Baltimore area Fourth of July parades [Pictures]

Havre de Grace July Fourth parade [Pictures]

Havre de Grace July Fourth parade [Pictures]

The throngs of Independence Day parade-goers lining South Union Avenue crowded under any patch of shade they could find to ease the stress of the low-90s temperatures in Havre de Grace Saturday afternoon.  Read more ...

Havre de Grace fireworks [Pictures]

Havre de Grace fireworks [Pictures]

Pictures of the Fourth of July fireworks display in Tydings Park in Havre de Grace on Saturday, July 6.  Read more ...

Catonsville July Fourth Parade [Pictures]

Catonsville July Fourth Parade [Pictures]

Catonsville holds its annual Fourth of July Parade on Frederick Road Thursday. Click here to read about Catonsville's celebration.  Read more ...

Lisbon Fourth of July celebration [Pictures]

Lisbon Fourth of July celebration [Pictures]

Lisbon celebrates the Fourth of July with its first Independence Day Festival across the street from the Lisbon Fire Station.  Read more ...

Towson 4th of July Parade [Pictures]

Towson 4th of July Parade [Pictures]

Towson celebrates the Fourth of July with its annual parade.  Read more ...

Catonsville Independence Day games [Pictures]

Catonsville Independence Day games [Pictures]

The annual Independence Day games at Catonsville High School on Thursday, July 4. Click here to read about the festivities.  Read more ...

Mount Washington Fourth of July celebration [Pictures]

Mount Washington Fourth of July celebration [Pictures]

Food and fun was the name of the game for the Mount Washington Fourth of July celebration Thursday, July 4. It started out with a parade and ended with a festival at Springwell Senior Living.  Read more ...

Arbutus Firecracker 10K [Pictures]

Arbutus Firecracker 10K [Pictures]

The annual Firecracker 10K in Arbutus was held Thursday, July 4.  Read more ...

Bel Air July 4th events [Pictures]

Bel Air July 4th events [Pictures]

A big day, as always, in Bel Air on Thursday, as plenty of youngsters and oldsters showed up for the popular Turtle Derby, Frog Jumping Contest and other popular Independence Day events.  Read more ...

Kingsville July Fourth parade [Pictures]

Kingsville July Fourth parade [Pictures]

Folks line Bradshaw and Jerusalem Roads in Kingsville to celebrate July 4th with the town's annual parade on Thursday.  Read more ...

Longfellow Fourth of July parade [Pictures]

Longfellow Fourth of July parade [Pictures]

There was a lot of red, white and blue, followed by a lot of Brown, as in Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman for governor signs in Columbia's Longfellow neighborhood Fourth of July parade Thursday, July 4. Ulman waved to residents from the back of a convertible.  Read more ...

Arbutus July Fourth Soapbox Derby Races [Pictures]

Arbutus July Fourth Soapbox Derby Races [Pictures]

Arbutus held its annual Soapbox Derby Races as part of the Fourth of July festivities.  Read more ...

Roland Park Fourth of July parade [Pictures]

Roland Park Fourth of July parade [Pictures]

Hundreds of children and their families raced on their bikes and on foot down Roland Avenue on Thursday, July 4 at the annual Roland Park Fourth of July parade. They were rewarded at the end with red, white and blue popsicles, and a shower from a firetruck, courtesy of the Baltimore City Fire Department.  Read more ...

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Each week, we pick a different topic and ask users to share their photos with us. Then we pick the best image and display it online and in The Baltimore Sun with a critique from director of photography Robert Hamilton