Harford County: Fireworks And Festivities For Independence Day


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HARFORD COUNTY - Harford County is set to light up the skies with an array of Independence Day celebrations planned for this year. Festivities, including fireworks, parades, music concerts, and more, are slated to take place across different venues, promising a memorable holiday weekend for residents and visitors alike.

Independence Day celebrations across Harford County:

Aberdeen Independence Day 5K Run or Walk (Friday, July 1)

  • The festive mood kicks off with the Independence Day 5K Run or Walk in Aberdeen. Participants can look forward to music and snacks during the event.

Havre de Grace Independence Day Celebrations (Sunday, July 2)

  • The excitement continues with a parade starting at 2 p.m., which will proceed rain or shine (except for severe weather). The parade route begins on Warren Street, turns right onto N. Union Street and finishes at Tydings Memorial Park.
  • In the evening, attendees can choose between two concerts. The first, featuring “Under the Covers” and “Doc Marten and the Flannels,” starts at 5:30 p.m. at Hutchins Park, 100 Congress Ave. Tickets can be purchased at the Havre de Grace Visitors Center, 450 Pennington Ave., or on Eventbrite. A second free concert by the Maryland Military Band will be held at Concord Point Park, 352 Commerce St at 7:30 p.m., with food trucks on site.
  • The night concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 9:15 p.m., which can be best viewed from either Concord Point or Hutchins parks. Fireworks will be launched off a barge in the Susquehanna River.

    Aberdeen “Red, White & Boom” Festival (Monday, July 3)

    • The “Red, White & Boom” event at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium is a family fun day from 6-10 p.m. Activities include lawn games, live music, and add-on activities like rock climbing, axe throwing, face painting, and an inflatable kids zone. Tickets start at $12, and add-on activities are extra. A fireworks show is included. (No baseball game that day.)

      Bel Air Independence Day Celebrations (Tuesday, July 4)

      • The day starts early with ceremonial flag raisings at different locations throughout the morning: Bel Air High School at 6:45 a.m., Rockfield Park at 8 a.m., Shamrock Park at 8:45 a.m., and Bel Air Elementary School at 10:45 a.m.
      • A pancake breakfast will be held from 7-11:30 a.m. at Bel Air High School. Tickets must be purchased by 11 a.m.
      • A horseshoe pitching event starts at 8:30 a.m. at Rockfield Park, followed by family fun at Shamrock Park from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., which includes lawn games and awards.
      • The Bicycle Rodeo starts at 11 a.m. at Bel Air Elementary School, organized by the Bel Air Police Department. Trophies will be given for the Best Decorated Bike in various age categories.
      • The parade begins at 6 p.m., and is recognized as one of the largest Independence Day parades in the state. It includes floats, bands, marching units, car clubs, beauty queens, and more.
      • The day concludes with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. at Rockfield Park.

        Independence Day celebrations in Baltimore County:

        Fullerton Fireworks (July 1, 2023)

        • Festivities: 2:00 p.m. Food and Music
        • Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
        • Location: Fullerton Park

        Mount Vista Kingsville Fireworks (July 3, 2023)

        • Gates Open at 6:30 p.m.
        • Fireworks: Beginning between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., the firework display will last approximately 23 minutes.

        Baltimore Fourth of July Celebration (July 4, 2023)

        • Festivities: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
        • U.S. Navy Band at 7:00 p.m.
        • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
        • Best Place to Watch: Federal Hill, Harbor East, Fells Point, and Canton
        • More: Visitors may attend Deck Party on USS Constellation in the Inner Harbor of Downtown Baltimore.

        Catonsville's 77th Fourth of July Parade (July 4, 2023)

        • Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. with the annual CRTT bike ride to Fort McHenry, followed by Kids Games and The Christian Temple concert.
        • The parade begins at 3:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
        • Route: Starts at Frederick Road and Montrose Avenue, proceeds east on Frederick Road to Bloomsbury Avenue, and south on Bloomsbury Avenue to the Community Center.
        • Fireworks Family Fun Fest at 6:30 p.m.
        • Mammoth Fireworks Show at 9:15 p.m.
        • More: The theme is "Light up the Sky, It's 4th of July."

        Cherry Hill Arts and Music Waterfront Festival (July 4, 2023)

        • Festivities: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
        • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
        • More: Arts and Crafts, Children's Village, Vendors, Historical Reenactments, Food Trucks, and More.

        Dundalk's 4th of July Parade (July 4, 2023)

        • Festivities: 6:30 a.m. Parking Lot Available for Participants, 8:15 a.m. Parade Starts, and Fire Engines Begin
        • Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. at The North Point Government Center and Grange Elementary.
        • More: The theme is "Saluting America."

        Towson Fourth of July Race and Parade (July 4, 2023)

        • The race begins at 8:15 a.m.
        • Parade Begins at 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

        Independence Day Celebrations in the Greater Baltimore Area:

        Smithsonian Folklife Festival

        • The annual festival will highlight the culture of the Ozarks and "Creative Encounters."
        • Open on the National Mall from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Independence Day.
        • It is located between 12th and 14th streets, in front of the National Museum of American History.

        National Independence Day Parade

        • Event features marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units, giant balloons, equestrian, drill teams, and more.
        • The parade runs from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street NW to 17th Street NW.

        Sylvan Theater Family Activity Area

        • Activities and a scavenger hunt about the history of the city's most famous monument.
        • Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Independence Day.

        A Capitol Fourth Concert

        • A star-studded salute to Independence Day, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.
        • The event is free and open to the public.
        • Gates open at 3 p.m.

        Fireworks on the National Mall

        • The National Park Service will host the annual Independence Day fireworks celebration.
        • The fireworks display will be held on July 4 starting at 9:09 p.m.
        • Fireworks will be launched from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.
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