All sorts of opportunities for celebrating the red, white and blue this Independence Day — including the chance to start early, at the Havre de Grace Independence Celebration, starting at 2 p.m. today with a parade from Union Avenue to Tydings Park, then continuing with a Block Party on Washington Street at 4 p.m. and fireworks over the Susquehanna at 9:15 p.m. (havredegracejuly4.org/2017). On the Fourth itself, you can choose from parades and celebrations in Dundalk (8:15 a.m., starting at the Logan Village Shopping Center, 3409 Dundalk Ave., dundalkheritagefair.com), Towson (10:30 a.m., beginning at Burke Avenue and Towsontown Boulevard, towsonparade.com), Arbutus (12:30 p.m., beginning at Elm Road and Oregon Avenue, arbutus.org) and Catonsville (3 p.m., beginning at Frederick Road and Montrose Avenue, catonsvillecelebrations.org). Additional parades are set for 6:30 p.m. in Annapolis, beginning at Amos Garrett Boulevard and West Street, followed at 9:15 p.m. by fireworks over Annapolis Harbor (visitannapolis.org), and at 6 p.m. in Bel Air, beginning at Idlewild and South Main Street and followed at about 9:30 p.m. by fireworks launched from Rockfield Park (belairjuly4.org). There are celebrations planned in Columbia, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. on the shores of Lake Kittamaqundi (howardcountymd.gov/july4th) and Westminster, 3 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 South Center St. (carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org). And of course, the big party begins at 7 p.m at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, with live music from the Commodores U.S. Navy Jazz Ensemble, at the amphitheater at Pratt and Light streets, followed by fireworks, launched from a barge in the harbor, at 9:30 p.m. promotionandarts.org).