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Independence Days

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Leslie Furlong

Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration


you Know what July 4 celebrations are like: food, parades, and fireworks to end the evening. But if you want to branch out a bit and explore new territory—like the view from a scenic overlook in Swanton, say—this year might be the time to do it.

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, 7:30-11 p.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, catonsvillecelebrations.org.

Concert and Fireworks Uptown and Downtown, 8-10 p.m. July 4, Northside Park, 125th Street, the Bay; and North Division Street, the Beach, Ocean City, (410) 250-0125, ococean.com.

Dundalk 4th of July Parade, 8:15 a.m., fireworks 9:15 p.m. July 4, Logan Village Shopping Center, 3400 Dundalk Ave., Dundalk, (410) 285-4550, dundalkheritagefair.com.

Fire on the Mountain, 9:30 p.m. July 4, Scenic overlook on Route 219, 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 p.m. June 30, 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, National Mall, 15th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C., (202) 426-6841, nps.gov/nama.

Freedom Fest, 5 p.m. July 4, Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield, (410) 968-0925, crisfieldevents.com, $5, veterans free.

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, parade 5 p.m., fireworks 9 p.m. July 4, Georgetown 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, parade 2 p.m., fireworks 9:15 p.m. July 1, Tydings Park, Havre de Grace, (410) 939-4362, hdgtourism.com

Hereford Independence Day Festivities, 2-9:30 p.m. July 1, York and Mount Carmel Roads and Hereford High School grounds, herefordparade.org.

Independence Day Fireworks and Concert, 5-10 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, 8-11 p.m. July 4, Baltimore, (410) 268-7600, watermarkjourney.com.

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

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

Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration, concert 7 p.m., fireworks 9:30 p.m. July 4, Inner Harbor, promotionandarts.org.

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

Star-Spangled Spectacular with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. July 3-4, Oregon Ridge Park, 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, (410) 783-8000, bsomusic.org.

Towson Fourth of July Parade, 10:30 a.m. July 4, Bosley and Burke avenues, Towson, (410) 832-2190, towsonparade.org.

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