.m., the fireworks launch from Grange Elementary.
Towson The annual Towson 4th of July Parade kicks off the day, followed by fireworks in the evening near Loch Raven Academy.
Essex For those seeking some weekend fireworks, the Eastern Yacht Club is the spot on Saturday, July 2. The fireworks shoot off of a barge, adding a little more spectacle.
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