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Where to watch fireworks in Maryland this 4th of July

Not planning to travel for the 4th of July holiday? Need to find the best fireworks display close to home?

Below you will find a list of the best places to get your loud, colorful Independence Day fix in Maryland, broken down by county.

Except where otherwise noted, displays are scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

Anne Arundel County

Annapolis — The annual Annapolis Harbor fireworks show will begin around 9:15 p.m. The display will be launched from a barge in the Harbor and can be viewed from many locations in the area. A parade will take place earlier in the day. MORE INFO HERE

Glen Burnie — (July 3) Sawmill Creek Park MORE INFO HERE

Baltimore County

Catonsville –– Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Avenue, Catonsville 21228 MORE INFO HERE

Cockeysville — (July 3) Join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Oregon Ridge Park (13401 Beaver Dam Road) for their Star-Spangled Spectacular. Tickets are required. Gates open at 5 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Dundalk — Dundalk’s 4th of July fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. While the fireworks can be viewed from numerous sites throughout Dundalk, they are primarily centered around the North Point Government Center (1747 Merritt Boulevard). MORE INFO HERE

Nottingham — Fullerton Park, 4304 Fullerton Avenue, Baltimore 21236 MORE INFO HERE

Owings Mills — Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, 30 Green Spring Valley Road, Owings Mills 21117 MORE INFO HERE

Pikesville — (July 3) Woodholme Country Club, 300 Woodholme Avenue, Pikesville 21208 MORE INFO HERE

Pikesville — (July 5) Suburban Golf Club, 7600 Park Heights Avenue, Pikesville 21208 MORE INFO HERE

Towson — Loch Raven Academy, 8101 Lasalle Road, Towson 21286 MORE INFO HERE

Baltimore City

Inner Harbor — Commemorate Independence Day with live music and celebratory fireworks in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The Fourth of July Celebration takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. on July 4. MORE INFO HERE

Calvert County

Solomons — The Solomons Business Association proudly sponsors the annual Solomons Independence Day fireworks display. Fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River staring at 9:15 p.m. and can be viewed from the Riverwalk. MORE INFO HERE

Carroll County

Mt. Airy — (July 3) Firemen’s Activities Grounds, 1008 Twin Arch Road. MORE INFO HERE

Westminster — Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center Street. Festivities begin at 3 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Cecil County

North East — (July 3) The 21st Annual Salute to Cecil County Veterans' Fireworks Event will start at 6 p.m. at East Community Park. Fireworks start at dark. Parking can be found along Main Street North East and along Route 272. MORE INFO HERE

Charles County

Indian Head — Village Green Park. Events begin at 3:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:10 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

La Plata — Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Road. MORE INFO HERE

Waldorf — Celebrate Charles is a family-friendly Independence Day event with live music, food and fireworks. It will begin at Blue Crabs Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive) at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Dorchester County

Cambridge — The Cambridge, Maryland, fireworks show over the Choptank River are scheduled for July 4 at dusk (usually a little bit after 9 p.m.). Best viewing spots include Great Marsh Park, near Somerset Avenue and Hambrooks Boulevard and Long Wharf Park, near High and Water Streets. MORE INFO HERE

Frederick County

Brunswick — (July 3) The City’s 2017 fireworks display will take place at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will be launched at the entrance to Brunswick Middle School. The Brunswick Municipal Swimming Pool will be open for FREE swimming from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening. MORE INFO HERE

Frederick — “Frederick’s 4th,” an Independence Day celebration that begins at noon, will be held in Baker Park. There’s something for everyone at this festival, and it’s topped off with a fireworks display at dusk. MORE INFO HERE

Walkersville — (July 3) Walkerville Volunteer Fire Company Carnival fireworks MORE INFO HERE

Garrett County

McHenry — Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display. The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display. Fireworks launched from the top of Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort out toward the waters of Deep Creek Lake. Viewing spots include the scenic overlook on Rt. 219, McHenry Cove on Deep Creek Lake and businesses in McHenry. MORE INFO HERE

Harford County

Bel Air — Rockfield Park, 9:30 p.m. Spectators may watch from any permitted area in or around the Town of Bel Air. Other holiday events begin earlier in the day. MORE INFO HERE

Havre de Grace — (July 1) Annual 4th of July Celebration, featuring regionally renowned parade and fireworks. Fireworks at dark, shot from a barge. Best viewing areas will be: Concord Point Park, Tydings Basin, Maritime Museum, Decoy Museum, and Veterans Park. MORE INFO HERE

Howard County

Columbia – A fireworks display can be observed from Lake Kittamaquandi (10221 Wincopin Circle) starting at 9:30 p.m. Music and children’s activities begin at 5 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Kent County

Chestertown — Wilmer Park. 9:20 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Rock Hall (July 3) — Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. over the harbor. MORE INFO HERE

Montgomery County

Germantown – “Germantown Glory” will begin at the SoccerPlex in the South Germantown Recreational Park (18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds) at 7 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Kensington - "Mid-County Sparkles" will begin at Albert Einstein High School (11135 Newport Mill Road) at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Poolesville – Soccer fields at Hughes Road and Sugarland Road. Festivities go from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Rockville – Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive. The Rockville Concert Band kicks things off at 7 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at around 9:15 p.m. The park offers great spectator viewing and ample, convenient parking. Bring your own food and beverages as there are no food vendors on site. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. MORE INFO HERE

Takoma Park – This year is Takoma Park’s 129th Independence Day celebration. A parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and an evening program that ends with fireworks at 9:30 will begin at 7 p.m. at Takoma Park Middle School (7611 Piney Branch Road). MORE INFO HERE

Prince George’s County

College Park — The University of Maryland and the City of College Park are once again breaking out the red, white and blue for a fabulous July 4th celebration. A free concert and fireworks are on tap in Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive off Adelphi Road. Fireworks begin around 9 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Greenbelt — Buddy Attick Park, 555 Crescent Road. Fireworks at dusk. MORE INFO HERE

Laurel — (July 7) – Laurel’s Independence Day celebration begins at Granville Gude Park (Laurel Lake) at 11 a.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Queen Anne’s County

Centreville— (July 1) Queen Anne's County High School. MORE INFO HERE

Somerset County

Crisfield — (July 7) Somers Cove Marina. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Talbot County

Easton — At dusk on July 4, best viewed from carnival grounds. MORE INFO HERE

Washington County

Boonsboro — (July 3) Shafer Park. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Live music is provided by the Rohrersville Band, plus food for sale and children's activities. Fireworks display begins at dark. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. MORE INFO HERE

Hagerstown — Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park (351 N. Cleveland Avenue). Opening ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Sharpsburg — (July 7) Antietam National Battlefield. Maryland Symphony Orchestra – Salute to Independence. Evening concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m. MORE INFO HERE

Williamsport — Byron Memorial Park. Beginning in the afternoon, enjoy concessions, concerts, including a patriotic concert by the Williamsport Community Band followed by a grand fireworks display at dusk. MORE INFO HERE

Wicomico County

Salisbury — Red White & BOOM. Salisbury’s free community fireworks display returns to Wicomico County Stadium on July 4. The stadium is right across from the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and fireworks will go off at 9:15 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Attendees can also enjoy music, food, bounce houses and Americana. MORE INFO HERE

Worcester County

Berlin — (July 3) Berlin's 3rd annual fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. Music, food, a beer garden and vendors will be across the street at the Burley Oak Brewing Company. MORE INFO HERE

Ocean City — Ocean City has two locations for 4th of July fireworks, on the beach at N. Division Street and uptown at Northside Park on 125th Street. MORE INFO HERE

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