Celebrating 4th of July Maryland Style


by Therese Umerlik and Christa Emmer

Looking for something to do this Fourth of July? There’s no shortage of activities in the area.

Chesapeake Beach

Firework’s Over the Bay. Featuring band Split 2nd, festivities and fireworks at dusk. July 2. 5-9 p.m. Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, 4165 Mears Ave. Rain date is July 3.

Fireworks Cruise aboard the Miss Lizzy. July 2. 8-10 p.m. Departs from the Rod ‘N’ Reel dock, Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, 4165 Mears Ave.


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Music and Fireworks Extravaganza. Featuring performances of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, food trucks and fireworks. July 3. Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Rd.


4th of July Car Meet. July 3. 8-11 p.m. Broken Land Parkway Park and Ride, Broken Land Parkway, Columbia.

July 4th Festival and Fireworks. Features entertainment, food and vendors. Free parking. July 4. 5-10 p.m. Rain date is July 5, fireworks only. Columbia Lakefront, 10275 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia.

Glen Burnie Area

Red, White and Blue Independence Day Celebration. Featuring food, entertainment, kiddie train, zip line rides,moon bounces and other inflatables. June 30. 4-10 p.m. McGlachlin Parade Field, Fort Meade.

U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Quartet Performance. July 1. Starting at 2 p.m. Glen Burnie Library, 1010 Eastway.

Independence Day at Hancock’s Resolution. Featuring demonstrations on how to properly fold the American flag, live musket firings, patriotic music and interactive exhibits on our national symbols. July 2. 1-4 p.m. 2795 Bayside Beach Rd., Pasadena.

July 4th Fireworks. No alcohol, smoking and sparklers are allowed. July 3. Starting at 9 p.m. Sawmill Creek Park, 7405 Charley Eckman Ln., Glen Burnie. Rain date is July 5.


Fourth of July Celebration. Featuring a parade, hot dog eating contest, car show, craft show and fireworks. July 1. Parade starts at 11 a.m. east on Montgomery Street. Festivities start at noon at Gude Park.


4th of July Fitness Explosion. Featuring Brickhouse, kickboxing, ASA, cardio abs and Mixxedfit. July 4. 9-11:30 a.m. Reinvent U Boot Camps LLC, 1321A Bedford Ave.

Solomons Island

4th of July Boat Parade, Street Fair and Fireworks. Fireworks begin between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. Downtown Solomons Island.


Towson 4 on the 4th Four-Mile Run and 1776 Family Fun Run. July 4. Starting at 8:30 p.m.at the Towson Courthouse, 401 Bosley Ave., where the race also ends.

Bike Rush. Participants should bring their bikes. July 4. Starting at 9:30 a.m. Towson University lot across from the Marriott Hotel, 10 Burke Ave.

Fourth of July Parade and Festival. July 4. Starting at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of Bosley and Burke avenues.