Fourth of July 2018: Where to watch fireworks in the Baltimore area

Fourth of July is approaching, which means it’s time to start staking out your fireworks viewing options.

Here’s a list of pyrotechnic displays throughout the Baltimore area. All events are on July 4, unless otherwise noted.


» Annapolis Harbor: Fireworks show over downtown Annapolis, 9:15 p.m.

» Chesapeake Beach (June 30): Fireworks on the bay, beginning at dusk.

» Fort G. Meade (June 29): Fireworks display, 9:30 p.m.

» Glen Burnie (July 3): Sawmill Creek Park, 7405 Charley Eckman Lane, 9 p.m.

» Six Flags America (June 30 to July 4): 4th Festival, 9:45 p.m.

Baltimore City

» Inner Harbor: Pratt and Light streets, 9:30 p.m.

Baltimore County

» Catonsville: Catonsville High School, 421 Bloomsbury Ave. 9:15 p.m.

» Cockeysville (July 3): Star-Spangled Spectacular with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Ridge Park, 13401 Beaver Dam Road. Gates open at 5 p.m.

» Dundalk: North Point Government Center/Grange Elementary, 9:15 p.m.

» Fullerton: July 4th Celebration, Fullerton Park, festivities start at 5 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

» Hereford (July 1): Independence Day fireworks, Hereford High School, festival starts at 7:30 p.m., fireworks at dusk.

» Jacksonville (June 30): Jacksonville Elementary School, children activities before fireworks at dusk.

» Middle River (June 30): Middle River fireworks, off Wilson Point at dusk.

» Towson: Loch Raven Academy, 9 p.m.

Carroll County

» Manchester (June 30): River Valley Ranch, 4443 Grave Run Road, fireworks after dusk

» Manchester (July 5): Manchester volunteer fire company, 3297 York St., fireworks after dusk.

» Mount Airy (July 3): 1008 Twin Arch Road, fireworks after dusk.

» Westminster: Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., 9:30 p.m.

Independence Day fireworks viewed from near the Maryland Science Center at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. (Michael Ares/Baltimore Sun video)
Harford County

» Bel Air: Rockfield Park, 9:30 p.m.

» Darlington (June 30): Silver Park, 2124 Shuresville Road, 9:15 p.m.

» Havre de Grace (July 1): Concord Point, 9:30 p.m.

Howard County

» Columbia: Lake Kittamaqundi, beginning at dusk


» Annapolis: Annapolis Fourth of July Parade, beginning at Amos Garrett Boulevard and West Street and heading east on West Street. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

» Arbutus: Fourth of July Parade, Elm Road and Oregon Avenue, 12:30 p.m.

» Catonsville: 68th annual Grand Parade, Frederick Road and Montrose Avenue, 3 p.m.

» Dundalk: 84th annual Fourth of July Parade, Logan Village Shopping Center, 8:15 a.m.

» Hereford (July 1): Independence Day Parade, 6:30 p.m.

» Sykesville (July 1): Let Freedom Ring Parade, 2 p.m.

» Towson: Fourth of July Parade, 10:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.