Firework displays across Maryland

Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration

Noon, Friday, July 4, in Baker Park in Frederick


Visitors can enjoy a day packed with free rides, activities and entertainment. Taste award-winning chili, dunk a Frederick celebrity or race a bath tub down Culler Lake.

For more information, call 301-600-2844 or visit

Columbia Lake July 4th Celebration: Festival and Fireworks

5-10 p.m., Friday, July 4, at the Columbia Lakefront. Fireworks begin at dusk. Rain date: July 5

The event will feature a performances by Capital Style, an R&B, pop, and rock group, on the main stage; the Beale Street Puppets, Wes Holly and the Kinderman on the children's stage.

For more information, call 410-313-4451 or

Baltimore's Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration

7-10 p.m., Friday, at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore

Commemorate Independence Day with live music and celebratory fireworks in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The event will showcase music by Electric Brigade and other performers starting at 7 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater on Pratt and Light Streets. At 9:30 p.m., Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will kick off the multicolored fireworks, which can be viewed from several locations downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Fell's Point and Harbor East.

For more information, call 1-877-BALTIMORE or

Catonsville's Independence Day Celebration

9:30 a.m. Friday, July 4, in Catonsville

This all-day, fun-filled Catonsville tradition features children's games, races and concerts starting at 9:30 a.m., the 68th Annual Grand Parade on Frederick Road at 3 p.m. and the best fireworks display in the region at 9:15 p.m. at Catonsville High School.

For more information, call 443-840-9574 or visit


Star-Spangled Spectacular

8 p.m. Thursday, July 3 and Friday, July 4, at Oregon Ridge Park, Hunt Valley. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Be sure to bring your picnic basket for this all-American holiday celebration featuring such famed works as Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Sousa's Stars and Stripes culminating in a breathtaking fireworks display. $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. On-site parking permits can be purchased in advance from the Meyerhoff ticket office for $12 or at the lot for $15. A free shuttle is also offered from the parking lot across from the Hunt Valley Town Centre off Shawan Road.

For more information, visit