UPDATED: Annapolis is preparing for Independence Day festivities Friday that include the city's parade and a free fireworks show, but Glen Burnie's fireworks show, which had been set for July 3, has been moved to Saturday.
On Thursday, the Glen Burnie Improvement Association posted on its Facebook page that the seventh annual fireworks at Sawmill Creek Park would be moved to Saturday, July 5, due to weather. The fireworks will take place shortly after dark.
In Annapolis, the annual parade steps off July 4 at 6:30 p.m., beginning at Amos Garrett Boulevard and traveling down West Street and Main Street to City Dock.
The parade will be followed by a concert by the Naval Academy’s Concert Band at Susan Campbell Park at 8 p.m.
Fireworks over the water will begin at about 9:15 p.m.
The Spa Creek Bridge between downtown and Eastport will be closed to traffic at 9 p.m. to allow spectators to watch the show from the bridge.
Parking and boating will also be restricted around Annapolis. Visitors are encouraged to park at city-owned garages and take the free Circulator bus to City Dock. Visitors who park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium can also take a bus to downtown, but the cost is $2 each way or $4 for a day pass.
Anne Arundel County Police are advising motorists toexpect possible traffic delays at other times and places throughout the county as several communities host parades. There will be marked Anne Arundel County Police vehicles present during the events assisting with traffic control along the route. Parades may affect motorists on the following roadways:
Severna Park- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Benfield Road at Evergreen Road and McKinsey Road at Route 648 and Cypress Creek Road.
Shady Side- 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Route 468 (Shady Side Road) from W. River Road and Snug Harbor Road.
Cape St Claire- 10 a.m.-noon, Cape St Claire Road throughout the whole community.
Galesville- 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Route 255 from Anchors Way and Benning Road.