Tag: Fourth of July

Fourth of July Events Calendar: Fireworks, parties, parades and more

Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration. Photo by Jim Schuyler, via the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

When it comes to celebrating America, most of us know the basics of fireworks, sparklers and BBQ. There are plenty of places willing to help out with the celebration. Here’s a roundup of events before and during Independence Day, as well as the best ways to watch the fireworks at the Inner Harbor.

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We have the deets for this year’s annual Independence Day celebration in the Inner Harbor.

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Everyone has his or her own traditions for Independence Day. For me, it’s a visit to my hometown of Kingsville, Md. for the Fourth of July Parade. We used to be in it when we were kids…and it was about ten minutes long. Now…thirty (she coughs…) or so years later, we actually have an exciting fly over to start the parade and when it’s all said and done, it’s well over an hour long. That is HUGE. And, everyone comes back – all of the ‘kids’ I grew up with, along with their kids, old neighbors, cousins and more. All-American fun at its best.

My mom tells the funniest story about me, around five or six, coming out of the house dressed in red, white and blue and proclaiming, “Look, Mom! I’m idiotic!” I’m sure she was so proud…

Another thing I love about July 4th is a good barbecue. The smell of food grilling and the laid back vibe of people relaxing, maybe playing some music…flip flops, beers, sparklers…it’s the best.

What do you like to have? Here’s the menu for my ideal July 4th barbecue:

Fireworks! Parades! Fun! Today is the Fourth!

Roland Park Parade, 2011. Photo by Susan Dunn.


Fourth of July firework displays and parades abound today.  Take the time to get outdoors and enjoy your friends and neighbors.  (Take your mind off  the power outages and storm damage too!)

The list of firework displays below comes from the Office of the State Fire Marshal and includes the organizations that have received permits to display fireworks tonight and tomorrow night. Some of the firework displays are private — the country clubs, for sure — but if you can find a spot nearby, you can enjoy the spectacle, too.

If we have left out your neighborhood parade, please let us know at [email protected] and we will add it to the parade list.

Our team at Baltimore Fishbowl will be enjoying a relaxed work schedule tomorrow so we can spend the day with family and friends, too.

Happy 4th!

Fireworks – July 4

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
401 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Time: 9:30

Catonsville High School (rain date: July 7)
421 Bloomsbury Avenue, Catonsville 21228

Time: 9:15

Fullerton Park (rain date: July 5)
4304 Fullerton Avenue, Baltimore 21236

Time: 9:00

Grange Elementary School (rain date: July 6)
2000 Church Road, Dundalk 21222

Time: 9:15

Greenspring Valley Hunt Club (rain date: July 5)
30 Greenspring Valley Road, 21117

Time: 9:00

Loch Raven Tech Academy (rain date: July 5)
8101 LaSalle Road, Baltimore 21286

Time: 9:15

Oregon Ridge Park (rain date: July 5)
13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville 21030

Time: 9:45