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Don’t Miss the 44th Annual Monument Lighting, Thursday, Dec. 3



catch of the day fish (2)Baltimore has been lighting up the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon for 44 years now. That’s almost half a century that Baltimoreans have been gathering to welcome the holiday season right in the heart of the city. This year, the holiday tradition has never looked so spectacular.

Where to Catch Fireworks Tonight



We’ve got a soft spot for those years when July 4th actually lands on a weekend, so that the fireworks can all actually happen on Independence Day. Here in Baltimore, we’re nestled between two of the biggest displays in the country– Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Sure, you can head up or down I-95 to catch either of those, but the view at the Inner Harbor is really not to be missed. Here’s the scoop on fireworks displays near and far.

Of course, most of us will be watching the biggest display in the state– that is, the display at the Inner Harbor. The celebration starts at 7, with fireworks beginning at 9:30.  You can view the fireworks from several different neighborhoods, so make your dinner plans with a great view in mind.

On the smaller side, Baltimore County has a few local fireworks displays this evening, including the Star Spangled Spectacular at Oregon Ridge Park.  The BSO will be playing at 8pm, with fireworks as well.

In Annapolis, they’ll be launching fireworks from a barge in Annapolis Harbor. There’s also a parade beginning at 6:30pm to kick things off, along with the US Naval Academy Band.

Howard County will have a particularly family-oriented affair this evening, with a stage specifically for children’s entertainment starting at 5pm.

And Carroll County will be hosting an old fashioned July 4th celebration, with a picnic starting at 1pm, entertainment, crafts, food, and more throughout the day in Westminster. Fireworks begin at 9:30.

For the biggest bash of them all, you can head down to the National Mall in D.C. for the grand Fourth of July Celebration. It’s known as one of the greatest fireworks displays in the world, so if you’re up for braving the crowds, it may well be worth the adventure getting there.


Live Baltimore’s Incredible New Resource for Families


Live Baltimore for Families
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Live Baltimore has long been our go-to source for hot tips on city living. They’ve always got the latest scoop on local real estate, the low down on our neighborhoods, and a veritable encyclopedia of incentives and city programs.  We know that, and that’s we we love them. But they wanted to go even further in encouraging all of us to stay right here in the heart of Charm City. Knowing that most people’s priorities shift a bit as they start a family, Live Baltimore has zeroed in on the questions and needs of those bringing up kids (or thinking of doing so) here in the city. And they’ve just launched an unbelievable new section to their website that has more answers than you could possibly even have questions for. It’s called Way to Stay because that’s just what it helps you do: find a way to stay in the city you love and make sure that your kids thrive while you do so. 

The Waterfront Partnership Presents the Harbor Harvest


Harbor Harvest

catch of the day fish (2)Fall fun is all over the place this season, but you don’t need to go to the country to get your fill. While hay bales, pumpkin-picking, and cider-drinking are staples of the season, sometimes getting out of the city to find them can be more of a chore than is proper. This weekend, you can head right on down to the harbor and find all your fall must-dos right in the comfort of the city. On Sunday, October 19th, the Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore is bringing it all to us with its  7th Annual Harbor Harvest at West Shore Park.