ANNAPOLIS, MD — Cities and counties across the country continue to bring back many of the traditional Independence Day activities that were either canceled or modified the last two years. July 4 is just around the corner, so it's time to find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you in 2022.
We have all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around Annapolis so you can start planning now.
Here's what's in store this July 4 in Annapolis:
What: Downtown Tribe Ride Where: Susan Campbell Park When: Friday, July 1 (5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
What: Dinner Under the Stars Where: West Street from Church Circle to Calvert Street When: Saturday, July 2 (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
What: First Sunday Arts Festival Where: West Street from Church Circle to Calvert Street When: Sunday, July 3 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
What: AiPPC Summer Concert Series Where: Susan Campbell Park When: Sunday, July 3 (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
What: West Annapolis 4th of July Parade Where: West Annapolis When: Monday, July 4 (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
What: Maritime Republic of Eastport Kids 4th of July Parade Where: Starts at Eastport Elementary School and ends at Turner Park When: Monday, July 4 (10:30 a.m. to noon)
What: City of Annapolis Independence Day Parade Where: The parade will start at Amos Garrett Boulevard and West Street. It will head down West Street, travel the wrong way around Church Circle and turn onto Main Street. When: Monday, July 4 (6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
What: City of Annapolis Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Where: The concert is at Susan Campbell Park. The fireworks launch from a barge in the Annapolis harbor. Additional parking and road closure announcements are posted here. When: Monday, July 4 (8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.)
What: Parade and fireworks Where: American Legion Cummings-Behlke Post 226 When: Saturday, July 2 (Noon to about 9:30 p.m.) Details: The parade leaves the Legion at noon. The tiki bar opens at 4 p.m. The food starts at 5 p.m. The Drivetrain band will perform from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will start around 9:30 p.m.
What: Red, White and Blue Fort Meade Fireworks Where: McGlachlin Parade Field When: Friday, July 1 (9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.) Details: This event is not open to the public because of the current COVID-19 transmission levels. Attendance will be limited to those with access to the base and anybody with an ID from the U.S. Department of Defense. There will not be any food vendors, rides or live music. Pets, sparklers, fireworks, grills and glass containers are prohibited. More details are posted here.
What: Musical performance from Pet Rock Where: The Corcoran Pavilion at the Glen Burnie Town Center When: Friday, July 1 (7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Details: Free parking is available in the garage at Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and Barbara Moeller Way. Attendees should not park in the Town Center lot by Food Lion.
What: Glen Burnie Improvement Association Fireworks Where: Sawmill Creek Park When: Sunday, July 3 (9 p.m.); Rain date is Tuesday, July 5 (9 p.m.) Details: Parking is available at Monsignor Slade Catholic School. Overflow parking will be at the Cromwell Light Rail station. Handicapped parking is available at Sawmill Creek Park. Overflow handicapped parking will be at the Pascal Senior Center. Parking is prohibited at the Cromwell Field Shopping Center. Violators will get towed. More information is posted here.
What: Parade, car show, live music and fireworks Where: Laurel Lake When: Saturday, July 2 (Noon to 9:15 p.m.) Details: Click here to see a full schedule of events, a list of prohibited items and details on parking.
What: 2022 Independence Day Parade - Celebrating Our Rich History, hosted by the Greater Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce Where: Severna Park When: Monday, July 4 (10 a.m. to noon)
Due to pandemic surges, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so double-check with organizers. Know of other events in the area? Post them on the Patch calendar.
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