The Rusty Scupper (402 Key Highway, 410-727-3678, selectrestaurants.com/rusty) hosts its annual Fourth of July celebration from 5 to 10 p.m. in its Topside Lounge and upper deck areas. The party features an all-you-can-eat crab feast, drink specials and giveaways, and a great view of the Inner Harbor fireworks. The food includes jumbo male crabs, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp, hot dogs, hamburgers, fried chicken, barbecue ribs, Maryland crab soup, macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob, a variety of salads, assorted desserts and watermelon. The cost is $89.95, $35 for age 10 and under. Reservations are recommended, and guests who make reservations have their table for the entire five hours and can come and go as they please.
Wit & Wisdom (200 International Drive, Four Seasons Baltimore Hotel, witandwisdombaltimore.com) is offering a culinary smorgasbord, with food stations providing slow-roasted whole pig, classic hot dogs, and Rappahannock oysters on the half-shell. Passed hors d'oeuvres, sides and desserts will also be offered. A Bruce Springsteen cover-band will rock all night, and fun activities for the whole family, including face painting and temporary tattoos, will also be available. The cost for the event is $75, $20 for children age 12 and under.
The Explorers Lounge at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel (550 Light St., 410-234-0550) is throwing a July Fourth party with an untraditional barbecue menu, beer specials from Flying Dog Brewery and views of the Inner Harbor fireworks. Live music is from Buddy and the Blue Rays.