BALTIMORE — Celebrate the Fourth of July with live music and celebratory fireworks at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration takes place Friday, July 4, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Entertainment will be provided by Top 40s bands— Thunderball at 4 p.m. followed by the U.S. Naval Academy Band Electric Brigade at 7 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater, located at Pratt and Light streets. The fireworks show produced by Pyrotecnico is choreographed to festive music, begins at 9:30 p.m.
The holiday fireworks can be viewed from several locations in downtown and the surrounding areas, including Federal Hill, Fell’s Point and Harbor East. Baltimore’s Fourth of July Celebration is presented by Ports America Chesapeake. Additional support is provided by GEICO. Fox 45 is the media sponsor.
Visitors can make a day of their holiday downtown by going to area attractions, and nearby restaurants and retailers. Top of the World Observation Level offers Picnic at the Top on Friday, July 4, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors can take in a 360-degree view of Baltimore as well as have the best view of the vibrant fireworks display. Family-fun activities and food & beverages will be available. Tickets cost $50 for adults and $25 for children ages 3-12. Top of the World Observation Level is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 East Pratt Street. For more information on Top of the World Observation Level or upcoming events, visit 410-837-VIEW (8493) or visit www.viewbaltimore.org.
In addition, Baltimore Beach Volleyball holds “Hat Draw” Tournament on Friday, July 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. Registration opens at noon on-site. The tournament takes place at the Inner Harbor’s Rash Field, located on Light Street and Key Highway. Men, women, co-ed teams and singles are invited to participate in the event. Cost is $25 per person. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Sail Baltimore, a non-profit providing a program of visiting ships and maritime events. For more information on Baltimore Beach Volleyball and upcoming tournaments, visit www.baltimorebeach.com.
For more information about Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration, visit: www.promotionandarts.org or call 410-752-8632.