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    Best Firework Spots in the Baltimore Metro Area

    If you’re looking for local spots to watch fireworks, check out these awesome locations all around the Baltimore metropolitan area.  Now, all you need to do is pick a great spot and check out the fireworks.  Happy 4th of July!


    The Inner Harbor is the perfect place for firework watching! 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 spectacular fireworks show, choreographed to patriotic and contemporary music, can be viewed from many locations downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Fell’s Point, Canton and Harbor East.

    Baltimore County

    This all-day, fun-filled Catonsville tradition (since 1947) features children’s games, races, and concerts starting at 9:30 a.m.  The  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.  Hailed as “the best fireworks display in the region” begins at 9:15 p.m. at Catonsville High School.

    The 83rd Annual Dundalk 4th Of July Parade takes place on July 4 starting at approximately 8:15 a.m.  The Parade theme is “Dundalk – Our Patriotic Town.”  Fireworks start at approximately 9:15 p.m. at the North Point Government Center/Grange Elementary.

    Howard County

    Howard County’s Department of Recreation & Parks puts on the County’s free 4th of July annual Festival and Fireworks celebration.  You can bring a picnic or purchase food from on-site vendors.

    Carroll County

    The Carroll County Farm Museum puts on an old fashioned fireworks show complete with food, fun, and fireworks. Gates open at 3:00 p.m., with general admission in effect until 5:00 p.m.  After 5pm, a $5 per car donation to the Westminster Kiwanis Club begins.  The fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

    Frederick County

    A 33 year-old tradition in Frederick –  Frederick’s 4th features regional and national entertainment beginning at noon and covering two stages. Families enjoy a day packed with amusements, activities and entertainment. Dunk a Frederick celebrity or race a bath tub down Culler Lake – there is fun for everyone! Find and mark your spot early as the park fills quickly.

    Anne Arundel County

    Pretty much anywhere in downtown Annapolis is a great place to watch the fireworks. 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. Then, visit Susan Campbell Park at 8:00 p.m. for a performance by the Naval Academy’s Concert Band, followed by a 4th of July Fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. from a barge in Annapolis Harbor.

    Enjoy the holiday with food, fun, and friends by visiting one of these firework locations across the state! Hooray for the red, white, and blue!

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