Ending the holiday weekend is Bel Air on July 4, with a 6 p.m. parade followed by fireworks at dark.

The 1.1 mile long parade will start at the "Welcome to Bel Air" sign embodying the theme of "Three Cheers for the Red, White & Blue."

Fireworks will be launched from Rockfield Park and visible throughout Bel Air.

Earlier in the day, Bel Air also has several activities, starting at 6:45 a.m. at Bel Air High School for the flag-raising ceremony:


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7 to 11 a.m.: Blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast at Bel Air High;

8:30 a.m.: Horseshoe pitching at Rockfield Park, registration at 8 a.m.;

9 a.m.: Hamster races at Shamrock Park, registration at 8:45 a.m.;

9 a.m.: Hays House tours;

9:30 a.m.: Turtle derby at Shamrock Park, registration 9 a.m.;

10 a.m.: Catherine Street Consort concert at the Hays House;

10:30 a.m.: The Great Bel Air Frog Jumping Contest, registration at 10:30 a.m.;

11 a.m.: Bicycle registration and rodeo at the Pennsylvania Avenue parking lot;

11 a.m.: Uncle Sam Says game at Shamrock Park; and

11:30 a.m. Watermelon eating contest at Shamrock Park.

There is no rain date for the parade but the fireworks one is the following day, July 5.