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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Baltimore

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fireworks white goldAfter 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:

Don’t Take Your Dog to the Fireworks on the 4th of July

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Humans can’t help but run toward the bright lights and loud noises of 4th of July fireworks. Dogs, on the other hand, will go the other way if given the chance.

Independence Day Carnival at Havre de Grace

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Havre de Grace

catch of the day fish (2)If just one night of celebrating July 4th isn’t enough or you—or if what you really want is an excuse to get outside the city limits for a day, Havre de Grace might be your ideal destination this week. Firstly, they’re holding their fireworks display on Saturday night, rather than Friday, so you can easily see both Havre de Grace’s display and Baltimore’s. Secondly, they’re holding a free carnival all week long complete with a parade, rides, live music, and more. And with Havre de Grace’s rich revolutionary history, it’s the perfect setting for an Independence Day celebration.

Independence Day Fireworks Right Downtown

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catch of the day fish (2)With Baltimore’s prime location between Washington D.C. (our nation’s capital, you know) and Philadelphia (where this whole “independent nation” thing got started) we’ve got plenty of options for places to see some of the most spectacular, no-holds-barred fireworks displays for July 4th. And since this year our country’s birthday falls on a Friday—it’s sure to be an extra-celebratory night no matter where you go. But for us, we like to keep it simple and close to home. Baltimore is a city that knows how to throw a good party, after all. And nothing makes viewing fireworks better than the backdrop of our gorgeous bay.

A Flag as Big as a House!

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BALTIMORE, July 2, 2013: At a 11:30 am celebration at Ft. McHenry National Monument and Shrine on July 4, The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) will begin recreating the 30 x 42 foot Star-Spangled Banner flag that inspired the writing of our national anthem. The flag is an authentic reproduction of the original and will take more than 100 volunteer stitchers six weeks to complete. The start of the project will be heralded with great fanfare by canon fire and living history re-enactors in 1812 era dress including the ‘first stitch’ sewn by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

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