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Where to see fireworks, celebrate July 4th in Carroll County

Fourth of July conjures visions of blue and red decorations spangled with white stars, the backyard barbecue and a curated playlist, perhaps including “Firework” by Katy Perry.

That 245-year-old imagery was halted last year due to COVID-19 pandemic. But not this year.

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Here’s where to see some colors burst this holiday weekend.

Carroll County Farm Museum

The Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster will host a drive-in celebration this Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. Fireworks are set to start off around 9:30 p.m. Admission cost is $5 per car. Last year’s fireworks were cancelled because of COVID-19.

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Mount Airy fireworks

Mount Airy will start their Fourth of July celebration Thursday at 5 p.m. with a flag-raising ceremony. There will be a DJ playing patriotic music and color guard routines by the Boy Scouts and a Marine Corps league.

The main event will be on Saturday with a band and food vendors kicking off at 5 p.m. People may bring chairs, blankets, pop-up tents and coolers with food and drinks. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Both events are located at 1008 Twin Arch Rd, Mount Airy.

There will also be a ceremony at the town hall on Sunday at noon, featuring the playing of the national anthem.

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And if you don’t feel like going “Oh, oh, oh” as fireworks shoot across the sky, here are some other ways of celebrating Fourth of July in Carroll County:

2021 Sykesville Let Freedom Ring Parade: The parade will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday from Sykesville Middle School, marching through Springfield Avenue and the Historic Main Street. Floats and vehicles will accompany about 30 participants in the parade. After the parade is over, a panel of judges will award the best float.

Carroll Hospital Foundation July 4th Benefit Party: The Westminster-based hospital will receive 50% of all donations to this benefit party. Hosted by The Links at Challedon, the party will run from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at 6166 Challedon Circle, Mount Airy. A minimum donation of at least $20 is required.

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