Southern Maryland July 4 Calendar of Events

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Southern Maryland July 4 Calendar of Events


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Chesapeake Beach Fireworks, July 3rd at Dusk, Right in front of the Rod-n-Reel, 4160 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD  20732

Largest fireworks display on the bay; music, food and games.  The fireworks are discharged right in front of the Rod-n-Reel.  But, any spot along the water in Chesapeake Beach should give you a good view.  People typically start arriving between 5 and 6 p.m.  So, get there early in order to find parking and procure a good spot.  (410) 257-2230.

Solomons Fireworks, July 4th at Dusk, Solomons, MD

Come by boat or by land to enjoy this festive event in Solomons. The Solomons Business Association once again invites the citizens of Calvert County to sit back and enjoy 4th of July Fireworks over Solomons Island. Given the height of this spectacular show, people located anywhere on the island should have a good view of the fireworks.

Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Wm. B. Tennison, Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m. till ... Calvert Marine Museum
Come aboard for the best view in town and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Adults $35. Preregistration required. Call (410) 326-2042, ext. 41.


Freedom Fest 2009, Saturday, July 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown, MD 20650

The St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Services invite the public to enjoy an evening of family fun and entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. and culminating with a fireworks display at dark, on Saturday, July 4 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland.

Freedom Fest is an alcohol and drug free family 4th of July celebration held annually at the St. Mary's County Fairgrounds and includes entertainment, food, family activities, and a fireworks demonstration.

Please expect traffic delays at the end of the event due to the large volume of traffic. Please use alternate routes such as St. Andrew’s Church Road, Medley’s Neck Road and Whirlwind Road to avoid traffic delays. For more information, contact the Division of Community Services at (301) 475-4200 ext. 1849.

The Birthday Celebration of our Nation and our State, Sunday, July 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sotterley Plantation

Pack your picnic baskets, bring along your lawn chairs and blankets, and listen to the patriotic music renditions of the Chesapeake Brass Ensemble led by Maestro Jeffrey Silberschlag of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. To cool things down, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream will be on hand to introduce their sweet & savory new flavor – “Maryland 375” – in honor of our state’s birthday, and also have a selection of their standard favorite flavors. “On A Roll” will sell hot dogs, the great American food, with a variety of favorite fixings.

Take a chance at winning prizes at the Brown Bag Raffle and Silent Auction, including toys large and small, wine for the discerning taste, original artwork and prints, and the gastronomic delights from local restaurants. All of the children will be invited to help create a Thank You to Our Military banner, which will be presented to Captain Andrew Macyko, USN Commanding Officer. They will also be invited to use their talents in making “Maryland 375” birthday cards, to be presented to the St. Mary’s County, Division of Tourism. Continuing their quest for fun, children will also have the chance to participate in a coloring contest, make a bookmark, and play colonial games.

As a special and sincere thanks, all those with a Military ID are invited to celebrate this event free of charge. The cost is $10 per vehicle, enabling Sotterley Plantation to keep its door open to the public and continue its mission.
For more information on Sotterley Plantation events, visit our website at .

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, Saturday, July 4, On Route 235 just north of the Leonardtown-Hollywood Rd (Rt 245) intersection, Hollywood, MD 20636

Live music by Snakebite starting at 7pm.  Fireworks start at dusk.  Food, drinks, games, 50/50 raffle all day.  Music during the day by DJ Charlie Thompson.  Car, Truck & Bike show all day. Registration from noon - 3pm, $20/vehicle and $3 for each additional person until 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., everything is free. Trophy awards at 6 p.m.  Dash Plaque with all registered vehicles. Vendor spaces are available. We respectfully request that you do not bring coolers or animals.  Please call (240) 925-7863 or click here for more information.

River Concert and Fireworks, July 3 at 7p.m., Overlooking the St. Mary's River, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Maryland Route 5, St. Mary's City, MD 20686

River Concert Series: It's a '50's Fourth!  St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, off Route 5.  Enjoy the River Concert Series' salute to the '50's with Wyle soloist Hilary Kole! Plus, the Chesapeake Orchestra will also perform Sousa Marches and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture."  A fireworks display will conclude the evening of festivities. Details about the concert are on the River Concert Series Web site at or call (240) 895-2024. The free concerts overlook the St. Mary’s River and begin at 7 p.m. with grounds opening at 5 p.m.


Charles County Independence Day Fireworks Display, July 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Rd., La Plata, MD

Evening of fun and entertainment for the entire family. Games & activities for kids include pony rides, moon bounce, face painting & more. Bring a picnic supper or purchase food from a variety of vendors. No alcoholic beverages permitted. Fireworks begin at dusk.   Free. (301) 643-0033

Town of La Plata Independence Day Celebration, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Plata Train Station, 100 Kent Avenue, La Plata, MD

On Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Town is hosting a Fourth of July Celebration at the La Plata Town Hall. There will be musical entertainment, moon bounces, hot dogs, bottled water and ice cream – all free. Don’t miss the inaugural Watermelon Bash featuring free watermelon slices, a watermelon eating contest, a watermelon roll (children ages 5 and under), and a watermelon toss! For additional information, contact Amy Peña at (301) 934-8421 or

Indian Head Annual 4th of July Celebration, July 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Village Green Park, 100 Walter Thomas Road. Indian Head, MD 20640

Patriotic Kick-off Ceremony 3:30 p.m., food, family fun, live entertainment, amusements. Spectacular Fireworks display at 9:10 p.m. No pets, No alcohol. Volunteers are welcomed.  (301) 743-5511 or (301) 753-6633

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