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Independence Days

A million different ways to spend your Fourth of July weekend whether you want to stay close to home or hit the road.

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Hey y’all! Here’s a list of a million different ways to spend your Fourth of July weekend whether you want to stay close to home or hit the road. From taking in a parade followed by fireworks or a town social followed by fireworks or a concert followed by fireworks or a cruise followed by fireworks, you know what to except at most of these celebrations: food, fun, maybe some music, a game or two, entertainments, stuff to buy, and beverages. So raise a plastic cup, let your red, white, and blue freak flag fly, and cheers to freedom of choice.

Accident’s Fourth of July Homecoming, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 4, South Street Complex, Accident, (301) 746-6346, calendar.visitmaryland.org.

Alexandria Fireworks, festivities, and a concert by the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, 4-10 p.m. July 4, Oronoco Bay Park, 100 Madison St., Alexandria, Va., (703) 746-3301, dc.about.com/.

American Celebration at Mount Vernon, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va., (703) 780-2000, mountvernon.org.

Baltimore Inner Harbor Fireworks Dinner Cruise, 7:30-11p.m. July 4, Spirit Cruises, Inner Harbor, (866) 312-2469, spiritcruises.com.

Bel Air Independence Day, parade 6 p.m., intersection of East Gordon and North Main streets, fireworks 9:30 p.m., Bel Air, (410) 893-4444, belairjuly4.org.

A Capitol Fourth Concert, 8 p.m. July 4, U.S. Capitol West Lawn, Constitution Ave., pbs.org/capitolfourth.

Catonsville’s July 4th Celebration, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 4, Frederick Road and Catonsville High School Grounds, Catonsville, (410) 744-9655, catonsvillecelebrations.org.

Concert and Fireworks Uptown and Downtown, 8-10 p.m. July 4, Northside Park, 127th Street, the Bay; and North Division Street, the Beach, Ocean City, (800) 626-2326, ococean.com.

Dundalk 4th of July Parade, 8:15 a.m. July 4, Logan Village Shopping Center, 3400 Dundalk Ave., Dundalk, (410) 285-4550, dundalkheritagefair.com.

Fire on the Mountain, 8 p.m. July 4, Deep Creek Lake, 898 State Park Road, Swanton, (301) 387-4386, info.visitdeepcreek.com.

Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park, 6 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m. July 4, Fairgrounds Park, 351 N.Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, hagerstownmd.org.

Fireworks Extravaganza, 3 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m. July 3, Eastern Yacht Club, Middle River, (410) 687-1002, mtabc.org.

Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4, William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis, (410) 267-7619, annapolis.org.

Fourth of July Fireworks, 9:15 p.m. July 4, Washington Monument grounds, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, (202) 426-6841, washington.org.

Fourth of July Parade, 11:45 a.m. July 4, Constitution Avenue, Washington, washington.org.

Freedom Fest, 7 p.m. July 3, Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, (410) 968-0925, crisfieldevents.com.

Frederick’s 4th, noon-9 p.m. July 4, Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick, (301) 600-2844, celebratefrederick.com.

Georgetown Harbor Fireworks and Boat Parade, 5 p.m. July 4, Sassafras Harbor, Georgetown, (410) 275-1200, kentcounty.com.

The Glorious Fourth . . . An Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, noon-4:30 p.m. July 4, Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., (410) 962-4290, nps.gov/fomc.

Havre de Grace Parade and Fireworks, 2 p.m. parade, 9:15 p.m. fireworks July 3, Somers Cove Marina, Havre de Grace, (410) 939-4362, hdgtourism.com

Hereford Independence Day Festivities, 3-9:30 p.m. July 2, York and Mount Carmel Roads and Hereford High School grounds, herefordparade.org.

Independence Day Fireworks and Concert, 6-9:30 p.m. July 4, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg, (301) 258-6350, gaithersburgmd.gov.

Independence Day Fireworks Cruise, 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 3 and 4, Annapolis Harbor, Annapolis, 7:30-10:30 p.m. July 4, Baltimore, (410) 268-7601, watermarkcruises.com.

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Salute to Independence, 7:30 p.m. July 2, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, (301) 797-4000, marylandsymphony.org.

Old Fashioned July 4th Picnic/Celebration/Fireworks, noon-5 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m. July 4, Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, (410) 386-3880, carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org.

Picnic at the Top, 7-10 p.m. July 4, Top of the World Observation Level, 401 E. Pratt St., 27th floor, (410) 837-8439, viewbaltimore.org.

Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration, 9:30 p.m. fireworks July 4, Inner Harbor, (410) 752-8632, promotionandarts.com.

Rock Hall July 4th Parade and Fireworks, fireworks at 9 p.m. July 3, Rock Hall Harbor, Rock Hall; parade at 10 a.m. July 4, Rock Hall Community Center, (410) 639-7611, rockhallmd.com.

Star-Spangled Spectacular with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. July 2-3, Oregon Ridge Park, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org.

Towson Fourth of July Parade, 10:30 a.m. July, Towsontown Boulevard and Bosley Avenue, Towson, (410) 832-2190, towsonparade.org.

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