Here are a few places around the area to check out parades, fireworks and more!
Start the celebrating one day early by heading to Oregon Ridge Park on Monday, July 3 for a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concert and fireworks. Deck yourself in red, white and blue and bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Local food trucks will offer a wide range of cuisine and concert-goers can park at the Maryland State Fairgrounds and shuttle to Oregon Ridge for free.
Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for children, 5 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Rain date: July 4th.
Visionary Pets on Parade
It’s no secret that pets aren’t wild about this noisy holiday. Have some fun this year with your favorite animal by dressing up your pet for the American Visionary Art Museum’s patriotic parade. Awards are given for Best Costume, Most Patriotic and Most Visionary Pet, among many others. Be ready to enjoy some outlandish outfits and some quality time with your furry friend.
American Visionary Art Museum, 9:30 a.m., free, pet registration, www.avam.org
4th of July on The Farm
Come to the country for some old-fashioned fun at Carroll County Farm Museum. This patriotic extravaganza will have food, fireworks and lots of space to explore. The gates open at 3 p.m. Play some games, grab some food, then spread a blanket for an awesome fireworks show, starting at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 Families and $5 Adults, 3-10:30 p.m. at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.
4th of July In Annapolis
From marching bands to fire engines to floats, a parade may be your favorite way to mark this day. Grab some dinner in downtown Annapolis and then stake out your spot for this evening parade that will also feature a concert and fireworks.
Parade, concert, and fireworks free, cruise $53 for adults and $30 for children, 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Annapolis.
Baltimore’s 4th of July Celebration
Don’t just celebrate 4th of July with family—celebrate the holiday with an entire city at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor celebration. The U.S. Navy Band Commodores, a jazz ensemble, will provide the music. There are plenty of eateries and shops to explore before the nighttime fireworks show, which is billed as the biggest around.
Free, 7-10 p.m. at Baltimore’s Inner Habor.