Despite what some may see as inconveniences and worse -- trash, noise, traffic and possibly attracting crime -- the Havre de Grace carnival is part of the city's Independence Day tradition. And it foots most of the bill for the fireworks and parade that will draw crowds on July 3.
The carnival is in town at Tydings Park through July 3.
The carnival will be open from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Unlimited ride passes are available for $22, Tuesday through Saturday, and for $25 on Sunday. Carnival-goers can pick up $2 discount coupons for Tuesday through Thursday at various local merchants, as well as at the and the .
The carnival ends Sunday with the popular fireworks show, scheduled to start at about 9:15 p.m.