Tag: july 4th

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.


Get Up & Go! Holiday Weekend Happenings



Happy July 4th, Baltimore. Whether you’re celebrating around the grill or at Bethany Beach, we hope you have a fantastic holiday. Here are just a few ways you can take it in, Maryland style.

If you hop out of bed now, you can probably make it down to AVAM’s annual 4th of July Pet Parade. What makes a more appropriately quirky Baltimore tradition than watching dogs, cats, and anything else you can dress in a tutu strut their stuff with absolutely no relationship to the meaning of the holiday itself? The parade kicks off at 10am, but surely the revelry and cuteness will continue longer than that.

Also happening today is a traditional country fair to celebrate the reopening of the Washington Monument. There will be music and food, beer and oysters, and lots of Baltimore love. This is a celebration not to be missed. So don’t miss it! The festival goes until 5pm.

At Charleston’s in Harbor East, Chef Wolf has cooked up a special July 4th menu. It features seasonal favorites, and is a great place to start off your night before stepping out to watch the fireworks. So for those not looking forward to scraping off the grill and shooing away the mosquitos, this may just be your ticket.

For fun for the whole family, head down to Port Discovery and enjoy the Fazafam Family Jam. Learn dance moves that everyone can do, and enjoy a fun and healthy holiday!

And of course, if you’d rather get away from it all, you can head out to Catoctin Breeze Vineyard this afternoon for live music from California Bob, and fabulous local wine. Then either spend the rest of the evening out in the country or head back to town for the greatest fireworks display in the state. Happy Independence Day.