Fireworks & Festivities


— Featuring over 130 local and regional artists on July 2, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.

The perfect place to start celebrating America’s birthday is to spend the afternoon of July 2, 2017 at the First Sunday Arts festival in downtown Annapolis. The festival gives you the opportunity to shop and buy American made from local and regional artisans, listen to great local band and eat at the food trucks and cafes along West and Calvert Streets.

The popular First Sunday Arts festival brings thousands of locals and visitors out on the town to shop directly from local artisans in historic downtown Annapolis from over 130 local and regional artists and crafters selling their artwork. You will find artisans selling handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass, clothing, handbags, wood turnings, furniture, sculpture, photography, paintings, garden art and more. This is the easiest and largest place to shop in the area for items hand made and made in the USA.

Performers throughout the festival will be showcasing live music at four free performance stages including, Weisman Park near the Visitors Center which is a good spot to relax in the shade, the main stage next to Stan and Joe’s Saloon, City Gate Park on the second block of West Street, and on Calvert Street in Whitmore Park.

The bands for July 2nd include Naked Jungle, Alex Peters, Dean Rosenthal, The Coteries, Mike Heuer and Priddy Music Academy Bands. Plus take a moment and make your own art hat as Tattered Hatters returns to the festival in Whitmore Park.

All the restaurants in the festival area will be setting up relaxing outdoor cafes along West Street and food trucks are on hand in Whitmore Park. Several of the restaurants will also be hosting entertainment indoors during and after the festival including Rams Head Tavern, 49 West Coffeehouse and Gallery, Tsunami, and Reynolds Tavern.).

The First Sunday Arts festivals are conveniently located in downtown Annapolis on West Street and Calvert Streets where parking is a breeze. There are several parking garages next to the festival and events including Whitmore Parking Garage and Gott’s Court Parking Garage both located along Calvert Street, and the Loews Hotel Parking Garage and Knighton Parking Garage located on West Street The Calvert Street Parking garage located at 19 St Johns Street has free parking all weekend and is located within a two block stroll from the First Sunday Arts festival.

Admission to the First Sunday Arts festivals is free, so bring your friends and family to spend a day out on the town. First Sunday Arts festivals for the 2017 season are on Sunday July 2, August 11, September 3, October 1, November 5 and a special bonus festival on Sunday December 3rd called the Annapolis Chocolate Binge Festival.

1031. WRNR to provide soundtrack for Annapolis 4th of July celebration Station to provide music and entertainment in place of Naval Academy Band

Annapolis, MD – June 23, 2017– 103.1 WRNR will take over the hosting duties at the 4th of July fireworks display in downtown Annapolis. The station will broadcast live, high above the City Dock, from their mobile, 30 foot high, WRNR Sky Box Studios. Starting at 8pm, WRNR will air a special holiday playlist , featuring RNRtists and special Red White and Blue songs, like Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen, American Girl by Tom Petty, Living in America by James Brown, & Lenny Kravitz’s American Woman, even Lee Greenwood’s, God Bless The USA.

Keeping with tradition, “Stars and Stripes Forever” will play at 9:15pm, signaling the countdown to the fireworks display, high above Annapolis Harbor. During the fireworks spectacular, WRNR will play a patriotic montage of music to accompany the dazzling fireworks display.

“When we heard, the Naval Academy Band, who traditionally performs, was unable to play this year, we knew we had to step up and commit the full musical resources of WRNR. The show must, and will go on” remarked 103.1 FM WRNR owner Steve Kingston.

Register at Red Hot and Blue of Annapolis (200 Old Mill Bottom Road) for a chance to win seats aboard the WRNR 30 Foot High Skybox, the best place to view the fireworks display. No purchase necessary.

If you’re unable to attend the party, tune into to WRNR at 103.1 FM, online at WRNR.COM, or download the “Tune In” app, to hear all the festivities at the City of Annapolis 4th of July Celebration.

For more information, please contact Robert Cardoni at 410-626-0103 or via email at

Courtesy Photo

Annapolis Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

July 4, 2017 6:30pm

Annapolis, Maryland 21041

The Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will travel along West Street, around Church Circle, and down Main Street to the City Dock.A 4th of July Fireworks display will be at 9:15 p.m. from a barge in Annapolis Harbor.

Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration July 4, 2017 7pm-10 pm

Inner Harbor

Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Commemorate Independence Day with live music and celebratory fireworks in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The event will showcase music by U.S. Navy Band starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light Streets. At 9:30 p.m., the multicolored fireworks show, choreographed to patriotic and contemporary music, can be viewed from several locations downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, Canton and Harbor East. In case of severe weather, the fireworks show would take place July 5, 2017. 410-752-8632.

Catonsville’s Independence Day Celebration July 4, 2017

Catonsville, Maryland 21043

This all-day, fun-filled Catonsville tradition features children’s games, races, and concerts starting at 9:30 a.m. The 69th Annual Grand Parade is so popular, residents often set out chairs in advance along the route on Frederick Road. The Parade steps off at 3:00 p.m. Called “The best fireworks display in the region” begin at 9:15 p.m. at Catonsville High School. Fireworks Rain Date is July 8, 2017. 443-840-9574

Independence Day Fireworks Cruise July 4, 2017 7:30-11pm Spirit of Baltimore (ship) Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland 21202 Baltimore City

Enjoy front-row Fireworks, Baltimore’s ultimate July 4th experience! Splash aboard Spirit Cruises and get front-row seats to Baltimore’s spectacular fireworks show. The Inner Harbor has never looked so stunning beneath the illuminated night sky. Celebrate America’s birthday this 4th of July with a premium bar package, festive buffets and interactive DJ Entertainment. There’s no better place to celebrate than out on the water with Spirit! 410-727-3113 800-695-BOAT

July 4th Fest Six Flags America

July 2-4, 2017

13710 Central Avenue,

Bowie, Anne Arundel County

Celebrate the independence of our country with three jam-packed days of thrills and water park fun on Fourth of July Weekend at Six Flags America. There will be fireworks and live entertainment every night.

Star-Spangled Spectacular July 3, 2017

Oregon Ridge Park

13401 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley

Celebrate Independence Day with the BSO at Oregon Ridge and enjoy great music and jaw-dropping fireworks! BSO Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh leads the orchestra in patriotic scores like Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever” alongside family favorites from Bruce Springsteen, Beauty and the Beast and more! Enjoy food trucks on site serving up great local eats. Gates open at 5 pm. All tickets are general admission, lawn seating. Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

Event tickets available online. Tickets will also be available at the door. Rain date is July 4, 2017.

Towson Fourth of July Parade July 4, 2017 10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.

Towsontown Blvd & Bosley Ave

Towson, Maryland 21285

Celebration of America’s birthday with bands, clowns, marching units and military.


Fireworks Over The Bay July 2, 2017, 9:20 p.m. Rain Date July 3, 2017

The Town of Chesapeake presents “Fireworks Over The Bay” before Independence Day. You and your guests are invited to take a walk on the Bay Front Boardwalk, search for sharks’ teeth at Bay Front Park, and visit the nature-filled scenic “Railway Trail.” The water park is open until 9:30 p.m. and offers a fun and unique way to enjoy the annual fireworks display!

4th of July Celebration July 4, 2017 8-10 pm

Ocean City, Maryland 21842

Enjoy a free concert at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. downtown on the beach at North Division Street and simultaneously, uptown at 125th Street at Northside Park. For more information, please call 1-800-626-2326 or the Ocean City Department of Recreation & Parks at 410-250-0125. OC will host fireworks every Monday and Tuesday (time TBA) from July 10 to Sep 4, 2017. Fireworks will be visible along the boardwalk.

July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31

August 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

September 4

Celebrate Independence Day with the Bowie Baysox

Bowie, Md.- The Bowie Baysox will hold their annual Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, when the team hosts the Hartford Yard Goats at 6:35 p.m. The event features the finest fireworks display in the region following the game, presented by Whole Foods Market.

Fans will be able to enter the stadium at 5:00 p.m. when the gates open to the public. Those with tickets to the Baysox game are invited out early to secure parking close to the stadium and beat the Independence Day crowds.

Indoor Climate Controlled Seating Available: The Baysox are offering fans the opportunity to purchase indoor, climate controlled seating for the July 4th game in the stadium’s Diamond View Restaurant. A limited number of these tickets remain available and these tickets must be purchased in advance online at or by calling 301.464.4865.

Independence Day BBQ Event: Fans can choose to enjoy the Baysox Game, postgame fireworks and a two hour all you can eat picnic buffet including BBQ Ribs, Country Fried Chicken, Grilled All Beef Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, BBQ Baked Beans, Kettle Chips, Cole Slaw, Home Style Potato Salad, Chilled Watermelon, Ice Cream Cups, plus Pepsi Beverages, Iced Tea and Lemonade. Tickets are limited for the picnic and must be purchased in advance. Those interested in the BBQ event can call 301-464-4890. Tickets for the BBQ must be purchased no later than 3:00 p.m. on June 28.